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
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
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
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
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
Veterans Resource Center - Ontario, CA
Ontario City Library is part of California's Veterans Connect @ Your Library, and designed this job description for volunteers who help to provide… more
Adult Programming Veterans, adults 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
Social Media Ambassador - Austin Public Library, TX
Here's a great job description that let's people get involved remotely, and has terrific PR benefits for the library.
Graphic Design, Marketing and PublicityOutreach social media 2017
Volunteer Public Speaker's Bureau Coordinator
This job description was designed by Carla Lehn to assist organizations in engaging a volunteer to oversee their volunteer speaker's bureau. See also… more
Graphic Design, Marketing and Publicity Speaker's Bureau, Public Speaker, Program Coordinator 2017
Template - Volunteer Job Description
Volunteer Job Description template developed by Carla Lehn and recommended by the Get Involved: Powered by Your Library initiative.
Volunteer Recruitment Template, Volunteer Job Description, Volunteer Recruitment 2017
Computer Instructor - Chandler Public Library AZ
This volunteer job description is from the Chandler Public Library in Arizona.
Computer - Tech Coach computer, tech 2017
Job Center Volunteer - Chandler Public Library AZ
This volunteer position was shared by the Chandler Public Library in Arizona.
Job / Employment Coach employment, job 2017
Veterans Benefits Coach - California
California public libraries, in partnership with California Department of Veterans Affairs, are working to connect veterans and their families to… more
Adult Programming Veterans, adults 2016
Veterans Community Outreach Specialist - CA
California public libraries, in partnership with California Department of Veterans Affairs, are working to connect veterans and their families to… more
Adult ProgrammingOutreach Veterans, Adult, outreach 2016
Lunch at the Library - Teen Volunteer - Sacramento, CA
Developed by the Sacramento Public Library, this volunteer position description is used to involve teens in the summer Lunch at the Library program.… more
Teen / Young Adult Services Teen, lunch 2016
Social Media Specialist - California State Library
This Social Media Specialist volunteer position has been successfully used by the California State Library. You'll find a video interview with a… more
Graphic Design, Marketing and PublicityLeadership / ManagerialOutreach Facebook, Twitter, social media 2015
Homebound Delivery Volunteer - Orange Public Library CA
Volunteer Job Description used by the Orange Public Library to recruit and manage volunteers who deliver materials to homebound patrons.
Adult ProgrammingOutreach 2015
Reading Buddy - Rocklin, CA
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… more
Children's ServicesTeen / Young Adult Services 2015