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
Volunteer Management Software Comparisons
Three well-known consultants in the volunteer engagement field created reviews of a variety of volunteer management software platforms to assist… more
Volunteer Management Systems Data Management, Tracking 2020
Youth Protection Policy - Indianapolis IN
Library Procedures for maintaining a safe and secure environment for young people who visit the Library or are involved in Library programs and… more
Volunteer Handbooks safety, children, Youth 2020
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
Book Store Fundraiser - "Secret Santa" - Indianapolis IN
A creative idea for expanding book sales during a pandemic, engaging volunteers in a fun way, and helping folks with their Christmas shopping. Here's… more
Publicity and Promotion Book sale, Book store, COVID-19 2020
Annual Volunteer Feedback 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
The Volunteer Newsletter Template You Need to Start Using
Recommendations on best newsletter practices from Tobi Johnson at VolunteerPro.
Publicity and Promotion newsletter 2020
Youth Library Volunteer Parental Agreement - Cedar Rapids IA
Developed and utilized by the Cedar Rapids Public Library in Iowa, this form lays out expectations and guidelines for teen volunteers and their… more
Teen Volunteer ApplicationsVolunteer Agreements Teen, guidelines, policies, Agreement 2020
COVID-19 Volunteer Acknowledgment Form - Gail Borden PL, IL
This document was developed by the Gail Borden Public Library in Illinois to inform volunteers about safety issues and requirements for returning to… more
Volunteer AgreementsVolunteer Handbooks COVID-19 2020
Volunteer Engagement Specialist Job Description - Indianapolis IN
This is the job description for the person who plays the volunteer engagement coordinator role at the Indianapolis Public Library. Updated in 2020
Volunteer Coordinator Job Descriptions 2020
Library Volunteer COVID-19 Agreement - Mesa County Libraries CO
This form is used by the Mesa County Libraries as a waiver that volunteers must sign and submit in order to participate in library volunteer… more
Volunteer Handbooks COVID-19, Form 2020
Volunteer Release Form - Austin Public Library - TX
This is the Volunteer Release Form developed and used by the Austin Texas Public Library.
Volunteer AgreementsVolunteer Handbooks Liability Waiver, liability, Risk Management 2020
Library Volunteer Coordinator - City of Orange CA
This is the job description for the City of Orange (CA) library's volunteer Coordinator.
Volunteer Coordinator Job Descriptions 2020
2020 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
Volunteer Coordinator - Sacramento Public Library CA
This is the volunteer coordinator job description for the Sacramento (CA) Public Library -- dated 2015, but still in use as of 2020.
Volunteer Coordinator Job Descriptions 2020
Criminal Records Check Policy - Portland OR
Policy on criminal history background checks for volunteers from the Multnomah County Library in Oregon.
Volunteer Handbooks policy, background checks, criminal background check 2020
Volunteer Guidelines - Lake Travis Community Library (TX)
This is a great two-page volunteer guidelines document that includes some nice policy wording and a terrific compact and readable format from the… more
Confidentiality PoliciesVolunteer Handbooks policies 2019
Why Have Volunteer Department Goals Objectives and Actions?
Thoughts from Meridian Swift about the importance of planning for volunteer engagement.
Strategic Planning strategic planning, planning 2019
When Recognition Hurts Recruitment (and what we might do about it)
Ask yourself if how you’re publicizing volunteer recognition might be sending an unwanted message to new potential recruits
Volunteer Recognition recognition 2019
Volunteer Handbook - Pacific Grove CA
Volunteer Handbook used by the City of Pacific Grove, California.
Volunteer Handbooks handbook, policies, procedures 2019
Adult Volunteer Application - Huntington Beach CA
Volunteer Application Form used by Huntington Beach Public Library - 2019.
Adult Volunteer Applications Application 2019