How We Serve the Social Sector

There are three main ways Points of Light supports the needs of the social sector:

  • Strategic Volunteer Engagement: We equip organizations with the skills and resources needed to accelerate their mission through volunteers.
  • Partnerships: We partner with organizations committed to strengthening local communities and shaping cultures of civic engagement around the world.
  • Thought Leadership: We provide and participate in conversations and convenings that provide opportunities for social and civic leaders to gain and share knowledge, resources and connections needed to galvanize the power of people to create change.

With our global reach, Points of Light is uniquely positioned to support social organizations to leverage the power of people to deliver on their missions and achieve social change.


Volunteers Engaged in 2023


With Points of Light Programs


In Our Global Network

Opportunities for Nonprofits/NGOs

Organizations focused on mobilizing volunteers should seek more information about the Points of Light Global Network, while nonprofits/NGOs looking for deeper ties to local industry and highly skilled volunteers should learn about becoming a certified Service Enterprise and screening services.

Post a Volunteer Opportunity

Do you have a volunteer opportunity that needs to be filled? Post your project on Points of Light Engage, our volunteer search engine that makes it easy for volunteers to find local opportunities to serve.

Success Story

Joining Together to Help Displaced UKRAINIAN CHILDREN

Budapest Methodological Social Centre and Institutions (BMSZKI), who had been accommodating displaced Ukrainian families since the start of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, in cooperation with several NGOs, brought a group of children, ages six months to 13 years — along with their families — on a field trip to the Budapest Zoo. It was a day filled with joy in the midst of a time of extraordinary hardship and sorrow. Making it happen took the time, dedication and cooperation of many volunteers and organizations.