February 5th, 2009 | Published in Google Public Policy
On Tuesday night we had the pleasure of hosting Idealist's Global Volunteering Fair here at our D.C. office, where over 600 students, young professionals and others came to learn about and discuss opportunities to volunteer abroad.
The event was co-sponsored by the Building Bridges Coalition and the Brookings Institution's Initiative on International Volunteering and Service, and 26 organizations came to share their opportunities. Attendees were also treated to workshops on "International Volunteerism 101," "Affordable Volunteering Abroad," and "Google 101 for International Volunteers."
Make sure to check out tonight's fair in New York or Saturday's fair in Boston if you happen to live near either city.
Thanks to Idealist for the opportunity to host such a cool event, and make sure to keep an eye on idealist.org for more opportunities to work and volunteer in the non-profit community.