Charles A. Ray
I have established a volunteer program in my embassy and everyone from each agency is encouraged to participate. While the policies of each agency is different, we use the Benjamin Franklin impact award to recognize outstanding volunteers. In addition, our public affairs section ensures that local media coverage is focused on those volunteers doing a really outstanding job.
We did a special program last year starting on the anniversary of 9/11 and ending on Veterans Day (11/11) which got international coverage and involved the majority of people in the embassy. Anyone wanting details of how we set our program up can contact me at [email protected] for detailed information.