Training Materials

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

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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
The Importance of Using and Understanding Background Check Screening
This archived webinar was produced by "AL!VE" -- the Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement.
2013
How to Design Volunteer Training that Helps (Not Hurts) Learning
A brief article that provides principles of learning theory in usable form to the design of volunteer training.
2013
How Talent (Not Money) WIll Transform Your Organization
The world is full of educated, experienced, talented people who care about community. They are passionate about causes. And they are willing – even yearning – to contribute strategy, expertise and skills to your organization. They are looking for meaningful, time-specific projects. They crave opportunities to act as project managers, legal advisors, financial strategists, online marketing gurus, business coaches, HR consultants (the list is endless). Sadly, nonprofit organizations are not yet stepping up to offer the opportunities these talented people desire.
2013
In Lieu of Money, Toyota Donates Efficiency to New York Charity
This New York Times article provides an excellent example of a company providing their skilled volunteers to address the needs of a volunteer organization.
2013
ESL Conversation Circles - Training Overview
This Prezi slide presentation was developed to help train volunteer ESL Conversation group facilitators. (I found it easier to view on FIrefox than on Internet Explorer. Once it opens, use the arrow to move the "slides."
2013
Developing Training Programs for Volunteers
The Who, What, How and Why of designing training programs for volunteers from the Community Toolbox.
2013
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
Volunteer Management Guidebook - Hands On Network
Developed by the HandsOn Network to assist in exploring the basics of volunteer management. It is a user-friendly resource for developing volunteer recruiting, retention and recognition strategies, and includes a number of templates and worksheets.
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Keywords: Staff Training
2012
Volunteer Engagement: Changing Our Volun teer Culture
This Urban Libraries Council article by Joan Young of the San Jose Public Library describes the positive impact on their library of implementing a volunteer engagement strategy throughout their system.
2012

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