03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Michael Bedford, VIA Executive Director, On The Power Of Volunteering

from the VIA blog, by Michael Bedford:

Volunteerism gave me access to powerful lessons about myself in the world. After Peace Corps, I have committed my life to humanitarian assistance programs across Asia, having worked on programs in thirteen countries of the Asia-Pacific region. In 2000, I served as Peace Corps Country Director in Bangladesh, and had the wonderful closing of the life circle, where I could help mentor young Americans experience [as I had 30 years earlier], the powerful lessons of themselves in the world.

Read the full post from Volunteers In Asia