ERIC Number: ED316713
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Becoming a School Partner: A Guide for Older Volunteers.
American Association of Retired Persons, Washington, DC.
This guide introduces volunteer opportunities in the schools to older persons. The first section describes the challenges of meeting the needs of a generation at risk, preparing today's students to be tomorrow's workers, easing the pressures on overburdened schools, and generating support for education. The second section describes the opportunities for school partnerships, including information on volunteers in the schools, benefits to schools and communities, and bringing the generations together. The third section describes the commitment to becoming a school volunteer, either through working directly with students or working behind the scenes. Questions for potential volunteers to ask themselves and to ask the school program coordinator are included, along with lists of rights and expectations for volunteers. The resources section lists persons and organizations in the community that can provide information about school volunteer programs, along with three national organizations: Retired Senior Volunteer Program, ACTION; National Association of Partners in Education; and Volunteer--The National Center. (CML)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, High Risk Students, Intergenerational Programs, Older Adults, School Community Relationship, School Involvement, School Support, Voluntary Agencies, Volunteer Training, Volunteers
School Partnership Guide, American Association of Retired Persons Fulfillment Section, 1909 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20049 (Order No. D13527, free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Retired Persons, Washington, DC.