Training Materials

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

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Millenials Want to Make a Serious Impact
This blog post from Catchafire.org describes the Millenial generation -- the 80 million born between 1980 and 2000 -- and their interest in participating for "social good." Great tips on how you can attract this goldmine of potential volunteers, rather than turning them off.
Keywords: Millenials
2014
New Staff Roles- Jennifer Rackow
As part of a day-long training, Jennifer Rackow discusses the changing roles staff play in transforming your volunteer program. Search for other training videos from the day on this site.
Tags: Video
2009
Partners in Reading Leadership Team, San Jose
In this 2-minute interview with Judy Klikun, you will learn about engaging volunteer leaders, building teams and developing advocates for the library.
2010
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
Putting Corporate Volunteers to Work
This one hour webinar presented by Jennifer Bennett of VolunteerMatch will help you look at the challenges of engaging groups of volunteers -- from corporations, local businesses, service clubs or youth groups. You'll learn about evaluation points that will help you determine if your program is ready to do this. Effective practices for engagement, ideas for diversifying the work and commitment level of corporate volunteers, the importance of creating opportunities with measurable impacts, and communicating those impacts are discussed.
2012
Putting Corporate Volunteers to Work
This one-hour webinar (2012) presents evaluation points to help volunteer managers determine if their program is ready to engage, or expand the use of volunteers from local corporations and businesses. Effective practices for engagement, ideas for diversifying the work and commitment level of corporate volunteers, the importance of creating opportunities with measurable impacts, and communicating those impacts are discussed.
2012
Reimagining Service in California- Karen Baker
Karen Brown, Secretary of Service and Volunteering in California, discusses trends in skilled volunteering at the Get Involved: Powered By Your Library institute in 2010.
Tags: Video, trends
2010
Rural Volunteer Toolkit
This toolkit was researched and written VISTA volunteers serving in Appalachian Coal Country, and in rural Colorado. They have included some of their research, examples of engaging in partnerships for volunteer engagement, as well as templates, checklists and worksheets to help you get started.
2012
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
Social Media and Volunteer Engagement
What do you need to know about social media as a volunteer program manager? How can you use sites like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter to promote your library’s volunteer program and recruit volunteers? This one hour archived webinar offers an introduction to social media and some of the most popular sites, along with how other libraries are using social networks to increase their impact.
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2010

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