School Mental Health Project

UCLA School Mental Health Project
Center for Mental Health in Schools
From the Center's Clearinghouse
A Technical Aid Packet

Volunteers to Help Teachers and Schools Address Barriers to Learning: Overview

I. Introductory Perspective
A. Why Use Volunteers?
B. Using Volunteers Effectively (in many roles)

II. Implementing Volunteer Programs in Schools

A. Starting
B. Coordinating
C. Recruiting
D. Screening and Placement
E. Training
F. Evaluating the Impact and Expressing Appreciation

III. Resource Aids

A. Resource Mapping
B. Recruitment Flyers
C. Welcoming, Orientation, and Training
D. Appreciation and Evaluating

IV. Other Resources

A. Selected References
B. Internet Resources, Agencies, Organizations, and Consultation Cadre
C. Examples of Model Programs
D. A Sample Eric Digest: Senior Citizens as School Volunteers

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