Holiday Volunteering



View special opportunities to give back during the 2013 Holiday season.

Check back frequently, as we are continuously adding opportunities to serve.

We are not aware of any done-in-a-day opportunities that happen ON Christmas Eve or Day. Many of our nonprofit partners are closed on that day or could really use your help instead in the new year. Why not use January 1 as the kickoff for new community service "resolutions"? Read more below on how to get started.

Deepen your Impact

Search all of our volunteer opportunities to find longer-term or skills-based opportunities with our hundreds of partners. You can narrow your search by interest, zipcode, population served and more! In the search results, look for opportunities with the time listed as "Open" to find opportunities that could use your help for more than a single shift.

Alternative Ways to Volunteer:

Download our list to find ways you can help outside of visiting a nonprofit. Many of our partners are overwhelmed with requests from volunteers this time of year and may not have need at their locations.

Organize it Yourself:

Give Back

  • Donate to HandsOn's High 5 to Drive Campaign to help us buy a truck to store and more easily transport our project supplies for our volunteer projects.
  • Find something a nonprofit needs on the ConnectVA Item Exchange and donate it.
  • Shop using Amazon Smile and choose Partnership for Nonprofit Excellence (our nonprofit umbrella org) as your recipient charity. When you login and shop, at no cost to you, Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization.


Read more about what Is and Isn't possible for those who want to help this time of year.

Other Opportunities:

HandsOn does not manage, nor have they vetted the following opportunities, but you may be interested in contacting them directly.