President and Mrs. Bush committed his administration to the promotion of volunteer service in the President's Inaugural Address in January l989. The "Points of Light Initiative" was announced in June 1989 to advance volunteerism and community service on the national level. This initiative created a foundation to promote these ideals.
Floerchinger, Debra, "Voluntary Action on the College Campus - From Theory to Practice" (1991). Higher Education. 91.