News & Updates

  • Announcing the 2017 Corporate Volunteer Council of the Year

    Posted in 2017 Seattle, Announcements on Jun 21, 2017

    At the 2017 Conference on Volunteering and Service, Points of Light honored the Corporate Volunteerism Council – Twin Cities as 2017 Corporate Volunteer Council of the Year for serving as a primary local resource for encouraging, educating and connecting businesses that support employee volunteerism.

  • Atados Wins George W. Romney Award for Volunteer Program Supporting Refugees in Brazil

    Posted in 2017 Seattle, Announcements on Jun 21, 2017

    In difficult times, we often look to humanitarian groups to support those in need. Since the onset of the refugee crisis, this has certainly been the case in Brazil – where the number of refugees has doubled each year since 2011. Atados, the winner of Points of Light’s 2017 George W. Romney Award, adapted its successful volunteer engagement model to respond to the global refugee crisis and provide aid to the people taking refuge in Brazil.

  • Building a Movement: Leaders of Social Change Inspire Action at the Service Unites Summit

    Posted in 2017 Seattle on Jun 20, 2017

    Encompassing the themes of movement making, women’s empowerment, and economic and social justice, the Service Unites Summit at the Conference on Volunteering and Service in Seattle featured individuals from across the globe – coming together around the shared belief that being in the service of others can change the world. Ken Workman, a descendant of Chief Seattle, welcomed attendees in Lushootseed, the Duwamish native language; Kayah George, a young Tulalip and Tsleil-Waututh scholar, activist and leader, opened the summit with the powerful message that it is compassion that makes one strong, and there is no limit to the extent of human kindness.

  • Calling all Conference Attendees! Let’s Take a #Stand4Service

    Posted in 2017 Seattle on Jun 19, 2017

    On Tuesday, as we come together for the Service Unites Summit, we will release a Thunderclap in support of national service programs. Joining the Thunderclap campaign is a simple way to allow you and your organization to express support for this vital American resource during a high-profile event with a large social reach.

  • Know Before You Go

    Posted in 2017 Seattle on Jun 13, 2017

    The Conference on Volunteering and Service is almost here! As you gear up for the trip to Seattle, here are a few reminders before you travel next week!

  • Seattle Nonprofits Will Unite Against Childhood Hunger at Conference on Volunteering and Service

    Posted in 2017 Seattle on Jun 09, 2017

    During the annual Conference on Volunteering and Service, thousands of nonprofit, government, business and civic leaders gather to discuss the future of volunteerism, and to showcase the true power and impact of putting people at the center of change. And each year, Points of Light organizes a service project that supports the local community and addresses a pressing need. In 2017, the Conference will take place in Seattle – a unique city for Points of Light, with two HandsOn Network affiliates: Seattle Works and United Way of King County.

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The emphasis on cross-sector collaboration was eye-opening, and everyone I met walked away with fresh perspectives and ideas. It broke down the silos of inward-facing sectors and showed us how much more powerful our work can be when we come together. An unbeatable experience!

— 2017 Seattle Attendee

The conference proved to be one of the most engaging and exciting professional gatherings of like-minded people I've ever attended. Although the topics, content, and presentations all appropriately centered around volunteering and service in some way, the sheer range of them was simply astounding.

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