Training Materials

Learn more about best practices in volunteer recruitment and engagement, and how to get the results you need...

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Volunteers: More Work? or More Work Force? - Idaho Commission for Libraries
This is a 30 minute archived webinar, presented May 15, 2017 by Sheila Winther, Volunteer Coordinator for the Idaho Commission for Libraries. This is an great introduction or reminder of key roles of the volunteer coordinator.
2017
Get Involved Collaborative: A Multi-State Approach to Increasing Volunteer Engagement
Get Involved: Powered By Your Library began as a California statewide initiative designed to expand the visibility and contributions of skilled volunteers through public libraries. California’s success recently led to a 3 year grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services’ Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian program.
2017
How an Old Interview Approach Increased Volunteer Retention Rate by 30%
Elisa Kosarin of Twenty Hats describes Behavior-based interviewing, and how its implementation in her situation helped to increased the quality of her volunteers, and their retention rate.
2017
The Millennial Impact Report Retrospective: Five Years of Trends
Five years of trends from the Millennial Impact Report suggest that this generation is eager to connect, get involved with and give to causes. Insights are described about what organizations can do with this information to be more successful in engaging millennials with their work.
2017
2016 Arizona Volunteering Report
Arizona State University's Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation's 2016 Summary Report of their survey and focus group results. "Arizona Volunteerism Today and in the Future"
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2016
Why Company Sponsored Volunteer Programs are Keeping Millennials Happy at Work
What motivates millennials to stay in a job is having an impact on corporate social responsibility.
2016
Engaging the Volunteer of the Future
This one-hour webinar by Jennifer Bennett of VolunteerMatch was archived on June 17, 2015: The age of one-size fits all volunteer engagement is coming to an end. This webinar will start with a review of some of the things that we know about what volunteers are looking for in an opportunity.
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2015
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.
2015
Skilled Volunteer Interview: Social Media Specialist
This is a 4 minute interview with a volunteer who served as a Social Media Specialist for the California State Library. Her volunteer Position Description can be found here: http://getinvolvedca.org/resource/position-descriptions/social-media-specialist
2015
Working with Volunteers who have Full Time Jobs
This 5 minute video explores working with volunteers who have full time jobs with Cathy from the Sacramento Public Library, and one of her working volunteers, Natasha.
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2015

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