Start a HandsOn Action Center

HandsOn Network Affiliates share a common mission to inspire, equip and mobilize people to take action that changes the world. Each year they mobilize volunteers in millions of hours of service through partnerships with over 70,000 corporate, faith and nonprofit organizations.


HandsOn Network, the volunteer-focused arm of Points of Light, is the largest volunteer network in the world and includes 250 HandsOn Action Centers in 16 countries. 

 Each of our Action Centers shares our mission to inspire, equip and mobilize people to take action that changes the world. Perhaps more than any other organization in the world, we are mobilizing “boots on the ground” – actively engaged citizens who are committedly impacting their communities on an ongoing basis. And, we are continually deepening the ways in which we build connections with these volunteers and enable the impact of their time, talent, voice and financial giving. 

Our Action Centers and the civic entrepreneurs who lead them are first and foremost cultivators of ecosystems of change – working closely with volunteers, nonprofit leaders and corporations to harness and unleash the power of service. 

If you have any questions about Affiliate membership, please contact our Membership Team.


Join the Network

HandsOn Network is now accepting applications for Affiliate membership. We have two membership cycles per year – one for members to begin in October one for membership starting in April.

If you are interested in pursuing Affiliate membership, download the application here. Complete the form and email it to Membership. For more information on the benefits of being an Affiliate member of HandsOn Network, click here or contact Membership.


Click here to see Frequently Asked Questions regarding HandsOn Action Centers.