Special Resource Material Developed by the Center

Title: Volunteers as an Invaluable Resource (Practice Notes)

Description: Volunteers can be a multifaceted resource in a classroom and throughout a school. For this to be the case, however, the school staff must value volunteers and learn how to recruit, train, nurture, and use them effectively. When implemented properly, school volunteer programs can enable teachers to personalize instruction, free teachers and other school personnel to meet students? needs more effectively, broaden students' experiences, strengthen school-community understanding and relations, enhance home involvement, and enrich the lives of volunteers. In the classroom, volunteers can provide just the type of extra support needed to enable staff to conference and work with students who require special assistance?

Access at:   http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu/pdfdocs/practicenotes/voluntresource.pdf  24kb; 2pp