National Volunteer Week
National Volunteer Week is April 18-24, 2021.
National Volunteer Week offers the opportunity for us all to celebrate, recognize, and encourage in volunteerism in our local and world community.
This year’s theme is: The Value of One, The Power of Many, which reflects on the awe-inspiring acts of kindness by millions of individuals and the magic that happens when we work together towards a common purpose.
This past year has been difficult for everyone but even in these unprecedented times we have seen people supporting family, friends, neighbors, and strangers. People have been standing up for their beliefs, and sharing insights on how to create a more just and equitable society.
The 2021 theme beautifully reflects the individual and collective efforts we have seen during the pandemic, and it sets the tone for re-imagining the next 20 years as the value of one act and the
power of many enables us to thrive together.
COVID-19 hasn’t slowed down the need for volunteers but it has altered how and where we can donate our time.
While COVID-19 has limited some in-person volunteering opportunities your time and talents are of great value and need. VolunteerMatch has a COVID-19 response directory by geography of current opportunities for volunteers to help remotely or on-site. You may also want to check additional remote opportunities via United Nations Volunteers, a resource dedicated solely to matching virtual volunteers to much-needed support opportunities: https://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en Visit www.pointsoflight.org/nvwto find out more about National Volunteer Week and find out how you can make a difference.