ERIC Number: ED253644
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jan-25
Volunteerism in Adult Education. A Guidebook for Increasing the Scope and Quality of Volunteer Programs in Adult Education.
This guide contains information intended to help schools set up volunteer programs and use volunteers to conduct and enhance adult education programs. Although the handbook is aimed at the field of adult education, it also contains information that could be used to recruit and use volunteers in programs in any field. The guide is organized in seven chapters that lead the reader through a step-by-step process for establishing and operating an effective volunteer program. Each of the chapters addresses a specific area of concern and, with the exception of chapter I, each chapter has an appendix immediately following it. The appendixes contain additional information on the topics of the chapters, as well as many sample materials. The guide covers the following topics: characteristics of volunteers, establishing a volunteer program that works, preplanning for the use of volunteers, motivation of volunteers, recruitment and screening of volunteers, orientation and training of volunteers, and placement and retention of volunteers. Some of the materials listed in the chapter appendixes include volunteer organizations' addresses and membership listings, volunteer publications, sample volunteer job descriptions, volunteer motivation materials, recruitment and public relations materials, orientation and training materials, and placement and recognition materials. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Programs, Educational Planning, Educational Resources, Guidelines, Models, Motivation, Motivation Techniques, Participant Characteristics, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Public Relations, Recruitment, Selection, Training Methods, Voluntary Agencies, Volunteer Training, Volunteers
Jill Borden, 2333 North Dayton, Phoenix, AZ 85006 ($17.74).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix. Div. of Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Phoenix Union High School District, AZ.
Note: Developed under a 310 grant.