Management Tools

Find applications, agreement forms, handbooks, training and orientation manuals and other tools...

NOTE: These are examples from public libraries in California and should be reviewed and modified to ensure fit with local policies and culture.

Titlesort descending Year
Demonstrating ROI (Return on Investment) in Volunteer Engagement
You know your volunteers do valuable work -- but how do you know which of their results will be most compelling to the decision makers in your communities? In this one-hour webinar, Jennifer Rackow (JFFixler Group) outlines the kinds of results to look for, questions you can ask to uncover them, and considerations about who tells these stories about your library's investment in volunteer engagement.
2011
Developing Volunteer Orientation Programs
This section of "The Community Toolbox" will help you think through and design your organizational orientation for volunteers.
2013
Engaging and Supporting Job Seekers as Volunteers
Developed by the Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration to guide volunteer program coordinators during the recession in how to work with folks who are seeking volunteer opportunities while they look for work.
Tags: job coach
2011
ESL Conversation Club Kit
ESL Conversation Club Kit. Developed by the San Jose Public Library, this “kit” is available for volunteer facilitators to use each time they come to facilitate a group. A great list of materials you might want to prepare too!
Tags: interview
2013
Exploding the Big Banquet: An Incendiary Analysis
Do our Present Volunteers Require Annual Banqueting? Maybe some do, but not as many as some seem to think. Among myriad motivation studies I have seen, none gives as a reason people volunteer in the first place or continue to do so, "the prospect of formal recognition." Correct me if I'm wrong, but I've heard of just about every incentive except this. Extrinsically motivated volunteers do need rewards beyond the work itself-- pins, buttons, badges, public praise, etc.
1987
Fingerprinting Procedures - San Jose
San Jose Public Library requires volunteers age 18 and over who work directly with children be fingerprinted. This is their procedures document for implementing that policy.
2011
Goal Setting Worksheet
Need a format for setting goals and developing action plans for your program? Here's a template from VolunteerMatch.
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2012
Guidelines for Volunteers Working with Children - Huntington Beach
This document contains a signature line for the volunteer to sign saying they understand appropriate behaviors when working with children at the library.
2012
Homebound Delivery Recruitment Brochure
Brochure used by the Orange Public Library to recruit both volunteers and patrons in need of the home delivery service.
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2015
Homework Help Work Plan- Torrance Public Library
The Torrance Public Library Homework Help program seeks the following outcomes: Students will be better prepared for exams and achieve better grades, children will be less frustrated with their homework, and parents will regard the Library more favorably and consider it a component of their child's education.
2011

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