Creating a Parent Volunteer Program Just Became Easier!

Sacramento, California (PressExposure) February 24, 2009 -- Turning Parents into Volunteers, written by former teacher and parent involvement coordinator Rhonda Jones , is a comprehensive guide for recruiting, training, and maintaining parent volunteers.

It contains over 175 pages of step-by-step instructions, tips, ideas, and forms to make any parent or school volunteer program a success.

There are many benefits to recruiting volunteers to assist with classroom and school operations. Having parent volunteers helps to enhance the class curriculum, and increases student achievement and teacher appreciation.

In Chapter 2, teachers learn what is parent involvement and what it takes to create a success classroom volunteer program.

Many educators often blame parents for not wanting to participate in their children's education, yet many studies prove that given the opportunity, parents will participate despite the overwhelming myth that many parents just don't care.

This perception may be partly true for some families, but research suggests, by far, that the greatest obstacle to parent involvement are the teachers themselves. Turning Parents into Volunteers uncovers the barriers to parent involvement and ways to overcome them.

Additional chapters include instructions on how to recruit school volunteers, defining appropriate volunteer duties and training, rewarding and evaluating volunteers, a complete school volunteer orientation agenda with training materials, tools of the trade, and how to involve the whole school in creating a volunteer program.

The book retails for $29.00 and when ordered at the author's website, [] , buyers receive downloadable MS templates of all forms that can be customized for individual school use. Turning Parents into Volunteers will soon be available on as well.

To order your copy or learn more about Turning Parents into Volunteers , please visit our website at [] .

Blessings, Rhonda Jones [] [] []

For ordering problems, please send email for quicker response.

contact: Rhonda Jones PO Box 221801 Sacramento, CA 95831 916-427-0251 []


Rhonda Jones , received her Masters Degree in Educational Leadership and Parental Involvement. As a 11-year veteran elementary school teacher, Rhonda developed a successful classroom volunteer program that promoted student achievement and encouraged parental support both in and outside the classroom. To learn more visit []

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Press Release Submitted On: February 24, 2009 at 6:13 am
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