Learn from your public library colleagues who are creating effective volunteer engagement strategies, tools and practices that will keep you from re-inventing the wheel! Search the database of Get Involved resources and enhance your success in volunteer engagement. Resources include:

Learn more about the Get Involved Resource Clearinghouse.

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Tips to Improve Your VolunteerMatch Results

Re-posting – Best and easiest thing you can do to make your volunteer listings more visible to volunteers on VolunteerMatch

Include a photo of what it looks like to be a volunteer in the position (more effective than a logo or picture of your library)

Need good photos of volunteers in action? https://getinvolvedclearinghouse.org/ -- Click on Photos then use Dropdown menu to select the volunteer role.  These are professionally taken, photo waivers signed and sized for VolunteerMatch!

Promote Your Listings -- If you have a paid VolunteerMatch account (California Libraries can get one free from the California State Library – e-mail clehn@califa.org) another one of the features you get is called "Promote Your Listings." This 90 second video shows how it can add a self-updating Volunteer page to your library's website.

VolunteerMatch/LinkedIn Reccruitment Partnership - How to get LinkedIn to offer your skilled volunteer position to qualified candidates

VolunteerMatch “Tour” – Using VolunteerMatch to Recruit Skilled & Virtual Volunteers

 

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