conference on volunteering and service
Conference is more than just the sessions you attend, it's about the people you'll meet and the conversations you'll have. There are some colleagues that I see only at conference, but I know that I can pick up the phone any time and get advice and support from them. I've picked their brains, "borrowed" their ideas, and learned from their experience. None of this knowledge would have been available to me had I decided to sit in my office alone. As an affiliate leader, I've learned that creating and strengthening my peer network has been crucial to my success, both personally and organizationally.
Come to our Conference on Volunteering and Service June 18-22. Never been to DC? Make it a vacation!Here are fun things to do in DC: Make sure you visit the Washington Mall! The National Mall is the first stop on most sightseeing tours of Washington DC and most of the attractions are free.
American Volunteers Debut Their Video about the 2012 National Conference on Volunteering and Service
American Volunteers is an idea hatched by three AmeriCorps Alums, Aaron Frumin, Brendan Gordon, and Michael Ward who are hoping to make a reality TV show (think somewhere between Anthony Bourdain’s ‘No Reservations’ and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition). Their show would follow the trio across the country meeting the individuals that are getting things done through volunteering/service and exploring the cities they live in. For example, a New Orleans episode might start with volunteering with St Bernard Project in the morning then proceed to drink whiskey and enjoy local jazz music on Frenchman Street that night.