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
Reading Buddies Volunteer - Dayton OH
Reading Buddies volunteer job description from the Dayton Ohio library.
Early LiteracyChildren's Services 2024
Special Event Volunteer - Dayton OH
Special Events volunteer job description from the Dayton Ohio library.
OutreachAdult ProgrammingTeen / Young Adult ServicesChildren's Services 2024
Summer Reading Club VolunTeen - Columbus OH
Volunteer position description used by the Columbus (OH) library for teens in the Summer Reading Program.
Teen / Young Adult ServicesChildren's Services Teen, Summer reading 2024
ESL Facilitator - Dayton OH
ESL Facilitator volunteer job description from the Dayton Ohio Library.
English as a Second Language 2024
Food Pantry Program Help - Dayton OH
A job description from the Dayton Ohio library for a volunteer who helps with their partnership program with the Dayton Food Bank.
Adult ProgrammingProgram / Project Coordinator 2024
Home Library Services Delivery Helper - Dayton OH
Volunteer job description from Dayton Ohio for their Home Delivery service.
Adult ProgrammingOutreachMaterials Handling Home delivery, Homebound 2024
Library Mascot Volunteer - Dayton OH
Volunteer job description for the volunteers who serve as the library's mascot in Dayton OH. (LOVE the fact that they need to learn the mascot's "… more
Teen / Young Adult ServicesOutreachAdult Programming mascot 2024
Program Helper - Dayton OH
Volunteer Job Description from the Dayton Ohio Library
Adult ProgrammingChildren's ServicesProgram / Project Coordinator programs 2024
Dynamic Words & Catchy Titles for Volunteer Position Descriptions
A great list of catchy titles and dynamic words to use in preparing volunteer job descriptions.
Outreach Position Descriptions, keywords 2023
Six Ways to Restructure Existing Volunteer Opportunities
A great list of ideas for restructuring volunteer positions to appeal to volunteers seeking more flexible and/or short term opportunities.
Outreach job descriptions 2023
Summer Volunteer Squads
Structure for engaging summer volunteers in various activities at the library from the Arlington Heights Memorial Library in Illinois.
Children's Services Summer reading, Teens, crafts, maker space, STEM 2023
What to do with a Group of Volunteers
Looking for ways to engage groups of volunteers? Here are two helpful tools from the Indianapolis Public Library -- What Groups of Volunteers Can Do… more
Adult ProgrammingTech ServicesMaterials HandlingChildren's ServicesBook Sales / Bookstore groups, group volunteering 2023
Summer Reading Beanstack Expert Trainer - Santa Clarita
This volunteer job description was developed by the Santa Clarita Public Library to be used with their Summer Reading Program.
Children's ServicesAdult ProgrammingTech Services beanstack, Summer reading 2022
Teen Team Volunteer Program Assistant - San Diego
This job description was developed for engaging teens in a number of library branches in 2022.
Teen / Young Adult Services Teens, programs 2022
Teen Book Reviewer - San Jose CA
This volunteer position description is used by the San Jose (CA) Public Library.
Teen / Young Adult Services Teen, book review 2022
Best New Volunteer Roles in Libraries
This one-hour live online meeting was held on October 20, 2022 and features  library volunteer engagement leaders sharing their thoughts on the… more
Computer - Tech CoachMakerSpaceBook Sales / BookstoreTeen / Young Adult Services Volunteer Job Description, staff training 2022
Reading Buddies Volunteer - Columbus OH
Volunteer job description used by the Columbus (OH) Metropolitan Library for their Reading Buddies program.
Children's Services reading 2022
Adult Literacy Tutor - Solano County CA
Volunteer job description for Solano County Library's literacy services.
Adult Literacy tutor 2022
Online Book Sale Volunteer - Mesa AZ
This volunteer job description from the Mesa Public Library in Arizona supports the huge online booksale operation (about $100,000/year) which is a… more
Book Sales / BookstoreMaterials Handling online booksales, Friends, Friends of the Library, Booksales 2022
Home Delivery Driver - Indianapolis Public Library IN
Job Description used by the Indianapolis Public Library in their Library Express home delivery program.
OutreachAdult ProgrammingMaterials Handling Homebound 2022