ERIC Number: ED241716
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Volunteers and Voc Ed. Information Series No. 271.
Katz, Douglas S.
This report describes the benefits to vocational educators of involving volunteers in vocational programs and presents a model for planning and implementing a volunteer program. Outlined first are programmatic and nonprogrammatic approaches to designing volunteer programs. Next, in a discussion of the benefits of vocational volunteer programs, the accomplishments attained at vocational volunteer programs located in Albuquerque, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Dade County in Florida are listed. Various aspects of planning a vocational volunteer program are discussed, including preplanning, assessing needs for volunteers, program goals and objectives, volunteer roles and responsibilities, financial considerations, program administration, staff relations, and final planning. Addressed in a chapter of program implementation and operation are staff orientation, community relations, needs assessment, recruitment of vocational volunteers, the screening and selection of applicants, orientation, training, placement, and retention. Guidelines are presented for monitoring program progress and evaluating the effects of the program. Provided in the remaining three sections of the report are concluding comments, a bibliography of related readings, and a list of references. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Relations, Educational Benefits, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Financial Support, Guidelines, Models, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Program Administration, Program Design, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Public Relations, Recruitment, Resources, Secondary Education, Staff Orientation, Staff Role, Staff Utilization, Vocational Education, Volunteers
National Center Publications, National Center for Research in Vocational Education, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210 (IN271--$4.25).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.