High Impact Volunteer 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.

Titlesort descending Year
Genealogy Catalog Associate - Huntington Beach
This volunteer enters data from hand and typewritten cards into the library’s electronic catalog. Each card corresponds to a book in the Genealogy collection and digitizing the cards makes the books findable by local and remote researchers through the library website.
Tags: genealogy
Graphic Designer
Covina Public Library recruits skilled volunteers to serve as graphic designers to design print, electronic and video media to promote the library.
Grounds Beautification Leader
San Jose Public Library recruits volunteer leaders to organize and supervise a team of responsible community volunteers to maintain and enhance the outside environment of the library on a regular basis.
Head Computer Coach - San Jose Public Library Literacy Program
The person in this leadership position will develop learning opportunities for the computer lab and coordinate a cadre of volunteer computer instructors for Partners in Reading (PAR). PAR serves adults with low literacy and often little access to computers. PAR’s mission is to reduce the technology gap that exists so adults can easily access information and thrive in our modern society. The successful candidate will recruit and oversee volunteer instructors for PAR’s computer lab, create workshops and classes that will engage and teach necessary computer skills.
Homebound Delivery Volunteer - Orange Public Library
Volunteer Job Description used by the Orange Public Library to recruit and manage volunteers who deliver materials to homebound patrons.
Homebound Service ToolKit
Libraries have a long tradition of providing outreach to underserved populations and are committed to providing access to all, even people who are unable to travel to the library. This ToolKit, developed in 2011 by North Texas Library Partners (NTLP) with a grant from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, provides useful information for libraries wishing to develop, improve, or expand library services to homebound individuals.
Homework Club Coordinator - San Jose PL
Lead a team of homework coach volunteers.
Homework Club Scholastic Supervisor
At the San Jose Public Library, this volunteer provides on-site leadership to the homework club at the library by: • Supporting the Homework Coach volunteers that are providing homework assistance to students • Monitoring Homework Club activities and help keep environment conducive to learning • Collaborating with staff to create and provide enrichment activities for students who complete their homework • Assisting with administrative tasks such as record keeping • Working directly with students on their homework when needed
Homework Club Site Coordinator - Huntington Beach
Huntington Beach's Homework Club Site Coordinator trains and schedules volunteer tutors to assist elementary and junior high school students with their homework in all subjects. This position also reviews prospective volunteer tutor applications and makes selections, maintaisn correspondence with local high school volunteer coordinator, ensures parents and students understand and complete necessary forms, and when needed assists in tutoring the students.
Tags: homework
Homework Coach - San Jose Public Library
Increase the learning of K - 8th grade students to help them be successful in school.