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
One Day Activities for IT Volunteers or Volunteering Using IT
Written in February 2020, just before the crush of the pandemic, Jayne Cravens wrote described ideas for bringing a group of skilled tech volunteers… more
Leadership / ManagerialTech Services virtual, virtual volunteer, tech, tech services, technology 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
Homebound Delivery Volunteer Survey During COVID-19 - Indianapolis, IN
This survey was developed by the Indianapolis Public Library during May, 2020's COVID-19 pandemic to assess Homebound Delivery volunteers' (program… more
Adult ProgrammingMaterials Handling Homebound, COVID-19, surveys 2020
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
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
Lending Services 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.
Materials HandlingTech Services intern, internship 2020
Teen Summer Volunteer Roles During COVID-19 - Boulder CO
These Teen volunteer options were developed by the Boulder Colorado library to engage teens during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.
Children's Services Teens, COVID-19 2020
Local History 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 Programming history, local history, intern, internship 2020
Virtual Teen Bibliocommons Book Reviewer - Austin Public Library TX
Austin Public Library Teen Virtual Volunteer Program - Virtual Volunteer Book Reviewer
Stephanie was in the middle of recruitment for summer… more
Children's Services Teens, teen volunteers, virtual, virtual volunteer, COVID-19 2020
Social Media 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.
Graphic Design, Marketing and Publicity social media, intern, internship 2020
Virtual Teen Video Content Creator - Austin Public Library TX
Austin Public Library Teen Virtual Volunteer Program
 
Stephanie was in the middle of recruitment for summer volunteers when the libraries closed due… more
Children's Services Teens, teen volunteers, virtual, virtual volunteer, COVID-19 2020
Technology Services 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.
Tech ServicesTech Services technology, intern, internship 2020
Virtual Teen Puppeteer - Austin Public Library TX
Austin Public Library Teen Virtual Volunteer Program - Stephanie was in the middle of recruitment for summer volunteers when the libraries closed due… more
Children's Services Teens, teen volunteers, virtual, virtual volunteer, COVID-19 2020
Virtual World Language Resource - Austin Public Library TX
Austin Public Library Teen Virtual Volunteer Program - Stephanie was in the middle of recruitment for summer volunteers when the libraries closed due… more
Children's Services Teens, teen volunteers, virtual, virtual volunteer, COVID-19 2020
Planning Template for Virtual Video Content Creators - Austin Public Library TX
This planning template is to be used by teen volunteers participating as Virtual Video Content Creators for the Austin Public Library. Here's the… more
Children's Services Teens, teen volunteers, virtual, virtual volunteer, COVID-19 2020
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 Job… more
Materials Handling Shelving 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
Examples of Virtual Volunteering Activities
This is a terrific list of examples of ways to get volunteers involved virtually from the authors of "The Last Virtual Volunteering Guidebook, Jayne… more
Leadership / Managerial virtual, virtual volunteer 2019
Genealogy Group Facilitator - Texas
This volunteer position, designed and used by the Lake Travis Community Library in Austin, Texas, assists genealogical researchers, including… more
Adult Programming genealogy 2019
Genealogy Group Facilitator - Texas
This volunteer position, designed and used by the Lake Travis Community Library in Austin Texas, assists genealogical researchers, including… more
Adult Programming genealogy 2019