ERIC Number: ED261501
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Volunteerism in Special Education through Industry-Education Cooperation: A Program Development Handbook for Coordinators of Volunteer Recruitment.
Hughes, James H.
Intended for coordinators of volunteer recruitment, the booklet examines practical issues in developing and implementing programs in which industry employees serve as volunteers in special education. Introductory material briefly addresses volunteerism in America, and considers the need for industry-education cooperation as well as advantages to employers and employees. Seven planning steps are identified: (1) develop cooperation and support within the organization; (2) establish program goals and objectives; (3) inventory local special education programs and services; (4) establish links with local special education programs; (5) plan for program implementation; (6) establish and maintain effective organizational communication; and (7) establish a program monitoring and record keeping system. Implementation guidelines are offered for management orientation, community/public relations, recruitment of employee volunteers, applicant screening, orientation and training, volunteer roles, referral for placement, followup and evaluation, performance monitoring recognition and appreciation, and program evaluation. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association for Industry - Education Cooperation, Buffalo, NY.