The purpose of the workshop, is to provide educators with a tool to teach students, and other members of the community about volunteerism. The layout of this workshop provides the facilitator with two distinct options: you can either print the workshop off and present it as a face-to-face workshop, or as an on-line, paper-free workshop demonstrating how technology can be used to teach and learn.

We have provided you with the workshop outline and list of materials you will need to ensure your workshop runs as smoothly as possible.

1. Icebreakers (15 minutes)

The Icebreaker will initiate conversation and make everyone comfortable with one another. Once you have completed the Icebreaker, go on to Cool Facts.

2. Cool Facts (5 minutes)

Cool Facts give you some idea about the benefits of volunteerism and prepare you for the true and false activity. Once you have completed the cool facts discussion and brainstorm, continue with the True or False activity.

3. True or False (10 minutes)

What do you know about volunteerism? This activity will entertain youth by testing what they know about volunteering. Once the activity has been completed, go over the answers with the youth in a discussion format.

4. Speakers and Personal Stories (40 minutes)

The speakers speeches are here to be read! Have your youth read what the speakers have to say about volunteering, brainstorm, and then go directly to the discussion forums to post your own ideas.

5. Discussion Forums (30 minutes)

There are 3 categories: Workshop Evaluation, Volunteering Experience, and Spreading the Word. Have your youth post in the evaluation forums to communicate what they liked and disliked about the workshop.

6.Web Chats (50 minutes)

7. Evaluation Forms (10 minutes)

Take the next 10 minutes to find out what your youth thought about the workshop.

8. Wrap Up (5 minutes)

Almost done, just a few loose ends to go!

9. Resource Packages (5 minutes)

What information exists on volunteering? There are on-line agencies that have been provided and which can be contacted, but why not throw together some pamphlets of local agencies that your youth can contact for further information.


 ©1998 - TG Magazine / The Students Commission
©1998 le magazine TG / la Commission des étudiants