ERIC Number: ED239013
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Women Reaching Women. Volunteer Coordinator's Training Program.
Pola, Yvonne; Ihlenfeld, Gayle
Based on the experiences of the Women Reaching Women chapters in Wisconsin, this manual provides information on beginning and implementing a volunteer program to train women to help female drug and alcohol abusers. The materials are designed for volunteer coordinators who may be paid or unpaid persons. The manual, containing four sections, is arranged in the order that Women Reaching Women coordinators would follow in starting a chapter. The first section covers the whole field of using volunteers, including how to motivate and recruit volunteers, job descriptions for volunteers, screening, sample training sessions, public speaking tips, volunteer contracts, registration forms and interviewing forms, guidelines for group facilitators, and evaluation of the volunteer group. The second section suggests methods for using the media to recruit volunteers and to build a positive image. It contains guidelines for conducting a media campaign, obtaining newspaper space and radio time, writing public service announcements, and building a successful working relationship with the media. Sample materials are included. In the third section, citizen advocacy is discussed. This section explains why and how citizen volunteers should lobby for their cause to both private businesses and government agencies. The final section of the guide contains a list of resources to use in Wisconsin for help in starting a volunteer project. (KC)
Descriptors: Adults, Advocacy, Alcohol Education, Alcoholism, Drinking, Drug Abuse, Females, Leaders Guides, Leadership Training, Lobbying, News Writing, Newspapers, Personnel Selection, Program Development, Program Implementation, Public Relations, Radio, Recruitment, Television, Voluntary Agencies, Volunteer Training, Volunteers, Womens Education, Workshops
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (DHHS), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Association on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse, Madison.