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
"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
"Intro to the Internet" Training Powerpoint - Huntington Beach, CA
This powerpoint presentation can be used for volunteers to provide training on the internet and how to use it.
Engaging High Impact VolunteersJob Specific Volunteer Training computer coach, tech coach, Training 2012
45 Unique & Useful Projects for Skilled Volunteers
A wonderful list of skilled volunteer project ideas from VolunteerPro.
Leadership / Managerial 2018
Adopt-A-Shelf - Cedar Rapids Public Library IA
This is the job description for volunteers who "Adopt-A-Shelf" at the Cedar Rapids Iowa Public Library.  A related document is the Adopt-A-Shelf… more
Materials Handling Shelving 2020
Adult and Branch Services Internship - Orange Public Library CA
This Orange Public Library Internship description could also be edited into a regular volunteer job description for those who do not use interns.
Materials HandlingAdult ProgrammingTech Services intern, internship 2020
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 Intern - Orange Public Library CA
This Orange Public Library Internship description could also be edited into a regular volunteer job description for those who do not use interns.
Adult Literacy literacy, reading, intern, internship 2020
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
Adult Literacy Tutor - Solano County CA
Volunteer job description for Solano County Library's literacy services.
Adult Literacy tutor 2022
Adult Programming Committee - Monrovia, CA
This committee of volunteers brainstorms, selects, organizes and markets quality adult programming.
Adult Programming adult programming, programs 2011
Arts Program Ambassador - St. Helena, CA
St. Helena Public Library recruits volunteers to lead their engagement and coordination of artists and supporters of arts and culture initiatives at… more
Arts arts, ambassadors, outreach, culture 2011
Arts Program Graphic Artist - St. Helena, CA
St. Helena Public Library recruits graphic design professionals to create promotional materials to be used in print and electronic marketing… more
ArtsGraphic Design, Marketing and Publicity graphic designer, communications, arts, culture, marketing 2011
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
Best New Volunteer Roles in Libraries
This one-hour live online meeting was held on October 20, 2022 and features  library volunteer engagement leaders sharing their thoughts on the… more
Computer - Tech CoachMakerSpaceBook Sales / BookstoreTeen / Young Adult Services Volunteer Job Description, staff training 2022
Bilingual Catalog/Internet Docent - Solano County, CA
This position helps customers (individuals and small groups) learn how to use the library’s computerized catalog.
Docents docent 2012
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
Book Drop Helper and Sorter - Boulder CO
This volunteer job description was created by the Boulder, Colorado library to assist with what is expected to be a huge amount of book drop traffic… more
Materials Handling Book Drop 2020
Book Store Volunteer - Indianapolis Public Library - IN
This is the job description used by the volunteers engaged in the Indianapolis Public Library's Book Store.
Book Sales / Bookstore Booksales, Bookstore 2020
Bookmobile Volunteer - Meet in Own Car - Tulare County, CA
Volunteer Job Description for Tulare County Bookmobile volunteers who meet the bookmobile at one or more of its various stops. (See Also: Bookmobile… more
Adult ProgrammingChildren's ServicesMaterials Handling Bookmobile 2010
Bookmobile Volunteer - RideAlong - Tulare County, CA
Volunteer job description used by Tulare County Library for volunteers who ride along in the bookmobile to assist. (See Also: Bookmobile Volunteer… more
Adult ProgrammingChildren's ServicesMaterials Handling Bookmobile 2010