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
Welcome Desk Volunteer - Tulare County Library, CA
Greets Library customers and helps them with basic information.
Greeter / Concierge greeter, concierge 2012
Web Developer - Friends of the Library, Huntington Beach CA
Job Description for a volunteer Web Developer for the Huntington Beach Friends of the LIbrary
Book Sales / BookstoreProgram / Project Coordinator Web design, Friends of the Library 2014
Web Designer - Oakland, CA
Volunteer job description used to seek an experienced Web Designer to improve the website for Friends of the Oakland Public Library (FOPL) and its… more
Graphic Design, Marketing and PublicityLeadership / ManagerialProgram / Project Coordinator Web design 2014
Waiting Room Reader - San Mateo County, CA
San Mateo County Library volunteers share the love of reading with families in six low-income medical clinics in San Mateo County
Children's ServicesEarly LiteracyOutreach orientation, children, outreach 2012
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
Tour Scheduling Assistant - CA State Library
In preparation for the grand re-opening of its historic building, the state library is implementing a docent/tour guide program, and has designed… more
DocentsProgram / Project Coordinator Volunteer Orientation 2013
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
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
Teen Computer Corps Specialist - San Francisco, CA
Teen Computer Corps is an innovative new program that connects computer savvy teenagers with senior patrons hoping to improve their basic computer… more
Computer - Tech CoachTeen / Young Adult Services Teens 2012
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
Storytime Performer - Huntington Beach, CA
A fun position for someone who loves kids, and performing. Training provided by Children's Services staff.
Children's Services story time 2014
Special Events Assistant - Huntington Beach, CA
Volunteers help with hosting and set-up of various events at the Huntington Beach Library.
Greeter / ConciergeOutreach youth volunteers, greeter, screening volunteers 2011
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