National Volunteer Week

April 15-21, 2018

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.

Service Unites, the theme for National Volunteer Week, captures the power of changemakers to come together to build stronger, more vibrant communities through service.

Celebrate National Volunteer Week

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 changemakers in your community, and inspire others to serve.


Celebrate Service and Thank Changemakers

Get graphics, sample messages, social media posts and more to help you share and celebrate National Volunteer Week.

Volunteer in Your Community

Find a volunteer opportunities in your community on All for Good.

Recognize Volunteers in the Workplace

Check out our report on Best Practices in Employee Volunteer Programs.

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


Recognize Volunteers in Your Life

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.

Get inspired by previous Daily Point of Light Awardees and thank an outstanding volunteer in your life for their service by nominating them for a Daily Point of Light Award.

Share Your Passion: Participate in the #ivolunteer Campaign

National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to shine a light on the people and causes that inspire us to serve. Volunteerism empowers individuals to find their purpose, to take their passion and turn it into meaningful change. During National Volunteer Week, we want to know: What inspires you to serve?

During National Volunteer Week, download and fill out the #ivolunteer signboard, take a photo holding the sign, and share on Instagram or Twitter using #ivolunteer and #NVW.


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Past National Volunteer Weeks
2017 | 2016 | 2015