ERIC Number: ED397954
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Head Start Volunteer Policies.
Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Head Start Bureau.
Since its inception in 1965, Head Start has actively promoted using volunteers and community resources to expand and improve program operations. This document is a collection of policies regarding the use of volunteers and community resources for the benefit of Head Start children and families. It is designed for use by program managers, volunteer coordinators, other Head Start staff, and Policy Council members. The document is organized into 13 sections, each presenting an aspect of volunteer management in the Head Start program. Each section begins with a short commentary, followed by several subsections. Each subsection presents the relevant policy references on the left side of the page, and on the opposite page cites the text from that document. The sections are: (1)"Authority for the Volunteer Program"; (2) "Recruitment of Volunteers"; (3) "Head Start Parents as Volunteers"; (4) "Screening Volunteers"; (5) "Orientation/Training of Volunteers"; (6) "Volunteers in the Education Services Component"; (7) "Volunteers in the Health Services Component"; (8) "Volunteers in the Social Services Component"; (9) "Liability Coverage of Volunteers"; (10) "Allowable Costs Incurred by Volunteers"; (11) "Allowable Volunteer Services for Matching Requirements"; (12) "Valuation of Volunteer Services"; and (13) "Documentation of Volunteer Services." (KDFB)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Administrative Principles, Community Resources, Community Services, Costs, Documentation, Health Services, Legal Responsibility, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Position Papers, Preschool Education, Recordkeeping, Records (Forms), Records Management, Social Services, Staff Orientation, Volunteer Training, Volunteers
Publication Type: Reference Materials - General; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Head Start Bureau.