Dedicated to volunteer service

National Volunteer Week

April 6-12, 2014

National Volunteer Week, April 6-12, 2014, is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. It’s about demonstrating to the nation that by working together, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals.

National Volunteer Week is about taking action and encouraging individuals and their respective communities to be at the center of social change – discovering and actively demonstrating their collective power to make a difference.

National Volunteer Week, a program of Points of Light and sponsored by Advil® as a part of the Advil® Relief in Action campaign, was established in 1974 and has grown exponentially each year, with thousands of volunteer projects and special events scheduled throughout the week.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of National Volunteer Week, demonstrating the enduring importance of recognizing our country’s volunteers for their vital contributions.

This year Advil®, as part of the Advil® Relief in Action program, is the lead sponsor of National Volunteer Week.

The Advil® Relief in Action campaign celebrates and enables active volunteers who don’t let pain stop them from helping others in need.

During National Volunteer Week Advil® will be celebrating volunteers' dedication to helping others, relieving the aches and pains that come with giving back, and encouraging others to join the movement.

Advil® is encouraging everyone to share inspiring photos that capture Relief in Action through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with hashtag #ReliefInAction.

For more information on the Relief in Action campaign visit, follow @ReliefInAction on Twitter and Instagram or like Advil® on Facebook.

For more information contact Jennifer Geckler at