Volunteers are the core of many educational programs. Their involvement in an organization greatly contributes to its success.
The National FFA Alumni Association, in cooperation with Purdue University's Youth Development and Agricultural Education Department, has produced ten training modules that cover a wide range of volunteer program development topics.
Select a training module, according to your role within the organization:
These modules are designed for use by state staff, agricultural teachers and volunteer leaders who manage volunteers. These may be used for workshops or conference sessions. Individual teachers and volunteer leaders can use the modules on an as-needed basis.
These modules are designed for use by practicing agriculture teachers. State staff may want to use these modules for workshops or conference sessions and trainings. Individual teachers can utilize the modules on an as-needed basis.
These modules are designed for use by teacher educators with college students in agricultural education teacher education programs. These may be used as stand-alone units or as part of a teacher education course.
Module 1: Why Use Volunteers
Module 2: Positive Youth Development
Module 3: Recruitment and Retention of Volunteers
Module 4: Orientation Training and Evaluation
Module 5: Volunteer Recognition
Module 6: Risk Management Issues
Module 7: Volunteer Screening Process
Module 8: Financial Management
Module 9: Program Development
Module 10: Volunteer Management Database