Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Spring 1996

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Jack L. McPherson

Second Committee Member

Gregory S. Chan

Third Committee Member

Franklin D. Carlson


The purpose of this project was to develop a volunteer work force model for an elementary school serving preschool through sixth grade students. To accomplish this purpose, a review of current literature and research regarding school volunteer programs was examined; information and materials from selected existing elementary school volunteer programs was obtained and analyzed; additionally school staff, administrators, parents, and community members were polled regarding volunteerism. The model was designed for implementation at George T. Daniel Elementary in the Kent, Washington, School District.

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Audio of radio PSA featuring Daniel Elementary School Galaxy Voices choir and voice over by Jim Kleinbeck