Training Materials

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

Titlesort descending Year
Going Virtual: Recruiting and Engaging Volunteers Online (Tutorial)
This tutorial will give you a basic overview of two tools for recruiting and engaging volunteers online: Facebook and Meetup. Each offers its own advantages and disadvantages, but both can help you use the web to target the types of volunteers you want and help you engage your current volunteer base.
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2014
Homework Club - San Jose Public Library
5.5 minute video shares the library's volunteer driven homework help program.
2011
Homework Tutor Training - Huntington Beach
Powerpoint used by Huntington Beach Public Library to train their volunteer Homework Help Tutors.
2014
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
How Talent (Not Money) WIll Transform Your Organization
The world is full of educated, experienced, talented people who care about community. They are passionate about causes. And they are willing – even yearning – to contribute strategy, expertise and skills to your organization. They are looking for meaningful, time-specific projects. They crave opportunities to act as project managers, legal advisors, financial strategists, online marketing gurus, business coaches, HR consultants (the list is endless). Sadly, nonprofit organizations are not yet stepping up to offer the opportunities these talented people desire.
2013
How to Design Volunteer Training that Helps (Not Hurts) Learning
A brief article that provides principles of learning theory in usable form to the design of volunteer training.
2013
Interviewing Volunteers- Jill Friedman Fixler
As part of a day-long training, Jill Friedman Fixler provides guidelines and tips to effectively interview prospective volunteers. Search for additional training videos from the day on this site.
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2009
Library Tour Guide Manual - Paso Robles
Guidelines and instructions for volunteers leading tours, primarily of school children, through the library.
2007
Management's Role in Eliminating Staff Resistance to Volunteers in the Library
This 6 & 1/2 minute narrated slide presentation addresses the steps management can take to reduce staff resistance to volunteers in the library. Many thanks to our colleague, Cathy Crosthwaite for creating and sharing it.
2012
Meet the Volunteer Management Team, Monrovia Public Library (Part 1)
In this 4-minute video, meet the Volunteer Management Team at Monrovia Public Library and learn how MPL uses volunteer leaders to expand and improve their volunteer impact. See also Part 2 of the video (Tips and Strategies).
2011

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