Community Works Implementation and Process Guide (2008)

Heartwood House in Ottawa is an umbrella organization for more than a dozen non-profit groups. Since 2001, it has been the home of the lost and found division of OC Transpo, Ottawa’s public transit system. Clients of Heartwood House’s member agencies have the opportunity to volunteer at the lost and found division and, in the process, develop their literacy, employment and social skills.

In this document, the author notes that volunteering can provide an effective transition to job training or paid work. The author sets out a guide for literacy groups that want to establish such a volunteer operation in a host organization. Among the points discussed are the choice of host groups; notes for instructors; and orientation for the host organization.

The author also includes several case studies of learners whose volunteer activities expanded their horizons.

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2010-08-10
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Helen Mildon. Community Works Implementation and Process Guide 2008. Web. 12 Apr. 2021 <http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/comworks/guide/cw-guide.pdf>
Helen Mildon (2008). Community Works Implementation and Process Guide. Retrieved April 12, 2021, from http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/comworks/guide/cw-guide.pdf
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