About the Conference

Points of Light Conference on Volunteering and Service will arm volunteer leaders from the corporate, nonprofit and public sectors with both leading-edge and timeless strategies designed to change millions of lives.

Participants will learn from the world's most effective change makers and from one another. They will hear from leaders in the rapidly changing field of social change, including activists, tech entrepreneurs, athletes, elected officials, CEOs from nonprofits and Fortune 500 companies. They will focus on critical issues from education to economic opportunity to emergency preparedness, veterans to volunteer leadership, corporate social responsibility to youth service. And they will work across sectors so more volunteers can roll up their sleeves to help others and solve critical community problems.

The conference will examine how the next generation of citizens is making its mark. Young people and civic entrepreneurs who are not bound by tradition or sector boundaries and are impatient with institutional change. They are creating new pathways for direct action and unleashing their solutions with new levels of speed and scale.

Attendees typically include:

  • Volunteer coordinators and supervisors
  • HandsOn Network Action Centers
  • Nonprofit professionals
  • Nonprofit and government volunteer leaders
  • Workplace volunteer managers
  • Leaders in corporate social responsibility
  • Corporate partners
  • AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and Learn and Serve America program directors and members
  • AmeriCorps Alums
  • Social entrepreneurs
  • Funders and philanthropists

Conference on Volunteering and Service