Management Tools

Find applications, agreement forms, handbooks, training and orientation manuals and other tools...

NOTE: These are examples from public libraries in California and should be reviewed and modified to ensure fit with local policies and culture.

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12 Tips for Engaging Pro Bono Volunteers
Terrific blog post by Jennifer Bennett of VolunteerMatch about why and how to engage high skilled volunteers.
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2017
Adult Volunteer Application - Buckeye Library, AZ
This is the adult volunteer application used by the Buckeye Public Library in Arizona.
2017
Volunteer Guidelines & Procedures - Chandler Public Library
Volunteer Guidelines and Procedures used and shared by the Chandler Public Library in Arizona.
2017
Branch Volunteer Liaison - Yuma County Library District
The Yuma County Library District has a staff member at each of their branches who plays the role of Branch Volunteer Liaison for their branch. The role and expectations for each of those Branch Liaisons is described in this document.
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2017
Teen Volunteer Agreement - Buckeye Public Library AZ
This document shared by the Buckeye Arizona Library System delineates the library's expectations of teen volunteers, and provides a place for them to agree and sign, as well as a place for the parent to sign.
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2017
Parent/Legal Guardian Consent Form -- Buckeye Public Library
Shared by the Buckeye Public Library in Arizona, this Consent form for parents of volunteering teens is worth a look.
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2017
Teen Volunteer Application - Buckeye Public Library, AZ
Teen Volunteer application in use by the Buckeye Public Library in Arizona,
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2017
Volunteer Handbook - Buckeye Public Library, AZ
This volunteer handbook was updated in 2017 by the Buckeye Public Library in Arizona.
2017
Emergency Contact Form - Buckeye Public Library, AZ
Here's a good example of a emergency contact form for volunteers from the Buckeye Public Library in Arizona.
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2017
The New Volunteer Manager: The First 90 Days
If you’re feeling overwhelmed don’t worry. You are not alone. Most coordinators of volunteers get little by way of training and guidance, and they simply don’t know where to start. There are proven tactics out there that work. There is no need to reinvent the wheel and waste time learning by trial and error. By the same token, the field of volunteer management is constantly evolving. The author of this free e-book, Tobi Johnson, suggests that this is by no means a complete list of tasks guaranteed to make your program successful.
2016

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