ERIC Number: ED357568
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Are Your Volunteers Insured? and Volunteers: A Valuable Resource.
Lai, Mary; And Others
ARCH Factsheet, n16 Nov 1992, Jan 1993
These two fact sheets, written for crisis nurseries and respite care programs serving children with disabilities, provide information on the value of volunteers and the importance of insurance coverage for program volunteers. "Volunteers: A Valuable Resource" (Becky Montgomery, Nancy Smith) gives guidelines on screening, selecting, placing, and training volunteers. It discusses four primary areas in which trained volunteers can be used: (1) direct services to children or families, (2) support to paid providers, (3) administrative support, and (4) assisting in agency efforts to broaden the funding base. Strategies for retaining volunteers are also noted, such as ongoing supervision, recognition, and opportunities for continuing education. Three resource organizations and five print resources are listed. "Are Your Volunteers Insured?" (Mary Lai, Terry Chapman, Elmer Steinbeck) emphasizes the importance of establishing a dialogue between the service provider and the insurance carrier to explain the management of volunteers and the duties they perform. Issues discussed include workers' compensation insurance, protecting volunteers from liability judgements, and transportation of clients by volunteers. (JDD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Children's Bureau (DHHS/OHS), Washington, DC.; North Carolina State Div. of Mental Health, Raleigh. Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services.
Authoring Institution: ARCH National Resource Center for Crisis Nurseries and Respite Care Services, Chapel Hill, NC.