Training Materials

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

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Building Inclusive Bridges: A Guide to Facilitating Inclusive Referrals
Volunteer involving organisations generally lack resources, both human and financial, and this can inhibit their ability to engage volunteers with barriers (e.g. people with a disability, people with language barriers). This resource, developed by VolunteerACT (Australia) should assist in engaging and supporting volunteers with barriers.
Capacity Building in Volunteer Engagement- Jill Friedman Fixler
As part of a day-long training, Jill Friedman Fixler presents fundamentals for building and expanding organizational capacity to engage skilled volunteers. Search for other training videos from the day on this site.
Tags: Video
Changing Organizational Culture to Engage Volunteers
This thoughtful article from the Minnesota Children's Museum suggests ways to engage staff and volunteers together more effectively by answering commonly asked questions.
Checklist to Minimize the Most Common Volunteer Risks
A good basic list of issues to consider and how to approach them.
Collaborating with Unions to Engage Volunteers - San Jose
Tips for collaborating with the union for volunteer engagement developed and used successfully by San Jose Public Library.
Tags: Unions
Compassion to Action
Solano County Library's Book to Action project was based upon Karen Armstrong's book, Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life. It partnered with the United Way and other community agencies in an Opportunity Conference designed to help people move out of poverty.
Computer Coach Program - Huntington Beach Public Library
4.25 minute video showcasing the volunteer computer coach program at Huntington Beach Public Library
Computer Coach Training - Huntington Beach Public Library
Training provided to Huntington Beach Public Library's volunteer Computer Coach program. See also, Computer Coach volunteer position description.
Computer Coach Training Materials from Ohio Online
Resources created for training of volunteer tech tutors in the Ohio Online program.
Confidentiality and Other Objections to Volunteers
Susan Ellis writes eloquently on how to overcome staff objections to volunteer engagement.