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
Job Center Coach - Sacramento CA
Sample Job Description from Sacramento Public Library: The volunteer job center coach will help individuals looking for jobs use technology and… more
Job / Employment Coach job coach, employment help 2012
Welcome Desk Volunteer - Tulare County Library, CA
Greets Library customers and helps them with basic information.
Greeter / Concierge greeter, concierge 2012
Japanese American History Archivist - CA
This position at the state library works with the catalogs on getting a special collection ready for catalogueing and access by the public.
Tech Services history, archive 2012
Learning Opportunity Facilitator - Solano County Library CA
This volunteer position is used by Solano County Library's literacy program to serve adult learners who are on a waiting list for a tutor.
Adult Literacy literacy, reading 2012
Literacy Resource Specialist - Solano County CA
Experienced Solano County Library Literacy volunteers can opt to become a Resource Specialist. They serve as a resource to staff, tutors and learners… more
Adult Literacy adult literacy 2012
Facilitator, ESL Conversation Circle - Fresno County CA
Fresno County Public Library recruits volunteers to facilitate small groups of adults learning English as a second language in improving their… more
Adult ProgrammingEnglish as a Second Language ESL, English as second language, adult literacy 2011
Literacy Tutor - Monrovia CA
Adult Literacy volunteer tutor position.
Adult Literacy tutor, adult literacy 2011
Coordinator of Afterschool Programs - San Jose CA
The San Jose Public Library recruits experienced volunteers to recruit, train, and lead a creative team of volunteers to supervise an afterschool… more
Children's ServicesLeadership / ManagerialProgram / Project CoordinatorTeen / Young Adult Services tutor, Homework Help 2011
Literacy Tutor - San Diego CA
Adult Literacy Tutor volunteer position.
Adult Literacy tutor, adult literacy 2011
Coordinator- Computer Instruction - San Jose CA
San Jose Public Library recruits skilled volunteers to coordinate volunteer instructors that provide individual or small group basic computer… more
Adult LiteracyComputer - Tech CoachProgram / Project Coordinator coordinator, computer, adult literacy 2011
Literacy Tutor - Tulare Public Library, CA
Adult Literacy Volunteer Tutor position.
Adult Literacy tutor, adult literacy 2011
Genealogy Catalog Associate - Huntington Beach CA
This volunteer enters data from hand and typewritten cards into the library’s electronic catalog. Each card corresponds to a book in the Genealogy… more
Adult ProgrammingTech Services genealogy 2011
Coordinator, Photo and Video Services - San Jose CA
San Jose Public Library recruits skilled volunteers to recruit, manage and coordinate a team of volunteers that records high-quality photos and… more
Graphic Design, Marketing and PublicityTech Services photography, coordinator, videography, tech services, marketing, promotion 2011
Literacy Case Manager - Monrovia CA
Assists learner and tutor in providing additional resources as needed by the learner.
Adult Literacy tutor, adult literacy 2011
Coordinator, Teen Services - San Jose CA
San Jose Public Library recruits volunteer leaders to develop and coordinate community service opportunities, and engage youth to serve in their… more
Program / Project CoordinatorTeen / Young Adult Services coordinator, Teens, community service 2011
Literacy Materials Processor - San Diego Public Library CA
Assists in making new and returned materials available as quickly as possible.
Adult LiteracyMaterials Handling 2011
EBooks Coach Volunteer Position Description - Huntington Beach CA
Volunteer EBook Coaches help others navigate this new technology by providing one-on-one assistance to library patrons setting up their EBook Reader… more
Computer - Tech CoachMaterials Handling E-Books 2011
Digital Storytelling Project Lead - Berkeley CA
Berkeley Public Library engages skilled volunteers to assist in the production of first-person histories of community members that have value to… more
Adult ProgrammingOutreachProgram / Project CoordinatorTech Services digital storytelling, marketing, promotion, videography 2011
Homework Club Coordinator - San Jose CA
Lead a team of homework coach volunteers.
Children's ServicesProgram / Project Coordinator homework, children 2011
Director, Citizenship Programs - San Jose CA
San Jose Public Library recruits skilled volunteers to oversee a program that helps new Americans prepare for the US Citizenship test in their native… more
Adult ProgrammingEnglish as a Second Language citizenship, immigrants, new Americans 2011