Hot Topics Archive
|Hot Topic for October 2021||Tips to Improve Your VolunteerMatch Results||
Re-posting – Best and easiest thing you can do to make your volunteer listings more visible to volunteers on VolunteerMatch
Include a photo of what it looks like to be a volunteer in the position (more effective than a logo or picture of your library)
Need good photos of volunteers in action? https://getinvolvedclearinghouse.org/ -- Click on Photos then use Dropdown menu to select the volunteer role. These are professionally taken, photo waivers signed and sized for VolunteerMatch!
Promote Your Listings -- If you have a paid VolunteerMatch account (California Libraries can get one free from the California State Library – e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org) another one of the features you get is called "Promote Your Listings." This 90 second video shows how it can add a self-updating Volunteer page to your library's website.
VolunteerMatch/LinkedIn Reccruitment Partnership - How to get LinkedIn to offer your skilled volunteer position to qualified candidates
|What's New for September 2021||Recently added|
|Hot Topic for August 2021||Strategic Planning||
NOTE: More resources can be found by clicking on “Management Tools” and using the drop-down menu to select “Strategic Planning.”
|What's New for July 2021||Recently added|
|Hot Topic for June 2021||Volunteer Confidentiality Agreements||
SEE ALSO: Many Volunteer Handbooks contain confidentiality policies. To view sample handbooks, click on “Management Tools” then select “Volunteer Handbooks” from the drop-down menu.
|Hot Topic for May 2021||Volunteer Handbooks||
Note: For more sample handbooks and individual policies, including Confidentiality, COVID-19 and more, click on Management Tools, and select Volunteer Handbooks from the dropdown menu.
And please send us your handbook to share -- see Share Your Materials below.
|Hot Topic for April 2021||More COVID & Virtual Volunteer Resources|
|What's New for March 2021||Recently added||
|What's New for February 2021||Recently added||
|Hot Topic for January 2021||Public Relations Tools to Help Demonstrate Your Worth||
“Because You’re Worth It: Showcasing the Value of You and Your Volunteer Program” – FREE archived webinar from the Texas Volunteer Management Conference
|2nd Hot Topic for December 2020||Diverse and Inclusive Volunteer Engagement - Part 2||
Moving Forward: Taking Action on Race and Equity (a Points of Light webinar archive)
Note: Don't miss additional resources on this topic by clicking on "More Hot Topics" below and scrolling to July 2020
|What's New for December 2020||Recently added||
|2nd Hot Topic For November 2020||Intern Job Descriptions||
Many thanks to Linda Groscost at Orange Public Library for sharing these intern positions that could also easily be revised into volunteer job descriptions if you don't have an intern program. REMEMBER: if you share something we post to the clearinghouse, you get a free book! (Click the Share Materials Link below)
|Hot Topic for November 2020||Survey Examples|
|2nd Hot Topic For October 2020||Volunteer Coordinator Job Descriptions||
|Hot Topic for October 2020||More Pandemic Resources||
|Hot Topic for September 2020||More on Skilled and Virtual Volunteers||
“Designing Virtual Opportunities, Managing Remote Volunteers” – Recording of August 26, 2020 webinar
Skills-Based Volunteerism 201: Project Scoping and Planning - Archived webinar from ServeOhio
|Hot Topic for August 2020||More COVID -19 Ideas and Protocols||
|2nd Hot Topic For July 2020||Re-Opening the Library to Volunteers During COVID-19||
*NOTE: We have added a COVID-19 tag to the Get Involved Clearinghouse – if you just want an overview of what’s specifically here on that topic, type COVID-19 into the search box above.
|Hot Topic for July 2020||Diverse and Inclusive Volunteer Engagement||