ERIC Number: ED111995
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-May-22
Reference Count: 0
Approaches to Volunteer Leadership.
McCormick, Virginia E.
It is important for leaders of volunteers to examine their attitudes toward their group, particularly their way of defining their group, and to bring a diversity of experience to their work. Three steps that should be taken to develop extension volunteers who are from low income groups and who will work with low income groups are: get them involved in your program, give them the support they need to succeed, and let them know they are appreciated. The first step involves interesting the prospective volunteer, identifying the job to be done, and recruiting the individual. The supportive step requires a lot of flexibility and variety to be successful. One of the most successful methods is to present limited amounts of information close to the time the information is to be used. The final step, appreciation, can be accomplished in a variety of ways: use symbols of group identity; present roles which will enhance the volunteer's self-image, but present them in a nonthreatening way; and extend verbal expressions of appreciation. (AG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at EFNEP Workshop, National 4-H Center (Washington, D.C., May 22, 1974)