Take Part in a Points of Light Event

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

Signature Events

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

Network Events & Convenings

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

Days of Service

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

Upcoming Events

  • April 19-25

    National Volunteer Week

    United States

    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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Points of Light Conference

The Points of Light Conference is the world’s largest service-related convening, bringing together nonprofit, government, business and civic leaders to gain and share the knowledge, resources and connections needed to galvanize the power of people to create change.

The 2020 Points of Light Conference will be held June 10-12, 2020, at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C. Act now for early access and to save on registration for this can't-miss event!

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 20, 2020

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.

Good Deeds Day
MARCH 29, 2020

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 19-25, 2020

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.

Family Volunteer Day
Nov. 23, 2019

Family Volunteer Day, powered by our youth division generationOn, is a global day of service celebrating the power of families who work together to support their communities and neighborhoods.

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