Volunteering and engaging in community service are effective avenues for personal and professional development, service participants actively contribute and to strengthen their communities. For people with limited vocational experience, national service can be part if a long-range employment plan. Service can allow VR clients to develop vocational skills, gain work experience, engage in career exploration build professional networks.
Fesko, Sheila; Hall, Allison; and Institute for Community Inclusion, University of Massachusetts Boston, "Service Works!: Collaboration between Vocational Rehabilitation and National Service Programs as an Avenue towards Employment for VR Clients" (2012). Office of Community Partnerships Posters. 72.