Tuesday March 7, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM PST
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Rob Van Oss 
Washington Initiative for Supported Employment 


Avoiding the Volunteer Trap: Rules and Regulations for Unpaid Work Experiences 

Unpaid Work experiences can provide a powerful mechanism for discovering an individual’s strengths, skills and interests.  In order to provide the best experiences, there are regulations surrounding unpaid work and strategies to put into practice to assure that the experience is first and foremost of benefit to the individual with disabilities. Please join us for our next Webinar to hear from WISE’s Susan Harrell, Jim Corey, and Dan Rutten will provide information and insight about:

  • The Federal and State Regulations related to unpaid work, volunteering and internships
  • Key considerations and strategies to allow the individual an opportunity to learn about their interests, strengths and skills, and to build their portfolio and resume for paid work. 
  • Stories and scenarios about how work experiences have been used well and poorly and how to avoid common pitfalls of the Volunteer Trap.


10:00: How to use the platform and an introduction

10:10: The Federal and State Regulations:  Susan Harrell

11:00: Break

11:10: Strategies, Stories and Examples from the Field: Jim Corey and Dan Rutten

11:45: Q & A with audience

12:00: Event ends

Learning Objectives:

Participants in this webinar will:

  • Learn about the Federal and State Regulations that guide these experiences
  • Gain an understanding of how to develop goals and strategies for maximizing these experiences
  • Get examples of how these experiences have enhanced discovery and learning for individuals with disabilities

For Jim, Dan, and/or Susan's Bio, visit http://gowise.org/Wise-Team