Points of Light Institute    

Social Impact Profile ™

Points of Light embraces volunteer service and civic engagement as fundamental to a purposeful life and essential to a healthy world. We have the history, the scale and reach, the leadership and the strategy to mobilize millions of people to tackle concrete, significant challenges. With more than 20 years of history, a bi-partisan presidential legacy, the largest national volunteer footprint in the nation, Points of Light has the vision and strategy to create a quantum leap for the service movement through 2012. Our job is to connect people to their power to make a difference. Feel free to post volunteer opportunities on our Facebook wall and use our page to create discussion around civic service. We want to hear your volunteer engagement strategies, comments, and ideas! We reserve the right to delete anything that is inappropriate or off topic from our mission.


    We Put People at the Center of Change

    People have always been at the center of change. People today have more power to drive change than ever before. At the same time, society is demanding much more from the world of volunteerism in the 21st century as a rapidly globalizing economy puts increasing pressure on governments, businesses, nonprofits and other institutions to do more with less. To meet that need, volunteer organizations must be able to help people make the greatest impact possible with not only their time, but also their talent, voice and money. As the world’s leading volunteer organization with more than 20 years of history and a bipartisan legacy, Points of Light connects people to their power to create positive change and address the critical needs of our communities. Read More


    White House to Honor AmeiCorps Alums Members as Champions of Change

    WASHINGTON, DC – On Friday, August 17th, the White House will welcome over 150 AmeriCorps Alumni leaders from 25 states for a day-long briefing. Since 1994, more than 775,000 Americans have served in AmeriCorps, and more than 80,000 will serve this year. The event will highlight AmeriCorps Alumni and public service as a pathway to opportunity and career advancement. Read More