Training Materials

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

Titlesort descending Year
Staff Training Syllabus - San Jose
Learning objectives used to train staff at San Jose Public Library on working with high impact volunteers in four 2-hour sessions. See also, a document referred to in the training: "Volunteer Agreement Checklist."
Keywords: Staff Training
2010
Staff/Volunteer Relations
This brief article from the HR Council for the Nonprofit Sector provides clear ideas to enhance volunteer/staff relations by identifying and addressing concerns, and promote positive relationships.
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2014
Storytime Training Guide - Roseville Public Library
Training Guide created by Children's Library staff at Roseville Public Library to train Storytime Conductor volunteers. See also: Storytime Conductor position description and Storytime Conductor Volunteer Agreement.
2009
Successful Volunteer Recruitment Strategies for Baby Boomers & Generations that Follow
This is a one hour archived webinar presented by Carla Lehn in February, 2012. Presenter slides and handouts are available at the link below. Do you ever wonder what motivates volunteers? Are you wondering where to find talented volunteers? What projects or programs do you have that will attract them? Baby boomers and the generations that follow are seeking new ways to use their skills and experience to make a difference in their communities. Your library is uniquely positioned to benefit from these volunteers.
2012
Supervising Volunteers
Mary V. Merrill's thoughts on volunteer supervision and delegation.
Keywords: Staff Training
2005
The Importance of Using and Understanding Background Check Screening
This archived webinar was produced by "AL!VE" -- the Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement.
2013
Trends and Issues in Volunteer Engagement- Jill Friedman Fixler
Jill Friedman Fixler sets the stage for day-long training on building capacity for skilled volunteer engagement by discussing trends and challenges. See videos of trainings that follow this presentation.
2009
Tutorial - The Get Involved Widget
Posting the widget on your library's home page will provide a service to your patrons and increase the number of "hits" on your posted VolunteerMatch opportunities. In this 2.5 minute video learn about how it works and how to install it.
2014
Until Tuesday- Book to Action Project- Lodi Public Library
As part of an LSTA grant, Lodi Public Library designed a Book to Action project around the book "Until Tuesday" based on the true story of a wounded warrior dealing with a traumatic brain injury and PTSD and his road to healing and hope through a relationship with his service dog.
2012
Volunteer Assessment and Selection- Jennifer Rackow
As part of a day-long training, Jennifer Rackow helps you assess and select the best candidates to become volunteers in your program. Search for additional training videos from the day on this site.
2009

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