All Resource Types Tagged "Staff Training"

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Importance of Meaningful Written Volunteer Job Descriptions Video clip on this topic from a Get Involved Volunteer Engagement Institute in Oakland California in May 2015. (14 minutes) Capacity Building, Engaging High Impact Volunteers, Staff Training Training Materials
Capacity Building in Volunteer Engagement- Jill Friedman Fixler As part of a day-long training, Jill Friedman Fixler presents fundamentals for building and expanding organizational capacity to engage skilled volunteers. Search for other training videos from the day on this site. Baby Boomers, Capacity Building, Engaging High Impact Volunteers, Staff Training Video Training Materials
Volunteers with Disabilities: ASCLA Tip Sheet Young people and adults with disabilities may be interested in volunteering at your library. The community as a whole benefits when the library team welcomes volunteers with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities have many of the same motivations as volunteers without disabilities: wanting to give back, build a resume, meet a community-service requirement for graduation or an organization, or just fill the hours in a day. However, be aware that people with disabilities do not necessarily have the same opportunities to volunteer because of intentional or unintentional community barriers. This tip sheet from ASCLA will be of some help. Capacity Building, Staff Training disabilities Training Materials
Volunteer Assessment and Selection- Jennifer Rackow As part of a day-long training, Jennifer Rackow helps you assess and select the best candidates to become volunteers in your program. Search for additional training videos from the day on this site. Capacity Building, Engaging High Impact Volunteers, Interviewing Volunteers, Staff Training Video, volunteer selection Training Materials
Changing Organizational Culture to Engage Volunteers This thoughtful article from the Minnesota Children's Museum suggests ways to engage staff and volunteers together more effectively by answering commonly asked questions. Capacity Building, Engaging Staff and Unions, Staff Training Training Materials
Managing Volunteers: Balancing Risk and Reward A nonprofit faces a variety of risks when it decides to use volunteers. While none of these risks should be ignored, few, if any of these risks represent insurmountable obstacles for the typical organization. While there is no silver bullet that eliminates all volunteer risk, you can protect your nonprofit and its board members by obtaining the appropriate insurance coverage and following best risk management practices. Balancing risk and reward in the area of volunteer management will enhance the effectiveness of your organization and make it the type of nonprofit that attracts and retains volunteers for key assignments. Capacity Building, Staff Training insurance, Risk Management 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
You Can't Fire Me, I'm a Volunteer! This quick read from Blue Avocado focuses on addressing volunteer dissatisfaction points to the right way to handle disgruntled volunteers. Staff Training Fire, disgruntled Training Materials
Help for the Volunteer Engagement Coordinator This is a 3 minute interview with volunteer Kellie, who can on board as our volunteer Assistant Volunteer Coordinator at the California State Library. You can find her volunteer job description here: https://www.getinvolvedca.org/resource/position-descriptions/assistant-volunteer-coordinator Leadership/Managerial, Staff Training Training Materials
Virtual Volunteer - 4 minute interview This 4 minute interview is with a volunteer who couldn't come to the library to volunteer, but still wanted to help with her high level social media skills. Hear she and the library's volunteer engagement coordinator talk about how they made it work to fit both their needs. Her title is "Social Media Specialist," and the job description can be found in the Position Description section of this Clearinghouse. Capacity Building, Staff Training virtual volunteer Training Materials

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