The daily Points of Light award recognises outstanding individual volunteers - people who are making a change in their community.Volunteer now
17 August 2018
980. Waheed Arian (Liverpool)
Assisting doctors working in conflict zonesRead the full story
16 August 2018
979. Andy Pyott (Inverness)
Training local medics across IndonesiaRead the full story
15 August 2018
978. Rosie Mitchell (Southampton)
Supporting critically ill children in Southampton HospitalRead the full story
14 August 2018
977. Roger Allsopp (Guernsey)
Fundraising for life-saving medical researchRead the full story
14 August 2018
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Prashan De Visser (Sri Lanka)
Engaging young people and promoting peace across Sri LankaRead the full story
13 August 2018
976. Rachel Weiss (Perth)
Founding a group for discussions and supportRead the full story
Her Majesty The Queen, as Head of the Commonwealth, is thanking individual volunteers across the 53 Commonwealth nations for the difference they are making in their communities and beyond.
One outstanding volunteer from each of these countries was recognised with Commonwealth Points of Light awards running up to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London, April 2018. Following the success of this programme, Her Majesty The Queen has decided to continue this work and award one volunteer from each Commonwealth country every week leading up to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Rwanda in 2020.
Select the flags on the map below to find out more about each of the winners.