Skills for the Accidental Volunteer Coordinator (archived webinar)


This is an archived webinar available from our new archived webinar platform "SERLS Academy".  Once you've registered, follow this link to join the SERLS Academy 

Once your account is created (easy to do...just your email and a password)  Jay will be alerted that you're registered in the academy and you'll be able to access the archived webinars.

This particular online experience is a mere 60 minutes in length.  Easy to fit into your busy schedule.  

The cost you ask?   No charge for SERLS members...a mere $15.00 for all other libraries.  Enjoy. 


Volunteers-when properly recruited, interviewed, trained, placed, and supported-provide a tremendous source of assistance for libraries and those they serve. Seeing and treating them as your unpaid staff, furthermore, helps create productive, positive resources that further strengthen your connections to your community.


This highly-interactive webinar will explore ways you can match volunteers with library and community needs in ways that produce a winning situation for everyone, and will provide time for participants to share stories about how they successfully incorporate volunteers into their libraries. 

Participants, by the time they leave the session, will:

  • Be able to demonstrate familiarity with at least three actions they can use to help them effectively recruit, train, and place volunteers in positions that benefit their libraries, their volunteers, and other members of their community
  • Identify at least three early warning signs that a volunteer may not be a good match for their libraries-and know how to deal with that realization
  • Have at least three resources they can explore to increase their ability to work effectively with volunteers

 SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

Event type
Online Course
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