Training Materials

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

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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
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
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
Public Sector Volunteer Engagement
On January 15, 2015, Reimagining Service and America's Service Commissions (ASC) partnered on this 1 hour webinar on effective volunteer engagement in the public sector. The presenters unveiled results of Reimagining Service's research on public sector volunteer engagement and shared.practical examples from the field. More resources can be found at http://www.reimaginingservice.org
2015
Engaging Volunteers as Tech Trainers in Public Libraries
This January 2015 TechSoup webinar featured great tips from both a large library -- Denver Public -- and a small library in Vermont.
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2015
Walking the Walk: Engage Volunteers in Your Volunteer Engagement Program
“Walking the Walk: Engage Volunteers in your Volunteer Engagement Program” is a 50 minute archived webinar by Jennifer Bennett at VolunteerMatch. You will learn how to effectively delegate volunteer engagement and management work to volunteers so you have the opportunity to "think bigger." Discussion topics include: evaluating your program for volunteer engagement, determining how best to deploy volunteers, creating a communication plan, screening and training volunteers to be an important part of your volunteer recruiting, retention and recognition plans.
2015
Brave New World of Engaging Skilled Volunteers
Have you thought about how volunteers with specific skills could help ? This 50 minute webinar by VolunteerMatch and LinkedIn For Good to learn why skilled volunteerism is important, and how to use VolunteerMatch and LinkedIn's partnership to make your volunteer opportunities available and visible to potential volunteers on both sites.
2015
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

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