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Global Volunteer Month provides an opportunity to celebrate the impact of volunteer service and the power of volunteers to tackle society’s greatest challenges, to build stronger, more vibrant communities, and take action that changes the world. A month-long celebration of volunteer service, Global Volunteer Month provides the perfect opportunity to shine a light on the individuals and organizations that are taking action to make a difference in their communities and beyond.

For many years, Points of Light has celebrated the impact of volunteer service in the United States every April during National Volunteer Week, which was established in 1974. Global Volunteer Month was established in 2020 to expand that celebration as we work to build a global culture of volunteering and increase the impact of volunteer service in communities around the world.

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#GlobalVolunteerMonth is the official hashtag for Global Volunteer Month.

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Celebrate the impact of volunteer service during #GlobalVolunteerMonth! Volunteers answer the call to make a difference, and help create stronger communities and a more just society: www.pointsoflight.org/global-volunteer-month

It’s #GlobalVolunteerMonth! Volunteers prove that everyone has the power to create change, and that every action, no matter how small, can change a life: www.pointsoflight.org/global-volunteer-month

During #GlobalVolunteerMonth, we celebrate the incredible volunteers who use their time, talent, voice and resources to meet critical needs in communities around the world: www.pointsoflight.org/global-volunteer-month

During #GlobalVolunteerMonth, celebrate the impact of volunteer service by recognizing incredible volunteers who are creating change in your community! Nominate a #DailyPointofLight: www.pointsoflight.org/dailypointoflight

#GlobalVolunteerMonth is a great time to get involved! Find opportunities to make a difference in your community: www.pointsoflight.org/volunteer

Kick-off #GlobalVolunteerMonth with #GoodDeedsDay on March 29! Organize a project in your local community today: www.pointsoflight.org/good-deeds-day/

Global Volunteer Month is an opportunity to celebrate the impact of volunteer service, and the power of volunteers to build stronger, more vibrant communities, and take action that changes the world. [link: www.pointsoflight.org/global-volunteer-month]

Volunteers prove that everyone has the power to create change, and that every action, no matter how small, can change a life. Global Volunteer Month recognizes those who answer the call to make a difference, and help create stronger communities and a more just society [link: www.pointsoflight.org/global-volunteer-month]

During Global Volunteer Month, we celebrate the incredible volunteers who use their time, talent, voice and resources to meet the critical needs of our communities. Thank someone who is making a meaningful difference in your community – nominate them for a Daily Point of Light Award: [link: www.pointsoflight.org/dailypointoflight]

Global Volunteer Month is a great time to get involved! Find opportunities to make a difference in your community: [link: www.pointsoflight.org.volunteer]

Are you organizing a project for Good Deeds Day on March 29? Continue the celebration throughout April during Global Volunteer Month! [link: www.pointsoflight.org/global-volunteer-month]

#GlobalVolunteerMonth is an opportunity to celebrate the impact of volunteer service, and the power of volunteers to build stronger, more vibrant communities, and take action that changes the world.

Volunteers prove that everyone has the power to create change, and that every action, no matter how small, can change a life. Join us during #GlobalVolunteerMonth as we recognize those who answer the call to make a difference and help create stronger communities.

During #GlobalVolunteerMonth, we celebrate the incredible volunteers who use their time, talent, voice and resources to meet the critical needs of our communities. Thank someone who is creating change in your community – nominate them for a #DailyPointofLight Award at www.pointsoflight.org/dailypointoflight.

You don’t have to wait until April to celebrate volunteerism. Kick-off #GlobalVolunteerMonth with #GoodDeedsDay on March 29, a time when people of all cultures and backgrounds unite on one day to do good together!