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
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
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
"Book a Genealogist" Volunteer - Sacramento Public Library, CA
This volunteer position provides one-on-one assistance to patrons who need help with their genealogical research.
Adult Programming genealogy 2013
Adult Literacy GED Tutor - Sacramento Public Library, CA
Sacramento Public Library's Literacy Program has begun to support students studying for the GED. This is the GED tutor position they use to… more
Adult Literacy LIteracy Tutor GED 2013
Adult Literacy Math Tutor - Sacramento, CA
Sacramento Public Library's literacy program developed this Math Tutor volunteer position description when they found the need to expand their… more
Adult Literacy screening, literacy, tutor 2013
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
Library Greeter - Monrovia CA
Volunteer greeters will be the first face of the library, welcoming and orienting user to the building, thereby encouraging people to visit regularly… more
Greeter / Concierge greeter, concierge 2012
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