Training Materials

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

Titlesort descending Year
Compassion to Action
Solano County Library's Book to Action project was based upon Karen Armstrong's book, Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life. It partnered with the United Way and other community agencies in an Opportunity Conference designed to help people move out of poverty.
Computer Coach Program - Huntington Beach Public Library
4.25 minute video showcasing the volunteer computer coach program at Huntington Beach Public Library
Computer Coach Training - Huntington Beach Public Library
Training provided to Huntington Beach Public Library's volunteer Computer Coach program. See also, Computer Coach volunteer position description.
Computer Coach Training Materials from Ohio Online
Resources created for training of volunteer tech tutors in the Ohio Online program.
Demonstrating ROI in Volunteer Engagement
You know your volunteers do valuable work -- but how do you know which of their results will be most compelling to the decision makers in your communities? Join Jennifer Rackow from The JFFixler Group for a one hour webinar and learn the kinds of results to look for, questions you can ask to uncover them, and considerations about who tells these stories about your library's investment in volunteer engagement. (60 minute archived webinar)
Developing Training Programs for Volunteers
The Who, What, How and Why of designing training programs for volunteers from the Community Toolbox.
Dewey Decimal Quiz - San Bernardino County Library
Quiz used in training for shelving volunteers. See also, "Dewey Quiz Answers," and "Do We Dewey? Sure We Do"
Dewey Quiz Answers - San Bernardino County
Answers to quiz used in training for shelving volunteers. See also, "Dewey Decimal Quiz," and "Do We Dewey? Sure We Do"
Dewey? Sure we Do - San Bernardino County Library
Introduction to Dewey Decimal system for volunteer training.
Engaging the Volunteer of the Future
This one-hour webinar by Jennifer Bennett of VolunteerMatch was archived on June 17, 2015: The age of one-size fits all volunteer engagement is coming to an end. This webinar will start with a review of some of the things that we know about what volunteers are looking for in an opportunity.