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Community for all: The therapeutic recreation practitioner’s role in inclusive volunteering

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Kimberly Miller, AP Assistant Professor and Research Associate (Creator)
Stuart J. Schleien, Professor & Chair (Creator)
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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Participation in volunteerism has great potential in helping individuals reach their desired goals such as improving self-esteem, sense of purpose, social connectedness, happiness, quality of life, and community inclusion. A rationale for the facilitation of inclusive volunteering is discussed, including the current status of volunteering, the multitude of benefits that can be reaped from volunteerism, and a synopsis of the literature on individuals with disabilities as volunteers. Additionally, we review the vital role that therapeutic recreation practitioners could play in assisting individuals with disabilities to incorporate volunteering into their leisure repertoires.

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Publication
Miller, K., Schleien, S., Brooke, P., Frisoli, A., & Brooks, W. (2005) Community for all: The therapeutic recreation practitioner’s role in inclusive volunteering. Therapeutic Recreation Journal 39(1), 18-31
Language: English
Date: 2005
Keywords
Community, Disability, Inclusion, Therapeutic Recreation Practitioner, Volunteerism