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Stars to attend World Volunteer Conference
Posted on Fri, Jan 14, 2011 at 8:25 am
by IDMA Editor

JET Li and Michelle Yeoh will be in town in late January to attend a world conference on volunteerism Singapore is hosting for the first time.

Jet Li (left), the founder of the Jet Li One Foundation Project, and Michelle Yeoh, the global ambassador for the Make Roads Safe campaign, will be flying in for the event - Photo by STEPHANIE YEOW, KEVIN LIM

Scheduled to run from Jan 24 to 27, the International Association of Volunteer Effort (IAVE) World Volunteer Conference will be held at Resorts World Sentosa.

The conference will draw more than 150 speakers from over 50 countries, including China, France and the US. Over more than 70 sessions, participants will discuss global trends in volunteerism and operational issues in organising volunteer programmes.

Jet Li, the founder of the Jet Li One Foundation Project, and Michelle Yeoh, the global ambassador for the Make Roads Safe campaign, will be flying in for the event.

The conference comes at a time when volunteering and philanthropy are gaining prominence in Singapore, with the national volunteerism rate at an all-time high of 23.3 per cent. 'While we are delighted that more people are volunteering and serving the community, we still have a long way to go in terms of volunteer management,' said Mr Laurence Lien, Chief Executive Officer of the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre, which is co-organising the conference with IAVE.



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