Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Volunteer-Based Tutor/Mentor Program Survey

The aim of the Tutor/Mentor Connection has always been to create better information about tutoring and/or mentoring programs and where they are needed so that this information could be used by leaders from many sectors to help existing programs constantly improve, while filling voids in neighborhoods with too few.

We use this information to organize volunteer recruitment events, such as the Coffeehouse Recruitment Social being held Thursday, Aug. 21 at ING DIRECT Cafe in Chicago. Read more here.

Organizations who are listed in the Program Locator are asked to fill out a program profile (which you can see here) that provides information for our maps and contact information for potential volunteers.

However, we've been doing a different survey, intended to help us understand the differences between programs, and the common issues most face.

We have updated the Tutor/Mentor Program Survey and it can now be found at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=Fc0avXYOPKbbkwDnIQi38A_3d_3d

We've had 15 people complete the survey so far and 10 come from beyond the Chicago region. We'd like to have more people from Chicago provide this information, so ask that you take the survey if you're involved with a tutor/mentor program, or pass this on to other people.

Those people who complete the entire survey by September 15, 2008 can be entered into a drawing to win a brand new Sony DCR-DVD405 digital camcorder!!!

Read more about the survey at http://tutormentorconnetion.ning.com

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