We have all heard the adage, “it takes a village.” This is especially true for the PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® Leadership Program. It takes a village of enthusiastic and dedicated individuals of various expertise to empower the business women dedicated to bringing peace and a vital economy to their war-torn and emerging communities such as Kabul, Afghanistan and Kigali, Rwanda. The PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® village is a fun community to be working in – full of smiles, laughter and a burning desire for knowledge and experience – where friendships are forged and a new global community is formed by the experience.
PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® Leadership Program Volunteers often say they learn more than the Afghan and Rwandan business women they are working with. Of course, being a mentor offers more contact with students than say, a volunteer at the registration desk during Leadership Development or a volunteer fundraiser at a telethon. But each role is as important as the next.
“Voluntarism is good for the health of people who receive social support, but also good for the health of people who offer their help” – Ichiro Kawachi, professor of social epidemiology at Harvard’s School of Public Health.
Sign up to volunteer in Dallas, July 15-28, 2018
Sign up to volunteer at our Bridges to Peace event with Sister Cities OKC, July 24, 2018
Visit the Volunteer Procedure Manual for more details; opportunities available, task descriptions and more.