Patients and volunteers share their experiences attending or participating in Therapeutic Recreation Services.


Can’t wait to go back!

Campers, parents, professionals and volunteers share their experiences attending the Over The Wall Therapeutic Recreation Programme


Volunteering: an unforgettable experience!

"I applied to be a volunteer at Barretstown in Ireland and was assigned to work with two families and also a specific group. It was an unforgettable experience."


It is a little bubble you’re in down there!

“You forget about everything else that’s going on and you just have fun and laugh and really you need that laughter when everything else is so tough!”


We just had nonstop fun!

“I got to do things I never thought I would be able to do. Every night I went to bed with a smile on my face, exhausted from doing lots of crazy, fun things”


Volunteering: the best way to spend your summer!

Rob Pleticha, Online Communities Manager for RareConnect, volunteers every year to help children who are living with rare diseases.

The voice of rare disease patients in EuropeEURORDIS The international voice of people living with rare diseasesRare Disease International Bringing together patients, families and experts to share experiences in a moderated multi-language forum. RareConnect The Rare Barometer Programme is a EURORDIS initiative that carries out surveys to transform rare disease patients' experiences into figures and facts that can be shared with decision-makers.Rare Barometer An international awareness raising campaign taking place on the last day of February each year, Rare Disease Day is a EURORDIS initiativeRare Disease Day Join the largest gathering of rare disease stakeholders across Europe, at the biennial European Conference on Rare Diseases and Orphan Products. ECRD is a EURORDIS initiativeEuropean Conference on Rare Diseases