How We Add Value for Volunteers

Points of Light makes it easy for you to search for volunteer opportunities by location and interest. We offer DIY project guides for youth and families to help everyone get involved, and also recognize individual service contributions with the Daily Point of Light Award.

How We Recognize Volunteers
20
Million

Service Hours Per Year

5
Million

People Engaged Per Year

37
Countries

With Points of Light Programs

$482
Million

Annual Value of Volunteer Hours

Daily Point of Light

She Brings Birthdays to Kids in Need

At 16-years-old, Julia Warren learned that many kids in her hometown of Richmond, Virginia, don’t get to celebrate their birthdays. Six years later, she founded celebrate! RVA, a nonprofit that throws parties for disadvantaged children. To date, more than 2,000 birthdays have been celebrated!

Services and Opportunities for Volunteers

This is your invitation to make a difference! Every action, no matter how small, is insignificant.