ERIC Number: ED226427
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Effective Involvement of School Volunteers. Partners for the 80's: Handbook for Teachers.
Mulligan, Dorothy, Ed.
The teacher's role in creatively and effectively involving school volunteers in educational programs is spelled out in this guide. After explaining the value of volunteers to schools, teachers, and students, the booklet suggests and expands on 12 steps teachers can take to obtain full value from volunteers: (1) assess teacher and classroom needs, (2) talk with teachers who have worked with volunteers, (3) learn how to request volunteer help, (4) orient volunteers to classroom procedures, (5) take time to know the volunteer, (6) match the volunteer's skills with classroom needs, (7) establish good communications with volunteers, (8) share student progress with volunteers, (9) show continuing appreciation for volunteer help, (10) involve volunteers in evaluations of program success, (11) encourage volunteers to seek training opportunities, and (12) set a good example. Appendices include a listing of ways volunteers can help at elementary and secondary levels, a sample volunteer request form, a checklist for teacher-volunteer conferences, methods for showing appreciation to volunteers, suggestions for self-evaluation by teachers and volunteers, definitions of key terms, and guidelines for a teamwork approach to a school volunteer program. (Author/PGD)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Guidelines, Teacher Role, Teamwork, Volunteers
Publications, National School Volunteer Program, Inc., 300 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 (Order No. P-5; $2.75 plus $.55 postage).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.
Authoring Institution: National School Volunteer Program, Inc., Alexandria, VA.; National Education Association, Washington, DC.