HandsOn Network is uniquely positioned to gather best practices from the field, to evaluate and refine program models, and to disseminate and support effective and efficient volunteer efforts throughout the country.  From this page you can access information about National Days of Service, National Program Models, unique “sector” engagement resources for boomers, faith based communities, skills-based volunteers, national service and much more.  

National Days of Service & Signature Events

2012 Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Martin Luther King Day, thousands of Americans paid tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. using their day off as a day on by volunteering in their communities across the nation. 

HandsOn Network engaged communities across the country in service events designed to bridge social, economic and cultural differences. 


For the past two years I have had a wonderful opportunity to be involved with an amazing group of business people. Coming from diverse backgrounds and industries, this experienced, confident group of professionals provides pro bono consulting services to the nonprofit community in Marin County. As part of the Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership, our team adds a hands-on dimension to the Center’s mission of education and assistance for local nonprofits, and we are able to share our experiences  in strategic planning, development, marketing, HR and computer technology.

Tom Batty
Retiree/skills-based volunteer, Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership of Marin