The daily Points of Light award recognises outstanding individual volunteers - people who are making a change in their community.Volunteer now
16 October 2019
1263. Alan Went (Colchester)
1264. Beryl Went (Colchester)
Helping people in Uganda stay on in educationRead the full story
15 October 2019
1262. Allen Parton (Petersfield)
Providing trained assistance dogs for disabled veterans and emergency services personnelRead the full story
14 October 2019
1261. Anita Lowenstein Dent (London)
Providing teacher training to unemployed young people in GhanaRead the full story
10 October 2019
1259. Olly McKenna (Newcastle)
Fundraising over £80,0000 to support pre-teens in Newcastle through cancer treatmentRead the full story
10 October 2019
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Hannah Mugonyi (Uganda)
Offering vocational training to young peopleRead the full story
9 October 2019
1258. Dave Earle (Banbury)
Using physical activity to tackle mental ill healthRead 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.