Training Materials

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

Titlesort descending Year
Supervising Volunteers
Mary V. Merrill's thoughts on volunteer supervision and delegation.
Keywords: Staff Training
The Importance of Using and Understanding Background Check Screening
This archived webinar was produced by "AL!VE" -- the Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement.
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.
Trends and Issues in Volunteer Engagement- Jill Friedman Fixler
Jill Friedman Fixler sets the stage for day-long training on building capacity for skilled volunteer engagement by discussing trends and challenges. See videos of trainings that follow this presentation.
Tutorial - The Get Involved Widget
Posting the widget on your library's home page will provide a service to your patrons and increase the number of "hits" on your posted VolunteerMatch opportunities. In this 2.5 minute video learn about how it works and how to install it.
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.
Volunteer Assessment and Selection- Jennifer Rackow
As part of a day-long training, Jennifer Rackow helps you assess and select the best candidates to become volunteers in your program. Search for additional training videos from the day on this site.
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.
Volunteer Involvement in California Libraries: Best Practices
This is the State Library's 245 page book on Volunteer Involvement for libraries -- author Carla Lehn. Includes Chapters and sample materials on many topics, including: "Why People Volunteer;" "Volunteer Recruitment;" "Keeping Good Volunteers;" "How Does it All Get Done;" and "Dealing with Common Problems in Volunteer Management."
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.
Keywords: Staff Training