Volunteers Needed, National Service Learning Conference

Posted by on January 20, 2006

Volunteers needed: NYLC 2006, the 17th Annual National Service-Learning Conference — the largest gathering of youths and practitioners involved in the service-learning movement — will be held in Philadelphia on March 22-25, 2006.

The conference focuses on service-learning as a way of teaching and learning that builds academic skills and citizenship while addressing community needs in a real way. It typically draws nearly 2,900 educators, state and federal officials, youth leaders, program coordinators, policy-makers, and representatives from community-based organizations from across the U.S. and more than 41 other countries. The conference will be based at the Pennsylvania Convention Center at 12th and Arch Streets. For more information about the conference, visit the website, http://www.nylc.org/conference.

Volunteers are needed during the conference to handle a variety of tasks, including directing attendees to workshop locations, assisting with off-site service learning opportunities, acting as workshop assistants, helping with registration and numerous other jobs to help the conference run as smoothly as possible.

Volunteers who work 8 hours or more during the conference will be provided with free registration and free meals. Volunteers who work fewer than eight hours will not receive free registration, but will be provided free meals during the time that they are volunteering. To sign up as a volunteer, please contact Suzanne Rocheleau at 214-895-5805, or by e-mail at Rocheleau@drexel.edu.

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