Health and Wellness at National Conference on Volunteering and Service

May 22, 2012

Health and wellness has become a major concern among most individuals. This year’s National Conference on Volunteering and Service will host a variety of sessions focused on best practices in health and wellness. Sessions will be divided into thirteen different tracks, to allow attendees to plan accordingly.

Check out all the sessions focused on Health and Wellness at this year’s conference.


Getting Our Kids Moving Again: Small Steps to Fight Childhood Obesity

Monday, June 18, 2012

Time: 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Session ID: 2853

A discussion with Larry Soler, CEO of Partnership for a Healthier America and Lynne Vaughan, YMCA’s chief innovation officer, to think creatively about how youth programs, whether focused on reading, writing or rebuilding, can help kids move more.

Speaker(s): Larry Soler
Lynne Vaughan

Twitter Hashtag: #NCVS2853


Corporate Giving Gardens: The Ultimate Onsite Volunteer Project – Let’s Get Growing

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Time: 8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Session ID: 2409

Talk about a revolution, corporate campuses are sprouting gardens. Be inspired by Minnesota’s first-ever corporate giving garden, and learn how more than 20 Twin Cities corporations now grow more than 10,000 pounds of fresh produce annually to feed the hungry.

Speaker(s): Zeeda Magnuson
Susan Schuster

Twitter Hashtag: #corpgivinggarden


Changing Lives through Community and Youth Gardening

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Time: 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Session ID: 3018

Thinking about building a community or youth garden? Learn to plan sustainable community and youth gardens and understand solutions to common challenges. Gain tips on organizing volunteers and teaching children about food and nutrition.

Speaker(s): Debra Eschmeyer
Hannah Reinhart

Twitter Hashtag: #NCVS3018


The Garden of Feedin’: Creating and Sustaining Youth Vegetable Gardens

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Time: 2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Session ID: 2835

Learn to build and sustain successful vegetable gardens in local schools and youth centers utilizing volunteers and community organizations. This session will cover funding, planning, logistics and program implementation for sustaining youth gardens.

Speaker(s): Darrill Gaschler
Sander Schrantz
Jennifer Udan

Twitter Hashtag: #HandsOnBroward


Volunteering the Sesame Way: Mobilizing Communities to Ease the Challenges of Food Insecurity

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Time: 8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Session ID: 2513

Join Sesame Workshop in supporting food insecure families. You will learn how to utilize volunteers to create educational workshops around food insecurity and help families discover ways to eat healthy on a budget.

Speaker(s): Jeanette Betancourt

Twitter Hashtag: #Food4Thought

The National Conference on Volunteer and Service takes place June 18-20. Register now to join an elite group of practitioners, thought leaders and innovators in Chicago.