George H.W. Bush and Volunteerism

As the nation continues to honor the life and legacy of President George H.W. Bush, Americans are inspired by his examples of leadership and service. His accomplishments as a Navy pilot, public servant, and inspirational leader demonstrated a commitment to placing others above self.

From his first day in office, President Bush advanced citizen service as a way to address our nation’s challenges. By launching the Points of Light movement and signing the National and Community Service Act of 1990, he ushered in the modern era of national service, setting the stage for the creation of AmeriCorps and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

President Bush’s passing is a great loss for all of us at CNCS as we remember his contributions to national service and volunteering. We will be forever grateful for his support.

During this period of mourning, we encourage all Americans to honor the legacy of President George H.W. Bush by pledging time to volunteer. Through service, we can all become “points of light” in our communities to create positive change and draw closer to the “kinder, gentler nation” he inspired us to become.

Learn more about President George H.W. Bush’s legacy of service and pledge to volunteer in honor of the example he set for us all.



Barbara Stewart
Chief Executive Officer
Corporation for National and Community Service