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ERIC Number: ED274792
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Role of Extension Agents in Preparing Volunteer Coordinators for Local Communities.
Navaratnam, K. K.
While volunteers are important for Cooperative Extension Services, Extension agents encounter problems in the training of volunteers, the supervision of volunteers, and the completion of reports on volunteers. The use of middle management level volunteer coordinators can alleviate these problems. Extension agents can train their best volunteers as coordinators and trainers of other volunteers. In addition to their work with the Extension Service, volunteer coordinators can assist other local agencies in the community. The Extension Service is an appropriate agency to develop volunteerism at the local level for several reasons. It is associated with different community groups and activities and has established itself as a resource for educational opportunities and information. Extension agents have proven their leadership skills by planning and implementing programs in the local community and have established expertise by working with millions of volunteers. Not only do volunteer coordinators assist the local Extension agent with community development, but they may also increase the total number of volunteers available to the extension service. (YLB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A