Action Centers

HandsOn Network will be accepting applications for Affiliate Membership starting on March 15, 2010. If you have any questions in the meantime, please send an email to

Affiliates, also known as Volunteer Centers, HandsOn Action Centers or Cares organizations, are the engine through which HandsOn Network connects thousands of volunteers to meaningful service opportunities throughout the United States, and increasingly, throughout the world.

Affiliates work on a “community-wide” basis across various issues to develop high-impact volunteer programming. Through building relationships with nonprofit, school, faith-based, corporate partners and others, affiliates play a critical role in leveraging volunteer power to the fullest effect.

Affiliates implement programming in a wide variety of ways, shaping their work according to the assets and needs of their local communities.