Training Materials

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

Titlesort descending Year
Getting Staff Buy-In for Volunteer Engagement - San Jose
Tips for successfully gaining Staff Buy-In for Volunteer Engagement developed by San Jose Public Library.
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2010
Getting Staff Buy-In for Volunteer Engagement Webinar
Jennifer Rackow presents success stories on one of the more difficult challenges libraries have faced – getting buy in from library staff members who are initially resistant to engaging volunteers. (October 2010, 60 minutes) 
2010
Getting Staff on Board- Story Time Conductors
Former Roseville library director Rachel Delgadillo talks about how she worked with her Children's Librarians to overcome their resistance to volunteers in order to expand their library storytime program. (February 2010, 5 minutes)
2010
Getting the Highest Visibility on VolunteerMatch – How to RePost Your Listing
Keeping your volunteer opportunity near the top of the list in your zipcode is critical to keep it visible to potential volunteers. One of the Premium Tools you have is called RePosting – one click brings your opportunity up to the top of the search results. You can RePost every day or more than once a day if you need to.
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2018
Getting the Most from VolunteerMatch: How it Works
This 5 minute video gives you a terrific idea of how VolunteerMatch works, so that you can be more strategic about how you use it, and get the best recruitment results possible. 2014 Note: VolunteerMatch.org has gone through a revision of its "look and feel," but this is still a great 5 minute video about its main features. When you watch it, just be aware that the functionality is much the same, just the look of the pages is a bit different . . .
2010
Getting the Most from Your VolunteerMatch Account
This one hour webinar is a terrific introduction to using your VolunteerMatch account.
2009
Going Virtual: Recruiting and Engaging Volunteers Online (Tutorial)
This tutorial will give you a basic overview of two tools for recruiting and engaging volunteers online: Facebook and Meetup. Each offers its own advantages and disadvantages, but both can help you use the web to target the types of volunteers you want and help you engage your current volunteer base.
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2014
Grow Staff Volunteer Harmony
Tips from Energize Inc. on helping staff to work more productively with volunteers.
2018
Help for the Volunteer Engagement Coordinator
This is a 3 minute interview with volunteer Kellie, who can on board as our volunteer Assistant Volunteer Coordinator at the California State Library. You can find her volunteer job description here: https://www.getinvolvedca.org/resource/position-descriptions/assistant-volunteer-coordinator
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2015
Homework Club - San Jose Public Library
5.5 minute video shares the library's volunteer driven homework help program.
2011

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