January 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Meeting Others: Volunteering to Foster Peace
Meeting Others: Volunteering to Foster Peace will explore the instrumental role of volunteering in sustaining peaceful communities. This event on Thursday, January 12, 2023, 7:00 pm ET is timed to coincide with the upcoming Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, the only federal holiday recognized as a National Day of Service.
Enhanced by reflections from a professional with volunteer management experience, this interactive discussion will review the impact of volunteering on community relationships, share resources for local service, and survey a broad range of strategies for strengthening peace through volunteer activities. Participants will learn methods to build and maintain a culture of peace by working together on a common cause. While the term “peacebuilding” often refers to the prevention of violence and aggressive conflict, this session presents volunteerism as a vital peacebuilding practice for the ongoing promotion of harmony, order, and justice. After attending this event, participants will enrich their understanding of volunteerism’s contribution to the development of resilient social connections, inclusive institutions, and a better future for all.