Training Materials

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

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Rural Volunteer Toolkit
This toolkit was researched and written VISTA volunteers serving in Appalachian Coal Country, and in rural Colorado. They have included some of their research, examples of engaging in partnerships for volunteer engagement, as well as templates, checklists and worksheets to help you get started.
2012
Skilled Volunteer Interview: Public Relations Strategist
Watch this 6 minute interview with Dan, a highly skilled Public Relations volunteer who came aboard to create a statewide PR campaign for California's library literacy service. You can find his volunteer job description here: http://getinvolvedclearinghouse.org/resource/position-descriptions/public-relations-strategist
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2015
Skilled Volunteer Interview: Social Media Specialist
This is a 4 minute interview with a volunteer who served as a Social Media Specialist for the California State Library. Her volunteer Position Description can be found here: http://getinvolvedca.org/resource/position-descriptions/social-media-specialist
2015
Skills Based Service Engagement Tool
Before getting started on a skills-based volunteer project, there are things you can do to ensure that your organization is ready and that skills-based volunteers ─ experienced business professionals offering their expertise in areas like IT, finance, strategy, marketing, or design ─ are the right solution to meet your need. Successful projects require an alignment of organizational needs, a clearly defined project scope, and leadership and staff buy-in.
2015
Social Media and Volunteer Engagement
What do you need to know about social media as a volunteer program manager? How can you use sites like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter to promote your library’s volunteer program and recruit volunteers? This one hour archived webinar offers an introduction to social media and some of the most popular sites, along with how other libraries are using social networks to increase their impact.
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2010
Staff Training Syllabus - San Jose
Learning objectives used to train staff at San Jose Public Library on working with high impact volunteers in four 2-hour sessions. See also, a document referred to in the training: "Volunteer Agreement Checklist."
Keywords: Staff Training
2010
Staff/Volunteer Relations
This brief article from the HR Council for the Nonprofit Sector provides clear ideas to enhance volunteer/staff relations by identifying and addressing concerns, and promote positive relationships.
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2014
Storytime Training Guide - Roseville Public Library
Training Guide created by Children's Library staff at Roseville Public Library to train Storytime Conductor volunteers. See also: Storytime Conductor position description and Storytime Conductor Volunteer Agreement.
2009
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
Supervising Volunteers
Mary V. Merrill's thoughts on volunteer supervision and delegation.
Keywords: Staff Training
2005

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