The Spirit of Volunteerism – Honoring 50 Years of the Peace Corps

  • To examine the impact of volunteerism in U.S. communities and how volunteers, particularly young people, are inspired to help foster a culture of service and civic responsibility;
  • To learn best practices in volunteer recruitment, retention, and management;
  • To explore the concept of “social entrepreneurship” and efforts to organize, create, and manage a venture to make social change;
  • To participate in community service activities; and
  • To celebrate citizen diplomacy and community service by recognizing the IVLP’s 70th anniversary and the Peace Corps’s 50th anniversary

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