Library Diva's Guide to Volunteering…











{November 13, 2009}   Where do I even start?

start-buttonThe first thing you need to realize is that developing a successful library volunteer program just doesn’t happen overnight. There has to be a purpose. Why do you want to start one? Is there a need? Who do you want to benefit from the program. With any volunteer program 2 different sides are served. The agency and the volunteer. Creating an application process, a handbook, guidelines, and talking to the staff to determine needs are all great places to start. The key is communication with staff.  The more staff is included in the process, the more they will feel connected to the program and the less resistance you will get as a manager in placing volunteers. No one likes to feel left out or stepped on…we want volunteers to help us and they want to help us! Not Stress us out! They’ll be more ideas coming! Managing Library Volunteers is a great job! I’ll help you love it!

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