Make a Difference Day was created by “USA Weekend” magazine in 1992 to offer community support and encourage volunteerism across the country. Points of Light, a non-profit organization founded by former U.S. President George H. W. Bush, is the official co-sponsor of Make a Difference Day. Ever since its inception, Make a Difference Day has echoed in 30 countries and has inspired more than 30 million volunteer hours. Volunteers are the lifeblood and the heartbeat of Habitat for Humanity. If you would like to volunteer with us on Make a Difference Day or any day, click here to learn about our volunteer roles, and to review a volunteer application.