Points of Light recognizes that a passion for volunteerism can be cultivated from a young age. Through our youth division, generationOn, we encourage kids and teens to learn the value of service and volunteerism by giving them tools and resources to make their mark on their communities and the world.
generationOn meets youth and families where they are by creating DIY service projects that are simple to execute and have a big impact while also teaching children about how they have the power to make a difference. We also work with schools and nonprofits to equip them to engage youth and families in volunteering to benefit the community and each other.
Points of Light recently conducted a study of four US markets and four global markets to assess the global state of volunteerism, the key barriers to overcome, and identify the solutions and opportunities to increase family volunteering. This research, sponsored by Disney, explores five global truths about volunteering and five recommendations to increase success of volunteer activities.