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About Building Bridges Coalition

BUILDING BRIDGES COALITION Building Bridges Coalition GOALS AND STRATEGY: TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER SERVICE Identify and promote effective practices for international volunteer service Create a forum for interaction and information sharing for international volunteer organizations, universities & colleges, corporations, government agencies, policy makers and other stakeholders in the field of international volunteer service Encourage increased corporate engagement in the international volunteer movement TO SCALE UP THE NUMBER OF INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEERS SENT ABROAD ANNUALLY Increase public awareness of international volunteer opportunities Promote international volunteer service programs at universities and colleges Increase diversity and accessibility of international volunteer programs TO MAXIMIZE POSITIVE IMPACT OF INTERNATIONAL SERVICE IN COMMUNITIES THROUGHOUT THE WORLD Support and undertake research to assess the impact of international volunteer service programs on the receiving communities and on the volunteers. The Building Bridges Coalition (BBC) is a consortium of leading organizations working collaboratively to advance the quality, impact, and scale of international volunteering. The BBC is a galvanizing force, a convening space, and the voice of its field. The BBC is a project of the Brookings Institution’s Initiative on International Volunteering and Service and includes international volunteer organizations, corporations, universities and colleges, government agencies, policy makers, and other stakeholders.
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