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Kara Fujita 4 min read

Conference to Inspire and Mobilize Thousands of Volunteers

Next week, the Care2 Team will join more than 5,000 passionate volunteers in Washington, D.C. for the Points of Light National Conference on Volunteering and Service.  Leaders and volunteers from the nonprofit, corporate and government sectors will gather in over 150 workshops to exchange ideas and inspire one another on topic areas including National Service, Nonprofit Capacity Building, Volunteer Management and Youth Service and Leadership.

Points of Light, the world's largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, mobilizes over 4 million volunteers to take action to change the world.  "For a few days in June, thousands of people will come to Washington, D.C. to share all that’s innovative and important in the world of volunteer service,” said Michelle Nunn, CEO of Points of Light.  "They will listen and learn, teach and share, inspire and mobilize -- all to engage more volunteers in the critical task of building stronger communities."

Thousands of volunteers will convene in D.C. for this year's NCVS.Speakers will include top thought leaders like Beth Kanter, author and blogger helping nonprofits use networks and social media for social change, Jeremy Heimans, Co-Founder of open-source global activism platform Purpose.com, and Allyson Kapin, Blogger-In-Chief of our Frogloop blog and Founder of the online marketing firm Rad Campaign.

With such a wide range of perspectives on volunteer service from a variety of sectors, conference attendees are sure to learn valuable lessons from each other and think creatively about ways to unite to solve challenges in our communities.  The Care2 team will be all ears to learn how we, as volunteers, activists and nonprofit professionals, can better empower ourselves and others to create social change.  Be sure to follow us on Twitter while we report tips and ideas from the conference, and let us know what some of your tactics, challenges and successes are in volunteering and service! 

The conference takes place Wednesday, June 19 through Saturday June 22.  You can register for the National Conference on Volunteering and Service, "Like" the Conference Facebook page, follow @NCVS on Twitter and search the #NCVS Twitter hashtag to follow the conference conversation.

We'll see you there!