Learn more about best practices in volunteer recruitment and engagement, and how to get the results you need.
NOTE: These are examples from public libraries and should be reviewed and modified to ensure fit with local policies and culture.
Arizona's Buckeye Library Shares it's Experience with Get Involved
In this 6 minute video, Krista Cornish, Buckeye Library's (AZ) Volunteer Engagement Coordinator shares her library's experience and best… more
|Capacity Building, Engaging Staff and Unions||2019|
|Staff Training||Complaint, problem, unhappy||2019|
Beware of These 6 Trends Lurking in Your Volunteer Program
This brief article from November 2019 delineates troubling trends about volunteer engagement programs gleaned from the most recent Volunteer… more
|Job Specific Volunteer Training||shelve, book shelving, shelver||2019|
|Capacity Building, Engaging High Impact Volunteers||online booksales, Book sale||2019|
Want to Write a Volunteer Program Annual Report? Here's How to Start
VolunteerMatch blog guest post by Elisa Kosarin. This post originally appeared on Twenty Hats.
Your volunteers tell a compelling story. It’s time to… more
|Capacity Building, Engaging High Impact Volunteers||Skills Based Volunteers||2019|
Playing by the Rules: Creating an Effective Volunteer Handbook.
This one hour archived webinar was presented by Jennifer Bennett of VolunteerMatch in conjunction with the 4 state Get Involved: Powered by Your… more
|Volunteer Handbooks||policies, handbook||2019|
Walking the Walk: Engage Library Volunteers in your Volunteer Engagement Program
This 1-hour webinar by Jennifer Bennett of VolunteerMatch (recorded on August 29, 2019) focuses attention on how to engage volunteers in the work of… more
|Engaging High Impact Volunteers, Capacity Building||Skilled Volunteers||2019|
Do's and Don'ts of Supervising Library Volunteers
This July 2019 article from Public Libraries Online provides an excellent overview of working with volunteers in large and small libraries.
|Capacity Building, Staff Training||supervision||2019|
Getting the Highest Visibility on VolunteerMatch – How to RePost Your Listing
Keeping your volunteer opportunity near the top of the list in your zipcode is critical to keep it visible to potential volunteers. One of the… more
|VolunteerMatch Tools and Resources||RePost||2018|
|Millennials||Teens, family volunteering||2018|
|Capacity Building, Engaging High Impact Volunteers||Skills Based Volunteers;||2018|
|VolunteerMatch Tools and Resources||VolunteerMatch||2018|
|Interviewing Volunteers, Staff Training||Fire, reject, complaints||2018|
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||2018|
Engaging Volunteers from Diverse and Immigrant Communities
The Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration (MAVA) has developed a set of 8 strategies for creating a more inclusive volunteer program at… more
|Capacity Building, Staff Training||diverse, inclusive, immigrant||2018|
|Capacity Building, Interviewing Volunteers, Staff Training||2018|
|Capacity Building||volunteer coordinator||2018|