site is designed to help volunteers of youth be successful
by providing free information and interactive training
about serving young people.
Normal youth development; group
management--dealing with conflict, discipline, and rule-making; ideas about helping kids
to learn by doing; helping kids learn adult responsibilities; and working with parents and
other adult leaders.
Where to begin
There are several links on the menu bar to the left that
will help you navigate through this site.
Home is the current page you are on right
Lesson Menu will link you to a brief description of each of the five lessons
offered in this course. Once you are there, simply click on a lesson that interests you.
and WWW Info will
provide you with some basic skills on how to use the
More Information About the Course
Volunteers are the backbone of youth-serving
organizations. Effective volunteers provide the experiences and positive relationships
that enable youth to gain the skills and competencies they need to be successful now and
in the future.
Our goal is to prepare volunteers who work with
young people in nonformal educational settings to be
more effective in promoting positive youth development.
The "Youth Volunteers"
course is intended to:
- assist volunteers by providing them with the
training and support needed to work effectively with youth audiences.
- remove barriers to receiving volunteer education
by using the Internet as the media for instruction, thereby allowing volunteers to access
training whenever and wherever they want it.
- furnish an opportunity for volunteers to
communicate with others who have similar interests and needs.
- provide volunteers with an online resource that
they can continue to utilize in the future.
- reach volunteers in rural and remote areas by
providing training that is accessible via the Internet.
course will include instruction on topics related
to working with youth, activities that reinforce the
concepts through application, and links to other valuable
Internet resources related to youth development.
The content of Youth Volunteers is not based on
myth or popular opinion. Instead, it is based on principles and practices that have been
substantiated by scientific research and literature on youth development.
If you have questions or comments about
this website, please contact us by email at WilliamsMJ@missouri.edu.
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out some important information. We only use this information to tailor this website
to meet your needs better. We will not release this information to any other parties.