National Volunteer Week (April 19–25) is a nationwide recognition event dedicated to all those who lend their time, talent, and voice to helping others. For the first time ever in 2020, Points of Light has also declared April Global Volunteer Month. Global Volunteer Month was initially conceived to recognize the thousands of people around the world who serve as points of light in their own communities. In light of COVID-19, the need to recognize, inspire and activate volunteers is greater than ever. Society’s most vulnerable populations need support and will continue to need support in the weeks and months ahead. Learn more about our response to COVID-19 and how you can get involved in our relief efforts.