The Basics

The theme for National Volunteer Week is Celebrate Service – an opportunity to shine a light on the people and causes that inspire us to serve. Volunteerism empowers individuals to find their purpose, to take their passion and turn it into meaningful change. Today, as people strive to lead lives that reflect their values, the expression of civic life has evolved. Whether online, at the office, or the local food bank; whether with a vote, a voice, or a wallet – doing good comes in many forms, and we recognize and celebrate them all.

National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to recognize and thank volunteers who lend their time, talent, voice and support to causes they care about. Their stories serve to inspire others to take action, to realize their power to make a difference, and be a force that transforms the world.

National Volunteer Week is a time to celebrate the impact of volunteer service on our communities. The local events, volunteer projects and social media conversations that take place during this week demonstrate that every individual has the power to create change – taking action to tackle society’s greatest challenges, and build stronger, more resilient communities.

National Volunteer Week kicks off on April 7, 2019, with Good Deeds Day, global day of service that unites people from more than 100 countries to do good deeds for the benefit of others and the planet. Good Deeds Day is an opportunity to start National Volunteer Week by coming together with friends, family, neighbors and colleagues to do good in your community.

National Volunteer Week was established in 1974 and has grown exponentially each year, with thousands of volunteer projects and special events scheduled throughout the week. It is an opportunity to honor the impact of all those who do good in our communities, and inspire others to make a difference and improve the world.

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Use these tips and resources to celebrate service and spread the word about National Volunteer Week!

Sample Social Media Posts

#NVW is the official hashtag for National Volunteer Week.

On Twitter: @PointsofLight
On Facebook: Points of Light
On Instagram: @PointsofLight

Celebrate service during National Volunteer Week! Volunteerism brings us together to tackle society’s greatest challenges, build stronger communities and be a force that transforms the world: www.pointsoflight.org/nvw #NVW

It’s National Volunteer Week! Volunteerism empowers individuals to find their purpose, to take their passion and turn it into meaningful change: www.pointsoflight.org/nvw #NVW

The most powerful force in the world is the individual who has realized their power to do good. During National Volunteer Week, we celebrate the extraordinary volunteers who dedicate their time, talent, and resources to make a positive difference: www.pointsoflight.org/nvw #NVW

During National Volunteer Week, celebrate service by recognizing extraordinary volunteers who make a meaningful difference in your community! Nominate a #DailyPointofLight: bit.ly/DPOLnom #NVW

National Volunteer Week is a great time to get involved! Find opportunities to make a difference in your community: www.allforgood.org #NVW

National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to celebrate the impact of volunteer service, and the power of volunteers to tackle society’s greatest challenges and be a force that transforms the world. [link: www.pointsoflight.org/nvw]

The most powerful force in the world is the individual who has realized their power to do good. During National Volunteer Week, we celebrate the extraordinary volunteers who dedicate their time, talent, and resources to make a positive difference. [link: www.pointsoflight.org/nvw]

During National Volunteer Week, we celebrate the power of volunteers to make a difference and recognize extraordinary individuals who are at the center of social change. Thank someone who is making a meaningful difference in your community – nominate them for a Daily Point of Light Award: [link: bit.ly/DPOLnom]

National Volunteer Week is a great time to get involved! Find opportunities to make a difference in your community: [link: www.allforgood.org]

National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to celebrate the impact of volunteer service, and the power of volunteers to tackle society’s greatest challenges and be a force that transforms the world. #NVW

The most powerful force in the world is the individual who has realized their power to do good. During National Volunteer Week, we celebrate the extraordinary volunteers who dedicate their time, talent, and resources to make a difference in their communities. #NVW

During National Volunteer Week, we celebrate the power of volunteers to make a difference, and recognize extraordinary individuals who are at the center of social change. Thank someone making a difference in your community – nominate them for a #DailyPointofLight Award at bit.ly/DPOLnom. #NVW