ERIC Number: ED396828
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
A Handbook for Volunteer Coordinators in Head Start.
Kuhn, Ann; And Others
The increasing number of Head Start parents returning to school or taking employment has resulted in a decline in parent time volunteering. Many Head Start programs have had to increase their recruitment efforts to attract volunteers from the larger community. This handbook provides a model for the development of a Head Start volunteer program. Fourteen chapters provide guidelines for various aspects of volunteer management, policy references, and a checklist for necessary documentation. The chapters are: (1) "The Head Start Volunteer Effort"; (2) "Selecting the Volunteer Coordinator"; (3) "The Volunteer Advisory Committee"; (4) "Planning the Volunteer Effort"; (5) "Recruiting Volunteers"; (6) "Screening, Interviewing and Placing Volunteers"; (7) "Volunteers in Home-Based Programs"; (8) "Special Volunteer Pools"; (9) "The Volunteer Handbook"; (10) "Volunteer Orientation"; (11) "Volunteer Training"; (12) "Retaining Volunteers"; (13) "Managing the Volunteer Program"; and (14) "Fiscal Matters and the Volunteer Program." Four appendices delineating volunteerism resources, volunteer associations, government-sponsored volunteer programs, and agencies with whom Head Start has interagency agreements complete the handbook. (KDFB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Head Start Bureau.
Authoring Institution: CSR, Inc., Washington, DC.