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
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.
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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
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
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
Circulation Assistant - Texas
This volunteer position, designed and used buy the Lake Travis Community Library in Austin Texas, greets patrons and helps them with checking out… more
Materials Handling Circulation 2019
Volunteer Technology Coach - Texas
This volunteer position, designed and used by the Lake Travis Community Library in Austin Texas, shares computer and technology knowledge with… more
Computer - Tech Coach technology, computer coach 2019
Social Media Coordinator - Salinas CA
A great idea from the Salinas, California library for a leadership position for a tech savvy volunteer with organizational skills.
Adult ProgrammingLeadership / ManagerialProgram / Project Coordinator social media, Facebook, tech 2019
Spanish Language Virtual Document Translator
Ever needed someone to translate promotional flyers, communication materials and web content from English to Spanish? This position description is… more
Adult ProgrammingGraphic Design, Marketing and PublicityOutreach translator, spanish 2019
Job Description List - Corona Public Library, CA
This list of volunteer job descriptions from the Corona (CA) Public Library might give you some good ideas
Adult ProgrammingTeen / Young Adult Services 2019
List of Volunteer Job Descriptions - Corona (CA)
Here's a list of volunteer positions utilized by the Corona (CA) Public Library that might give you some ideas about where to start.
Adult ProgrammingTeen / Young Adult Services 2019
Creation Station Coordinator - Show Low AZ
This job description describes duties for a volunteer in the ShowLow Arizona Library's maker space, called "Creation Station."
MakerSpaceLeadership / Managerial maker space 2019
Library Assistant - Show Low AZ
This position helps with shelving at the Show Low Public Library in Arizona.
Materials Handling shelve 2019
Computer Coach - Show Low AZ
This position describes the duties of volunteer computer coaches at the Show Low Public Library in Arizona
Computer - Tech Coach 2019
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
45 Unique & Useful Projects for Skilled Volunteers
A wonderful list of skilled volunteer project ideas from VolunteerPro.
Leadership / Managerial 2018
Volunteer Orientation Trainer
This sample job description was developed by Carla Lehn, and variations used with libraries she has worked with to recruit and train volunteers to… more
Leadership / Managerial Training, Volunteer Orientation, Public Speaker 2017
Volunteer Public Speaker
Carla Lehn designed this job description for libraries seeking to engage volunteer public speakers in helping to spread the word in the community.… more
Graphic Design, Marketing and Publicity Speaker's Bureau, Public Speaker 2017