Management Tools

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NOTE: These are examples from public libraries in California and should be reviewed and modified to ensure fit with local policies and culture.

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Juvenile Detention Facility Tutoring Program Flyer - Yolo County
The Yolo County Library and Yolo County Probation Department are partnering to provide literacy services to youth incarcerated at the Juvenile Detention Facility. This is the flyer they use as one form of recruitment for volunteers for this position.
Liability, Insurance and Risk Management Issues for Volunteer Programs
In today’s litigious society, it is important to understand the risks faced in your volunteer program—for both your volunteers and your organization. Equally important is taking the steps that will minimize these risks, which are outlined in this document.
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Library Community Arts Initiative Workplan -- St. Helena
Workplan written by St. Helena Public Library towards development of a volunteer driven community arts initiative.
Making the Most of Your VolunteerMatch Account
This 30 minute webinar was made especially for California libraries by VolunteerMatch to show you the basics of your VolunteerMatch Account, including how to post a volunteer opportunity, add a photo, etc., AND, how to take advantage of the premium tools you have available to you as part of the partnership between VolunteerMatch and the California State Library through our statewide volunteer engagement initiative: "Get Involved: Powered by Your Library."
Managing Your VolunteerMatch Account: Jurisdiction & Branch Administrative Options
Trying to decide how to set up your VolunteerMatch account(s)? Do you want the information and action to all be centralized as a library jurisdiction? Or do you want branches to have some ability to manage their own account? This document will shed some light on those questions.
Minor Volunteer Waiver - Fresno County
Sample waiver form for a parent to sign to allow their minor child to volunteer at the Fresno County Library.
National Assn of Counties - Volunteer Toolbox
The National Association of Counties (NACo), along with its affiliate, The National Association of Volunteer Programs in Local Government (NAVPLG) promotes volunteerism in local government and assists counties in their efforts to organize and expand volunteer programs. Working in almost every area of county government operations, volunteers enable local governments to provide more services to residents. With the current national economic outlook, the call for volunteers has recently taken on a new sense of urgency.
Organization Strategic Plan featuring Volunteerism Goals
Check out the American Diabetes Association's Strategic Plan, which calls our actual goals for the volunteer program on pages 22 - 24. Reimagining Service -- a kind of "Think Tank" for volunteerism issues has suggested with their "Principle #2" that organizations should make volunteerism a core strategic function, not an add on. That volunteer engagement is as important as the fund development aspect of the organization.
This website, developed by Volunteer2, contains sample materials from all kinds of volunteer programs from around the world.
Outreach Ambassador Work Plan- Marin County Library
The Marin County Library plan to expand outreach ambassadors seeks to garner additional volunteers, increased awareness of the library and its role in making the community a great place to live, greater community support for the library, and to help the library fulfill mission of providing a broad range of culture, information and knowledge to the public.