Take Part in a Points of Light Event

Individuals, organizations and civic leaders are invited attend one of our signature events, participate in our community service events and convenings designed to bring people together across sectors to shape the work being done to accelerate people-powered change around the world, or join our events for volunteers through our annual days of service to celebrate the impact of volunteer service in our communities.

Signature Events

Our signature corporate and nonprofit events include the Points of Light Conference, The Civic 50 Gala, and The George H.W. Bush Points of Light Awards Celebration.

Network Events & Convenings

Throughout the year, our network hosts events, convenings that bring nonprofit and corporate thought leaders to the table.

Days of Service

From celebrating National Volunteer Week to Family Volunteer Day and more, days of service bring people together to improve our communities.

Upcoming Events

  • June 11–14

    Points of Light Conference


    The Points of Light Conference is a global gathering for people who are passionate about civic engagement, offering something for every champion of social good.

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Points of Light Conference

The Points of Light Conference is a global convening of nonprofit, government, business and civic leaders who connect, collaborate, gain and share the knowledge and resources needed to galvanize the power of people to create change.

Days of Service

Annual days of service are an opportunity for individuals, families and organizations to come together to improve their communities through volunteer service.

MLK Day of Service
January 15, 2024

Join thousands who will make Martin Luther King Jr. Day “a day on, not a day off,” by honoring the memory of Dr. King through acts of service in their communities.

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MLK Day of Service volunteers assemble care packs for wounded veterans.

Global Volunteer Month
APRIL 2024

Global Volunteer Month recognizes the thousands of people around the world who serve as points of light. Get involved in your own community with virtual volunteer opportunities and recognize the impact of volunteers worldwide.

Good Deeds Day
April 14, 2024

Good Deeds Day is a global celebration that unites people from more than 100 countries to do good deeds for the benefit of others and the planet.

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Yayasan Slukat Learning Center volunteers handing out food for Good Deeds Day.

National Volunteer Week
April 21-27, 2024

National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to celebrate the impact of volunteer service and the power of volunteers to tackle society’s greatest challenges, to build stronger communities and be a force that transforms the world.

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Volunteers participate in a school revitalization during National Volunteer Week.

9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance
sept. 11, 2024

9/11 Day At Home is a nationwide day of “virtual” volunteering with a goal to inspire more than one million “virtual” acts of service, expressions of kindness, or simple Good Deeds in observance of this year’s 9/11 Day, the federally-recognized September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance.

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Teen takes part in a letter writing campaign from home.

Family Volunteer Day
Nov. 23, 2024

Family Volunteer Day is a global day of service that celebrates the power of families who work together to support their communities and neighborhoods.

This year, the needs are greater than ever before. And though volunteering may look different, there are still so many ways to give back. Take time out with your family this season to help others, and make a positive mark on the world.

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Families participate in a beach cleanup in Hong Kong on Family Volunteer Day.

The George H.W. Bush Points of Light Awards Celebration

The George H.W. Bush Points of Light Awards Celebration honors extraordinary individuals who demonstrate the traits of our 41st president – integrity, empathy, respect, optimism, conviction in the face of opposition and belief in the power of the human spirit.