Training Materials

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

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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.
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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
Skilled Volunteer Interview: Public Relations Strategist
Watch this 6 minute interview with Dan, a highly skilled Public Relations volunteer who came aboard to create a statewide PR campaign for California's library literacy service. You can find his volunteer job description here: http://getinvolvedclearinghouse.org/resource/position-descriptions/public-relations-strategist
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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
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
Small Library VolunteerMatch Success -- Johnson City TX
In this 4 & 1/2 minute video, Johnson City Texas Library Director, Maggie Goodman, shares her successful experience in posting a need for IT volunteers on VolunteerMatch. (Johnson City has a population of 1,656, and the library's service area encompasses about 5,000 people). These skilled volunteers found Maggie's need through a special volunteer recruitment relationship between LinkedIn and VolunteerMatch. They are volunteering on a regular basis, and just agreed to help set up the Library's new Maker Space!
2017
Small Library VolunteerMatch Success Story - Brownwood Texas
n this 2 minute video, Brownwood Texas Library Director, Becky Isbell, shares her successful experience in posting a need for a skilled graphic design volunteer on VolunteerMatch. (Brownwood has a population of 19,288.) Using the "Virtual" volunteer search, Becky found someone all the way in Pennsylvania, who not only designed her logo, but additional collateral materials for the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten project. They've never met, but, Mission Accomplished! for both the library and the volunteer.
2017

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