ERIC Number: ED053719
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
Reference Count: 0
A Student Volunteer Services Bureau.
This topical paper discusses a proposal for a student volunteer agency operating with or under the auspices of a college, but as an alternative to a comprehensive community college education. Because of conflicting expectations and inadequate resources, the idea of a year off is seen as an option to obligatory college attendance. Volunteers can be: students already enrolled in human service paraprofessional programs, other junior college students, junior college drop-outs, or young people who never enrolled in college. The size of the community would determine the size of the agency. The staff would come from a variety of backgrounds and would handle registration, placement, counseling, training and evaluation of volunteers, and would act as public relations men with the community. Such a proposal would allow youth to try satisfying, interesting work under some supervision and to feel a part of, and relate their education to, their community. The community would gain the advantage of students working on solutions to social problems and filling shortages in service personnel. The advantages to the community college and faculty are many: the scope of on-campus student personnel services could be reduced to those directly related to students; the volunteer work could be the experience requirement for human services programs; and the agency could be the specific arm of the junior college community service commitment without consuming budget and staff. (CA)
Descriptors: Community Services, Educational Innovation, Student Volunteers, Two Year Colleges, Volunteer Training, Volunteers, Youth Agencies
ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, 96 Powell Library, University of California, Los Angeles 90024 (Limited supply available free of charge)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.