Training Materials

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.

Title Keyword Tags Year
Volunteer Speed-Matching
A unique volunteer recruitment technique.
Capacity BuildingStaff Training Recruitment 2005
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… more
Volunteer RecruitmentEngaging High Impact VolunteersStaff Training Volunteer Recruitment, volunteer coordinator, staff training 1999
Engaging Pro Bono & Skills-Based Volunteers Webinar Slides
These slides are from the one-hour webinar presented for a library audience by Jennifer Bennett, CVA, Senior Manager of Education and Training at… more
Engaging High Impact VolunteersStaff Training Skilled Volunteers, Pro Bono, Webinar
Pro Bono Project Worksheet - VolunteerMatch
This worksheet was a handout provided during aone-hour webinar entitled Engaging Pro Bono & Skilled Volunteers. It was presented for a library… more
Engaging High Impact VolunteersStaff Training Skilled Volunteers, Pro Bono
Connecting with Today's Volunteers to Transform the Friends of the Library
This one hour webinar was presented in September 2019 by Carla Lehn for the Friends of Libraries section of the New York Library Association.… more
Engaging High Impact VolunteersCapacity BuildingStaff Training Friends of the Library
Teen Summer Volunteer Orientation - Riverside County CA
Sample Teen Volunteer Summer Reading Program orientation agenda
Volunteer OrientationMillennials teen volunteers, Teens
Checking Criminal Histories: Considerations Before You Begin
Thinks to take into consideration as you determine your use of criminal history background checks, including relevant offenses and applicants' rights.
Staff Training background checks, criminal background check