Posted: May 20, 2011 2:49 PM by John Sherer
Updated: May 20, 2011 3:11 PM
The APEC summit in Big Sky the last two weeks may include a lot of high level meetings between business people and government officials, but it also includes a lot volunteer efforts.
Those volunteers include some political activists, some elected politicians and a lot of students.
"There's a lot of really interesting people in the liason officers office and it's been a lot of fun," said Oxford University student and volunteer Raph Graybill of Great Falls.
Montana senior Senator Max Baucus told many of the volunteers that the summit could not have been a success without their help and hinted that they might benefit as well.
"Hopefully this will open some eyes, and opportunities to ideas that you might want to do," said Baucus.
Baucus told the group that his experience as a young man, volunteering in the Belgian Congo made him realize that he wanted to live a life of public service and that it eventually led him into politics.