Volunteer Training Resources

Below are publications and resources available for volunteer administrators to share with volunteers and use when training and working with volunteers. Theses publications are also available at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Bookstore: https://agrilifebookstore.org/. Be sure to check out other links for more information on specific volunteer groups!


Publications

The following Extension volunteerism publications are available for volunteer administrators but are also appropriate to share directly with Extension volunteers.

Find Your Pot of Gold: Leadhership Styles for Any Situation (E-413)
PDF
Bylaw Development for LABs, PACs, and Youth Boards (E-417)
PDF
Prepare the Leadership Advisory Board for Success – Advocacy (E-442)
PDF
Networking in Communities: Building Leadership Capacity by Engaging Opinion Leaders (E-455)
PDF
Team Development in Organizations (E-458)
PDF

History of Cooperative Extension

This lesson orients volunteer groups about Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and explains how they fit within the agency.

Historical Overview of Extension
PDF
Cooperative Extension – A Historical Overview
PowerPoint

 

 


Planning and Visioning

The planning and visioning exercises can assist volunteers to think about the future and develop a formalized plan to meet their objectives.

Creating the Vision
 PDF
Goal Setting
 PDF
 Creating the Vision and Establishing Goals Lesson Plan
 PDF
 Strategic Planning Overview
 PDF
 Strategic Planning Lesson Plan
 PDF

Teamwork

With the use of these resources, volunteers can learn to work more effectively in groups or teams.

Team Development in Organizations (E-458)
PDF
Woking in Groups Lesson Plan PDF
Working in Groups
PowerPoint
 L.E.A.D.ing Teams Lesson Plan
 PDF
 L.E.A.D.ing Teams
 PowerPoint

Parliamentary Procedure

With the use of these resources, volunteers can learn how to use parliamentary procedure in order to lead meetings and conduct business effectively.

Parliamentary Procedure: A Tool for Effective Meetings
PDF
Parliamentary Procedure
 PowerPoint

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