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
Staff Guide for Working with Volunteers -- San Francisco Public Library
Guidelines for staff who work with volunteers at the San Francisco Public Library.
2011
Staff Guide to Volunteer Engagement - Yolo County Library
Volunteer engagement background, responsibilities, policies, procedures and expectations for library staff.
2011
Staff Volunteer Application - Oceanside
Some libraries allow their staff to volunteer at the library, and some don't. Oceanside does allow it under certain circumstances, and this is the required application form.
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2013
Storytime Conductor Volunteer Agreement-Roseville
Sample agreement prepared by the Roseville Public Library for review and signature by their "Storytime Conductor" volunteers. See also "Storytime Conductor" position description.
2011
Strategic Planning Tools and Templates
Check out these great tools and templates for developing and monitoring a strategic plan from the Bridgespan Group.
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2015
Strategic Volunteer Engagement: A Guide for Nonprofit and Public Sector Leaders
This RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service at the University of Texas, Austin publication offers offer here a strategic framework and guidance for current and future nonprofit and public sector leaders open to exploring the ramifications and implications of engaging volunteers in mission-critical work.
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2009
Survey of Software Tools Used to Track and Manage Volunteers
The results of the survey of volunteer management software launched by Rob Jackson(robjacksonconsulting.com) and Jayne Cravens (coyotecommunications.com) are compiled in this document. In March and April 2012, Rob and Jayne drafted and circulated a survey regarding software used to manage volunteer information. The purpose of the survey was to gather some basic data that might help organizations that involve volunteers to make better-informed decisions when choosing software, and to help software designers to understand the needs of those organizations.
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2012
Take Root: Volunteer Management Guidebook
A good "Primer" on all aspects of volunteer programs, including ideas, steps to take and template forms to use from the Corporation for National and Community Service, and HandsOn Network.
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2014
Targeted Recruitment Plan -- Carla Lehn
You want the perfect volunteer for each position -- don't settle for someone who's not right for the job. Instead of passive recruitment -- I.e., "Volunteer Here" sign on the circulation desk -- you want to use "Targeted Recruitment" to help you identify volunteers for each specific position. Here's a tool you can use in conjunction with your volunteer job description to help you identify and locate just the volunteer you need.
2013
Teen Tech-xPert Volunteer Application - Torrance
Torrance Public Library's Teen Tech-xPert program's volunteer application.
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2014

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