All Resource Types Tagged "Volunteer Handbooks"

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Playing by the Rules: Creating an Effective Volunteer Handbook. This one hour archived webinar was presented by Jennifer Bennett of VolunteerMatch in conjunction with the 4 state Get Involved: Powered by Your Library Collaborative (AZ, CA, ID, TX). VolunteerMatch's sample handbook that Jennifer mentions in the webinar can be found here:, and other sample handbooks from libraries can be found by clicking on "Managment Tools" and then selecting "Volunteer Handbooks" from the dropdown menu. You can also type "Handbook" into the Clearinghouse's Search box. Volunteer Handbooks policies, handbook Training Materials
Background Checks - Nonprofit Risk Management Center Q&A Background Checks By John Patterson, Senior Program Director, Nonprofit Risk Management Center The Nonprofit Risk Management Center receives many questions concerning the screening of staff and volunteers using criminal history record checks. Criminal history record checks are important risk management tools but must not replace other risk management strategies designed to lessen the opportunity for abuse of vulnerable service recipients. No background check is perfect and the fact that an applicant appears to have a clean record is not predictive of future behavior. In this document he answers some of the more frequently asked questions concerning criminal history record checks. Volunteer Handbooks, Volunteer Screening/Interviewing background checks Management Tool
Background Checks Procedure - Huntington Beach, CA This brief document identifies which volunteer positions require a background check, and outlines the process for doing it. Volunteer Handbooks, Volunteer Screening/Interviewing background checks, policies Management Tool
Basic Volunteer Conduct - San Bernardino County, CA Basic expectations handout given to volunteers at the San Bernardino County Library. Volunteer Handbooks Conduct, guidelines, policies, policy and procedure Management Tool
Best Practices and Recommended Policies for California State Agencies This comprehensive manual of suggested best practices and recommended policies for California State Agencies was compiled and published by California Volunteers in collaboration with the State Agency Volunteer Coordinator Forum. While compiled for state agency use, this comprehensive volunteer program manual will provide food for thought for any public agency. Volunteer Handbooks Policies Handbook, forms Management Tool
Build a Better Volunteer Engagement Program Brush off the cobwebs, clean out the closets, and check for cracks. Have you ever wondered if your volunteer engagement program is using all of the current best practices? This training will review and discuss important program components such as interviews, orientations, volunteer handbooks, risk management and more. Sample program documents will be provided as well as a program assessment checklist to help you evaluate your existing program. Volunteer Handbooks, Engaging High Impact Volunteers, On-line Volunteer Recruitment, VolunteerMatch Tools and Resources Recruitment, management Training Materials
Confidentiality of Customer Records Form - Ontario, California This document from the Ontario City Library states their Confidentiality policy for Customer Records, and provides a space for both employees and volunteers to sign saying they understand and agree to following the policy. Confidentiality Policies, Volunteer Handbooks Confidentiality Forms Management Tool
Criminal History Background Checks - California Things to consider when making decisions about criminal background checks, including the rights of the applicants. Includes information from the Nonprofit Risk Management Center and the California Attorney General's Office. Volunteer Handbooks, Volunteer Screening/Interviewing background checks, policies Management Tool
Emergency Contact Form - Buckeye Public Library, AZ Here's a good example of a emergency contact form for volunteers from the Buckeye Public Library in Arizona. Volunteer Handbooks Template Management Tool
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. Staff Guides for Working with Volunteers, Volunteer Handbooks job coach Management Tool


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