ERIC Number: ED463381
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Recruiting and Supporting Latino Volunteers.
Hobbs, Beverly B.
This booklet is intended to help volunteer recruiters better understand characteristics of the Latino community that might impact volunteering. It also suggests strategies or steps to use in successfully recruiting and supporting Latino volunteers. Information is based on a study of Latinos and volunteerism conducted in Oregon in 1999. The majority of data gathered referred to Latinos who were relative newcomers or second generation and of Mexican origin, characteristics shared by most of Oregon's Latinos. The booklet discusses the following: how Latinos view volunteering, whether Latinos volunteer, the challenge for organizations, connecting with the Latino community, choosing outreach staff, introducing the organization's mission and goals, identifying potential volunteers, inviting participation, supporting volunteers, and recognizing volunteers. Sidebars provide strategies for building relationships and trust with the Latino community and for recruiting, supporting, and recognizing volunteers. Information on the Oregon study is appended. (SM)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Cultural Awareness, Hispanic American Culture, Hispanic Americans, Volunteers
Extension Station Communications, Oregon State University, 422 Kerr Administration, Corvallis, OR 97331-2119 ($3). E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For full text: http://www.orst.edu/extension/4th/oregonoutreach/volunteer _dev.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Univ., Corvallis. Cooperative Extension Service.; Washington State Univ., Pullman. Cooperative Extension Service.; Idaho Univ., Moscow. Cooperative Extension Service.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon