August 2015

A Testament to Resiliency and Tenacity

Q & A with Jen Nash, HandsOn Network's Senior Manager Affiliate Corporate Engagement
 
Jen Nash joined the HandsOn Network team nine years ago after Hurricane Katrina devastated her home town of New Orleans. In honor of the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Jen shares some of her reflections from the last 10 years with us. Read More >

Lessons in Mold Removal and Community Needs

By: Bob Young, the Associate Director of Hands On Charlotte
 
Before Hurricane Katrina I had never been involved in disaster recovery, but I had seen the impact of everyday volunteering through my work with Hands On Charlotte. After Hurricane Katrina hit I felt compelled to do something. Read More >

A Career Born out of Disaster

Guest Author: Sara Hamilton, Director of Programs at Boston Cares, a HandsOn Network Affiliate 
 
In August 2005, I sat in my Chicago apartment and watched Hurricane Katrina devastate the Gulf Coast. I had participated in an Alternative Spring Break trip to New Orleans as a college student and had fallen in love with the city. Read More >

Five Ways to Give Back While on Vacation

By: Ella Fertitta, HandsOn Network Communication Fellow
 
Ever wonder how you can plan a more meaningful vacation for you and your friends or family?
 
Sometimes you may feel like you have to chose: a vacation or community service. We've got you covered on how to do both! Follow the tips on the infographic below and visit the web pages provided for more information. Read More >

HandsOn Network Pro Tip: Working With Active Duty Military and Veterans

Planning a service project involving veterans or active duty military? Michelle Dee, the Senior Director of External Affairs at Jersey Cares draws on her personal experience as a veteran to share two great pieces of advice. First, if you want to reach out to active duty military, be sure to contact the right people at the military installation. Read More >

HandsOn Network Pro Tip: Why Introductions Matter at Volunteer Events

When volunteers show up to a service project they are excited and ready to jump right in – but Boston Cares' Kacey Sanfilippo shares her insight into why it’s important to set aside time at the beginning for introductions and orientation. To learn more about Boston Cares click here.
 
The HandsOn Network Pro Tip series features Affiliate staff and volunteers from around the globe sharing their expertise and wisdom. Are you a HandsOn Network Affiliate with an idea for a Pro Tip? Read More >

A Blueprint for Leadership

“Are you ready to take your volunteering experience to a new level?”
 
HandsOn Jacksonville poses this question every year to its Blueprint for Leadership cohort. Blueprint for Leadership is a six-month program that trains and equips community leaders to serve on nonprofit boards. Read More >