ERIC Number: ED230869
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Student Human Services Volunteer Programs for Rural Communities - A Practical Guide.
Bailey, Bruce E.; Ray, Patricia E.
This guide describes the organization, administration, and maintenance of a student volunteer program designed to provide experiential learning to students and paraprofessional staff in rural human service agencies. The need for volunteer paraprofessionals in rural human service agencies, the benefits of a student volunteer program to both students and agencies, and the role and needs of paraprofessional volunteers are discussed in an initial section. Project HELP (Helping Experiential Learning Program), developed at the Stephen F. Austin State University, is described in detail including recruitment of volunteers, funding sources, and academic support. The organization of the program is presented including descriptions of administrative positions and responsibilities, agendas for organizational meetings, publicity suggestions, student recruitment, contracts for both students and agencies, and volunteers' work plans and job descriptions. Topics relating to program maintenance are explored, e.g., goal setting, benefits of the student coordinator's position, and the use of evaluative data. (WAS)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Stephen F. Austin State Univ., Nacogdoches, TX.