Training Materials

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

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

Title Keyword Tags Year
Online Book Sale Operation - Mesa AZ
The Mesa Public Library in Arizona has an amazing online booksale operation supervised by the library's volunteer coordinator. In Fall 2019 we had… more
Engaging High Impact VolunteersCapacity Building online booksales, Friends, Friends of the Library
Online Book Sales & Research Training #2: Parts of a Book - Mesa AZ
The Mesa Public Library in Arizona utilizes volunteers to support their huge online booksale operation. This Training Outline is one of three shared… more
Job Specific Volunteer TrainingEngaging High Impact Volunteers online booksales
Online Book Sales & Research Training #3: Assessing the Condition of a Book - Mesa AZ
The Mesa Public Library in Arizona utilizes volunteers to support their huge online booksale operation. This Training Outline is one of three shared… more
Job Specific Volunteer TrainingEngaging High Impact Volunteers online booksales
Creative and Innovative Recognition Strategies for Today's Library Volunteers
This October 24, 2019 webinar is presented by Jennifer Bennett of VolunteerMatch. Please fast forward through the first 6 minutes, as we had some… more
Engaging High Impact VolunteersStaff Training recognition
Connecting with Today's Volunteers to Transform the Friends of the Library
This one hour webinar was presented in September 2019 by Carla Lehn for the Friends of Libraries section of the New York Library Association.… more
Engaging High Impact VolunteersCapacity BuildingStaff Training Friends of the Library
Teen Summer Volunteer Orientation - Riverside County CA
Sample Teen Volunteer Summer Reading Program orientation agenda
Volunteer OrientationMillennials teen volunteers, Teens
VolunteerMatch "Tour"
This is a recording of an online meeting "Tour" provided for library participants on November 20, 2019. You can both hear Carla talking and see what… more
VolunteerMatch Tools and Resources VolunteerMatch