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
Best Practices and Recommended Policies for California State Agencies
This comprehensive manual of suggested best practices and recommended policies for California State Agencies was compiled and published by California… more
Volunteer Handbooks Policies Handbook, forms 2013
Poke Pin and Tag: Using Social Media to Engage Volunteers
Ways to think about using Social Media to get or keep volunteer engaged.
Volunteer Recruitment social media, Recruitment 2013
Teen Volunteer Application - Oakland Public Library, CA
Teen Volunteer Application -- includes Permission form for parent/guardian signature.
Teen Volunteer Applications Teen, Application, Form 2013
ESL Conversation Club Kit - San Jose, CA
ESL Conversation Club Kit. Developed by the San Jose Public Library, this “kit” is available for volunteer facilitators to use each time they come… more
Job Specific Volunteer Training interview 2013
Developing Volunteer Orientation Programs
This section of "The Community Toolbox" will help you think through and design your organizational orientation for volunteers.
Volunteer Orientation Volunteer Orientation, volunteer training 2013
Targeted Recruitment Plan -- Carla Lehn
You want the perfect volunteer for each position -- don't settle for someone who's not right for the job. Instead of passive recruitment… more
Volunteer Recruitment Template, job descriptions, Volunteer Recruitment 2013
Reference Check Questions - Oakland Public Library, CA
Checking References on potential volunteers? Here’s a list of Reference Check questions you can use in your phone calls developed by the Oakland… more
Volunteer RecruitmentVolunteer Screening / Interviewing Tour Leader 2013
Staff Volunteer Application - Oceanside, CA
Some libraries allow their staff to volunteer at the library, and some don't. Oceanside does allow it under certain circumstances, and this is… more
Adult Volunteer Applications 2013
OurSharedResources.com
This website, developed by Volunteer2, contains sample materials from all kinds of volunteer programs from around the world.
Volunteer Handbooks 2012
Goal Setting Worksheet
Need a format for setting goals and developing action plans for your program? Here's a template from VolunteerMatch.
Strategic Planning 2012
Guidelines for Volunteers Working with Children - Huntington Beach, CA
This document contains a signature line for the volunteer to sign saying they understand appropriate behaviors when working with children at the… more
Volunteer AgreementsVolunteer Handbooks policies, liability 2012
Book to Action- Hayward Public Library, CA
Learn about Book to Action, an innovative approach to convening a book discussion, author event and service projects that benefits the community.
Publicity and Promotion Book to action, books to action, book discussion, Book Club, graphic design, marketing 2012
Background Checks Procedure - Huntington Beach, CA
This brief document identifies which volunteer positions require a background check, and outlines the process for doing it.
Volunteer HandbooksVolunteer Screening / Interviewing background checks, policies 2012
Book to Action- Oceanside Public Library, CA
Learn about Book to Action, an innovative approach to convening a book discussion, author event and service projects that benefits the community.
Publicity and Promotion paws to help, book discussion, Book to action, books to action, graphic design, children 2012
Volunteer Handbook - Paso Robles City Library, CA
Paso Robles' newly completed (July 2012) Volunteer Handbook includes volunteer program mission statement and objectives, expectations and… more
Volunteer Handbooks policies 2012
Volgistics - Huntington Beach (CA) Public Library's Review
Huntington Beach Public Library provides their assessment of the Volunteer Management System - Volgistics.
Volunteer Management Systems Reporting 2012
Juvenile Detention Facility Tutoring Program Flyer - Yolo County, CA
The Yolo County Library and Yolo County Probation Department are partnering to provide literacy services to youth incarcerated at the Juvenile… more
Publicity and Promotion adult literacy 2012
Six-Week Tutor/Learner Match Review - Nevada County, CA
Document used by Nevada County Library's literacy program to follow up with a volunteer tutor six weeks after they've been matched with an… more
Staff Guides for Working with VolunteersAdult Literacy 2012
National Assn of Counties - Volunteer Toolbox
The National Association of Counties (NACo), along with its affiliate, The National Association of Volunteer
Programs in Local Government (NAVPLG)… more
Adult Volunteer ApplicationsStaff Guides for Working with VolunteersVolunteer Handbooks 2012
Survey of Software Tools Used to Track and Manage Volunteers
The results of the survey of volunteer management software launched by Rob Jackson(robjacksonconsulting.com) and Jayne Cravens (coyotecommunications.… more
Volunteer Management Systems 2012