Points of Light is a nonpartisan, global nonprofit organization that inspires, equips and mobilizes millions of people to take action that changes the world. We envision a world in which every individual discovers the power to make a difference, creating healthy communities in vibrant, participatory societies. Through 177 affiliates across 38 countries, and in partnership with thousands of nonprofits and corporations, Points of Light engages 5 million volunteers in 16 million hours of service each year. We bring the power of people to bear where it’s needed most.
Results of a new research study released today, “It Starts with Character: Inspiring Kids & Teens to Volunteer” found that kids and teens who have more exposure to character-building skills, such as sharing, being kind and helping others, are more likely to volunteer in their communities, and...
Twenty-five-year-old Illinois pre-kindergarten teacher Andrea de Avila’s BIG idea to transform her school’s courtyard roof into a garden and play area for an early childhood program was awarded the $25,000 grand prize grant from the BE BIG Fund as part of the Scholastic Clifford BE BIG In Your Co...
The Volunteerism ROI Tracker, a turnkey social/business impact measurement and benchmarking initiative for employee volunteer programs, will be expanding in 2011 with the generous support of the AT&T Foundation.
Launched last year by HandsOn...
An AmeriCorps alum's online petition urging the U.S. Congress to save the program has now been signed by more than 80,000 supporters. And there are hundreds of alumni scheduled to visit Members of ...
On the 25th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Americans honored Dr. King by helping their neighbors and communities, making it a "day on, not a day off." One day after HandsOn Network mobilized approximately 100,000 volunteers, they are launching Follow th...
In just one week, more than 117,000 kids and teens from across the U.S. and around the world have joined with generationOn, pledging their commitment to service and ensuring a donation of approximately $2.6 million in toys from
The world's largest game of virtual tag launched today on gethandson.com, harnessing the power of social networks to inspire people to create positive change in their communities. HandsOn Network has created...
UPS, the world's largest package delivery company, and HandsOn Network, the country's largest volunteer network, are joining forces to keep delivering volunteer services and relief efforts in the Gulf region, which faces a long term recovery from the oil spill and natural di...
Sixteen-year-old student Jennifer O'Neal’s idea to create a hospital classroom for young cancer patients at Diamond Children's at University Medical Center in Tucson has been awarded the $25,000 grand prize grant...