ERIC Number: ED382326
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Jan
School Volunteer Resource Guide.
Wisconsin Public Television, Madison.; Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
This guide to implementing a school volunteer program was developed for the 1995 Wisconsin Volunteer-A-Thon project, which was intended to encourage individuals, schools, organizations, and corporations to volunteer time to youth and education. Part 1 contains a timeline for the implementation of the project, a description of how to participate, pledge forms for schools and volunteers, and a reproducible certificate of appreciation. Part 2, "Adult Volunteers in the School," includes information on how to start, design, and organize a volunteer program; contains a sample school board policy on school volunteers; and includes a teacher's guide to using and recognizing volunteers, ideas for involving retired persons and planning intergenerational programs, and a discussion of risk management and resources for volunteer risk management. Part 3, "Youth Service-Learning," discusses service-learning contracts, the elements of effective service-learning activities, ways to integrate service learning into the curriculum, and other ideas for organizing community service projects. Part 4 contains eight appendices: A Family-Community-Schools Partnership Framework; a checklist for schools; and a sample survey of interest for volunteers; a sample volunteer screening reference letter; a sample of a volunteer's emergency information form; a sample volunteer's evaluation of a short-term school program form, and a sample of a school volunteer's evaluation of program form. (DR)
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Check Lists, Elementary Secondary Education, Intergenerational Programs, Program Evaluation, Records (Forms), Risk Management, School Community Programs, School Community Relationship, Service Learning, Volunteer Training, Volunteers
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, 125 South Webster Street, Madison, WI 53702.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Support Staff
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Public Television, Madison.; Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.