A volunteerism conference today will focus on the potential of volunteers to lead.

The conference from

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the Butterworth Center, 1105 8th St., Moline, will feature speaker Betty Stallings, who holds a master’s of social work degree.

The conference is sponsored by Northwest Illinois/MVDOVIA (Directors of Volunteers In Agencies), in cooperation with the Illinois Department of Human Services, Friends of Butterworth, Serve Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service, and Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service.

About 90 participants from as far away as Chicago and Des Moines are expected.

Stallings will speak about “The Potential of Today’s Volunteers: Leading the Way.” Breakout sessions include creating an inclusive volunteer program and the history of Kids Against Hunger.

For more information, go to www.nwivc.net and www.mvdovia.org.