Involvement of Volunteers Policy Number and Last Update
(01.05.02/01-2011)

Volunteers shall be involved to the fullest extent possible in the planning and implementation of each component of the Migrant Head Start Program. Involvement of volunteers shall include:

  1. Education Area
    • Planning Activities
    • Implementing activities and curriculum in large group sessions, small group sessions, individual sessions, field trips
    • Assisting with parent activities
  2. Parent Involvement
    • Making decisions about policies and operation of the program
    • Serve on policy committees and/or councils
  3. Social Services Area
    • Help prepare the centers newsletter
    • Help prepare center's social services directory
    • Assist in recruitment of children
    • Recruit other parents as volunteer
  4. Health Area
    • Serve on the Health Services Advisory Committee
    • Assist in health screening
    • Provide transportation to health services
    • Assist in preparing food
    • Eat with children for the purpose of enhancing their social environment
    • Provide first-aid training for staff and parents
    • Provide training (professional volunteers) for staff and services for children
  5. Disabilities and Mental Health Area
    • Provide transportation to appointments for families and children with disabilities
    • Assist families with translation
    • Participate as a member of the center's Education Committee, observing classrooms and making recommendations for the improvement of the mental-health aspect of the classrooms
    • Assist with parent education activities
    • Implement classroom activities with children with disabilities, as per their individual plans
  6. Administration
    • Assist in recruiting volunteers
    • Assist in recruiting children