ERIC Number: ED461715
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
How To Start a Volunteer Literacy Program in Your Community.
Illinois State Office of the Secretary of State, Springfield.
Prepared by the office of the Illinois Secretary of State and State Librarian, this manual describes the components and basic start-up steps of successful volunteer literacy programs. The 17 short sections provide an overview of the following topics: (1) purpose and mission; (2) determining need in your community; (3) recruiting students; (4) screening and testing students; (5) recruiting volunteers; (6) training volunteers; (7) designing an instructional program; (8) keeping records; (9) libraries and literacy; (10) cooperating with others in your community; (11) cooperating with other literacy agencies; (12) finance and budget; (13) staffing; (14) long-range planning, business plan; (15) program evaluation; (16) raising money; and (17) incorporation and board of directors. Three one-page appendixes provide information about adult basic education and English as a second language testing materials, literacy volunteer training guidelines, and 11 sources for learning materials. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Reading Programs, Community Programs, Fund Raising, Governing Boards, Literacy Education, Nongovernmental Organizations, Partnerships in Education, Program Development, Program Implementation, Reading Achievement, Reading Instruction, State Standards, Voluntary Agencies, Volunteer Training, Volunteers
For full text: http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/library/isl/literacy/vol_bookle t.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Office of the Secretary of State, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois