2017 Student Research Conference:
30th Annual Student Research Conference

How Does Training Impact Knowledge, Comfort, and Perceived Value of Volunteer Experience When Working with Families Experiencing Poverty?


Rose K. Hatting* and Lorrin T. McBee
Dr. Ilene Elmlinger, Faculty Mentor

The purpose of this study is to understand if providing training and education will increase knowledge, comfort, and perceived value of volunteer experience when working with families living in poverty.  

The control group will consist of twenty Truman State University undergraduates and graduates who are volunteer participants in the Spring 2017 Diaper Drive. This group will complete their initial survey and pretest before beginning volunteer work with the Diaper Drive. After the control subjects are finished with their volunteer work for the semester they will complete a final survey and post test.

The experimental group will consist of twenty Truman State University undergraduates and graduates who are volunteer participants in the Spring 2017 Diaper Drive. This group will complete an initial survey, pretest, participate in a 60 to 90 minute lecture about poverty in the United States, and complete a post test following their experience volunteering in the Diaper Drive.

The survey for individuals experiencing diaper need will consist of those who receive diapers from the CODA/CMDS Diaper Drive and will take approximately 5 minutes.

Keywords: Training , Poverty, Experiences, Control, Experimental

Topic(s):Service Learning
Communication Disorders

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 308-1
Location: VH 1010
Time: 1:00

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