Tools and Resources
As the training and consulting program of HandsOn Network, HandsOn University (HOU) offers tools and resources that are accessible, easy to implement and focused on impact. HOU resources and tools are based on:
- Principles of adult learning
- Practitioner-based best practices
- Interactive design
- Practical resources for innovation, action and impact
- Needs of the target audience
Tools and Resources
HandsOn University is a clearinghouse of content designed to help individuals and organizations improve their volunteerism and civic engagement capacity. HOU serves as a unique learning community where participants access a catalog of learning experiences that allow you to develop or refine expertise in volunteerism and community action through online courses, advanced interactive learning portals, peer mentoring and experiential learning.
HandsOn University Online
HOU Online is a web-based learning community for people seeking to improve their capacity to effectively engage others in service. Our self-paced e-courses are offered individually or are grouped as a curriculum. Try Service Leader Certificate Program today!
HOU Online also includes our webinar series. These 60-minute online sessions allow participants to interact with facilitators and each other as they explore a broad range of topics. Miss a session? Don't worry; you can check out the recording later.
Customized Training and Consulting Programs HOU offers training and consulting services that are dynamic, innovative, impact oriented, and easily applicable in various settings. Our training and consulting services are tailored to meet the individual needs of your organization and community and include delivery by a certified member of our Leadership Faculty and program evaluation.
Other Learning and Networking Opportunities
Convened by Points of Light, the Conference on Volunteering and Service provides opportunities to learn, connect and be inspired through a wide range of exciting and informative plenary sessions, workshops, special events, service projects, exhibits, specialized corporate tracks and more. The Conference is the world's largest gathering of volunteer and service leaders from the nonprofit, corporate and government sectors. If you or your organization deals with volunteers in any capacity, this is an event you do not want to miss!
HOU supports nonprofit and government agencies’ volunteer engagement efforts in several ways. From training and resources to networking opportunities, the Nonprofit and Government Membership Program has something for your organization. Members receive several benefits including reduced registration fees for the Conference on Volunteering and Service, year-round promotional rates for HOU’s training and consulting programs, newsletters and more.
Nonprofits & Government
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How your company can engage employees in volunteer service while addressing the Nation’s most critical needs…
HandsOn Action Centers
HandsOn Volunteer Action Centers put people at the center of change, delivering high-impact programming in more than 200 communities worldwide.
Learning experience which included hands-on activities to enhance leadership capacity
The Leadership Faculty expands our capacity to provide training, through leadership and consulting services.
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