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
12 Tips for Engaging Pro Bono Volunteers
Terrific blog post by Jennifer Bennett of VolunteerMatch about why and how to engage high skilled volunteers.
Engaging High Impact Volunteers 2017
14 Volunteer Interview Questions
A good place to start when planning your volunteer interview practices. Find more resources in this Clearinghouse by selecting the "Interviewing… more
Volunteer Screening / Interviewing screening 2015
202 Annual Report - Metropolitan Library System OK
Nice to see the 2020 annual report of the Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County OK showcasing the volunteer activities (page 16)
Publicity and Promotion annual report 2020
3 Ways to Recognize Volunteers
Volunteer appreciation can be tough, because not all volunteers like to be thanked in the same way. Here are three great ideas to make your "… more
Volunteer Recognition recognition 2015
4 Steps to Grow Your Volunteer Program with LinkedIn
Learn how to use LinkedIn and a free VolunteerMatch tool to extend your online recruitment reach to millions of potential volunteers on LinkedIn.
Volunteer RecruitmentVolunteerMatchOn-line Volunteer RecruitmentVolunteerMatch Tools and Resources LinkedIn, social media, Recruitment 2015
7 Ways to Use Infographics to ecruit Volunteers and Tell Your Story
Tips for using infographics to tell your story.
Publicity and Promotion infographics 2017
A Consumer's Guide to Volunteer Management Systems - Idealware
An introduction to volunteer management software -- what's available, what to expect, and how different systems compare.
Volunteer Management Systems 2011
A Letter to Nonprofits that Want to Hire a Volunteer Manager
A terrific brief piece by Elisa Kosarin on things to consider when preparing to hire a volunteer engagement coordinator.
Volunteer Coordinator Interview QuestionsVolunteer Coordinator Job Descriptions volunteer coordinator 2017
Access - Downey (CA) Public Library Literacy - screenshots
Downey Public Library created their volunteer management system for the literacy program on Access. This document is a series of screen shots you… more
Volunteer Management Systems Record Keeping, Reporting, Data Management, Tracking 2011
Access -- Downey (CA) Public Library Literacy -- Review/Features
Downey Public Library created their volunteer management system for the literacy program on Access. This document is a "review" of the… more
Volunteer Management Systems Record Keeping, Reporting, Data Management, Tracking 2011
Adult Literacy Workplan- San Jose Public Library, CA
This work plan created by San Jose Public Library describes outreach strategies to advance the Partners in Reading (PAR) adult literacy program.… more
Volunteer Engagement Workplans adult literacy, work plan, outreach 2011
Adult Volunteer Application - Buckeye Library, AZ
This is the adult volunteer application used by the Buckeye Public Library in Arizona.
Adult Volunteer Applications Application 2017
Adult Volunteer Application - Huntington Beach CA
Volunteer Application Form used by Huntington Beach Public Library - 2019.
Adult Volunteer Applications Application 2019
Adult Volunteer Application - Solano County Library, CA
Adult Volunteer Application used by the Solano County Library.
Adult Volunteer Applications Adult, Application, Form 2007
Advice for Choosing Volunteer Management Software
Maintained by Jayne Cravens of Coyote Communications, this is a very good list of all the volunteer tracking mechanisms out there, with a matrix that… more
Volunteer Management Systems Tracking 2011
Annual Report to Library Leadership on Volunteer Engagement - San Jose CA
This is San Jose Public Library's volunteer engagement program annual presentation made to library decision makers. Note that it goes beyond… more
Publicity and Promotion annual report, Data Management, statistics 2020
Annual Volunteer Survey - Cedar Rapids Public Library IA
This volunteer survey is used annually by the Cedar Rapids Iowa Public Library.
Strategic PlanningStaff Guides for Working with Volunteers surveys 2020
Annual Volunteer Survey - San Jose Public Library CA
This is the survey used in 2020 by the San Jose Public Library's volunteer engagement team to gather information from their volunteers for reporting.
Staff Guides for Working with VolunteersStrategic Planning surveys, annual report 2020
Background Checks - Nonprofit Risk Management Center
Q&A Background Checks
By John Patterson, Senior Program Director, Nonprofit Risk Management Center
The Nonprofit Risk Management Center receives… more
Volunteer HandbooksVolunteer Screening / Interviewing background checks 1970
Background Checks Procedure - Huntington Beach, CA
This brief document identifies which volunteer positions require a background check, and outlines the process for doing it.
Volunteer HandbooksVolunteer Screening / Interviewing background checks, policies 2012