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!
- History of Cooperative Extension
- Planning and Visioning
- Parliamentary Procedure
The following Extension volunteerism publications are available for volunteer administrators but are also appropriate to share directly with Extension volunteers.
This lesson orients volunteer groups about Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and explains how they fit within the agency.
|Historical Overview of Extension|
|Cooperative Extension – A Historical Overview||PowerPoint|
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|
|Creating the Vision and Establishing Goals Lesson Plan|
|Strategic Planning Overview|
|Strategic Planning Lesson Plan|
With the use of these resources, volunteers can learn to work more effectively in groups or teams.
|Team Development in Organizations (E-458)|
|Woking in Groups Lesson Plan|
|Working in Groups||PowerPoint|
|L.E.A.D.ing Teams Lesson Plan|
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|