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Volunteer Service

Our Salute to 41 at 91

Tracy Hoover | Posted 06.12.2015 | Impact
Tracy Hoover

Twenty-five years ago President George H. W. Bush, Points of Light's founder, created the Daily Point of Light Award to celebrate individuals who were making a difference in their communities - and their world - through volunteer service.

Do You Remember Your First Volunteer Experience?

Tracy Hoover | Posted 04.13.2015 | Impact
Tracy Hoover

I'll never forget my first Hands On Atlanta volunteer project nearly 20 years ago. I remember a spilled vat of applesauce and getting lost more than once.

What Do You Get a President on His Birthday?

Tracy Hoover | Posted 08.04.2014 | Impact
Tracy Hoover

President Bush “didn’t call for one blinding light shining from Washington,” as President Obama said at Points of Light’s 20th...

National Service: A Game Plan for the Church

Wayne Meisel | Posted 09.11.2013 | Religion
Wayne Meisel

Following are six ways the church can step up, be relevant to the service world and contribute to its success and depth.

Service in the Face of Disaster - Honoring Oklahoma Teachers

Michelle Nunn | Posted 08.12.2013 | Impact
Michelle Nunn

As a massive tornado touched ground and headed for Moore, Oklahoma, on May 20, it became frighteningly clear that three of Moore's public schools were directly in its path. With only a few minutes' warning, the teachers and staff rushed to protect the children.

Answering the Call to Serve, Today and Every Day

Matt Segneri | Posted 11.11.2012 | Impact
Matt Segneri

I knew if I could continue that service and incorporate it into my daily life, my everyday would be elevated. And, more importantly, I'd elevate the lives of others.

A New Veterans Day

John Bridgeland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Bridgeland

Veterans want to be viewed as powerful forces for good in America and their volunteer service can improve their transitions home. Let's ensure this Veterans Day begins to fulfill their promise, unleash their talents, and inspire a nation.