Training Materials

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

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Volunteers: More Work? or More Work Force? - Idaho Commission for Libraries
This is a 30 minute archived webinar, presented May 15, 2017 by Sheila Winther, Volunteer Coordinator for the Idaho Commission for Libraries. This is a great introduction or reminder of key roles of the volunteer coordinator.
2017
Walking the Walk: Engage Volunteers in Your Volunteer Engagement Program
“Walking the Walk: Engage Volunteers in your Volunteer Engagement Program” is a 50 minute archived webinar by Jennifer Bennett at VolunteerMatch. You will learn how to effectively delegate volunteer engagement and management work to volunteers so you have the opportunity to "think bigger." Discussion topics include: evaluating your program for volunteer engagement, determining how best to deploy volunteers, creating a communication plan, screening and training volunteers to be an important part of your volunteer recruiting, retention and recognition plans.
2015
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
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
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
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
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 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 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
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

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