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National Volunteer Week, powered by Points of Light, is an opportunity to celebrate the impact of volunteer service and the power of volunteers to come together to tackle tough challenges, and build stronger, more resilient communities. Each year, we shine a light on the people and causes that inspire us to serve, recognizing and thanking volunteers who lend their time, talent and voice to make a difference in their communities. National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to shine a light on the people and causes that inspire us to serve. The Daily Point of Light Award honors exceptional volunteers, celebrating the power of the individual to spark change and improve the world.
5 Reasons Why Nonprofits Leaders Should Attend the 2019 Points of Light Conference
"As the general director of Ethelon in Greece, one of the biggest benefits of my role is connecting with people from all over the world who are trying to make this world a better place," says Kostapanos Miliaresis. "The highlight of this is having the chance to meet those people in person, and there is no better place to do that than the annual Points of Light Conference."
Leading Change: A Discussion with Female Leaders in the Social Sector
During Women’s History Month, anchored by International Women’s Day, we celebrate the unique leadership and contributions made by women across generations," says Natalye Paquin. "During every age in history, women of every age have made history – some civically engaged as vocal leaders on issues they care about, and some as hidden figures whose contributions influence our lives today."
94-Year-Old Honor Flight Volunteer Ensures All Veterans Get Their Moment of Honor
Edwin Eugene “Gene” Neeley makes sure that every veteran gets their moment of honor. At 94 years old, the World War II veteran is the secret weapon for the Greater Peoria Honor Flight, where he seeks out and encourages veterans to take a special flight to Washington, D.C., at no cost.

Stories of Change

After Losing Her Son to Sudden Cardiac Arrest...

It was Labor Day in 2010, and Christy was dressing her children, 7-year-old Aidan and 4...

Teen Creates Epilepsy Blankets to Bring Comfo...

Brittany VanHook is no ordinary 15-year-old. After experiencing an epileptic seizure in...

Fulfilling her Grandmother’s Last Wish, She C...

Maya Angelou once said, “When you get, give. When you learn, teach.” This is the messag...

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