Management Tools

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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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Don't Just Recognize Volunteers, Invest in Them . . . and in Yourself
Rather than spending time and money on the typical recognition event or gift, consider taking the time to recognize their talents and invest in your volunteers. Consider helping volunteers to evolve within your organization to explore new challenges or assume leadership responsibilities. (Energize, Inc., Blogpost, 2018)
Emergency Contact Form - Buckeye Public Library, AZ
Here's a good example of a emergency contact form for volunteers from the Buckeye Public Library in Arizona.
Tags: Template
Engaging and Supporting Job Seekers as Volunteers
Developed by the Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration to guide volunteer program coordinators during the recession in how to work with folks who are seeking volunteer opportunities while they look for work.
Tags: job coach
ESL Conversation Club Kit - San Jose, CA
ESL Conversation Club Kit. Developed by the San Jose Public Library, this “kit” is available for volunteer facilitators to use each time they come to facilitate a group. A great list of materials you might want to prepare too!
Tags: interview
Fingerprinting Procedures - San Jose, CA
San Jose Public Library requires volunteers age 18 and over who work directly with children be fingerprinted. This is their procedures document for implementing that policy.
Goal Setting Worksheet
Need a format for setting goals and developing action plans for your program? Here's a template from VolunteerMatch.
Guidelines for Volunteers Working with Children - Huntington Beach, CA
This document contains a signature line for the volunteer to sign saying they understand appropriate behaviors when working with children at the library.
HandsOn Network Volunteer Leader Guidebook
This guide was developed for volunteer leaders to learn how to create well managed projects that have a positive impact. It's organized to help you meet community needs, effectively plan and manage projects, and connects you to tools and resources that can be adapted for your use.
Tags: planning
Homebound Delivery Recruitment Brochure - Orange, CA
Brochure used by the Orange Public Library to recruit both volunteers and patrons in need of the home delivery service.
Homework Help Work Plan - Torrance Public Library, CA
The Torrance Public Library Homework Help program seeks the following outcomes: Students will be better prepared for exams and achieve better grades, children will be less frustrated with their homework, and parents will regard the Library more favorably and consider it a component of their child's education.