Register for the National Conference on Volunteering and Service June 18-20

Thousands of leaders will descend on Chicago for the 2012 National Conference on Volunteering and Service in a little more than three months.

The annual event convened by the Points of Lights Institute is the world’s largest gathering of volunteer and service leaders from the nonprofit, corporate and government sectors. Featured speakers include Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Craig Newmark (yes, that Craig), former first lady Barbara Bush, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Co-Founder of Groupon Brad Keywell and many, many more.

One Good Deed Chicago’s fearless leader Jenné Myers serves as a Host Committee co-chair, so I’ve been able to see the planning of this event behind the scenes! I’m excited to take part in important conversations about service, learn from others’ expertise, and see Chicago showcased as a bright spot in the world of service and philanthropy.

To learn more about the National Conference on Volunteering and Service in Chicago June 18-20, visit There are discounted registration fees available for students and National Service volunteers, such as AmeriCorps members.

See you then!



Hi, Welcome to our NEW blog!

Sometimes people like to talk to one another. 

That includes us.  :  )

We feel it’s important to hear and speak about the stories of volunteers who have made an impact and changed the lives of others for the better.

This space will be used to post thoughts and insights on the world of volunteerism in Chicago, the Nation, and yes… even the World.

But most of all we’d like to hear YOUR thoughts and opinions on things so please post/comment away and tell your friends, of course.

And if you’re not familiar with One Good Deed Chicago that’s fine.  One Good Deed Chicago is a City-sponsored campaign promoting volunteerism, community service and furthering civic engagement by citizens.

You can read more info at our website, facebook, and twitter.

Thank you for your time! Hopefully you know a little bit more about us. And I will leave you with this question to start our conversation:






What is a good volunteer experience? What was your best volunteer experience?

-Carlos “The AmeriCorps VISTA”