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 in California and should be reviewed and modified to ensure fit with local policies and culture.

Titlesort descending Year
Japanese American History Archivist
This position at the state library works with the catalogs on getting a special collection ready for catalogueing and access by the public.
Keywords: Tech Services
Job Center Coach
Fresno County Library recruits skilled volunteers to coach and mentor unemployed and underemployed individuals to use library technology, tools and resources needed for a successful job search.
Job Center Coach - Sacramento
Sample Job Description from Sacramento Public Library: The volunteer job center coach will help individuals looking for jobs use technology and resources available through the library to develop the tools and information needed for the job search.
Job Center Volunteer - Chandler Public Library AZ
This volunteer position was shared by the Chandler Public Library in Arizona.
Learning Opportunity Facilitator - Solano County Library
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.
Keywords: Adult Literacy
Library Concierge - Roseville
Be the smiling representative of the library! Greet and guide customers to services, programs, and materials. Provide assistance with the express check out machines and library catalog computers.
Library Greeter - Monrovia
Volunteer greeters will be the first face of the library, welcoming and orienting user to the building, thereby encouraging people to visit regularly and getting patrons familiar with the many services that the library offers.
Literacy Assessment Counselor - San Diego PL
Conducts intake interviews and administers placement tests.
Keywords: Adult Literacy
Literacy Case Manager - Monrovia
Assists learner and tutor in providing additional resources as needed by the learner.
Keywords: Adult Literacy
Literacy Coach Assistant - Butte County
these folks are used on Butte County Library’s school-bus sized “Literacy Coach,” and may be applicable to some bookmobile volunteer positions.