ERIC Number: ED199898
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Volunteers in the Secondary School: A Valuable Resource. The Practitioner, Vol. 7, No. 2.
Parrish, William C.
The use of volunteers is one answer to the short supply of human and financial resources in our nation's secondary schools. There is evidence that volunteer programs planned with broad based faculty-student involvement greatly enrich classroom activities. The principal holds a key role in assuring the success of volunteer programs by coordinating and supporting their use. Volunteer programs achieve a greater chance of success when they arise out of staff perceptions of legitimate need for such programs. Orientation sessions in which the school staff is involved in the planning and development of a volunteer program are critical in fostering positive attitudes by staff members toward volunteers. Volunteers can participate in a wide variety of activities including clerical duties, library assistance, phone calling, and assistance with extracurricular activities. Retired persons provide a rich pool of human resources. A description of several school volunteer programs is provided, including outlines of the many ways in which volunteers are employed and the names and addresses of school personnel to contact for further information. (JEH)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Orientation, Recruitment, School Aides, Secondary Education, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Participation, Volunteer Training, Volunteers
Research Dept., National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091 ($.50; quantity discounts; payment must accompany orders of $10 or less).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.