Global Volunteer Month
Be a #LocalLight in your own community with virtual volunteer opportunities and recognize the impact of volunteers worldwide.
Global Volunteer Month recognizes the thousands of people around the world who serve as points of light. Check out highlights from our first Global Volunteer Month below and learn how you can continue to be a #LocalLight in your own community.
Phillips 66 CEO Greg Garland shares how they are being creative about new ways to support their community partners and the people they collectively serve.
Meet Daily Point of Light Award honoree Hayat Muse.
Points of Light Global Network affiliates Hands On Atlanta and Glasswing International work to provide after-school or weekend programs to help students in their communities stay in school.
There are few people in the world who would willingly use their entire savings to help those in need, but Arup Kumar did so eagerly.
This massive, global organization is using its size and scale – every day – to make a real difference in local communities.
Meet Daily Point of Light Award honoree Lincoln Law.
Points of Light Global Network affiliates Seattle Works and United Way of King County have dedicated themselves to the fight, by starting within their own organizations.
Meet Daily Point of Light Award honoree Matt Steiner.
Meet Daily Point of Light Award honoree Crystal Clark-Chatman, who was a 2019 L’Oréal Paris Women of Worth Award winner.
This Global Volunteer Month we’re pleased to recognize a few that have gone above and beyond, especially in the wake of the global coronavirus pandemic. One partner that comes to mind is financial services firm Fidelity Investments.
Knowing how harsh the winters in London can be, Points of Light Global Network affiliate HandsOn London has been bringing a bit of warmth to the hearts of those in need by offering them a coat.
Witnessing the aftermath of the abuse the baby suffered and what Lori says was a lack of support offered by the overwhelmed child protective services system, the high school junior founded Teens for Abused Children (TFAC).
Meet Daily Point of Light Award honoree JR Irvin.
Colleen Mealey from Phoenix, Arizona, has dedicated over 20 years of her life to volunteer service.
Colette Aw is no ordinary assistant teacher. After hearing about the weekly Kindness Walks that ImpactHK hosts, Colette experienced her first walk, and was committed to fulfilling the needs of her community.
For the past 18 years, Hands On Manila has organized its flagship program, SERVATHON, to make volunteering easily accessible for different corporate companies and organizations around the Philippines.
Vivian Wang, 17, along with her volunteer organization, Linens N Love, has been collecting linens from hotels and distributing them to various shelters since 2014.
Discovering the benefit of connecting with other rural youth with different perspectives, Lena Ashooh founded Mi Vida, Mi Voz, a program dedicated to using art and culture as drivers of a more just community, inclusive of all young people.
We highlight how Coca-Cola is using its reach to help slow the spread of the virus, and to help communities come out stronger on the other side.
We spoke with Idealist about three important things they’re seeing as it relates to the future of service. Taken together, these three things leave us hopeful and inspired.
Hailey Richman’s efforts have soared to new heights to change the way child caretakers are able to connect with adults suffering from dementia.
Ishaan Brar created Healthy Community, an organization that brings volunteer medical professionals to shelters and rehabilitation programs to offer health screenings and information on follow-up health care, regardless of people’s ability to pay, immigration status, age or race.
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.