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Global Volunteer Month recognizes the thousands of people around the world who serve as points of light. Learn how you can continue to get involved in your own community.

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Discover tools, resources and virtual and in-person volunteer opportunities from across the Points of Light Global Network of affiliates to get involved in Global Volunteer Month. Share your stories on social media and tag @PointsofLight to inspire others in your community and around the world.

Read the Latest Issue of Civic Life Today: Volunteer

This issue celebrates the power of volunteers, but also takes a look at how the sector can continue to improve and become more inclusive. Whether you’re new to volunteering or a life-long volunteer, this issue has something to make everyone think about the ways they make an impact.

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Global Volunteer Month Stories

Visit our Global Volunteer Month page throughout April to be inspired by incredible stories of volunteer service each day! 

April 1-4 Education

EMPLOYEE VOLUNTEERISM AND THE IMPACT OF PURPOSEFUL PARTNERSHIPS

Learn how Phillips 66, through employee volunteerism and purposeful partnerships, is working to solve society’s greatest challenges.

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UNIVERSITY GLOBAL STUDIES DIRECTOR LEADS STUDENTS IN INTERNATIONAL SERVICE WORK

Meet Daily Point of Light Award honoree Stacie Freeman.

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CALIFORNIA VOLUNTEER BREAKS THE BARRIER BETWEEN THE DEAF AND HEARING BY TEACHING SIGN LANGUAGE TO HIS COMMUNITY

Meet Daily Point of Light Award honoree Michael Agyin.

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HANDSON SUBURBAN CHICAGO AND HANDSON TOKYO SHAPE THE FUTURE BY IMPACTING YOUTH

Learn how Points of Light Global Network affiliates HandsOn Suburban Chicago and HandsOn Tokyo are making a difference in their communities through education.

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April 5-11 Human & Civil Rights

LIFELONG VOLUNTEER DEDICATES YEARS OF SERVICE TO GREATER BOSTON COMMUNITY

Meet Daily Point of Light Award honoree Emma Lathan.

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ACTIVIST FIGHTS REVENGE PORN THROUGH LEADING NATIONAL PROTESTS

Meet Daily Point of Light Award honoree Leah Juliett, who was a 2020 L’Oréal Paris Women of Worth Awardee.

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Civil Rights in the Nonprofit Sector With HandsOn Greater Richmond and CAF Southern Africa

Learn how Points of Light Global Network affiliates HandsOn Greater Richmond and CAF Southern Africa are making lasting impact in their communities.

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ASIAN-AMERICAN TEENS DEMOCRATIZE SERVICES FOR YOUTH OF COLOR AND PROMOTE PAN-RACIAL SOLIDARITY

Meet Daily Point of Light Award honorees Frances Leung and Nicole Kim.

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FIDELITY CONTINUES TO DEEPEN THEIR COMMITMENT IN THE COMMUNITIES THEY SERVE

Learn how Fidelity continues to focus on supporting the needs of underserved communities while adapting to a virtual environment.

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HOW DOING GOOD DEEDS YEAR-ROUND CAN BEGIN WITH GOOD DEEDS DAY

Learn how Goods Deeds Day helps create a better world through positive acts and kindness.

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April 12-18 Poverty & Inequality

TEEN EVENS THE PLAYING FIELD FOR KIDS THROUGH SPORTS EQUITY PROGRAMS

Meet Daily Point of Light Award honoree Shay Patel.

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LAUREUS USES SPORT TO SERVE YOUTH, BRIDGE DIVIDES AND BRING COMMUNITIES TOGETHER

Learn how Laureus Sport for Good impacts youth in underserved communities around the world.

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VOLUNTEER OFFERS HEALING ACTIVITIES FOR FEMALE INMATES TO BUILD HEALTHIER COMMUNITY

Meet Daily Point of Light Award Award honoree Barbara Rhode, who was a 2020 L’Oréal Paris Women of Worth recipient.

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TACKLING POVERTY AND INEQUALITY WITH HANDSON NORTHWEST NORTH CAROLINA AND HANDSON MEXICO

Learn how UPSers have risen to address our world’s most daunting challenges over the past year.

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COMMONWEALTH POINT OF LIGHT SPREADS ESSENTIAL SUPPLIES IN THE GEM OF AFRICA

Meet Commonwealth Point of Light Kasigo Madibana.

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April 19-25 Environment

Delivering Hope

Learn how UPSers have risen to address our world’s most daunting challenges over the past year.

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Celebrate Global Volunteer Month From Home with Good Deeds Day

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

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