Volunteers contribute labor worth $156 billion per year to our economy, and their ranks are growing; HandsOn Network — a matchmaker for volunteers and organizations — reported a 124% spike in interest around MLK Day and Barack Obama's inauguration. This 3,000-person meeting will explore how to deploy this workforce. Sandy Scott, a spokesman for conference cohost Corporation for National and Community Service, gives Obama the credit: "He's made a bold call to action." Will people keep responding? — ACL
Mon, June 22
2009 National Conference on Volunteering & Service
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