Signature Events

Points of Light Tribute Awards is an annual celebration that will pay homage to one of President Bush’s greatest legacies, Points of Light, and his belief that “any definition of a successful life must include serving others.”

March 21, 2011

The Tribute was a historic, nationally televised event celebrating the leadership of President and Mrs. George H. W. Bush in advancing the modern-day service movement.

June 18-20, 2019

The Conference on Volunteering and Service is the leading gathering of its kind, bringing together thousands of volunteers for service, education, networking and a good time.

Days of Service

January 21, 2019

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is valued as a “day on, not a day off,” with thousands nationwide contributing to the largest volunteer day of the year. Honoring the memory of Dr. King, volunteers come together to reflect on gains won during the Civil Rights Movement and to address contemporary issues facing our nation through acts of service in their communities.

April 7, 2019

Good Deeds Day is a global celebration that unites people from more than 90 countries to do good deeds for the benet of others. Each year, hundreds of thousands put into practice the simple idea that every single person can do something good, be it large or small, to improve the lives of others and positively change the world.

April 7-13, 2019

National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to recognize and thank volunteers who lend their time, talent, voice and support to causes they care about in their community and around the world. Their stories serve to inspire others to take action and discover their collective power to unite in making a difference.

September 11, 2018

The 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance was established to create a permanent and positive legacy, bringing Americans together through volunteer service to rekindle the spirit of unity that arose in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, attacks

November 17, 2018

Family Volunteer Day celebrates the power of families who work together to support their communities and neighborhoods. Powered by generationOn, the youth division of Points of Light, this global day of service brings families together to build a brighter future.

Since 1992, Make A Difference Day has inspired hundreds of thousands of volunteers to give back in their local communities. For more than two decades, Points of Light has proudly partnered with TEGNA to mobilize volunteers on this national day of service and celebrate the power of people to make a difference.