Project Head Start was founded on the belief that successful programs demand meaningful citizen participation. To achieve such participation, the program was designed to require using volunteers and, in turn, to allow their services to be counted as in-kind contributions toward the non-federal share of the local Head Start budget.
Illinois Migrant & Seasonal Head Start believes that persons volunteering services to the program increase their knowledge and understanding of the overall program. The involvement of parents, as well as community persons, develops a broad community base of advocates for Migrant Head Start.
The goal of the Volunteer Program is designed to improve and expand the services provided by Illinois Migrant & Seasonal Head Start Programs through the involvement of individuals representing all facets.
Four objectives are developed for an effective Volunteer Program. They are:
Responsibility for developing and managing the Volunteer Program will be:
Illinois Department of Human ServicesJB Pritzker, Governor · Grace B. Hou, Secretary
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