Support Our Work

Volunteers being there for somebody in their time of need matters… you are that point of light for someone else.”
Zachary Dearing,
Daily Point of Light Award Honoree

By giving a gift to Points of Light, you continue President George H. W. Bush’s vision of millions of individuals and organizations across the globe helping solve problems in their own communities and around the world through volunteer service and support of Points of Light’s mission.

Through your financial support, you can provide…

…hope to a struggling community in the wake of a natural disaster.

…confidence to a young emerging leader who finds the skills and resources they need to become a changemaker.

…innovation to communities and projects that need their unique capabilities the most.

As the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, we engage 5 million volunteers each year with more than 20 million hours of service creating positive change. This impact is achieved through programs that bring sectors together and remove barriers for individuals to access tens of thousands of opportunities for engagement.

Impact By The Numbers

20 million

total hours of volunteer service mobilized by Points of Light annually

$482 million

annual economic value of volunteer service hours mobilized by Points of Light


volunteer opportunities available on each day

87 members

on our Corporate Service Council

These numbers speak volumes, but the most important number is one. It just takes one volunteer, one donor to change a life, to make a difference, to improve a community. Your gift enables us take one volunteer, and multiple their impact; inspiring others to take that step in being ‘the one’ to change the world one act at a time.

Please consider a gift to Points of Light to help us dramatically increase the number of volunteers in the world and the impact of the work they do.

Questions? Please contact the Points of Light development office at (404) 979-2729 or email Kelly Kener.

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