HandsOn Managed Projects (Volunteer LeAdER):
HandsOn works with agencies to scope and develop recurring volunteer projects to place on our Opportunity Calendar that we match with a trained Volunteer Leader (VL). The VL is the liaison between the agency and the volunteers, assisting with day-of project management and coordinating communication with volunteers to ensure a successful project both for the volunteers and for the nonprofit agency. This project-based model allows for episodic volunteers to attend short-term volunteer opportunities, while still serving the long-term or one-time needs of the nonprofit.
Volunteer Classifieds (Referrals):
HandsOn's nonprofit partners post their ongoing, one time, or skill based needs to our site to recruit for volunteers. Projects are managed by the partner organization directly. After the referral, HandsOn is no longer involved. Volunteers "Express Interest" in the opportunity and the agency partner will follow up with the volunteer to schedule them to serve. Opportunities may also offer volunteers a chance to apply diverse skills with flexibility that fits their schedules.
The HandsOn@Work program offers our expertise in community service to corporations by creating customized, hands-on group volunteer projects that complement team building, leadership development, and philanthropy initiatives. Based on the unique needs of your business, HandsOn can develop and coordinate all or part of your company's volunteer project. Special events also provide sponsorship opportunities.
Ready to take your service to the next level? With the help of our trained Volunteer Leaders, HandsOn develops and manages every aspect of our projects, from agency contact and volunteer sign-ups to project management and follow-up. As our strongest link to the community, Volunteer Leaders ensure that every volunteer has a positive experience and that the real needs of the agencies are being met.
Do-it-yourself volunteering offers families and groups of all ages the chance to become contributing community members from the comfort of their own homes. It provides a means to engage in volunteering in a non-traditional way. DIY Volunteer projects provide you with the tools necessary to become connected with our community at a familiar place and at a convenient time. Gather over food, at a party, or a civic group meeting.
YPP is a 9-month, intensive leadership, philanthropy and service institute for high school youth through our partnership with The Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia.
TeenImpact is an opportunity for youth aged 12-18 to actively engage in volunteerism together in the greater Richmond community. This program is currently changing and developing. Make friends and complete your community service! Year round projects for youth or family friendly volunteering are always available.
BoardLink opens doors to community leadership opportunities by training and recruiting volunteers and introducing them to nonprofit board or board committee opportunities. It prepares individuals for board service and aligns their passions and skills with the mission and needs of organizations.
TeamWorks is a community-based learning model that engages HandsOn volunteers in both learning and service opportunities. Every TeamWorks program is unique, with a different duration and focus that allows volunteers to gain a more in depth understanding of local community issues. Past topics have included homelessness, food security, the farm to table cycle, food deserts, and the value of art.
Several times a year, HandsOn puts on larger, city-wide days of service. Working with dozens of community agencies in one day, volunteers serve together, often over a common cause or theme. We capture the energy and spirit of service with hundreds to thousands of volunteers across Metro Richmond.