Providing volunteers with the training and support they need is essential to ensuring that they feel prepared and have a positive experience--and can best help children and youth. Below are a wide range of training tools communities can utilize for this purpose.
For training readers...
National Service resources for readers
Pencil Foundation Reading Partners volunteer manual, resource booklet from U.S. Dept. of Education and New Reader Booklet (student use)
Readtennessee.org parent toolkits for reading and early math
Additional early learning resources may be found at www.bornlearning.org and HERE
For training tutors...
National Service resources for tutors
Readtennessee.org resources for tutors (wide range of subjects)
Math and reading diagnostic tests starting at grade 4
For training mentors...
Building Relationships: A Guide for New Mentors
Mentor Training Guide (United Way of Northern New Jersey)
National Service resources for mentors
Ongoing Training for Mentors from U.S. Dept. of Education
TN Achieves Handbook
For training young/student volunteers (13-18)...
Tennessee Scholars offers a training program for young volunteers throughout the state. For more information, or to arrange a training, please contact Ruth Woodall at 615-256-5141 or firstname.lastname@example.org