All Resource Types Tagged "Engaging High Impact Volunteers"

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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. Join us to learn how you can harness the power of skilled volunteers in your community and hear success stories of innovative volunteer engagement in libraries of all sizes and budgets. Participants in this webinar will learn how to: Identify what motivates potential local and virtual volunteers and how to ensure the right fit Utilize skilled volunteers at the library Design volunteer job descriptions and targeted recruitment plans Earn staff buy-in and other strategies for successful volunteer engagement Volunteers can be your strongest advocates, helping you gain funding and recruit human resources. This webinar will help libraries and library groups revitalize volunteer engagement and grow their community of advocates and supporters. Presented by: Carla Lehn, principal consultant of the Lehn Group, former Library Programs Consultant of California State Library, and author of the new book, From Library Volunteer to Library Advocate: Tapping into the Power of Community Engagement. Engaging High Impact Volunteers, Engaging Staff and Unions, On-line Volunteer Recruitment Training Materials
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 Engaging High Impact Volunteers, Millenials Skilled Volunteers, Millennials, social media, virtual Training Materials
Skills Based Service Engagement Tool Before getting started on a skills-based volunteer project, there are things you can do to ensure that your organization is ready and that skills-based volunteers ─ experienced business professionals offering their expertise in areas like IT, finance, strategy, marketing, or design ─ are the right solution to meet your need. Successful projects require an alignment of organizational needs, a clearly defined project scope, and leadership and staff buy-in. The Skills-Based Service Engagement Tool created by Points of Light and Taproot Foundation in partnership with ConAgra Foods Foundation prompts you with the right questions to help you assess your organization’s readiness to take on this important work. The tool will take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete. After you complete the assessment, we will send you an email with your organization’s rating in each category as well as insights and recommendations to help your organization strengthen its effectiveness in engaging skills-based volunteers. Capacity Building, Engaging High Impact Volunteers, Staff Training Skills Based Volunteers Training Materials
Small Library VolunteerMatch Success -- Johnson City TX In this 4 & 1/2 minute video, Johnson City Texas Library Director, Maggie Goodman, shares her successful experience in posting a need for IT volunteers on VolunteerMatch. (Johnson City has a population of 1,656, and the library's service area encompasses about 5,000 people). These skilled volunteers found Maggie's need through a special volunteer recruitment relationship between LinkedIn and VolunteerMatch. They are volunteering on a regular basis, and just agreed to help set up the Library's new Maker Space! The 1 hour 2017 webinar from which this clip is taken can be viewed in its entirety here: https://getinvolvedclearinghouse.org/resource/training-materials/management-engagement-skilled-volunteers-public-libraries Capacity Building, Engaging High Impact Volunteers, On-line Volunteer Recruitment, VolunteerMatch Tools and Resources rural, small, maker space, LinkedIn, VolunteerMatch Training Materials
Small Library VolunteerMatch Success Story - Brownwood Texas In this 2 minute video, Brownwood Texas Library Director, Becky Isbell, shares her successful experience in posting a need for a skilled graphic design volunteer on VolunteerMatch. (Brownwood has a population of 19,288.) Using the "Virtual" volunteer search, Becky found someone all the way in Pennsylvania, who not only designed her logo, but additional collateral materials for the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten project. They've never met, but, Mission Accomplished! for both the library and the volunteer. The 1 hour 2017 webinar from which this clip is taken can be viewed in its entirety here: https://getinvolvedclearinghouse.org/resource/training-materials/management-engagement-skilled-volunteers-public-libraries Capacity Building, Engaging High Impact Volunteers, On-line Volunteer Recruitment, VolunteerMatch Tools and Resources rural, Skilled Volunteers, VolunteerMatch Training Materials
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. Volunteer Recruitment, Engaging High Impact Volunteers, On-line Volunteer Recruitment, VolunteerMatch Tools and Resources Training Materials
Success & Sustainability Factors Video clip on this topic from a Get Involved Volunteer Engagement Institute in Oakland California in May 2015. (17.5 minutes) Capacity Building, Engaging High Impact Volunteers, Staff Training Sustainability, retention Training Materials
Success with Skills-Based Volunteers A quick read guest post on VolunteerMatch's blog by Carla Lehn summarizing key elements of getting skilled volunteers engaged with your organization. Capacity Building, Engaging High Impact Volunteers Skills Based Volunteers; Training Materials
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. This webinar provides tools, techniques, and models for volunteer engagement. At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will: Understand the potential for engaging high impact, skilled volunteers to assist public libraries. Know how to 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. Be able to create diverse and meaningful skilled volunteer positions that will attract a broad range of community volunteers, especially baby boomers. Plan to implement a variety of successful volunteer recruitment strategies that go far beyond the “Volunteer Here” sign on the Circulation Desk. ; Volunteer Recruitment, Baby Boomers, Engaging High Impact Volunteers, On-line Volunteer Recruitment Volunteer Recruitment, Skilled Volunteers, Baby Boomers, Gen X, Millenials Training Materials
Target Market Success Story: Volunteers with Full Time Jobs Ever wonder how and why someone with a full time job would be willing and able to volunteer at the library? Here's a 5 minute video clip of one such volunteer and the library's volunteer coordinator talking about how to make it work for both of them. Engaging High Impact Volunteers Training Materials

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