All Resource Types Tagged "Engaging High Impact Volunteers"

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Why Should We Pay Attention to Volunteer Trends? If we could see the coming volunteering trends, we could prepare for them, right? Thirty years ago, were there signs that volunteers wanted more episodic roles? Or did it sneak up on us, causing us to rethink our volunteering strategy? Should we even pay attention to trends? Do we need a volunteer engagement strategy umbrella? They evolve in other sectors and if we aren’t aware of them, these trends can rain down on us, catching us unprepared. One such rapidly expanding trend is corporate volunteering. Here are some recent articles to consider, none of which appeared in volunteer management periodicals . . . Capacity Building, Engaging High Impact Volunteers trends, corporate Training Materials
Why Don't People Volunteer? This brief article from PTO today discusses the importance of not only knowing why people volunteer, but why they don't. Volunteer Recruitment, Engaging High Impact Volunteers Volunteer Recruitment, Motivation Training Materials
Where Do I Go From Here? Engage Volunteers in New Ways This one hour archived webinar was presented by Jennifer Bennett from VolunteerMatch on October 24, 2018. It focuses on: How long do volunteers usually stay with your program? Do you struggle with keeping them interested, involved and engaged? This webinar will help you think about new strategies and help you evolve your program to include new roles and responsibilities for volunteers, pathways for more involvement and leadership positions in your program, how recognition plays a role in retention, and the importance of including continuing education and professional development to keep your volunteers engaged. Tools to help you evaluate your program implement new ideas are provided. Capacity Building, Engaging High Impact Volunteers, Staff Training Training Materials
Volunteer Recruitment Video clip on this topic from a Get Involved Volunteer Engagement Institute in Oakland California in May 2015. (20.5 minutes) Volunteer Recruitment, Capacity Building, Engaging High Impact Volunteers Training Materials
Volunteer Practices Continuum - San Jose, CA The practices are on a continuum that begins with statements that reflect “Volunteer Management” procedures and ends with statements that reflect “Volunteer Engagement” procedures. Allows you to assess where your library is in relation to these practices as a method of planning for change. Capacity Building, Engaging High Impact Volunteers Training Materials
Volunteer Position Descriptions- Jill Friedman Fixler As part of a day-long training, Jill Friedman Fixler discusses how to design position descriptions that attract and engage volunteers in high-impact roles. Search for additional training videos from the day on this site. Capacity Building, Engaging High Impact Volunteers, Staff Training Video, job descriptions Training Materials
Volunteer Management Team, Tips and Strategies - Monrovia (CA) Public Library (Part 2) Don't have a full time volunteer coordinator at your library? In this 3 minute video, learn how Monrovia has engaged high impact volunteers as a "Volunteer Management Team" to ensure that all the important tasks get completed! See also: "Meet the Volunteer Management Team - Part 1" about how Monrovia Public Library uses volunteer leaders to plan, coordinate and support their overall volunteer program. Baby Boomers, Capacity Building, Engaging High Impact Volunteers volunteer team, volunteer leaders, high-impact volunteers, volunteer coordinator, leadership, Video Training Materials
Volunteer Involvement in California Libraries: Best Practices This is the State Library's 245 page book on Volunteer Involvement for libraries -- author Carla Lehn. Includes Chapters and sample materials on many topics, including: "Why People Volunteer;" "Volunteer Recruitment;" "Keeping Good Volunteers;" "How Does it All Get Done;" and "Dealing with Common Problems in Volunteer Management." Volunteer Recruitment, Engaging High Impact Volunteers, Staff Training Volunteer Recruitment, volunteer coordinator, staff training Training Materials
Volunteer Engagement: Changing Our Volunteer Culture This Urban Libraries Council article by Joan Young of the San Jose Public Library describes the positive impact on their library of implementing a volunteer engagement strategy throughout their system. Capacity Building, Engaging High Impact Volunteers Skilled Volunteers Training Materials
Volunteer Engagement (Online Course) This course was created for the Transforming Life After 50 Fellowship, and is archived and available for you to use free of charge. 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. This course provides tools, techniques, and models for volunteer engagement so that you will be able to: Understand the potential for engaging high impact, skilled volunteers to assist public libraries. Engage this talent to extend the library’s capacity in the community and to benefit from these new library advocates and supporters. Understand the motivations behind why people volunteer. Describe the elements of a successful volunteer engagement program. Create diverse and meaningful skilled volunteer positions that will attract a broad range of community volunteers, especially baby boomers. Address staff resistance to engaging volunteers. Understand current trends and issues in volunteer engagement, such as online recruitment and legal issues. Volunteer Recruitment, Baby Boomers, Capacity Building, Engaging High Impact Volunteers, Engaging Staff and Unions Volunteer Recruitment, Baby Boomers, Unions Management Tool

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