ERIC Number: ED079257
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
School Volunteers: Districts Recruit Aides to Meet Rising Costs, Student Needs.
National School Public Relations Association, Arlington, VA.
This booklet explains the volunteer as a necessary and expanding part of the school district's educational team. The benefits and drawbacks of volunteerism are presented, with stress on the indication that problems incurred by the school districts can be solved. The planning, coordination, supervision, direction, and usage of volunteer programs are emphasized; examples of specific school volunteer programs across the United States are given. Explained are the use of students as tutors in these programs, the importance of recruiting and placing volunteers, and approaches toward evaluation. Five sample volunteer programs are presented, exemplifying a) a large, urban program (Los Angeles); b) an urban program which combines individual and organizational resources (Denver); c) a program jointly sponsored by a school district and a service organization (Boise, Idaho) d) a comprehensive statewide program (New Hampshire); and e) a cross-age teaching program (Ontario-Montclair, California). Twelve selected references are included along with addresses where further information can be procured. (BRB)
Descriptors: Educational Programs, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Program Administration, Program Development, Teacher Aides, Voluntary Agencies, Volunteer Training, Volunteers
National School Public Relations Association, 1801 N. Moore St., Arlington, Va. 22209 (Stock No. 411-12852)
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Authoring Institution: National School Public Relations Association, Arlington, VA.