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Fostering Inclusive Volunteering and Service Learning

April 7, 2015 Publication

Cover: Fostering Inclusive Volunteering and Service LearningFor all individuals to access and benefit from volunteering, the widespread practice of inclusion is key. An inclusive service environment actively fosters the engagement of all youth, including youth with disabilities, those involved in foster care or juvenile justice, and other disconnected youth. This guide provides information useful to youth service professionals and others interested in facilitating youth engagement in volunteer activities. It describes how youth benefit from volunteering, different types of volunteer opportunities, and ways to assist youth to prepare for, access, and learn from their experiences. It also provides relevant resources and tools that can enhance and foster successful outcomes.

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