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ERIC Number: ED131274
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Coordinating Volunteers Serving Local Governments. An Evaluation of the C/C/R Volunteer Coordination Programs Funded by ACTION.
Team Associates Inc., Washington, DC.
The City/County/Regional Government Volunteer Programs Coordinator Program was inaugurated by ACTION as one of several projects to test whether the Federal government can play an expanded role in the volunteer movement. ACTION invited interested city, county, and regional governments to submit proposals for participation in a series of 1-year, nonrenewable grants for the purpose of expanding and/or improving their services to the poverty community through the hiring and support of a Volunteer Programs Coordinator. Thirty-nine such grants were awarded. In order to determine the impact of the C/C/R Program on local government and community, an evaluation was conducted with the following objectives: (1) To collect information relative to each of the 36 selected sites, (2) to prepare and submit site visit evaluation reports, and (3) to prepare five program models that have a potential for national replication. The study consisted of data collection and review by TEAM staff members doing personal interviews with C/C/R Program personnel, agency personnel, government and privated related services agencies, and other ACTION programs. Instruments were developed and used solely by the interviewers. The overall conclusion is that the program is a success, that grantees exceeded expectations outlined in the guidelines by extending and expanding the services being provided by public agencies and making contributions to the field of volunteerism by opening opportunities not realized before in local government. Complete findings and recommendations are included. Appendixes contain lists of sites evaluated and various record keeping system forms (samples of various volunteer application, job description, and other forms). (WL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: ACTION, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Team Associates Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: United States