Hot Topics Archive

Month Topic Update
What's New for January 2016 New Resources

Management Tools

3 Ways to Recognize Volunteers
 

Training Materials

Basics of Volunteer Orientation & Training

What's New for December 2015 New Resources

Position Descriptions

Reading Buddies

 

Training Materials

4 Steps to Grow Your Volunteer Program with LinkedIn

Training Resources for Computer Coaches 

What's New for November 2015 New Resources

Management Tools

Recruitment:  Whom We Don’t Ask to Volunteer

Training Materials

Young Generation No Slouches at Volunteering

Millenials and Volunteering: Bridging the Generation Gap

 

What's New for October 2015 New Resources

Management Tools

Recognition: Celebrate Collective Accomplishments, Not Volunteered Time

Volunteer Recognition: Just Say No to Years of Service Awards

Recognition: Exploding the Bid Banquet: An Incendiary Analysis
 

Training Materials

How Talent (Not Money) Will Transform Your Organization
 

What's New for September 2015 New Resources

 

Management Tools

Volunteer Interviews – Traps to Avoid

Poke, Pin and Tag: Using Social Media to Engage Volunteers

 

Training Materials

Skills Based Service Engagement Tool

What's New for August 2015 New Resources

Position Descriptions

Social Media Specialist

Photographer

Training Materials

Brave New World of Engaging Skilled Volunteers

What's New for July 2015 New Resources

Training Materials

Engaging Volunteer Tech Trainers in Public Libraries
 

Walking the Walk: Engage Volunteers in Your Volunteer Engagement Program

Engaging the Volunteer of the Future
 

What's New for June 2015 New Resources

Management Tools

This month we're focusing on tools to help you create a plan for your program, and hopefully have volunteer services included in your organization's overall strategic plan as well.

Goal Setting Worksheet 

American Diabetes Association Strategic Plan -- includes a volunteerism goal

What's New for May 2015 New Resources

Management Tools
Strategic Volunteer Engagement: A Guide for Nonprofit and Public Sector Leaders

Training Materials
Staff Volunteer Relations Strategies ToolKit

Public Sector Volunteer Engagement – One hour archived webinar

What's New for April 2015 New Resources

Management Tools

VolunteerMatch Recruitment Tool – Making Recommendations to Potential Volunteers

Take Root: Volunteer Management Guidebook

What's New for March 2015 New Resources

Management Tools

12 Key Actions of Volunteer Program Champions: CEOs Who Lead the Way

Best Practice Guidelines for Screening Volunteers: Finding the Right Match

Training Materials

Challenging the Status Quo: Rethinking the Value of Volunteers
 

What's New for February 2015 New Resources

Management Tools

VolunteerMatch/Linked In Recruitment Partnership Instructions

Position Descriptions

Social Media Specialist

Training Materials

Millenials Want to Make a Serious Impact
 

What's New for January 2015 New Resources

Position Descriptions

Web Designer

Training Materials

Why Use the Get Involved Widget?

Tutorial – The Get Involved Widget – 2.5 minute video
 

What's New for December 2014 New Resources

Management Tools

Teen Tech-xPert Volunteer Application

Training Materials

VolunteerMatch Re-Posting Tutorial – 3 minute video

Making the Most of Your VolunteerMatch Account – 33 minute archived webinar

What's New for November 2014 New Resources

Management Tools
Volunteer Satisfaction Surveys: 10 Ways to Get it Right

Sample Volunteer Recognition Survey from Nonprofit Connect

Sample Volunteer Recognition Survey from 4H

Position Descriptions

Book Club Facilitator

Program Facilitator Leader

 

What's New for October 2014 New Resources

Management Tools
Idealist’s Volunteer Management Resource Center

 

Position Descriptions
ESL Conversation Club Facilitator

ESL Conversation Club Program Coordinator

 
Genealogy Catalog Associate
 

What's New for September 2014 New Resources

Management Tools
2013 Volunteer Canada Recognition Study

4-H Volunteer Recognition Program Model

Position Descriptions
Homework Club Site Coordinator

Homework Club Scholastic Supervisor

Training Materials
Homework Help Tutor Training
 

What's New for August 2014 New Resources

Position Descriptions
Storytime Performer

Web Developer – Friends of the Library

Training Materials
Developing Volunteer Orientation

Developing Training Programs for Volunteers
 

What's New for July 2014 New Resources

Management Tools
Supervising Volunteers

Position Descriptions
Community Connections Coordinator

Training Materials
Library Tour Guide Manual

What's New for June 2014 New Resources

Management Tools

Volunteer Confidentiality Agreement

Sample Volunteer Interview Questions