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April is Global Volunteer Month
Join organizations and individuals around the world to celebrate the impact of people who volunteer and engage in civic actions that change the world. Download our toolkits and access resources to encourage volunteerism and recognize volunteers.Learn More
#POINTSOFLIGHT23 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
Join us in Chicago from June 14–16, for a global gathering for people, like you, who are passionate about civic engagement.Register Today
Engage Every Employee
Level-up your team and increase your impact with best-in-class tools, frameworks and customized support from the Points of Light team.Start today
The Civic 50 Survey is Now Open!
Civic 50 recognizes the 50 most community-minded companies in the nation each year as determined by an annual survey administered by True Impact. Begin your survey now to join the 2023 class of The Civic 50.The Civic 50
Creating a World Where No One Sits on the Sidelines
The world is full of heroes — individuals with a desire to help, nonprofit volunteer organizations identifying needs, corporations with resources — but it's not always easy to bring them together. Points of Light sits at the intersection of these three audiences and with our Global Network, we help forge new connections, inspiring and accelerating people-powered change in communities around the world to solve society's toughest issues.
Equipping Hundreds of Nonprofits
We work with nonprofit volunteer programs, sharing insights, innovations and training to better facilitate action among partners and volunteers.Learn More
Engaging Community-Minded Corporations
We partner with leading companies to share best practices, and set the standard for corporate volunteerism and the way businesses engage in their communities.Learn More
Empowering Millions of Volunteers
We inspire and equip individuals and families to be a force that transforms the world, connecting them with opportunities to serve through volunteer community service and recognizing their efforts.Learn More
Points of Light's Civic Circle®
We believe we’re on the cusp of a new era, the Civic Century, where people will be the driving force of change. And we know individuals are taking action in many ways, and that doing good comes in many forms. Points of Light’s Civic Circle is a framework that represents your power to lead, lend support and take action for causes you care about. Combine various elements to advance an issue or solve a problem in multiple ways. It’s your system for changing systems.
The Points of Light Global Network
The Points of Light Global Network includes innovative volunteer-mobilizing and community service organizations who serve more than 177 affiliates across 38 countries around the world. Together we offer creative, impactful and inspiring ways for people to take action and engage in their communities. See the difference we make.
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Honor The Volunteers Who Brighten Our World
We recognize individuals and families who give their time, talent, voice and resources to make a difference in their communities. Through their extraordinary work, these points of light demonstrate the power of individuals to spark change and improve the world.
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When you give to Points of Light, you support the vision of millions of individuals and organizations across the globe helping to solve society’s greatest challenges through volunteer service.