Dedicated to volunteer service

Conference on Volunteering and Service

June 19-22, 2013
2013 Conference on Volunteering and Service

We are pleased to announce next year's conference is going to be in Washington, D.C. Join us next year.

The Conference on Volunteering and Service is the leading gathering of its kind, bringing together more than 5,000 service leaders to learn and cultivate new ideas for service, discuss the challenges we all face and work together to create solutions through the power of people.

The Conference is a don't-miss experience for social entrepreneurs to exchange ideas about what's working and generate new ideas to create a brighter path for the future. Attendees will learn how to leverage the power of individuals to address critical issues in their communities.

Regardless of age, experience, industry or affiliation – nonprofit, social entrepreneur, schools/universities, faith organizations, government or corporate, domestic or international – we share common goals. For the future of our economy, education, environment and emergency response capacity, we believe individuals have a central role in addressing these critical issues. 

Photo highlights from the 2012 Conference in Chicago are up on our Facebook Page.

Event highlights are on our 2012 National Conference on Volunteering and Service event page.

Take Action:

  • Check out our Livestream channel to watch the full recordings of the our 2012 opening and closing sessions, education plenary sponsored by Target, and economy super session sponsored by Chase.
  • To download or print materials from 2012 session presenters, log into your registration record. If the sessions you've registered for have materials for downloading, you'll see a link the top of your record that says "New Content is available. Session handouts are available for download."

If you didn't register for Conference 2012, or are looking for materials from sessions that you weren’t registered for, go to our session locator system and search for individual sessions. Click on "session details" and there will be a link to download if presenters have made materials available.

  • We are pleased to announce that our 2013 Conference will be held in Washington, D.C. Read the announcement and continue check the Conference website as information on the event develops.
  • Join our mailing list by going to the Conference website and entering your name, email address and zip code on the left-hand side of the page to receive Conference news and highlights.
  • Review highlights from past Conferences – With speakers like Michelle Obama, Arne Duncan, Maria Shriver, Wes Moore, Ruby Dee and Cliff Burrows; entertainment acts like Jon Bon Jovi, Broadway musicals and Percy Sledge; and with dynamic programming such as service projects, youth summits, forums and exhibit hall parties, there’s something for everyone at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service.