At yesterday’s closing plenary of the Conference on Volunteering and Service in Houston, the message was clear: Be disruptive.
2015 Conference on Volunteering and Service
At the Sparking a Global Service Movement plenary at the Conference on Volunteering and Service yesterday, social entrepreneurs, government leaders, corporate innovators, and nonprofit activists from more than 50 countries joined to celebrate the good they can do together.
Since acquiring empty buildings and vacant lots in Detroit’s North End at an auction – some 30 properties altogether – Tyson Gersh has counted on an ever-growing troop of 8,000 volunteers to turn ruins into a thriving farm that distributes the fruits of its labor for free.
At the 2015 Conference on Volunteering and Service in Houston today, Points of Light honored the Greater Philadelphia Corporate Volunteer Council as 2015 Corporate Volunteer Council of the Year for serving as a primary local resource for encouraging, educating and connecting businesses that support employee volunteerism.