This year for the first time I had an after school meeting with the parent's that signed up to volunteer. I told them exactly what they would be doing in the room, who would be working with the children directly and who would be doing prep work. I also took them to our workroom and showed them how to use our xerox machine, the ditto machine and the book binding machine. While we were there I showed them where all the supplies were. I'm hoping now I won't be spending so much class time telling the parents what to do.