Management Tools

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

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

Title Keyword Tags Year
Minor Volunteer Waiver - Fresno County, CA
Sample waiver form for a parent to sign to allow their minor child to volunteer at the Fresno County Library.
Teen Volunteer Applications Form, Teen, Minor, Waiver, Risk Management 2011
Managing Your VolunteerMatch Account: Jurisdiction & Branch Administrative Options
Trying to decide how to set up your VolunteerMatch account(s)? Do you want the information and action to all be centralized as a library… more
VolunteerMatchVolunteerMatch Tools and Resources VolunteerMatch 2009
Making the Most of Your VolunteerMatch Account
This 30 minute webinar was made especially for California libraries by VolunteerMatch to show you the basics of your VolunteerMatch Account,… more
VolunteerMatch Tools and Resources 2014
Library Volunteer Guidelines & Procedures - Chandler AZ
Volunteer Guidelines and Procedures used and shared by the Chandler Public Library in Arizona.
Volunteer Handbooks policies, procedures 2017
Library Community Arts Initiative Workplan -- St. Helena, CA
Workplan written by St. Helena Public Library towards development of a volunteer driven community arts initiative.
Volunteer Engagement Workplans workplan, arts, partnerships 2010
Liability, Insurance and Risk Management Issues for Volunteer Programs
In today’s litigious society, it is important to understand the risks faced in your volunteer program—for both your volunteers and your organization… more
Volunteer Handbooks policy 2004
Juvenile Detention Facility Tutoring Program Flyer - Yolo County, CA
The Yolo County Library and Yolo County Probation Department are partnering to provide literacy services to youth incarcerated at the Juvenile… more
Publicity and Promotion adult literacy 2012
Interviewing Resources
A great assortment of resources to assist with your volunteer interviewing and screening practices.
Interviewing Volunteers interview, screening 2013
Interviewer Traps -- Energize
Some great tips for interviewers of volunteers.
Volunteer Screening / InterviewingInterviewing Volunteers interview, screening 2015
Interview Questions: ESL Conversation Club Coordinator - San Jose, CA
Sample interview questions for the volunteer position - ESL Conversation Club Coordinator.
Staff Guides for Working with Volunteers ESL, coordinator, skilled, ESL conversation cirle 2012
Human Resources Process for Volunteers - Monrovia, CA
Step by step process volunteers in Monrovia follow to be finger printed and have TB, alcohol and drug tests completed.
Volunteer Handbooks fingerprinting, human resources, TB Test 2011
How to Find a VMS System That Actually Meets Your Needs
There are a lot of VMS choices out there, probably something for every program, depending on your size and budget. This brief article provides things… more
Volunteer Management Systems Record Keeping, Data Management 2019
Homework Help Workplan -- Torrance, CA
Work plan created by Torrance Public Library to prepare for creating a volunteer homework help program.
Volunteer Engagement Workplans Homework Help 2010
Homework Help Work Plan - Torrance Public Library, CA
The Torrance Public Library Homework Help program seeks the following outcomes: Students will be better prepared for exams and achieve better grades… more
Volunteer Engagement Workplans after-school, tutor, homework 2011
Homebound Delivery Recruitment Brochure - Orange, CA
Brochure used by the Orange Public Library to recruit both volunteers and patrons in need of the home delivery service.
Publicity and PromotionVolunteer Recruitment 2015
Guidelines for Volunteers Working with Children - Huntington Beach, CA
This document contains a signature line for the volunteer to sign saying they understand appropriate behaviors when working with children at the… more
Volunteer AgreementsVolunteer Handbooks policies, liability 2012
Guidelines for Virtual Recognition - San Jose Public Library CA
San Jose Public Library developed these guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 in order to guide staff in recognition of volunteers… more
Volunteer RecognitionStaff Guides for Working with Volunteers recognition, COVID-19 2020
Goal Setting Worksheet
Need a format for setting goals and developing action plans for your program? Here's a template from VolunteerMatch.
Strategic Planning 2012
Five Survey Templates to Measure Volunteer and Board Satisfaction
Volunteers are valuable assets who put in their time, effort, and sweat to nurture the lifeblood of the organization. Therefore, it's important to… more
Strategic PlanningStaff Guides for Working with Volunteers surveys 2019
Fingerprinting Procedures - San Jose, CA
San Jose Public Library requires volunteers age 18 and over who work directly with children be fingerprinted. This is their procedures document for… more
Volunteer HandbooksVolunteer Screening / Interviewing fingerprinting, liability, background checks 2011