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
Home Delivery Driver - Indianapolis Public Library IN
Job Description used by the Indianapolis Public Library in their Library Express home delivery program.
OutreachAdult ProgrammingMaterials Handling Homebound 2022
Library Express (Homebound) Delivery Volunteer - Indianapolis Public Library IN
This job description is used by the Indianapolis Public Library in their Library Express program, which is delivery for the homebound.
OutreachAdult ProgrammingMaterials Handling Homebound 2022
Virtual Job Coach Volunteer Position Description - Sacramento CA
Virtual Job Coach volunteer position description used by the Sacramento Public Library.
Job / Employment Coach COVID-19, job coach 2022
Summer Reading Beanstack Expert Trainer - Santa Clarita
This volunteer job description was developed by the Santa Clarita Public Library to be used with their Summer Reading Program.
Children's ServicesAdult ProgrammingTech Services beanstack, Summer reading 2022
Teen Team Volunteer Program Assistant - San Diego
This job description was developed for engaging teens in a number of library branches in 2022.
Teen / Young Adult Services Teens, programs 2022
Teen Virtual Volunteer Ideas - OK
A great list of ideas from the Metropolitan Library System in Oklahoma City for engaging teens as virtual volunteers developed during the COVID-19… more
OutreachChildren's Services Teens, virtual, virtual volunteer 2021
Create a Book Stool!
LOVE this idea shared by the Vernon Area Public Library in Illinois. What a fun way to re-purpose weeded books and engage volunteers!  I can see… more
MakerSpaceBook Sales / BookstoreArts maker space, crafts 2021
Volunteer Screener
Such a great idea from Jayne Cravens, Coyote Communications. Get some help with some of your volunteer engagement tasks and engage volunteers on a… more
Leadership / Managerial screening 2021
Tech Tutor - Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
This volunteer position description is being used at the Kitchener Public Library in bringing Tech Tutors back into the library as we begin to emerge… more
Computer - Tech Coach computer coach, computer tutor, tech coach, COVID-19 2021
Closed Captioning Volunteer - Cedar Rapids IA
During the global pandemic the Library shifted to sharing more programs online and wanted to ensure the programs were accessible to those who utilize… more
Materials HandlingOutreach virtual, virtual volunteer, remote, closed captioning, COVID-19 2021
Podcast Transcription Volunteer
This volunteer job description is used by the Cedar Mill and Bethany Community Libraries Association to attract virtual volunteers to tackle a very… more
Tech ServicesMaterials Handling podcast, transcription, virtual, virtual volunteer 2021
ESL Coordinator - VolunteerMatch
This sample job description was created by Jennifer Bennett, CVA, Senior Manager of Education and Training at VolunteerMatch for use in her March 25… more
English as a Second Language ESL 2020
Fidget Blanket Creator FAQ - Sacramento Public Library, CA
A Fidget Blanket is a lap-size blanket that provides sensory and tactile stimulation. Blankets are equipped with “fidget” objects such as buttons,… more
Adult ProgrammingOutreachMakerSpace Senior Services, memory care, crafts, sewing, brain health 2020
Library Takeout Service Ambassador - Tigard OR
This position was developed during the COVID-19 pandemic for volunteers to assist with the holds pick-up process.
Procedures for this position can be… more
Materials HandlingGreeter / Concierge COVID-19, greeter 2020
Position Description Template - VolunteerMatch
This job description template was created by Jennifer Bennett, CVA, Senior Manager of Education and Training at VolunteerMatch for use in her March… more
English as a Second Language job descriptions, Position Descriptions 2020
Fidget Blanket Photos - Sacramento Public Library, CA
A Fidget Blanket is a lap-size blanket that provides sensory and tactile stimulation. Blankets are equipped with “fidget” objects such as buttons,… more
Adult ProgrammingMakerSpaceOutreach Senior Services, memory care, crafts, sewing, brain health 2020
Library Takeout Service Ambassador Procedures - Tigard OR
These procedures were developed for the Library Takeout Program Volunteer position description developed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Position… more
Materials HandlingGreeter / Concierge COVID-19, greeter 2020
Tech Helper - VolunteerMatch
This sample volunteer position description was developed by Jennifer Bennett, CVA, Senior Manager of Education and Training at VolunteerMatch for use… more
Computer - Tech Coach tech, computer coach 2020
COVID-19 Story Project - Arlington Heights IL
This link provides information about Arlington Heights (IL) Memorial Library's COVID-19 Story Project during the 2020 pandemic to preserve the… more
Adult Programming COVID-19 2020
Lit Line Volunteer - Austin TX
During Covid-19 some libraries have created a volunteer program that allows volunteers to record themselves reading a story or poem, which can then… more
Adult Programming Lit Line, reading, COVID-19 2020