Calling all volunteers! This coming summer (June 19-22), service-lovers from all over the country will come together in Washington DC for the 2013 National Conference on Volunteering and Service.

Organized by Points of Light, the conference brings together volunteers and volunteer coordinators, non-profit professionals, AmeriCorps representatives and alumni, social entrepreneurs, philanthropists and more for four days of workshops, sessions, exhibits and networking events. Last year’s conference included a plenary session titled “Solving America’s Education Crisis,” a community garden panel called “Seeds for Change,” and a session on exploring service opportunities for military members and their families.

The conference also features Servapalooza – an interactive, hands-on service project that lets conference attendees put their ideals into action. Needless to say, the potential for inspiration and idea-sharing is high.

Check out the video of last year’s opening session (called The Next Generation of Service), then take advantage of early bird rates and register to secure your spot at the service gathering of the year.

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