PURPOSE This workshop will provide the participants with the important elements of building and sustaining an effective volunteer program with emphasis on parent involvement in schools. Participants will consider the purpose of volunteers, recruitment and retention strategies, as well as training and supervision plans.
OBJECTIVES Upon completion of this workshop participants will be able to:
- Establish or strengthen a volunteer program.
- Support volunteers so they feel confident and competent to complete tasks.
- Identify ways to affirm volunteer service and celebrate success.
COURSE LENGTH 2.0 hours
TARGET AUDIENCE This workshop is designed for pre-service and in-service Pre–K-12 educators and administrators, community organization staff and family member audiences.
REQUIRED MATERIALS Appropriate handout materials will be provided. Participants are expected to bring appropriate writing instruments.
FACILITIES Appropriate classroom or lecture seating along with a podium, wireless lavaliere microphone (for large room or over 35 participants), screen, internet connection, electrical outlets, and a table set up in the front of the room, are required for the effective delivery of this training.
REGISTRATION Registration for this workshop is the responsibility of the host organization.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT This workshop is eligible for two (2) hours of Act 48 Continuing Education Credit through the Center for Schools and Communities/CSIU. The instructor will distribute the appropriate form to interested participants during this workshop.