The daily Points of Light award recognises outstanding individual volunteers - people who are making a change in their community.Volunteer now
27 March 2020
Commonwealth Point of Light 133.
Max Dowedia (Nauru)
Supporting communities through gardeningRead the full story
27 March 2020
1360. Tony Wright (Tyneside)
Helping veterans with mental health support and skills programmesRead the full story
26 March 2020
1359. Nishall Garala (Harlow)
Promoting community cohesion and youth voiceRead the full story
24 March 2020
1357. Micah Lammie (Brixton)
Serving meals for the homeless and vulnerableRead the full story
23 March 2020
1355. Hollie Dear (Aberdeenshire)
1356. Kris Dear (Aberdeenshire)
Funding gifts and short breaks for families affected by cancerRead the full story
20 March 2020
1354. Andy Dinsdale (East Sussex)
Training citizen scientists to tackle plastic pollutionRead the full story
Her Majesty The Queen, as Head of the Commonwealth, is thanking individual volunteers across the 54 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.