Dedicated to volunteer service

Daily Point of Light

US and UK Golfers Give Wounded Vets Strength

Mark Burke from Iowa, and Tristan Crew and Zeno Gomes from England, use their golf skills to help wounded veterans become more active. Read more >

Who Are the Points of Light?

Like Abigail Moorhead, who uses theater to raise money for orphans in Zambia, Daily Point of Light Award winners create ways to help people in need. Read their stories >
FAMILIES VOLUNTEERING TOGETHER

FAMILIES MAKING A DIFFERENCE TOGETHER

In honor of Family Volunteer Day, Points of Light and Disney celebrate families who help their communities. Meet the winners >
Daily Point of Light Award

KATHY HAMILTON AND FLOYD HAMMER, IOWA

Hamilton and Hammer, who feed hungry children around the world, received the 5,000th Daily Point of Light Award at the White House in 2013.Read more >
Alanna Wall voluntering

Alanna Wall, Ohio

When Alanna was just 10, she started Polished Girlz, a nonprofit devoted to the health and well-being of children.Read more >
YASH GUPTA, CALIFORNIA

YASH GUPTA, CALIFORNIA

As a teen Yash founded Sight Learning, which distributes used eyeglasses to students in need across the world.Read more >
AboutHistoryHonoreesNominate

The power of the individual to spark change and improve the world – that’s what the Daily Point of Light Award celebrates, with more than 5,000 winners so far.

Whether it’s a mom leading a homegrown disaster relief drive or an athlete wielding his celebrity for good instead of goods – a Daily Point of Light embraces the challenge of tackling a community need through volunteer service.

Winners get formally recognized by Points of Light, a certificate signed by President George H. W. Bush – and a bit of the spotlight. Nominate a local hero for a Daily Point of Light Award today, and share your own volunteer story with us on Facebook.

On Jan. 8, 1993, President George H. W. Bush submitted a report to the nation on his efforts to engage Americans in service. He called these volunteers “points of light.”

From his first day in office, President Bush devoted very special attention to voluntary community service as a means of helping solve some of America’s most serious social problems. He was the first president in history to establish a White House office exclusively charged with this work, and none of his predecessors had engaged the “bully pulpit” so fully on the subject. His leadership resulted in the creation of the Points of Light Foundation...

Read More

Please check our past honorees, or search below.

Past Awardees

Know a volunteer making a difference in your community, or beyond? Nominate a local hero – even yourself – for a Daily Point of Light Award today.

The Power of Volunteering

"There is but one just use of power, and it is to serve people."
– President George H. W. Bush (Click image to watch video.)

CELEBRATING THE FIRST 5,000 WINNERS

Find out about the winners’ inspiring stories, and nominate someone today. (Click image to watch video.)

About Daily Points of Light

On Jan. 8, 1993, President George H. W. Bush submitted a report to the nation on his efforts to engage Americans in service. He called these volunteers “points of light.”

Learn more >

sponsor

disney_logo_dpol.png

A proud supporter of the Daily Point of Light program