Millions of people give their time, talent, voice and resources to help strengthen communities around the world. We believe individuals, community groups, corporations and the government play key roles in addressing the critical issues of our time – from the future of our economy, to education, the environment and emergency preparedness. Through the stories of points of light, we recognize our personal power to transform ourselves and the world around us.
Created by the administration of President George H. W. Bush, the Daily Point of Light Award honors individuals and groups creating meaningful change in communities across America. Each weekday, one volunteer or volunteer effort is recognized with the Daily Point of Light Award. Nominate a Point of Light in your life.
The President’s Volunteer Service Award encourages and recognizes citizens for their commitment to ongoing volunteer service and civic engagement. Individuals, families and groups are honored at different stages of their service journey by acknowledging annual volunteer hours served and the resulting positive community impact.
The Points of Light Monument is a one-mile walkway in Washington, D.C., honoring actions and commitments to service that have transformed our nation and the world. Through the monument, we honor civil rights leaders, including Susan B. Anthony, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and founders of some of the world’s most important social change institutions.