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
12 Key Actions of Volunteer Program Champions: CEOs Who Lead the Way
Twelve key actions for CEO support of volunteers outlined in this article (free to download) by Betty Stallings are based on interviews with CEOs who… more
Staff Guides for Working with Volunteers 2005
12 Tips for Engaging Pro Bono Volunteers
Terrific blog post by Jennifer Bennett of VolunteerMatch about why and how to engage high skilled volunteers.
Engaging High Impact Volunteers 2017
3 Ways to Recognize Volunteers
Volunteer appreciation can be tough, because not all volunteers like to be thanked in the same way. Here are three great ideas to make your "… more
Volunteer Recognition recognition 2015
4 Steps to Grow Your Volunteer Program with LinkedIn
Learn how to use LinkedIn and a free VolunteerMatch tool to extend your online recruitment reach to millions of potential volunteers on LinkedIn.
Volunteer RecruitmentVolunteerMatchOn-line Volunteer RecruitmentVolunteerMatch Tools and Resources LinkedIn, social media, Recruitment 2015
A Consumer's Guide to Volunteer Management Systems - Idealware
An introduction to volunteer management software -- what's available, what to expect, and how different systems compare.
Volunteer Management Systems 2011
A Letter to Nonprofits that Want to Hire a Volunteer Manager
A terrific brief piece by Elisa Kosarin on things to consider when preparing to hire a volunteer engagement coordinator.
Volunteer Coordinator Interview QuestionsVolunteer Coordinator Job Descriptions volunteer coordinator 2017
Access - Downey (CA) Public Library Literacy - screenshots
Downey Public Library created their volunteer management system for the literacy program on Access. This document is a series of screen shots you… more
Volunteer Management Systems Record Keeping, Reporting, Data Management, Tracking 2011
Access -- Downey (CA) Public Library Literacy -- Review/Features
Downey Public Library created their volunteer management system for the literacy program on Access. This document is a "review" of the… more
Volunteer Management Systems Record Keeping, Reporting, Data Management, Tracking 2011
Adult Literacy Workplan- San Jose Public Library, CA
This work plan created by San Jose Public Library describes outreach strategies to advance the Partners in Reading (PAR) adult literacy program.… more
Volunteer Engagement Workplans adult literacy, work plan, outreach 2011
Adult Volunteer Application - Buckeye Library, AZ
This is the adult volunteer application used by the Buckeye Public Library in Arizona.
Adult Volunteer Applications Application 2017
Adult Volunteer Application - Huntington Beach CA
Volunteer Application Form used by Huntington Beach Public Library - 2019.
Adult Volunteer Applications Application 2019
Adult Volunteer Application - Solano County Library, CA
Adult Volunteer Application used by the Solano County Library.
Adult Volunteer Applications Adult, Application, Form 2007
Advice for Choosing Volunteer Management Software
Maintained by Jayne Cravens of Coyote Communications, this is a very good list of all the volunteer tracking mechanisms out there, with a matrix that… more
Volunteer Management Systems Tracking 2011
Background Checks - Nonprofit Risk Management Center
Q&A Background Checks
By John Patterson, Senior Program Director, Nonprofit Risk Management Center
The Nonprofit Risk Management Center receives… more
Volunteer HandbooksVolunteer Screening / Interviewing background checks 1970
Background Checks Procedure - Huntington Beach, CA
This brief document identifies which volunteer positions require a background check, and outlines the process for doing it.
Volunteer HandbooksVolunteer Screening / Interviewing background checks, policies 2012
Basic Volunteer Conduct - San Bernardino County, CA
Basic expectations handout given to volunteers at the San Bernardino County Library.
Volunteer Handbooks Conduct, guidelines, policies, policy and procedure 2011
Best Practices and Recommended Policies for California State Agencies
This comprehensive manual of suggested best practices and recommended policies for California State Agencies was compiled and published by California… more
Volunteer Handbooks Policies Handbook, forms 2013
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
Book to Action- Hayward Public Library, CA
Learn about Book to Action, an innovative approach to convening a book discussion, author event and service projects that benefits the community.
Publicity and Promotion Book to action, books to action, book discussion, Book Club, graphic design, marketing 2012
Book to Action- Oceanside Public Library, CA
Learn about Book to Action, an innovative approach to convening a book discussion, author event and service projects that benefits the community.
Publicity and Promotion paws to help, book discussion, Book to action, books to action, graphic design, children 2012