Volunteering can greatly benefit individuals with disabilities both personally and professionally. It increases job prospects by helping build networks and develop skills and training; it also serves to show others that people with disabilities don’t always have to be on the receiving end of services. Other benefits of national service include potential rewards for financing education or repaying student loans and eligibility for federal employment.
This comprehensive FAQ on Service Opportunities for People with Disabilities, from the Corporation for National and Community Service, answers many of the questions people with disabilities who are interested in doing national service may have.
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