Training Materials

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

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Nonprofit Volunteers: Minimizing the Risk
Minimizing legal exposure is important because volunteers’ acts are generally imputed to the nonprofit organization. Specific, written volunteer policies and procedures are critical. Important components of a good volunteer program include clear and forward-thinking volunteer policies, thorough volunteer applications, screening, and management. Included are some highlights of important components to consider when crafting a comprehensive volunteer program.
2013
Partners in Reading Leadership Team, San Jose
In this 2-minute interview with Judy Klikun, you will learn about engaging volunteer leaders, building teams and developing advocates for the library.
2010
Public Sector Volunteer Engagement
On January 15, 2015, Reimagining Service and America's Service Commissions (ASC) partnered on this 1 hour webinar on effective volunteer engagement in the public sector. The presenters unveiled results of Reimagining Service's research on public sector volunteer engagement and shared.practical examples from the field. More resources can be found at http://www.reimaginingservice.org
2015
Putting Corporate Volunteers to Work
This one hour webinar presented by Jennifer Bennett of VolunteerMatch will help you look at the challenges of engaging groups of volunteers -- from corporations, local businesses, service clubs or youth groups. You'll learn about evaluation points that will help you determine if your program is ready to do this. Effective practices for engagement, ideas for diversifying the work and commitment level of corporate volunteers, the importance of creating opportunities with measurable impacts, and communicating those impacts are discussed.
2012
Putting Corporate Volunteers to Work
This one-hour webinar (2012) presents evaluation points to help volunteer managers determine if their program is ready to engage, or expand the use of volunteers from local corporations and businesses. Effective practices for engagement, ideas for diversifying the work and commitment level of corporate volunteers, the importance of creating opportunities with measurable impacts, and communicating those impacts are discussed.
2012
Reimagining Service in California- Karen Baker
Karen Brown, Secretary of Service and Volunteering in California, discusses trends in skilled volunteering at the Get Involved: Powered By Your Library institute in 2010.
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2010
Revitalizing Library Volunteer Engagement
One hour archived recording of a WebJunction webinar: Library volunteerism is evolving. Gone are the days of looking for tasks to keep your volunteers busy. Libraries are now enlisting high impact volunteers who are bringing unique skills and expertise to enhance the library’s mission.
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2018
Rural Volunteer Toolkit
This toolkit was researched and written VISTA volunteers serving in Appalachian Coal Country, and in rural Colorado. They have included some of their research, examples of engaging in partnerships for volunteer engagement, as well as templates, checklists and worksheets to help you get started.
2012
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: https://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: https://getinvolvedclearinghouse.org/resource/position-descriptions/social-media-specialist
2015

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