ERIC Number: ED055638
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb-28
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Information and Referral Services: Volunteer Escort Service; Working Draft.
American Rehabilitation Foundation, Minneapolis, Minn. Inst. for Interdisciplinary Studies.
When it is necessary for a person to be personally escorted to an agency if he is ever going to get there, the center should consider the use of volunteers for this service. One possible source of volunteer help might be the volunteers who participated in the center's community resources survey. Another source would be organizations that provide volunteer service for older people as part of their ongoing programs. A minimum of five volunteers should be used on a rotating basis in order to make allowances for the volunteer's own schedule as well as illness and family priorities. The matter of reimbursement to the volunteer for mileage and parking expenses should be worked out individually with each volunteer. The information and referral center should keep a file on volunteer escorts including the volunteer's insurance agent, insurance company, address and phone number. All volunteers should be oriented to the service he is to provide and for the responsibility he is to assume. A volunteer escort service may be a crucial factor in helping the center fulfill its mission of linking people to the services they need. (Other manuals in this series are available as LI 003187-003192 and LI 003194-003195). (Author/NH)
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Sponsor: Administration on Aging (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Rehabilitation Foundation, Minneapolis, Minn. Inst. for Interdisciplinary Studies.
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