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Volunteerism clinic helps teach management skills

Volunteerism clinic helps teach management skills
Posted at 5:38 AM, Mar 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-28 14:24:28-04

BOISE, Idaho — Volunteering is always a good thing, but sometimes a volunteer effort can get so big it needs some serious management to maximize it's potential.

That was the focus of the 2019 Serve Idaho conference Wednesday at Boise State University.

One of the keynote speakers was Luke Michelson, who founded Sleep in Heavenly Peace, a group that provides bunk beds for kids in need. His organization has received national attention for its efforts and now has 126 chapters in 39 states.

"It's important to us that people learn from one another as well as the presenters, and that they're making new partnerships and growing new networks together," said the chairperson for the Serve Idaho conference, April Durant. "We hope that they will learn something from the sessions, but it is also very important that they have that time together."

The two-day conferences continues Thursday at Boise State. More than 200 volunteer coordinators, non-profit and public professionals are taking part in the conference.

You can get more information about the conference here.