Dr. Kang-Hyun Lee is an internationally well known volunteer leader. He pioneered volunteer movement in Korea. He was the initiator of legislative campaign to establish volunteer infrastructures in Korea.
He founded VOLUNTEER 21 in 1996 (now Korea Volunteering Culture), a unique NGO providing leadership, consulting, and training on volunteer management.
He served on various advisory committees for volunteering in various levels of government sector including Yeosu Expo2012, 2002 World Cup, Korea National Human Rights Commission, Ministry of Education, etc.
He was the principle investigator of research on “Giving and Volunteering in Korea” 5 times since 1999. He authored several books on volunteerism including “Volunteering, the way of changing ordinary people to good citizens” and “Service-Learning for High School Students”.
He taught on “Civil Society and Volunteer Program Management” at several universities in Seoul.
He received a Ph.D. in pharmacology from Brown University, Providence, RI.
As elected as the World President of IAVE in 2008, he has contributed in promoting strengthening and celebrating volunteerism in worldwide.
He received a Korean Presidential Medal of Honor in 2001 for his volunteer leadership.