Management Tools

Find applications, agreement forms, handbooks, training and orientation manuals and other tools...

NOTE: These are examples from public libraries and should be reviewed and modified to ensure fit with local policies and culture.

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Adult Volunteer Application - Buckeye Library, AZ
This is the adult volunteer application used by the Buckeye Public Library in Arizona.
Adult Volunteer Application - Huntington Beach CA
Volunteer Application Form used by Huntington Beach Public Library - 2019.
Adult Volunteer Application - Solano County Library, CA
Adult Volunteer Application used by the Solano County Library.
Advice for Choosing Volunteer Management Software
Maintained by Jayne Cravens of Coyote Communications, this is a very good list of all the volunteer tracking mechanisms out there, with a matrix that allows a bit of comparison. She also writes suggestions for how to choose the one that's right for you.
Tags: Tracking
Background Checks - Nonprofit Risk Management Center
Q&A Background Checks By John Patterson, Senior Program Director, Nonprofit Risk Management Center The Nonprofit Risk Management Center receives many questions concerning the screening of staff and volunteers using criminal history record checks. Criminal history record checks are important risk management tools but must not replace other risk management strategies designed to lessen the opportunity for abuse of vulnerable service recipients. No background check is perfect and the fact that an applicant appears to have a clean record is not predictive of future behavior.
Background Checks Procedure - Huntington Beach, CA
This brief document identifies which volunteer positions require a background check, and outlines the process for doing it.
Basic Volunteer Conduct - San Bernardino County, CA
Basic expectations handout given to volunteers at the San Bernardino County Library.
Best Practice Guidelines for Screening Volunteers: FInding the Right Match
Provides a very clear 10 step process for screening volunteers.
Tags: interview
Best Practices and Recommended Policies for California State Agencies
This comprehensive manual of suggested best practices and recommended policies for California State Agencies was compiled and published by California Volunteers in collaboration with the State Agency Volunteer Coordinator Forum. While compiled for state agency use, this comprehensive volunteer program manual will provide food for thought for any public agency.
Book to Action- Hayward Public Library, CA
Learn about Book to Action, an innovative approach to convening a book discussion, author event and service projects that benefits the community.