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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Survey of Software Tools Used to Track and Manage Volunteers
The results of the survey of volunteer management software launched by Rob Jackson( and Jayne Cravens ( are compiled in this document. In March and April 2012, Rob and Jayne drafted and circulated a survey regarding software used to manage volunteer information. The purpose of the survey was to gather some basic data that might help organizations that involve volunteers to make better-informed decisions when choosing software, and to help software designers to understand the needs of those organizations.
Targeted Recruitment Plan -- Carla Lehn
You want the perfect volunteer for each position -- don't settle for someone who's not right for the job. Instead of passive recruitment -- I.e., "Volunteer Here" sign on the circulation desk -- you want to use "Targeted Recruitment" to help you identify volunteers for each specific position. Here's a tool you can use in conjunction with your volunteer job description to help you identify and locate just the volunteer you need.
Teen Interview Questions -- Roseville Public Library
Sample interview questions for VolunTeens at the Roseville, CA Public Library.
Teen Tech-xPert Volunteer Application - Torrance
Torrance Public Library's Teen Tech-xPert program's volunteer application.
Teen Volunteer Agreement - Buckeye Public Library AZ
This document shared by the Buckeye Arizona Library System delineates the library's expectations of teen volunteers, and provides a place for them to agree and sign, as well as a place for the parent to sign.
Tags: Teen
Teen Volunteer Application - Buckeye Public Library, AZ
Teen Volunteer application in use by the Buckeye Public Library in Arizona,
Tags: Teen, Template
Teen Volunteer Application - Oakland Public Library
Teen Volunteer Application -- includes Permission form for parent/guardian signature.
Teen Volunteer Application - Solano County Library
Teen volunteer application used at Solano County Library
The New Volunteer Manager: The First 90 Days
If you’re feeling overwhelmed don’t worry. You are not alone. Most coordinators of volunteers get little by way of training and guidance, and they simply don’t know where to start. There are proven tactics out there that work. There is no need to reinvent the wheel and waste time learning by trial and error. By the same token, the field of volunteer management is constantly evolving. The author of this free e-book, Tobi Johnson, suggests that this is by no means a complete list of tasks guaranteed to make your program successful.
Top 5 Tips for Working with Teens as Volunteers
A 17 year old active volunteer shares tips in this blogpost from Volunteer Maine.
Tags: Teen