Series: Giving Back Program
Collection: Learning Materials
This document is part of a 12-week program designed to help Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) learners prepare to do volunteer work as a way to develop skills and gain experience that could be applied in the workforce or used to help them gain greater personal independence.
The material is divided into five units, with the first unit focused on explaining what will be expected of the learners during the program; encouraging participants get to know each other; and helping learners discover more about themselves and their goals.
Other units explore the nature of volunteerism; how to deal with potential obstacles; setting goals; and filling out applications. There are vocabulary lists for all sessions, as well as quizzes and materials for self-assessment.
The authors have also included scenarios that illustrate the principles being taught. For instance, learners are introduced to one young man who wants to open a pet-grooming business but must first deal with the gaps in his skills and experience.
There is a corresponding document for the program instructor.