Training Materials

Learn more about best practices in volunteer recruitment and engagement, and how to get the results you need...

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Skilled Volunteer Interview: Public Relations Strategist
Watch this 6 minute interview with Dan, a highly skilled Public Relations volunteer who came aboard to create a statewide PR campaign for California's library literacy service. You can find his volunteer job description here: http://getinvolvedclearinghouse.org/resource/position-descriptions/public-relations-strategist
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2015
Skilled Volunteer Interview: Social Media Specialist
This is a 4 minute interview with a volunteer who served as a Social Media Specialist for the California State Library. Her volunteer Position Description can be found here: http://getinvolvedca.org/resource/position-descriptions/social-media-specialist
2015
Skills Based Service Engagement Tool
Before getting started on a skills-based volunteer project, there are things you can do to ensure that your organization is ready and that skills-based volunteers ─ experienced business professionals offering their expertise in areas like IT, finance, strategy, marketing, or design ─ are the right solution to meet your need. Successful projects require an alignment of organizational needs, a clearly defined project scope, and leadership and staff buy-in.
2015
Small Library VolunteerMatch Success -- Johnson City TX
In this 4 & 1/2 minute video, Johnson City Texas Library Director, Maggie Goodman, shares her successful experience in posting a need for IT volunteers on VolunteerMatch. (Johnson City has a population of 1,656, and the library's service area encompasses about 5,000 people). These skilled volunteers found Maggie's need through a special volunteer recruitment relationship between LinkedIn and VolunteerMatch. They are volunteering on a regular basis, and just agreed to help set up the Library's new Maker Space!
2017
Small Library VolunteerMatch Success Story - Brownwood Texas
In this 2 minute video, Brownwood Texas Library Director, Becky Isbell, shares her successful experience in posting a need for a skilled graphic design volunteer on VolunteerMatch. (Brownwood has a population of 19,288.) Using the "Virtual" volunteer search, Becky found someone all the way in Pennsylvania, who not only designed her logo, but additional collateral materials for the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten project. They've never met, but, Mission Accomplished! for both the library and the volunteer.
2017
Social Media and Volunteer Engagement
What do you need to know about social media as a volunteer program manager? How can you use sites like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter to promote your library’s volunteer program and recruit volunteers? This one hour archived webinar offers an introduction to social media and some of the most popular sites, along with how other libraries are using social networks to increase their impact.
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2010
Staff Training Syllabus - San Jose
Learning objectives used to train staff at San Jose Public Library on working with high impact volunteers in four 2-hour sessions. See also, a document referred to in the training: "Volunteer Agreement Checklist."
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2010
Staff/Volunteer Relations
This brief article from the HR Council for the Nonprofit Sector provides clear ideas to enhance volunteer/staff relations by identifying and addressing concerns, and promote positive relationships.
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2014
Storytime Training Guide - Roseville Public Library
Training Guide created by Children's Library staff at Roseville Public Library to train Storytime Conductor volunteers. See also: Storytime Conductor position description and Storytime Conductor Volunteer Agreement.
2009
Success & Sustainability Factors
Video clip on this topic from a Get Involved Volunteer Engagement Institute in Oakland California in May 2015. (17.5 minutes)
2015

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