Training Materials

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

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Re-Energize Your Volunteer Program by Designing Mission Drive Opportunities
This one hour archived webinar from August 9, 2017 by Jennifer Bennett of VolunteerMatch discusses creating a connection between the work volunteers do and the mission of your organization. You'll learn how to design volunteer opportunities with real impact, and how to tell the story of that impact both within your organization and to your community. What You'll Learn:  * The impact that language and clear impacts can have on volunteer recruitment and engagement * How to create opportunities with your mission and impact in mind
2017
VolunteerMatch "Tour" - with Carla Lehn
This is a recording of an online meeting "Tour" provided for California library participants on August 18, 2017. You can both hear Carla talking and see what she's doing on her desktop as she gives you a tour of how VolunteerMatch works, and provides some tips and tricks to help you make the most of your VolunteerMatch account. It's about 40 minutes long.
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2017
How an Old Interview Approach Increased Volunteer Retention Rate by 30%
Elisa Kosarin of Twenty Hats describes Behavior-based interviewing, and how its implementation in her situation helped to increased the quality of her volunteers, and their retention rate.
2017
The Millennial Impact Report Retrospective: Five Years of Trends
Five years of trends from the Millennial Impact Report suggest that this generation is eager to connect, get involved with and give to causes. Insights are described about what organizations can do with this information to be more successful in engaging millennials with their work.
2017
Volunteers: More Work? or More Work Force? - Idaho Commission for Libraries
This is a 30 minute archived webinar, presented May 15, 2017 by Sheila Winther, Volunteer Coordinator for the Idaho Commission for Libraries. This is a great introduction or reminder of key roles of the volunteer coordinator.
2017
Why Company Sponsored Volunteer Programs are Keeping Millennials Happy at Work
What motivates millennials to stay in a job is having an impact on corporate social responsibility.
2016
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
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
Computer Coach Training Materials from Ohio Online
Resources created for training of volunteer tech tutors in the Ohio Online program.
2015
Bibliography on Volunteer Engagement
Bibliography and Web Resources on Volunteer Engagement.
2015

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