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
"Book a Genealogist" Volunteer - Sacramento Public Library, CA
This volunteer position provides one-on-one assistance to patrons who need help with their genealogical research.
Adult Programming genealogy 2013
Adult Literacy GED Tutor - Sacramento Public Library, CA
Sacramento Public Library's Literacy Program has begun to support students studying for the GED. This is the GED tutor position they use to… more
Adult Literacy LIteracy Tutor GED 2013
Adult Literacy Math Tutor - Sacramento, CA
Sacramento Public Library's literacy program developed this Math Tutor volunteer position description when they found the need to expand their… more
Adult Literacy screening, literacy, tutor 2013
Computer Learning Center Coach - Lodi CA
This position assists in many ways in the library's computer learning center.
Adult LiteracyComputer - Tech Coach computer coach computer tutor tech coach tech tutor 2013
Literacy Coach Assistant - Butte County CA
these folks are used on Butte County Library’s school-bus sized “Literacy Coach,” and may be applicable to some bookmobile volunteer positions.
Adult LiteracyChildren's Services children, adult literacy 2013
Family Place Monitor - Sacramento CA
This volunteer helps families feel at home at the library, and interacts with them to ensure they get the most from their library visit.
Early Literacy rural, children 2013
Assistant Volunteer Coordinator - State Library, CA
When the California state library dramatically increased the number of volunteer positions in the library, that of course meant more work for those… more
Leadership / ManagerialOutreach volunteer coordinator, Volunteer Recruitment 2013
Literacy Site Coordinator -- San Luis Obispo CA
Organizes and manages a literacy learning center which supports tutors and learners to ensure that an effective educational program takes place. (… more
Adult LiteracyLeadership / ManagerialProgram / Project Coordinator literacy, skilled 2012
Library Concierge - Roseville CA
Be the smiling representative of the library! Greet and guide customers to services,
programs, and materials. Provide assistance with the express… more
Greeter / Concierge greeter, concierge 2012
Library Greeter - Monrovia CA
Volunteer greeters will be the first face of the library, welcoming and orienting user to the building, thereby encouraging people to visit regularly… more
Greeter / Concierge greeter, concierge 2012
Job Center Coach - Sacramento CA
Sample Job Description from Sacramento Public Library: The volunteer job center coach will help individuals looking for jobs use technology and… more
Job / Employment Coach job coach, employment help 2012
Welcome Desk Volunteer - Tulare County Library, CA
Greets Library customers and helps them with basic information.
Greeter / Concierge greeter, concierge 2012
Japanese American History Archivist - CA
This position at the state library works with the catalogs on getting a special collection ready for catalogueing and access by the public.
Tech Services history, archive 2012
Learning Opportunity Facilitator - Solano County Library CA
This volunteer position is used by Solano County Library's literacy program to serve adult learners who are on a waiting list for a tutor.
Adult Literacy literacy, reading 2012
Literacy Resource Specialist - Solano County CA
Experienced Solano County Library Literacy volunteers can opt to become a Resource Specialist. They serve as a resource to staff, tutors and learners… more
Adult Literacy adult literacy 2012
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
Fundraiser - Huntington Beach Public Library, CA
This volunteer position is one that Huntington Beach Public LIbrary uses to assist their fundraising efforts.
Fundraising and Grantwriting fundraising 2012
Literacy Tutor, Juvenile Detention Facility - Yolo County, CA
The Yolo County Library and the Yolo County Probation Department have partnered on a project that provides literacy tutoring to youth incarcerated at… more
Adult LiteracyTeen / Young Adult Services Teens, adult literacy 2012
Bilingual Catalog/Internet Docent - Solano County, CA
This position helps customers (individuals and small groups) learn how to use the library’s computerized catalog.
Docents docent 2012
Computer Coach Program Coordinator - Huntington Beach CA
The Huntington Beach Public Library Computer Coach Program Coordinator, in partnership with Library Management, oversees the Computer Coach program… more
Computer - Tech CoachLeadership / ManagerialProgram / Project Coordinator leadership, skilled 2012