Blog Archive

Blog Archive

My Turning Point: Life As An Army Brat

Saxon SeayThe theme for this years National Conference on Volunteering and Service is "Turning Point." At Points of Light we will be highlighting turning point stories - the stories of when someone recognized they could no longer stand by and watch the needs of their communities go unmet.

Saving the Environment Through Online Learning

Joe BakerToday’s guest post is written by Joseph Baker. He enjoys volunteering in his community, writing, and baking. Read his work at

Friday Volunteer News Round-Up

It's Friday and almost time for some weekend volunteering! Here are the latest news happening in the volunteer sector- Remember you can always find more volunteer news daily via our @pointsoflight twitter account.  Have a great weekend!

News Flash: Are You A Service Enterprise?

Points of Light News Flash

Today's nonprofit challenge: Do more with less.

Instead, why not do more with more?

A Day in the Life Series

A Labor of Love? Confessions of a First-Year Conference Staff Member

Lizzy SeymourMy name is Lizzy Seymour and I am a first-year staffer on the core planning team for the National Conference on Volunteering and Service. I started in April of this year – just two short months before the big 2011 event – when planning was complete and we were in full execution mode.

No Name Calling Week - Anti-Bullying Resources at generationOn

Betsy FlikkemaThis week from January 23-27 is No Name Calling Week- a week to promote youth anti-bullying.

Friday Volunteer News Round-Up

Vice President Biden

Vice President Biden joined volunteers at Girard College in Philadelphia

The Good Economics of Hunger Relief: Part 2

David LeeToday's guest post is a continuation of yesterday's post about hunger in the U.S written by David Lee, the Director of Government Relations and Advocacy at Feeding America, the nation's lar

My Turning Point. What’s Yours?

Delores MortonToday’s post comes from Delores Morton, Vice President of HandsOn University who provides strategic direction and vision for the National Conference on Volunteering and Service.

The Good Economics of Hunger Relief: Part 1

David LeeToday's guest post is written by David Lee, the Director of Government Relations and Advocacy at Feeding America, the nation's largest anti-hunger charity. We are featuring his article in two parts- be sure to check back tomorrow to read the rest and comment on the

Hatching An Idea Into A Civic Venture

Ben KoteyToday’s guest post is written by Benjamn Kotey, the Venture and New Program Development intern in the Civic Incubator at Points of Light. He provides research support in new program developments and analysis of the social enterprise arena.

Daily Point of Light #4680 Rachel Turner

Rachel TurnerSteeped in a tradition that calls to “make it a day on, and not a day off,” Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service (MLK, Jr. Day) is rooted in service to our community.  The spirit of service that is highlighted each year during the MLK, Jr.

Friday Volunteer News Round-Up

Here's what was talked about in the volunteering world this past week. Remember if you have any specific news interests email us at listen[at]pointsoflight .org :

Corporate Volunteering Across Borders

Cristina AndoniToday’s guest post is written by Cristina Andoni, ATLAS Corps Fellow from Republic of Moldova, serving at Points of Light as Corporate Institute Coordinator.

Dr. Eboo Patel Discusses The Importance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Dr. Eboo PatelDr. Martin Luther King Day is this upcoming Monday, January 16.  On this day of service millions of Americans honor MLK’s vision of a beloved community. Dr.

Tips For Serving On Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Aiden and Gabrielle Promoting MLK Day of Service on Clear ChannelToday’s post was written by Gabrielle Levy, a fourth grader and her brother Aiden, a first grader, from Fairfax Virginia, and co-founders of Caring Kids Car

2012 – The Year to Accelerate Social Change

Jay CranmanToday's guest post is written by Jay Cranman, a hands-on leader, entrepreneur and all-around problem solver.  Jay serves as the VP, Venture Development for the Civic Incubator, a platform from which social entrepreneurs are a

Friday Volunteer News Round-Up!

It's the New Year and we are implementing a weekly Friday wrap-up to highlight what we think are most interesting articles we've come across social media.

A New Way to Approach Giving

Earl Stafford JuniorToday's guest post is written by Earl W. Stafford, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Stafford Foundation, Inc. headquartered in Reston, Virginia. Mr.

Give Blood For National Blood Donor Month

Give Blood ButtonDid you not make a New Year's resolution? Want to easily make a difference in a big way?

Give blood.

January is National Blood Donor month, what better way to start your year, then giving blood?

New Year's Resolutions

Happy New Year 2012Happy New Year!

The new year offers an opportunity to set new goals and a time to reflect back on successes.