Position Descriptions

Leading-edge position descriptions that give volunteers the opportunity to put their skills and experience to work.

NOTE: These are examples from public libraries and should be reviewed and modified to ensure fit with local policies and culture.

Title Keyword Tags Year
Homebound Delivery Volunteer - Orange Public Library CA
Volunteer Job Description used by the Orange Public Library to recruit and manage volunteers who deliver materials to homebound patrons.
Adult ProgrammingOutreach 2015
Reading Buddy - Rocklin, CA
At the Rocklin Library, we have a Reading Buddies program where teens (14-17) read to children. We have the program once a week (Tuesdays, 4-5:00 PM… more
Children's ServicesTeen / Young Adult Services 2015
Public Relations Strategist - California State Library
This job description was successfully used to recruit a highly skilled public relations strategist to plan and execute a statewide PR campaign for… more
Graphic Design, Marketing and PublicityLeadership / ManagerialProgram / Project Coordinator 2015
Book Club Facilitator - San Jose Public Library, CA
The volunteers in this position lead book club groups for San Jose Public Library.
Adult Programming Book Discussion Leader Book Club 2014
ESL Conversation Club Program Coordinator - San Jose CA
This volunteer plays a leadership role in coordinator the library's English Conversation Clubs and their volunteer facilitators.
Adult ProgrammingEnglish as a Second LanguageLeadership / Managerial English as second language Adult Programming 2014
Homework Club Scholastic Supervisor - San Jose CA
At the San Jose Public Library, this volunteer provides on-site leadership to the homework club at the library by:
• Supporting the Homework Coach… more
Children's ServicesProgram / Project CoordinatorTeen / Young Adult Services Homework Help 2014
Program Facilitator-Leader - San Jose, CA
At the San Jose Public Library, this volunteer position facilitates or teaches a program (dance, arts & crafts, music, etc.) at the library.… more
Adult ProgrammingArtsProgram / Project Coordinator programming 2014
Web Designer - Oakland, CA
Volunteer job description used to seek an experienced Web Designer to improve the website for Friends of the Oakland Public Library (FOPL) and its… more
Graphic Design, Marketing and PublicityLeadership / ManagerialProgram / Project Coordinator Web design 2014
Storytime Performer - Huntington Beach, CA
A fun position for someone who loves kids, and performing. Training provided by Children's Services staff.
Children's Services story time 2014
Web Developer - Friends of the Library, Huntington Beach CA
Job Description for a volunteer Web Developer for the Huntington Beach Friends of the LIbrary
Book Sales / BookstoreProgram / Project Coordinator Web design, Friends of the Library 2014
Homework Club Site Coordinator - Huntington Beach CA
Huntington Beach's Homework Club Site Coordinator trains and schedules volunteer tutors to assist elementary and junior high school students… more
Children's ServicesTeen / Young Adult Services homework 2014
Computer Learning Center Coach - Lodi CA
This position assists in many ways in the library's computer learning center.
Adult LiteracyComputer - Tech Coach computer coach computer tutor tech coach tech tutor 2013
Literacy Coach Assistant - Butte County CA
these folks are used on Butte County Library’s school-bus sized “Literacy Coach,” and may be applicable to some bookmobile volunteer positions.
Adult LiteracyChildren's Services children, adult literacy 2013
Family Place Monitor - Sacramento CA
This volunteer helps families feel at home at the library, and interacts with them to ensure they get the most from their library visit.
Early Literacy rural, children 2013
Assistant Volunteer Coordinator - State Library, CA
When the California state library dramatically increased the number of volunteer positions in the library, that of course meant more work for those… more
Leadership / ManagerialOutreach volunteer coordinator, Volunteer Recruitment 2013
California History Photo Archivist - California State Library
The glass plate negative collection from the Panama Pacific International Exposition in 1915 needs some TLC. The volunteer in this position will… more
Materials HandlingTech Services history, photography 2013
California History, Art & Architecture Docent - CA State Library
In preparation for the grand re-opening of the historic state library building, a docent/tour guide program has been implemented.
ArtsDocents docent, tour guide 2013
Tour Scheduling Assistant - CA State Library
In preparation for the grand re-opening of its historic building, the state library is implementing a docent/tour guide program, and has designed… more
DocentsProgram / Project Coordinator Volunteer Orientation 2013
California History Genealogist - CA State Library
This volunteer position description engages volunteers with research and genealogy experience in maintaining a historical website.
Arts genealogy 2013
Seed Library Volunteer - Oakland Public Library, CA
Lays out qualifications, expectations and duties for volunteers who want to be involved in the Seed Library.
Adult ProgrammingMaterials Handling 2013