High Impact Volunteer 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 in California and should be reviewed and modified to ensure fit with local policies and culture.

Titlesort descending Year
Literacy Tutor, Juvenile Detention Facility - Yolo County
The Yolo County Library and the Yolo County Probation Department have partnered on a project that provides literacy tutoring to youth incarcerated at the Juvenile Detention Facility.
2012
Photographer
This volunteer position description has been used successfully by the California State Library.
2015
Program Facilitator-Leader
At the San Jose Public Library, this volunteer position facilitates or teaches a program (dance, arts & crafts, music, etc.) at the library. Responsibilities include: • Set up the program area • Develop teaching materials or curriculum for program • Provide instruction consistent with the program format • Return room to original condition • Communicate regularly with staff about scheduling and program • Assist with promotional efforts for the program
2014
Public Relations Strategist
This job description was successfully used to recruit a highly skilled public relations strategist to plan and execute a statewide PR campaign for California's Library Literacy Service. See a short interview with the skilled volunteer here: http://getinvolvedclearinghouse.org/resource/training-materials/skilled-volunteer-interview-public-relations-strategist
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2015
Reading Buddy - Rocklin Library
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), all year long. After about an hour training session and submission of County volunteer paperwork, the teens are qualified. We don’t have regular training sessions, it’s based solely on interest. When I get about three submissions from Volunteer Match, I schedule an orientation. The training consists of a review of the collection, sign-in procedures, and I prepare them to read by having participants read to me and the group.
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2015
Seed Library Volunteer - Oakland Public Library
Lays out qualifications, expectations and duties for volunteers who want to be involved in the Seed Library.
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2013
Social Media Ambassador - Austin Public Library
Here's a great job description that let's people get involved remotely, and has terrific PR benefits for the library.
2017
Social Media Specialist
This Social Media Specialist volunteer position has been successfully used by the California State Library. You'll find a video interview with a volunteer who held this position here: http://getinvolvedca.org/resource/training-materials/skilled-volunteer-interview-social-media-specialist
2015
Social Media Specialist Volunteer
This volunteer position description was graciously shared with us by the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration -- www.cvacert.org -- they have an active volunteer in this position.
2015
Special Events Assistant - Huntington Beach
Volunteers help with hosting and set-up of various events at the Huntington Beach Library.
2011

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