Training Materials

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

Titlesort ascending Year
Young Generation No Slouches at Volunteering
Tired of hearing people grouse about a tuned-out, apathetic younger generation? Well, here's a comeback: Today's young Americans are more serious about giving back than their parents were. In fact, those under age 30 now are more likely to say citizens have a "very important obligation" to volunteer, an Associated Press-GfK poll finds.
Keywords: Millenials
2014
You Can't Fire Me, I'm a Volunteer!
This quick read from Blue Avocado focuses on addressing volunteer dissatisfaction points to the right way to handle disgruntled volunteers.
Keywords: Staff Training
2018
Working with Volunteers who have Full Time Jobs
This 5 minute video explores working with volunteers who have full time jobs with Cathy from the Sacramento Public Library, and one of her working volunteers, Natasha. Another approach to working with volunteers with full time jobs is to consider "virtual volunteer" opportunities. You can watch a 4 minute interview about that here: https://www.getinvolvedca.org/resource/training-materials/virtual-volunteer-4-minute-interview
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2015
Why the Widget?
Brief FAQ about why you want to post the "Get Involved" widget on your library's website for maximum volunteer recruitment opportunities.
2011
Why Should We Pay Attention to Volunteer Trends?
If we could see the coming volunteering trends, we could prepare for them, right? Thirty years ago, were there signs that volunteers wanted more episodic roles? Or did it sneak up on us, causing us to rethink our volunteering strategy? Should we even pay attention to trends? Do we need a volunteer engagement strategy umbrella? They evolve in other sectors and if we aren’t aware of them, these trends can rain down on us, catching us unprepared. One such rapidly expanding trend is corporate volunteering.
2018
Why Don't People Volunteer?
This brief article from PTO today discusses the importance of not only knowing why people volunteer, but why they don't.
2015
Why Company Sponsored Volunteer Programs are Keeping Millennials Happy at Work
What motivates millennials to stay in a job is having an impact on corporate social responsibility.
2016
Where Do I Go From Here? Engage Volunteers in New Ways
This one hour archived webinar was presented by Jennifer Bennett from VolunteerMatch on October 24, 2018. It focuses on: How long do volunteers usually stay with your program? Do you struggle with keeping them interested, involved and engaged?
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2018
What Leaders of Volunteers Can Do to Gain Executive Attention
A list of steps to take when trying to engage senior management in understanding the importance of the volunteer program by Susan J. Ellis of Energize, Inc.
2011
Want to Write a Volunteer Program Annual Report? Here's How to Start
VolunteerMatch blog guest post by Elisa Kosarin. This post originally appeared on Twenty Hats. Your volunteers tell a compelling story. It’s time to share it.
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2019

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