National Volunteer Week, brought to you by Points of Light, is an opportunity to recognize and thank volunteers who lend their time, talent, voice and support to causes they care about in their community. Their stories can serve to inspire others to find ways to take action that creates change.

During National Volunteer Week, we celebrate the impact of volunteer service and the power of changemakers to come together to tackle tough challenges, and build stronger, more vibrant communities.


Celebrate Service

National Volunteer Week was established in 1974 and has grown exponentially each year, with thousands of volunteer projects and special events scheduled throughout the week. Plan or attend an event to celebrate the impact of volunteers in your community, and inspire others to serve.



Recognize Volunteers

National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to shine a light on the people and causes that inspire us to serve. The Daily Point of Light Award honors exceptional volunteers, celebrating the power of the individual to spark change and improve the world.



Make your calendar for future National Volunteer Week celebrations:
April 7-13, 2019, April 19-25, 2020, and April 18-24, 2021.


Past National Volunteer Weeks
2017 | 2016 | 2015