Levent Önal is an Assist. Prof. at Atatürk University in Turkey. His main research interests are recreation, tourism, leisure, deviant leisure and volunteering. Before the academy, he worked as a manager of entertainment and sports activities in the field of tourism. In addition, he worked as a volunteer director in some international sports organizations. He has 10 years of experience in university life and recreation. Most recently, he worked as a volunteer director at the European Youth Olympic Festival Erzurum 2017.