December 2009

Welcome, Port City Kids Care Club!

A new Kids Care Club has been established under the umbrella of HandsOn Network Action Center Cape Fear Volunteer Center. The new club, the Port City Kids Care Club, debuted with a project during Kids Care Week that corresponded with the theme of microfinance and feeding the hungry.
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Skills-Based Volunteerism Tools Available

A college student wants to keep his business skills fresh during his summer break between semesters. A recent retiree longs for a way to apply his skills to better his community. A displaced employee wishes to make use of her talents, make connections and stay busy while looking for a new job.
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MLK 2010: A Day On, Not A Day Off

This MLK Day, Points of Light Institute and HandsOn Network will lead and engage the nation in a national dialogue and service events that bridge social, economic and cultural differences and illuminate the actions that people can take to bring us closer to creating Dr. King's beloved community.

HandsOn Network Action Centers and community partners are calling you to Get HandsOn! and make MLK Day 2010 "A Day On, Not A Day Off."
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HOT Happenings - Checking in with Hands On Tokyo

HandsOn Network Action Center Hands On Tokyo (HOT) maintains a busy calendar of volunteer opportunities year-round, engaging volunteers of all ages in projects that make a difference in Tokyo.

One of Hands On Tokyo's hallmarks is its utilization of project coordinators or volunteer leaders. For every project Hands On Tokyo offers, a project coordinator is assigned to recruit volunteers, provide an orientation and accompany the volunteers on the project day.
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Get HandsOn! and Get A Day with the Mouse

In 2010, HandsOn Network and Disney Parks want to inspire one million people to volunteer a day of service through the Give A Day. Get A Disney Day. program that celebrates good works by giving each qualified volunteer a free one-day admission pass to a theme park at Disneyland® Resort or Walt Disney World® Resort, free.
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Make the Holidays Matter

This December, we challenge you to reach outside of your normal commemoration of the holidays and incorporate some of these acts of kindness to create new traditions for yourself and your family. If it is difficult for you to find time to participate in a scheduled service project with an organization, consider completing one of these activities to make the holidays a little bit brighter for someone less fortunate. These actions can also set a great example for youth in your life, opening their minds to the joy of giving to others through service.
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Share Your Best Practices in New York

Are you an expert on something specific in the service sector? Maybe you engage skills-based volunteers effectively or have utilized Twitter in an amazing way to raise awareness for your organization. If this is you, then you should consider sharing your best practices with others in your field at the world's largest gathering of volunteer leaders from the nonprofit, corporate and government sectors!
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