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What's New for June 2015 New Resources

Management Tools

This month we're focusing on tools to help you create a plan for your program, and hopefully have volunteer services included in your organization's overall strategic plan as well.

Goal Setting Worksheet 

American Diabetes Association Strategic Plan -- includes a volunteerism goal

What's New for May 2015 New Resources

Management Tools
Strategic Volunteer Engagement: A Guide for Nonprofit and Public Sector Leaders

Training Materials
Staff Volunteer Relations Strategies ToolKit

Public Sector Volunteer Engagement – One hour archived webinar

What's New for April 2015 New Resources

Management Tools

VolunteerMatch Recruitment Tool – Making Recommendations to Potential Volunteers

Take Root: Volunteer Management Guidebook

 

Training Materials

Going Virtual: Recruiting and Engaging Volunteers Online (Tutorial)

What's New for March 2015 New Resources

Management Tools

12 Key Actions of Volunteer Program Champions: CEOs Who Lead the Way

Best Practice Guidelines for Screening Volunteers: Finding the Right Match

Training Materials

Challenging the Status Quo: Rethinking the Value of Volunteers
 

What's New for February 2015 New Resources

Management Tools

VolunteerMatch/Linked In Recruitment Partnership Instructions

Position Descriptions

Social Media Specialist

Training Materials

Millenials Want to Make a Serious Impact
 

What's New for January 2015 New Resources

Position Descriptions

Web Designer

Training Materials

Why Use the Get Involved Widget?

Tutorial – The Get Involved Widget – 2.5 minute video
 

What's New for December 2014 New Resources

Management Tools

Teen Tech-xPert Volunteer Application

Training Materials

VolunteerMatch Re-Posting Tutorial – 3 minute video

Making the Most of Your VolunteerMatch Account – 33 minute archived webinar

What's New for November 2014 New Resources

Management Tools
Volunteer Satisfaction Surveys: 10 Ways to Get it Right

Sample Volunteer Recognition Survey from Nonprofit Connect

Sample Volunteer Recognition Survey from 4H

Position Descriptions

Book Club Facilitator

Program Facilitator Leader

 

What's New for October 2014 New Resources

Management Tools
Idealist’s Volunteer Management Resource Center

 

Position Descriptions
ESL Conversation Club Facilitator

ESL Conversation Club Program Coordinator

 
Genealogy Catalog Associate
 

What's New for September 2014 New Resources

Management Tools
2013 Volunteer Canada Recognition Study

4-H Volunteer Recognition Program Model

Position Descriptions
Homework Club Site Coordinator

Homework Club Scholastic Supervisor

Training Materials
Homework Help Tutor Training
 

What's New for August 2014 New Resources

Position Descriptions
Storytime Performer

Web Developer – Friends of the Library

Training Materials
Developing Volunteer Orientation

Developing Training Programs for Volunteers
 

What's New for July 2014 New Resources

Management Tools
Supervising Volunteers

Position Descriptions
Community Connections Coordinator

Training Materials
Library Tour Guide Manual

What's New for June 2014 New Resources

Management Tools

Volunteer Confidentiality Agreement

Sample Volunteer Interview Questions

What's New for May 2014 New Resources

Management Tools
List and Matrix of Volunteer Management Software

Training Materials
How to Design Volunteer Training that Helps (Not Hurts) Learning

What's New for April 2014 New Resources

Management Tools

New VolunteerMatch Recruitment Tool – Volunteer Recommendations

Confidentiality Policy of Customer Records Form

What's New for March 2014 New Resources

Management Tools

Making the Most of Your VolunteerMatch Account

Training Materials

Rural Volunteer Toolkit
 

What's New for February, 2014

Management Tools
Volunteer Best Practices and Recommended Policies for California State Agencies

Training Materials

The Importance of Using and Understanding Background Check Screening

What's New for January 2014 New Resources

Management Tools

Adult Volunteer Application – Oakland Public Library
Teen Volunteer Application – Oakland Public Library
Youth Volunteer Application -- Huntington Beach Library

Position Descriptions

Seed Library Volunteer – Oakland Public Library

Training Materials

"Where do I go from here?  Engaging Volunteers in New Ways" – Archived Webinar from October, 2018
 

What's New for December 2013 New Resources

Position Descriptions

California History Genealogist

Training Materials

Resources on Interviewing Volunteers

What Leaders of Volunteers can do to Gain Executive Attention
 

What's New for October 2013 New Resources

Management Tools
Application for Staff to Volunteer – Oceanside
Volunteer Exit Interview

Volunteer Position Descriptions
California History, Art & Architecture Docent – CA State Library
Tour Scheduling Assistant --  CA State Library

Training Materials

Getting Management Buy-In for Volunteers

Teen Volunteer Programs - Infopeople Webinar

 

P.S.  If you’re not a member of the “Get Involved: Powered by Your Library” listserv, you can keep up to date on all things library volunteers by sending an e-mail to carla.lehn@library.ca.gov and requesting to be added.