Document Type

Student Research Paper


Spring 2016

Academic Department

Occupational Therapy

Faculty Advisor(s)

Tamera Keiter Humbert


The purpose of this study was to provide an educational resource for occupational therapy (OT) practitioners who are interested in delivering professional services internationally through volunteer work. An in-depth exploration of four faith-based organizations, emphasizing the unique perspectives of the organizations in terms of their completed missions and outcomes, and how these align with social justice was completed. This study also aimed to provide information about the various spiritual and/or lifestyle beliefs each organization uses as a philosophical basis for which they conduct their missions. These select perspectives may help practitioners make informed decisions about international volunteer work and enable them to select applicable organizations.


Senior Thesis.