ERIC Number: ED117341
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Volunteers in Education: A Handbook for Coordinators of Volunteer Programs.
Recruitment Leadership and Training Inst., Philadelphia, PA.
The coordinator's handbook provides a basic outline for establishing or improving volunteer programs; it is primarily directed toward assisting fledgling programs. The handbook defines a school volunteer program as an organization of persons who work in schools under the professional personnel's direction, strengthening the school program or offering special skills to enrich students' educational experience, or, outside the school, providing homework assistance or other special educational aid as needed. Responsibility for program organization rests with the person willing to establish working arrangements with the central school administration and participating school staffs to get the initial project underway. Chapter topics include: (1) funding sources and proposal preparation, (2) organizing and developing a volunteer program, (3) administering a volunteer program, (4) recruiting volunteers, (5) interviewing, selecting, and assigning volunteers, (6) volunteer orientation and training, (7) orientation and training of professional personnel, (8) using students as volunteers, (9) career education implications for volunteers, (10) maintaining volunteer morale, and (11) evaluating volunteer programs. Selected references are offered for the reader's further information. The handbook incorporates materials from eight organizations or volunteer programs, and is a revised and updated version of Washington Technical Institute's popular "ABC's: A Handbook for Educational Volunteers." (Author/AJ)
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Coordinators, Elementary Schools, Guides, Organization, Organizational Development, Organizations (Groups), Paraprofessional School Personnel, Program Costs, Program Development, Program Guides, School Aides, Secondary Schools, Student Volunteers, Voluntary Agencies, Volunteer Training, Volunteers
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Recruitment Leadership and Training Inst., Philadelphia, PA.
Note: This document is available in Spanish as No. CE 006 684