Management Tools

Find applications, agreement forms, handbooks, training and orientation manuals and other tools here.

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
Waiver & Release of Liability Specific to Covid-19 for Clients & Volunteers - Equest, Dallas TX
Although not a library, this document was shared by a non-profit organization in Dallas Texas in preparation for beginning their service during COVID… more
Volunteer Handbooks COVID-19, Waiver, Liability Waiver 2020
COVID-19 Protocol for Volunteers - Equest, Dallas TX
Although not a library, this document was shared by a non-profit organization in Dallas Texas in preparation for beginning their service during COVID… more
Volunteer Handbooks COVID-19, Waiver, Liability Waiver 2020
Volunteer Handbook - City of Boulder CO
This is the recently revised (2019) handbook for the volunteer program for the City of Boulder Colorado.
Volunteer Handbooks policies 2020
Volunteer Release Form - Austin Public Library - TX
This is the Volunteer Release Form developed and used by the Austin Texas Public Library.
Volunteer AgreementsVolunteer Handbooks Liability Waiver, liability, Risk Management 2020
Guidelines for Virtual Recognition - San Jose Public Library CA
San Jose Public Library developed these guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 in order to guide staff in recognition of volunteers… more
Volunteer RecognitionStaff Guides for Working with Volunteers recognition, COVID-19 2020
Annual Volunteer Survey - Cedar Rapids Public Library IA
This volunteer survey is used annually by the Cedar Rapids Iowa Public Library.
Strategic PlanningStaff Guides for Working with Volunteers surveys 2020
Volunteer Handbook - Pacific Grove CA
Volunteer Handbook used by the City of Pacific Grove, California.
 
Volunteer Handbooks handbook, policies, procedures 2019
Adult Volunteer Application - Huntington Beach CA
Volunteer Application Form used by Huntington Beach Public Library - 2019.
Adult Volunteer Applications Application 2019
Beyond Retention: How to get better data to inform your volunteer engagement strategy
This article helps you answer the question "How do I know if my volunteer strategies are working?" by inviting you to go beyond just volunteer… more
Strategic PlanningPublicity and Promotion evaluation, program evaluation, Assess 2019
Five Survey Templates to Measure Volunteer and Board Satisfaction
Volunteers are valuable assets who put in their time, effort, and sweat to nurture the lifeblood of the organization. Therefore, it's important to… more
Strategic PlanningStaff Guides for Working with Volunteers surveys 2019
Return on Investment Worksheet & Infographic Templates
California's Get Involved Regional Leaders develop networking and training events for library volunteer engagement coordinators in their regions… more
Publicity and PromotionCapacity BuildingStaff Training ROI, annual report 2019
How to Find a VMS System That Actually Meets Your Needs
There are a lot of VMS choices out there, probably something for every program, depending on your size and budget. This brief article provides things… more
Volunteer Management Systems Record Keeping, Data Management 2019
Return on Investment Infographic Template #1
This is one of 3 templates you can use to report annual statistics and return on investment of your volunteer program. Each of the 3 templates varies… more
Publicity and PromotionCapacity BuildingStaff Training ROI, annual report 2019
Return on Investment Infographic Template #2
This is one of 3 templates you can use to report annual statistics and return on investment of your volunteer program. Each of the 3 templates varies… more
Publicity and PromotionCapacity BuildingStaff Training ROI, annual report 2019
The Volunteer Perspective - Industry Insights 2019
Sterling Volunteers surveyed over 7,000 volunteers to get their thoughts and opinions on a wide range of important topics facing nonprofits,… more
Volunteer Screening / InterviewingVolunteer Recognition background checks 2019
Return on Investment Infographic Template #3
This is one of 3 templates you can use to report annual statistics and return on investment of your volunteer program. Each of the 3 templates varies… more
Publicity and PromotionCapacity BuildingStaff Training ROI, annual report 2019
Sample Volunteer Handbook - VolunteerMatch
This sample handout was created by VolunteerMatch, and shared in our April 2019 Webinar -- Playing By The Rules: Creating an Effective Volunteer… more
Volunteer Handbooks handbook, policies 2019
Volunteer Guidelines - Lake Travis Community Library (TX)
This is a great two-page volunteer guidelines document that includes some nice policy wording and a terrific compact and readable format from the… more
Confidentiality PoliciesVolunteer Handbooks policies 2019
When Recognition Hurts Recruitment (and what we might do about it)
Ask yourself if how you’re publicizing volunteer recognition might be sending an unwanted message to new potential recruits
 
Volunteer Recognition recognition 2019
Sample Interview Questions for Volunteers - VolunteerMatch
Shared by Jennifer Bennett of VolunteerMatch during her June 27, 2018 webinar: New Volunteer Manager's Toolkit.
View the archived here: https… more
Volunteer Screening / Interviewing interview 2018