Volunteer with a Group
Attending projects with friends, children, coworkers, or other civic groups is possible. Sign up together by using our team functionality.
You can create a volunteer team with all the people you want to volunteer together. Instructions on how to create and manage a team are shown in this video. You can create public teams (anyone registered with the site can join) or private teams (only people you've added and invited can join).
Team captains can sign up different members of their team for different projects, but remember--captains are responsible for ensuring members attend. Please ensure the person on your team is able to attend before you sign up and hold a slot for them (making it unavailable for others).
Please note: simply creating a team doesn't mean you've registered them for any projects. You will need to go the page of the actual project you wish to register members for and follow step 5 below.
Once you've registered for a project, if you remove yourself, you cannot register for that same project again. So be sure to only sign up once as a team if you plan to register that way. If you sign up as an individual first, you will not be able to then sign up for that same project as a team.
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To sign up for any projects on our site: HandsOn Managed or Agency Referrals, you must first be registered with this site. Click Register to create an account or Login at the top right of the page if you already have an account.
Step 2: Create a team
After you've completed the registration process, visit the My Account section of our site, and follow the Create a New Team link on the left of the page. Enter in your team name, description, privacy, affiliation (if applicable), and your team member's names, email addresses, phone numbers and ages.
Don't add yourself to the team. By creating a team, you are automatically a member of that team.
Each person must have either:
1) a unique email address OR
2) a phone number (phone number does NOT need to be unique)
3) age must be included if the team member is a minor
It's best to include an email address for all team members, so that they can verify their team membership, and create their own individual account within our system so that they can receive confirmation emails, reminders from the system, and have their hours tallied. If a team captain does not include an email, then that volunteer cannot receive communication through the site and the team captain will be responsible for getting the project information to them.
Step 3: Assign roles
Assign the members who will be team captains, who will oversee the team's coordination and participation. It is best not to have more than 1-2 captains. Please note that if you are adding children to your team that are under the age of 13 you must use a parent or guardian's phone number for their contact information. Under the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act we are unable to create unique accounts with email addresses for children under the age of 13. Captains cannot register people on their team for a project without also registering themselves.
Step 4: Find Volunteer Opportunities
Use our search feature or browse our Opportunity Calendar to find a project that has the appropriate number of spaces and age requirements available for your team. You can sign up some or all members of your team for each project you are interested in.
Step 5: Express Interest/Sign Up As a Team
At the bottom of the project screen, click this button to indicate you will be signing up as a member of a particular team (and not just as an individual). Depending upon the type of project you select, you will be given the choice at the opportunity to:
Express Interest As a Team: This is a referral, and the community organization is managing this project directly or it is an ongoing need. Once you submit, this will notify the agency contact of your team's interest and they will contact you to schedule you to serve.
Sign Up As a Team: Usually this is a HandsOn managed project or a special event (unless otherwise noted in the description). After clicking, the next page will let you choose which members you want to sign up. Each member will be automatically signed up for that project and will receive a confirmation e-mail containing all of the information you will need. Be sure to only sign up members of your team who have confirmed they will attend the project.
Step 6. Select which members will attend the project and answer the question if given
Every person who plans to attend the project, including YOUTH, must be signed up for the project.
As team captain you will be able to modify who is on your team or what opportunities your team members are participating in by logging in, and visiting the My Account section of our site.
Q: How do I see or change which members are participating in a volunteer opportunity I’ve already signed folks up for? What if I want to register more people?
Find the opportunity you wish to edit. Click on Manage My Team
Select the team members you do and do not want attending and click Submit
Do not go to the Volunteer Opportunity itself to add additional members--it won't let you do it from there.
Q: How do I edit the makeup of my team?
Go to My Account and then My Teams. Choose the team you wish to modify. Then click on the Manage Team button to open it up. You can add or remove members or email your team.
Note: You cannot edit personal information about the individual team members such as phone or email--only they can do that since you've created accounts for them in our system.
Need us to answer a question that is not included on this page? Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 330-7027 and ask for HandsOn.