About Us

About Us

At Points of Light, we help millions of volunteers change the world. We mobilize people to take action on the causes they care about through innovative programs, events and campaigns. Points of Light is creating a culture of volunteerism, one that celebrates the power of service.

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How Volunteering Became a Movement

Cast from the vision of 1,000 points of light shared by our founder President George H. W. Bush in his 1989 inaugural address, today Points of Light transcends politics and borders to inspire millions of volunteers worldwide.


Service Ambassadors

Our Service Ambassadors are leaders, celebrities and visionaries who generously share their spotlight with Points of Light and with our community of volunteers.


Kevin Bacon
Actor, musician and founder of SixDegrees.org


John Oliver
Comedian, political satirist and actor


Laura Ling
Journalist, TV host, and author


Dikembe Mutombo
NBA Global Ambassador


Lauren Bush Lauren
Co-founder of FEED Projects

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Leadership Partners

Points of Light's partners invest in the places where they do business and in the communities that their employees call home.

Work With Us

Points of Light is looking for people who want to work together to change the world through volunteerism and service. Jobs, internships and volunteer roles are based in New York City, Atlanta or Washington, D.C.

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With your support, Points of Light mobilizes millions of volunteers across the globe to tackle society’s toughest issues.

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