ERIC Number: ED401962
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Lansing Community College Students for Volunteer Services. Final Report for Kellogg Project Number P0009741.
Dutter, Denise A.
Students for Volunteer Services was a demonstration project implemented by Michigan's Lansing Community College to facilitate student understanding of and participation in community service. Project activities focused on increasing the percentages of students who volunteer (with an emphasis on minority students), improving the abilities of volunteers, improving the ability of non-profit organizations to identify opportunities for students, and determining project effectiveness. Recruitment activities for volunteers included two receptions and a Volunteer Opportunities Fair, recruiting stations on campus, and marketing through the campus newspaper and radio and television stations. As a result of the project, volunteerism among the college's students increased by 760% between fall 1994 and fall 1995, while minority volunteers increased by 216%. In addition, service components were added to 12 courses and expanded in 1 course during the project. During the final year of the project over 144 faculty were involved with the service program, while training to faculty included technical assistance and formal training sessions. Similarly, a leadership training workshop was offered to students in fall 1994, providing training in team building, conflict management, and working with difficult people. Finally, funds have been budgeted in the college's Student Life Department to continue the efforts of the Students for Volunteer Services project. An evaluation report of project methods is appended. (AJL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: Lansing Community Coll., MI.