ERIC Number: ED425236
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Volunteers To Help Teachers and Schools Address Barriers to Learning. A Technical Aid Packet.
California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Mental Health Schools.
This technical aid packet consists of four sections. The introduction, "Why Use Volunteers," concedes that volunteers are not the answer to the fact that schools have too few resources to do the big jobs they face, but it argues that volunteers can play an important role in helping schools do much more to address barriers to learning. The second section, "Implementing Volunteer Programs in Schools," presents the following: (1) "Overview"; (2) "How To Start a Program"; (3) "Coordinators' Functions"; (4) "How To Recruit, Screen, and Train Volunteers"; (5) "Using Volunteers Effectively (in many roles)"; and (6) "Evaluating the Program: Feedback and Appreciation." A section on "Resource Aids" includes sample surveys and volunteer sheets for resource mapping, recruitment flyers, welcoming, orientation, training, appreciation, and evaluating. The final section, "Other Resources," contains a list of 13 annotated references, a list of 8 Internet and organization resources, examples of 3 model programs, and a sample digest from the Educational Resources Information Center titled "Senior Citizens as School Volunteers." (SLD)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Washington, DC. Maternal and Child Health Bureau.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Mental Health Schools.