Management Tools

Find applications, agreement forms, handbooks, training and orientation manuals and other tools here.

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
Paws to Read Procedures - Indianapolis IN
Indianapolis Public Library's 2020 procedures for their "Paws to Read" program -- children reading to dogs.
Volunteer Handbooks reading, dogs, Paws to Read 2020
Annual Volunteer Survey - San Jose Public Library CA
This is the survey used in 2020 by the San Jose Public Library's volunteer engagement team to gather information from their volunteers for reporting.
Staff Guides for Working with VolunteersStrategic Planning surveys, annual report 2020
Youth Protection Policy - Indianapolis IN
Library Procedures for maintaining a safe and secure environment for young people who visit the Library or are involved in Library programs and… more
Volunteer Handbooks safety, children, Youth 2020
Youth Library Volunteer Parental Agreement - Cedar Rapids IA
Developed and utilized by the Cedar Rapids Public Library in Iowa, this form lays out expectations and guidelines for teen volunteers and their… more
Teen Volunteer ApplicationsVolunteer Agreements Teen, guidelines, policies, Agreement 2020
Book Store Fundraiser - "Secret Santa" - Indianapolis IN
A creative idea for expanding book sales during a pandemic, engaging volunteers in a fun way, and helping folks with their Christmas shopping. Here's… more
Publicity and Promotion Book sale, Book store, COVID-19 2020
Return on Investment Infographic Template #1
This is one of 3 templates you can use to report annual statistics and return on investment of your volunteer program. Each of the 3 templates varies… more
Publicity and PromotionCapacity BuildingStaff Training ROI, annual report 2019
Return on Investment Infographic Template #2
This is one of 3 templates you can use to report annual statistics and return on investment of your volunteer program. Each of the 3 templates varies… more
Publicity and PromotionCapacity BuildingStaff Training ROI, annual report 2019
The Volunteer Perspective - Industry Insights 2019
Sterling Volunteers surveyed over 7,000 volunteers to get their thoughts and opinions on a wide range of important topics facing nonprofits,… more
Volunteer Screening / InterviewingVolunteer Recognition background checks 2019
Volunteer Handbook - San Jose Public Library, CA
San Jose Public Library's Volunteer Handbook revised 2019.
Volunteer Handbooks handbook, Policies Handbook 2019
Volunteers in Plano Annual Report
Sample annual report from a volunteer program in Plano Texas
Publicity and Promotion annual report 2019
Return on Investment Infographic Template #3
This is one of 3 templates you can use to report annual statistics and return on investment of your volunteer program. Each of the 3 templates varies… more
Publicity and PromotionCapacity BuildingStaff Training ROI, annual report 2019
Sample Volunteer Handbook - VolunteerMatch
This sample handout was created by VolunteerMatch, and shared in our April 2019 Webinar -- Playing By The Rules: Creating an Effective Volunteer… more
Volunteer Handbooks handbook, policies 2019
Volunteer Guidelines - Lake Travis Community Library (TX)
This is a great two-page volunteer guidelines document that includes some nice policy wording and a terrific compact and readable format from the… more
Confidentiality PoliciesVolunteer Handbooks policies 2019
When Recognition Hurts Recruitment (and what we might do about it)
Ask yourself if how you’re publicizing volunteer recognition might be sending an unwanted message to new potential recruits
 
Volunteer Recognition recognition 2019
Volunteer Handbook - Pacific Grove CA
Volunteer Handbook used by the City of Pacific Grove, California.
 
Volunteer Handbooks handbook, policies, procedures 2019
Adult Volunteer Application - Huntington Beach CA
Volunteer Application Form used by Huntington Beach Public Library - 2019.
Adult Volunteer Applications Application 2019
Beyond Retention: How to get better data to inform your volunteer engagement strategy
This article helps you answer the question "How do I know if my volunteer strategies are working?" by inviting you to go beyond just volunteer… more
Strategic PlanningPublicity and Promotion evaluation, program evaluation, Assess 2019
Five Survey Templates to Measure Volunteer and Board Satisfaction
Volunteers are valuable assets who put in their time, effort, and sweat to nurture the lifeblood of the organization. Therefore, it's important to… more
Strategic PlanningStaff Guides for Working with Volunteers surveys 2019
Return on Investment Worksheet & Infographic Templates
California's Get Involved Regional Leaders develop networking and training events for library volunteer engagement coordinators in their regions… more
Publicity and PromotionCapacity BuildingStaff Training ROI, annual report 2019
How to Find a VMS System That Actually Meets Your Needs
There are a lot of VMS choices out there, probably something for every program, depending on your size and budget. This brief article provides things… more
Volunteer Management Systems Record Keeping, Data Management 2019