Training Materials

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

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Build Staff Buy-In for Volunteer Engagement
Often one of the biggest challenges to a new model of volunteer engagement is the resistance of paid staff. The attitudes and fears of our co-workers prevent us from expanding the work that volunteers do. But, if you've never worked with volunteers before, it can be scary. This one hour webinar presented by Jennifer Bennett from VolunteerMatch discusses strategies for working with paid staff to engage volunteers.
2013
Where do I go from here? Engaging Volunteers in New Ways
This one hour archived webinar from 12/1/8/13 was presented by Jennifer Bennett from VolunteerMatch. It focuses on: How long do volunteers usually stay with your program? Do you struggle with keeping them interested, involved and engaged?
2013
"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
Book to Action Project- Santa Barbara Public Library
Book-to-Action Programs 2012: Bringing programs about the environment to Santa Barbara Public Library libraries (Green @ Your Library), in conjunction with the Santa Barbara Reads Program selection, Moby-Duck.
2012
VolunteerMatch Learning Center
This is the link to VolunteerMatch's online learning center. Check here for free webinars and other learning resources.
2012
Until Tuesday- Book to Action Project- Lodi Public Library
As part of an LSTA grant, Lodi Public Library designed a Book to Action project around the book "Until Tuesday" based on the true story of a wounded warrior dealing with a traumatic brain injury and PTSD and his road to healing and hope through a relationship with his service dog.
2012
Volunteer Satisfaction Surveys: 10 Ways to Get it Right
Gathering candid opinions from your volunteers will help you gain insights around what you need to improve. Despite our best efforts, however, sometimes our surveys raise more questions than insights and don’t help us understand the specific actions we need to take next. If that’s the case for you, here are some suggestions that will help generate the rich, actionable feedback you need.
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Keywords: Staff Training
2012
Compassion to Action
Solano County Library's Book to Action project was based upon Karen Armstrong's book, Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life. It partnered with the United Way and other community agencies in an Opportunity Conference designed to help people move out of poverty.
2012
Successful Volunteer Recruitment Strategies for Baby Boomers & Generations that Follow
This is a one hour archived webinar presented by Carla Lehn in February, 2012. Presenter slides and handouts are available at the link below. Do you ever wonder what motivates volunteers? Are you wondering where to find talented volunteers? What projects or programs do you have that will attract them? Baby boomers and the generations that follow are seeking new ways to use their skills and experience to make a difference in their communities. Your library is uniquely positioned to benefit from these volunteers.
2012
Putting Corporate Volunteers to Work
This one-hour webinar (2012) presents evaluation points to help volunteer managers determine if their program is ready to engage, or expand the use of volunteers from local corporations and businesses. Effective practices for engagement, ideas for diversifying the work and commitment level of corporate volunteers, the importance of creating opportunities with measurable impacts, and communicating those impacts are discussed.
2012

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