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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 Points of Light Global Network affiliates HandsOn Northwest North Carolina and HandsOn Mexico impact their communities.

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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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AFTER BROTHER’S DEATH, NEW YORKER VOLUNTEERS TO CURB PRESCRIPTION OPIOID DEATHS

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

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THROUGH ANNUAL SUMMER CAMP, VOLUNTEER SUPPORTS KIDS AFFECTED BY A PARENT’S CANCER

Meet Daily Point of Light Award honoree Tyler McDevitt.

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TWELVE-YEAR-OLD ENCOURAGES PROPER RECYCLING OF BATTERIES AROUND THE COUNTRY

Meet Daily Point of Light Award honoree Sri Nihal Tammana.

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TEENS ENCOURAGE YOUTH TO BE THE DRIVING FORCE IN REDUCING SINGLE USE PLASTIC

The Meek sisters started Kids Against Plastic because they didn’t want to wait for someone else to do the work of protecting the environment.

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ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY AND INDIVIDUAL IMPACT WITH HANDSON BAY AREA AND TRIESTEALTRUISTA

Learn how Points of Light Global Network affiliates HandsOn Bay Area and TriesteAltruista make a lasting impact in their communities.

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SERVICE ENTERPRISE PROGRAM EQUIPS VOLUNTEER LEADERS THROUGHOUT COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Learn how Haven Humane Society and United Way of East Central Iowa, through a pandemic and natural disaster, leveraged the Service Enterprise program to help their volunteers be the best version of themselves.

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April 26-30 Health & Wellness

TRAUMA SURVIVOR CREATES SAFE SPACES ACROSS THE NATION FOR TEENS TO DISCUSS MENTAL HEALTH

Meet Daily Point of Light Award honoree Ara Eagan.

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SPECIAL OLYMPICS FLORIDA, WITH THE SUPPORT OF VOLUNTEERS, OFFERS SPORTS AND SOCIALIZATION OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES

Learn how Special Olympics Florida volunteers are creating lasting impact in the lives of Special Olympics athletes across a variety of sports.

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Suicide Survivor Offers Lifeline to Youth through “Letters to Strangers” Volunteerism

Meet Daily Point of Light Award honoree Diana Chao, who was a 2020 L’Oréal Paris Women of Worth Award.

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CREATING CONNECTION WITH SPARK THE CHANGE COLORADO AND SAMEN VOOR EINDOVEN

Learn how Points of Light Global Network affiliates Spark the Change Colorado and Samen voor Eindoven leverage the power of volunteers to inspire a movement of good.

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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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