Meet Rachel Fine. For the last two years, Rachel has served as a Repair the World fellow and education justice team leader in Detroit. Next year, she’s joining Repair’s staff as Teen Engagement Associate. So exciting! Here, she takes a minute to talk about how she got involved with Repair the World, how Repair will be participating in the conference, and what she’s most excited about. Read on… Read more
For the last few years, Repair the World has convened a delegation of Jewish non-profit professionals at the annual Points of Light Conference on Volunteering and Service (June 27-29 this year). So much exciting work has happened in the world of service and volunteering within the Jewish world over the last decade. The delegation offers a chance for some of the leaders of this movement to get together, share ideas, and learn from one another.
We are so excited to have this year’s delegation meet one another. In the meantime, we want to introduce some of them to YOU! Here, we spoke with delegate Michele Freed. As a fellow at the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, she works to empower young Jews to build inclusive communities and repair the world. This recent college grad had a lot to say about the role CVS and Repair the World have had on her work. Read on… Read more
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.
Are you a service fanatic? Someone who puts volunteering at the forefront of life? Or simply someone interested in meeting like minded fans of repairing the world? This summer from June 18-20, let your love of service shine at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service – the world’s largest gathering of volunteer and service leaders.
Held in Chicago, this annual conference hosted by the Points of Light institute offers attendees a chance to “learn, connect and be inspired” through a wide range of workshops, plenaries, and hands-on service projects. Discover new ideas for meaningful volunteer projects, learn techniques for engaging your friends and community members in service, and attend a Books and Brew book club session for an inspiring conversation led by today’s leading service and social change-focused authors.
This year’s featured speakers include, among many others, Interfaith Youth Core founder Eboo Patel, Larry Soler from the Partnership for a Healthier America, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, Wendy Spencer, Paul Schmitz who is CEO of Public Allies, Michelle Nunn from the Points of Light Foundation Kevin Bacon – who, in addition to being a Golden Globe award-winning actor, is also the founder of the SixDegrees charitable network.
So pack your bags and head for the Windy City! Find out more about NCVS at the video below and via their Facebook page. Then register to claim your spot at the service conference of the year here.