Position Descriptions are a valuable tool within any organisation. It’s very wise to put duties and responsibilities down on a document so that people know and understand what’s expected of them.
Position Descriptions or Duty Statements should be written in a friendly and supportive manner. Not only can you outline the duties, but also the benefits to the volunteer. You might also consider outlining the value of the position to the organisation and the community.
This book, published in PDF format by Volunteering Australia, is an excellent guide for preparing Position Descriptions. There are also templates available for download so you aren’t reinventing the wheel.
Bear in mind that Position Descriptions need to be dynamic and reviewed on a regular basis. Otherwise, they may not actually reflect the current situation with the position.