A job description is prepared for committee chairs, committee members with specific jobs, and other volunteer positions as needed. Ideally, a job description is provided to the prospective volunteer before he/she is asked to make a commitment.

1.  Name or title of the volunteer job/position.

2.   Brief general description of the position, including:

A. Purpose and how it relates to the goals and objectives of the organization.
B. Primary responsibilities
C. Expected results

3.  Qualifications required to perform the job well
(Skills, knowledge, and/or experience; include physical requirements, if any)

4.   Time required, including:

A. Number of hours per week/month
B. Length of commitment
C. Expected starting date

5.   Name of person to whom responsible

6.   Support system provided by the organization:

A. Budget
B. Meeting space or other space provided
C. Orientation/training required and by whom provided
D.   (If applicable) staff person assigned to work with the volunteer or group

From the Missouri Association of Community Arts Agencies
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