Stay tuned for this week's Points of Light Conference! We'll be posting pictures and tweeting live from the event
GSL Announcements for Upcoming Events:
Points of Light Annual Conference on Volunteering and Service
The annual Points of Light Conference on Volunteering and Service will be held in Washington, DC from June 19-22, 2013. The conference is the world’s premier event for nonprofit, government, corporate, education, and faith-based organizations. Bringing together more than 5,000 service leaders, the Conference on Volunteering and Service provides an opportunity for participants to learn and cultivate new ideas for service, discuss the challenges, and work together to create new and innovative solutions.
The theme of this year’s conference is the power of service to bridge differences and bring people together. Some of the highlights of the Conference for 2013 include: 150 or more workshops, 3 general plenary sessions about the impacts of service, leadership forums, community service projects, and immersion learning sessions throughout Washington, DC.
This conference is a great opportunity for members of Global Service Leaders to connect with industry experts, social entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and many other recognized leaders. Although the conference typically emphasizes service and volunteerism at the national level, Global Service Leaders is excited to expand the discussions this year to also include the importance of service on a global scale.
To learn more about the 2013 Conference on Volunteering and Service please visit: www.volunteeringandservice.org.
March 20, 2013
March 20, 2013 was the first ever International Day of Happiness. All 193 member states of the United Nations adopted a resolution to make happiness a greater priority. They designated March 20th as a day to inspire action for a happier world. Join thousands of people around the world and make a personal pledge to bring more happiness to others.
March 14, 2013
GSL member, Nina Tchangoue Bertheline and her organization, Youth Outreach Programme in Cameroon conducted an excellent survey for their students during Martin Luther King Service Day on January 21, 2013. Please click below to read the responses about what volunteerism and service mean to the student's communities:
March 5, 2013
Paid, Overseas Fellowship Positions with Atlas Corps
Applications accepted throughout the year
The Atlas Corps Fellowship is a 12-18 month professional fellowship offered three times a year for nonprofit leaders from around the world. Fellows serve full-time at Host Organizations located either in the United States or Latin America working on issues that complement their expertise. Fellows develop their leadership skills while sharing best practices and supplement daily knowledge with theoretical topics presented in the Atlas Corps Nonprofit Management Series.
To apply or learn more about the fellowship please click here.
Applications are taken year round, but earlier applications tend to be more successful. We consider applications on a rolling basis. You are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to be considered for one of our classes that begins in January, May, or September. The application process is a four-month cycle that repeats itself. You may apply at any time and be considered, but we encourage you to spend some time on your application, including having it be reviewed by a peer, and then submit it as early as possible and not wait for any deadlines. Here is the approximate annual calendar:
--March 22: Priority deadline for our class beginning in September
--July 15: Priority deadline for our class beginning in January of the next year
--November 1: Priority deadline for our class beginning in May of the next year
Atlas Service Corps, Inc. (Atlas Corps), started in 2006, is an international network of nonprofit leaders and organizations that promotes innovation, cooperation, and solutions to address the world's 21st century challenges. Our mission is to address critical social issues by developing leaders, strengthening organizations, and promoting innovation through an overseas fellowship of skilled nonprofit professionals. Profiled as a "best practice" in international exchange by the Brookings Institution and featured in the Washington Post as a model social entrepreneurship program, Atlas Corps engages leaders committed to the nonprofit sector in 12 to 18 month, professional fellowships at organizations to learn best practices, build organizational capacity, and return home to create a network of global changemakers.
Our Mission: To address critical social issues, Atlas Corps develops leaders, strengthens organizations and promotes innovation through an overseas fellowship of skilled professionals.
Our Method: Atlas Corps facilitates overseas fellowships for the best of the world's rising leaders. They volunteer at outstanding organizations addressing social issues and are enrolled in an ongoing training program. After 12 or 18 months, they return to their countries to work for at least one year (and usually their entire career) back in the nonprofit sector, sharing new skills, best practices, valuable experiences and a global network of changemakers.
From: "About Us" Atlas Corp http://www.atlascorps.org/about-us.php
February 12, 2013
Announcing GSL's Campaign for Spring 2013:
On April 26th- 28th, children and youth from around the world will engage in projects to improve their communities in celebration of the largest service event in the world. Established in 1988, Global Youth Service Day is a campaign of YSA (Youth Service America) and is celebrated each year in over 100 countries.
February 7, 2012
Global Service Leaders is now on LinkedIn!
What is LinkedIn?
"...the world's largest professional network with 200 million members in 200 countries
and territories around the globe.
Our mission is simple: connect the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. When you join LinkedIn, you get access to people, jobs, news,
updates, and insights that help you be great at what you do."
After joining LinkedIn, please search for us under Global Service Leaders and join our group! Anyone with a LinkedIn account can join and post discussion topics, and connect with similar organizations and non-profit groups.
Umuganda: Investing in Ourselves : Umuganda is a monthly day of service that takes place in Rwanda, during which community members are required to give back to their own community, ultimately helping themselves. How can your community learn from the values and lessons of Umuganda?
Rio+20: Sustainable Development and volunteerism: What do you have to say about Rio+20? Was it successful? How does volunteerism play a role in sustainable development, and how do we, as Global Service Leaders, work to bring about a sustainable future for the world?