Our Efforts

During times of uncertainty, one thing we can count on is the power of people to change the world. We are a community of millions of points of light joined together by a shared belief that we can make a positive difference. 

Points of Light’s Global Network of affiliates are experts in innovative volunteer mobilization. With their wide array of expertise, we serve as connectors that enable them to leverage their experience to support their fellow affiliates in need.

Whether you’re part of a company or an organization, or simply an individual who wants to help, there are many ways to have an impact and support relief efforts in the aftermath of any natural disaster or humanitarian crisis.

Ukraine Crisis Response Fund

Your emergency gift to the Points of Light Ukraine Crisis Response Fund enables us to get needed funding directly to our Global Network affiliates that know best what the emergent needs are. These organizations are experts in their field and have a firm grasp on what must be done and how to do it. Your donation not only supports their important work but also stimulates their local economies through purchasing and hiring, which makes for a successful transition for displaced people and their host countries.

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UPDATE: Global Network Affiliates

Our Global Network affiliates in the region and around the world are doing essential work that is profoundly needed. We are shining a light on all the many ways they are activating and sharing what they need most in order to continue serving effectively through the Ukrainian crisis.

What Our Affiliates Are Doing:

  • Recruitment and management of volunteers
  • Organizing donation drives for food, equipment and medicine, along with corporate and NGO partner organizations
  • Systemizing and summarizing information about helping refugees from Ukraine with volunteering, donations and pro bono work
  • Engaging the youth volunteering community on how they can help during this humanitarian crisis

How Points of Light is Supporting:

  • Identifying needs to better match and source available resources
  • Providing financial support to affiliates impacted by this crisis

Biggest Challenges:

  • Staff capacity
  • Technology
  • Translators

Current Needs:

  • Financial Support
  • Volunteer Management Software
  • Mental Health Support
  • Transportation of volunteers, resources and supplies

Most Impacted and Active Global Network Affiliates Working in and Around the Ukraine Crisis:

UPDATE: Corporate Partners

Our corporate partners are poised to help. Funding is the most pressing and immediate need with the potential to have the biggest impact. If your organization would like to make a donation to Points of Light to support the Ukraine Crisis Response Fund, please contact Vice President of Corporate Partnerships Rick Bell to learn more. 

Find an Opportunity

Search our database for virtual and in-person volunteer opportunities, discover DIY projects that you can do from your home, and contact your local Points of Light Global Network affiliate to learn what you can do to support the causes that mean the most to you:

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Volunteers can have a deep and meaningful impact on the communities they serve. Know a volunteer who is making an extraordinary difference in response to a natural disaster or humanitarian crisis?