Training Materials

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

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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.
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."
Keywords: Staff Training
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.
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.
Successful Volunteer Recruitment Strategies for Baby Boomers & Generations that Follow
This is a one hour archived webinar presented by Carla Lehn in February, 2012. Presenter slides and handouts are available at the link below. Do you ever wonder what motivates volunteers? Are you wondering where to find talented volunteers? What projects or programs do you have that will attract them? Baby boomers and the generations that follow are seeking new ways to use their skills and experience to make a difference in their communities. Your library is uniquely positioned to benefit from these volunteers.
Supervising Volunteers
Mary V. Merrill's thoughts on volunteer supervision and delegation.
Keywords: Staff Training
The Importance of Using and Understanding Background Check Screening
This archived webinar was produced by "AL!VE" -- the Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement.
The Millennial Impact Report Retrospective: Five Years of Trends
Five years of trends from the Millennial Impact Report suggest that this generation is eager to connect, get involved with and give to causes. Insights are described about what organizations can do with this information to be more successful in engaging millennials with their work.
The Volunteer Interview: Making the offer . . . or not
This July, 2016 article from Verified Volunteers covers strategies for assessing candidates, how to handle when it's not a good fit, and suggestions for making the offer.
Trends and Issues in Volunteer Engagement- Jill Friedman Fixler
Jill Friedman Fixler sets the stage for day-long training on building capacity for skilled volunteer engagement by discussing trends and challenges. See videos of trainings that follow this presentation.