Hands On Network Blog

HandsOn Network Pro Tip: Meeting Facilitator Survival Kit

HandsOn Network is launching a Pro Tip series featuring our Affiliate Pros. Every few weeks, we will feature a blog post, video, or graphic with tips and tricks from Affiliate staff on different topics. Are you a HandsOn Network Affiliate with an idea for a Pro Tip? Submit it here
Our first Pro Tip is from Kristina Coby of the United Way of Lakeshore Volunteer Center. Read More >

7 Reasons to Date a Volunteer

Looking to get out and meet someone new this Valentine’s Day? Try volunteering!

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5 Lessons For Getting #GoodandReady This Winter

Good & Ready and HandsOn Network hosted a twitter chat on getting #goodandready for winter. Here are five things we learned about preparing for winter storms, what volunteers can do to get involved and how to stay safe.
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Senior Tech Days Bridge Generational Divide

At HandsOn Network we believe that volunteer service brings people together across the divides of race, income, politics, religion and geography. We like, to focus on what brings us together as people rather than what makes us different.
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HandsOn Greater Phoenix wins $25,000 in Super Service Challenge

HandsOn Greater Phoenix and Avnet recently showcased its 20 year volunteer service partnership in a short video and entered to win the Super Service Challenge.
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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Through Service

Across the country, HandsOn Network Affiliates mobilized thousands of volunteers through volunteer projects and Sunday Suppers as part of #MLKDAY2015.

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Three Ways to Get Involved in MLK Day of Service

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'"

Each year, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together on the King Holiday to serve their neighbors and communities.

Here are three ways you and your family can get involved in #MLKDay2015

1.) Volunteer

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In Ferguson, Volunteering Strengthens the Community

This story comes from the United Way of Greater St. Louis, a member of the HandsOn Network. (See the original post here.) To get involved with a HandsOn Network affiliate in your area, check out the HandsOn Network map.

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2010 Census: 10 Minutes, 10 Questions, 10 Years

Every 10 years, the U.S. conducts a census of the population by sending a form in the mail to every household in the country. Census data are used by the government in a variety of important decisions, including allocation of more than $440 billion in federal funds each year.
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America Saves Week

We encourage families and individuals to commemorate America Saves Week from February 21 to 28.

The purpose of America Saves Week is to encourage Americans to be intentional about their personal financial saving plans. Many Americans have little to no personal savings, and lower-income households often struggle to make ends meet when faced with unexpected expenditures such as injury or car repair.
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