ERIC Number: ED244150
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Independent Living Ideas. The Volunteer Path to Employment.
Owen, Mary Jane
This booklet offers suggestions to the handicapped individual for the use of volunteer experience to expand personal employment opportunities. Examples are offered of handicapped persons who have used volunteering to create an employment opportunity. Suggestions follow for approaching the volunteer market, finding and making contact with a place/organization to volunteer, and developing a realistic and career-oriented approach to volunteering. Guidelines are provided for including volunteer experiences or skills on a job application or resume. Accessibility and accommodation considerations are also discussed. Attachments include sample job applications and lists of reading resources, community resources, and national volunteer agencies and organizations. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adults, Career Education, Career Planning, Disabilities, Employment Opportunities, Experiential Learning, Job Application, Job Development, Job Skills, Portfolios (Background Materials), Volunteers, Work Experience
President's Committee of Employment of the Handicapped, Washington, DC 20210.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: President's Committee on Employment of the Handicapped, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Independent Living