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#VolunteerTogether

#VolunteerTogether At the Building Bridges Coalition we are working to foster a culture of international service and a heightened sense of compassion across borders that will build bridges between Americans and volunteers of different countries, cultures, races, ethnicities and religious beliefs. In some ways, our world seems more divided and our nations more inward-looking than […]

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Steven Rosenthal Named BBC Volunteer of the Year

Steven Rosenthal Named BBC Volunteer of the Year

Building Bridges Coalition Volunteer of the Year 2016: Steven Rosenthal With the 2016 Volunteer of the Year Award, the Building Bridges Coalition would like to recognize Steven Rosenthal for his years of service to the service community. As founding chairman of the Building Bridges Coalition in 2006, Steven has been key in engaging NGOs, universities, […]

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International Issues and Placement Opportunities for Service Year Alliance in Partnership with the BBC

International Issues and Placement Opportunities for Service Year Alliance in Partnership with the BBC

PDF:  International Issues and Placement Opportunities for Service Year Alliance in Partnership with the BBC Service Year Alliance believes that a service year before, during, or after college gives young people the chance to transform their lives, make an impact in their community, and become the active citizens and leaders our nation needs. Building Bridges […]

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Multi-stakeholder Alliance Demonstrates the Power of Volunteers to Meet 2030 Goals

Multi-stakeholder Alliance Demonstrates the Power of Volunteers to Meet 2030 Goals

Volunteerism remains a powerful tool for good around the world. Young people, in particular, are motivated by the prospect of creating real and lasting change, as well as gaining valuable learning experiences that come with volunteering. This energy and optimism among youth can be harnessed and mobilized to help meet challenges facing our world today […]

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IAVE Regional Volunteer Conferences

The International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE) is the leading global organization of volunteer leaders, both domestic and international. IAVE’s 7th regional conference will be held this year on October 18-20 in Antigua, Guatemala. The conference will be held at Centro de Voluntariado Guatemalteco. If you want to see the Guatemala program and learn more about […]

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Webinar on the Role of Volunteers and the SDGs

Webinar on the Role of Volunteers and the SDGs

The featured speakers on the webinar were: –Amanda Mukwashi, Chief, Volunteer Knowledge and Innovation, UN Volunteers –Amanda MacArthur, VP Global Pro Bono & Engagement, Pyxera Global –Benjamin Lough, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign The slides used by the three presenters can be found below: Powerpoint Slides: Click Here Adobe PDF: Click Here Webinar […]

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15th Anniversary of 9/11 Day

15th Anniversary of 9/11 Day

9/11 DAY LEADERS ANNOUNCE PLANS FOR 15TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SEPTEMBER 11, 2001, ATTACKS Prominent Nonprofits to Join With 9/11 Day Leaders in a Broad Call for Renewed Unity to Mark This Year’s 9/11 Anniversary Amidst growing political division, a new coalition, “Tomorrow Together,” including more than 20 nonprofit organizations, will organize diversity service projects, […]

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Ben Lough ‘s Paper on Reciprocity

Ben Lough ‘s Paper on Reciprocity

Dr. Lough’s paper aims to untangle critical assumptions behind reciprocity, along with the underlying values and ideas associated with the concept. The paper begins by exploring reciprocity, drawing from a wide body of literature on international cooperation and exchange. It explores some of the hidden and unintended consequences that might emerge from reciprocal relationships. The […]

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