Training Materials

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

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Best Practices for Recruiting Online
Watch Jennifer Bennett, Training Manager from VolunteerMatch, talk about the key things you need to do to be sure your volunteer opportunities get noticed on
Best Practices for Recruiting Volunteers Online
This one hour webinar will give you tips you can use to be successful recruiting volunteers online.
Keywords: Baby Boomers
Bibliography on Volunteer Engagement
Bibliography and Web Resources on Volunteer Engagement.
Book to Action Project- Santa Barbara Public Library
Book-to-Action Programs 2012: Bringing programs about the environment to Santa Barbara Public Library libraries (Green @ Your Library), in conjunction with the Santa Barbara Reads Program selection, Moby-Duck.
Brave New World of Engaging Skilled Volunteers
Have you thought about how volunteers with specific skills could help ? This 50 minute webinar by VolunteerMatch and LinkedIn For Good to learn why skilled volunteerism is important, and how to use VolunteerMatch and LinkedIn's partnership to make your volunteer opportunities available and visible to potential volunteers on both sites.
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.
Build Staff Buy-In for Volunteer Engagement
Often one of the biggest challenges to a new model of volunteer engagement is the resistance of paid staff. The attitudes and fears of our co-workers prevent us from expanding the work that volunteers do. But, if you've never worked with volunteers before, it can be scary. This one hour webinar presented by Jennifer Bennett from VolunteerMatch discusses strategies for working with paid staff to engage volunteers.
Capacity Building in Volunteer Engagement- Jill Friedman Fixler
As part of a day-long training, Jill Friedman Fixler presents fundamentals for building and expanding organizational capacity to engage skilled volunteers. Search for other training videos from the day on this site.
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Changing Organizational Culture to Engage Volunteers
This thoughtful article from the Minnesota Children's Museum suggests ways to engage staff and volunteers together more effectively by answering commonly asked questions.
Collaborating with Unions to Engage Volunteers - San Jose
Tips for collaborating with the union for volunteer engagement developed and used successfully by San Jose Public Library.
Tags: Unions