The daily Points of Light award recognises outstanding individual volunteers - people who are making a change in their community.Volunteer now
17 May 2019
Commonwealth Point of Light 97.
Lemuel Pemberton (St. Kitts and Nevis)
Monitoring and protecting critically endangered turtlesRead the full story
16 May 2019
1174. Beau McKee (Cumbria)
Fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support by running for 501 daysRead the full story
15 May 2019
1173. Elliot Vaughn (London)
Enabling people to support LGBT+ activism internationallyRead the full story
14 May 2019
1172. Ali Mahmood (Manchester)
Supporting social welfare and interfaith outreach projectsRead the full story
13 May 2019
1170. Nicola Miller (Aberdeen)
1171. Rebecca Stewart (Kent)
Raising awareness of the rare condition Xeroderma PigmentosumRead the full story
10 May 2019
1169. Janet Chapman (London)
Mapping rural communities in TanzaniaRead 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.