About Service Unites

June 18-20, 2018

Service Unites, formerly called the Conference on Volunteering and Service, is the world’s largest service-relating convening, bringing together more than 2,500 nonprofit, government, business and civic leaders to gain and share the knowledge, resources and connections needed to galvanize the power of people to create change globally.

The Service Unites conference, powered by Points of Light, provides the singular opportunity for thousands to come together to collaborate and ensure the volunteer sector continues to grow and innovate in this rapidly changing world. Service Unites 2018 will challenge attendees to be a spark that ignites civic culture — a culture in which living a civic life is the norm, not the exception; a culture in which every person is inspired, equipped and mobilized to be a citizen in the fullest sense, to take action that changes the world.

While we may not always agree, we acknowledge there is strength in our differences. As leaders in the volunteer sector, we understand that service unites — bringing people together to solve society’s greatest challenges and build stronger, more resilient communities through volunteer service.


  • Twelve learning paths will feature proven models and innovative solutions
  • More than 100 workshops will be led by highly-respected experts


  • More than 2,500 participants focused on putting people at the center of change
  • Formal and informal networking opportunities

Be Inspired

  • Motivational talks by nonprofit, public and private sector leaders, academics, entertainers and more
  • Special recognition moments to honor remarkable changemakers


  • Hands-on projects designed to support impact in Atlanta
  • Unique collaboration opportunities through community-based immersion learning tours in Atlanta neighborhoods

Contact Information

General Inquiries

Conference on Volunteering and Service
Attn: Events
600 Means Street, Suite 210
Atlanta, Georgia 30318

Registration Inquiries


For information on sponsorship levels or becoming a conference partner, contact Paul Hollahan.


For media inquiries, contact Meghann Gibbons.

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What Others Are Saying

The emphasis on cross-sector collaboration was eye-opening, and everyone I met walked away with fresh perspectives and ideas. It broke down the silos of inward-facing sectors and showed us how much more powerful our work can be when we come together. An unbeatable experience!

— 2017 Seattle Attendee

The conference proved to be one of the most engaging and exciting professional gatherings of like-minded people I've ever attended. Although the topics, content, and presentations all appropriately centered around volunteering and service in some way, the sheer range of them was simply astounding.

— 2017 Seattle Attendee

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