Opportunities For Volunteers
Our story begins with a vision of a thousand points of light, and endures with the help of every individual who has realized their power to do good.
Points of Light makes it easy for you to find 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.
We were founded with the goal of empowering people around the world to do good in their communities. The connections we have forged over the years with organizations and individuals committed to community service mean we are the best place to turn when you want to find volunteer work. We understand that although you may be ready and willing to dedicate time and effort toward making the world a better place, it can be challenging to know where to begin. That’s why we make it easy to find a volunteering experience that fits your location, abilities and schedule. Whether you’re looking for yourself or want to get your entire family involved, our volunteer matching capabilities make it possible for you to find a cause that could use your help.
Whether you are young or old, someone out there could benefit from your volunteerism. Points of Light can guide you on your way to helping those in your community who need you the most. Just use the form on this page to tell us a little more about where you live and what types of causes you want to assist. We will present you with a list of opportunities that need dedicated and selfless volunteers right now.
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When Vivek Turakhia, a 17-year-old, first-generation Indian-American, learned about the critical need for school supplies at underserved schools, he formed the organization For the Students By the Students to help address the issue. His organization’s supply drives and support for other like-minded organizations have resulted in thousands of dollars of donations in supplies to schools across the country.