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Volunteerism and Youth

MEGARON PLUS

In collaboration with
General Secretariat for Youth
Embassy of the United States of America, Athens, Greece
British Council in Athens

Speakers:
Susanne Rauprich, Chief Executive of the National Council for Voluntary Youth Service (UK)
"Young People and their Communities: Careless, Carefree, or Caring Deeply?"

Carrie Bodley-Bond
, Program Officer, Innovations in Civic Participatiion (U.S.A.)

Co-Ordinator: Dimitris Kalavros-Gousiou, Founder and Curator -TEDxAthens

In English with simultaneous translation

What inspires youth to volunteer and what is the benefit for them and their community? How can volunteerism improve lives, strengthen communities and foster civic engagement?  What is the role of volunteers and community organizations in addressing critical social needs? How can nonprofit organizations attract and empower volunteers? And how can volunteerism and community service become part of the educational process?

These are some of the questions that Susanne Rauprich and Carrie Bodley-Bond will address during their Megaron Plus presentations.  As more than 900 million people volunteer across the globe each year – and numbers are on the rise both in Europe and in the U.S. – the two visiting experts will discuss the impact that volunteers, and in particular young volunteers, have in a democratic society.