Training Materials

Learn more about best practices in volunteer recruitment and engagement, and how to get the results you need...

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"Applying for a Job Online" Powerpoint Training - Huntington Beach
This powerpoint presentation was created for a high skilled volunteer to deliver training to library patrons on "Applying for Job Online."
2012
"E-mail Basics" Powerpoint Training - Huntington Beach
This powerpoint presentation was created for a high skilled volunteer to deliver training to library patrons on "E-Mail Basics."
2012
2016 Arizona Volunteering Report
Arizona State University's Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation's 2016 Summary Report of their survey and focus group results. "Arizona Volunteerism Today and in the Future"
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2016
A Different Kind of Volunteer Work: More companies are encouraging empoloyees to donate their professional expertise
This brief September, 2017 Wall Street Journal article speaks to societal factors leading to the increase in corporate pro bono programs.
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2017
A National Vision of Service- John Gomperts
Current AmeriCorps director John Gomperts discusses national trends in skilled volunteerism and service at the 2009 Get Involved: Powered By Your Library institute.
2009
Action Words for Use in Position Description Development - San Jose
A terrific list of action words to assist when preparing volunteer position descriptions.
2010
Addressing Common Staff Concerns About Volunteers
This is adapted from Carla Lehn's book, "Volunteer Involvement in California Libraries: Best Practices." The complete book may be found online here: http://www.library.ca.gov/lds/getinvolved/docs/F-resources/VolunteerInvolvementInCaliforniaLibraries-BestPractices.pdf Also, Carla's online course in volunteer engagement is available free here: http://www.transforminglifeafter50.org/tools-ideas/volunteers
2011
Adult Literacy Students Giving Back
In this 5- minute video, be inspired by adult literacy students in San Jose who are giving back to their community.
2011
Advanced VolunteerMatch Tools
This one hour webinar is for those who have at least gotten their feet wet using their VolunteerMatch account. It will give you some next steps to take.
2009
Basics of Volunteer Orientation & Training
Among the things that make volunteers happy are a good orientation to your organization and basic training. Just getting the volunteer in the door isn’t enough. Just like any employee, a volunteer needs to feel welcomed, informed and trained for whatever might happen.
2015

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