Hands On Network Blog

HandsOn Network and Earth Aid Help You Track Savings

We want to help you measure how much electric, gas and water utility usage you save, and encourage others to do the same!

Earth Aid has developed the first free service that enables individuals to track their actual electric, gas and water utility usage in one place online, compare their usage to that of their friends and neighbors, find easy ways to save and earn rewards for saving--discounts and offers at a variety of businesses.
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MLK 2010 Project Highlights

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service 2010 marks the beginning of the year for service as millions of Americans honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by volunteering in their communities.
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2010: Year of Volunteerism

2010 is the year to volunteer as HandsOn Network and Disney Parks launch Give A Day. Get A Disney Day., a first-of-its kind program to inspire one million people to volunteer and celebrate volunteerism with a free ticket to Disney theme park.

Whether you are a volunteer looking for an opportunity to serve, or an organization in need of committed, motivated volunteers to help you achieve your organization's mission, you can join us in service. Be sure to share the news of this exciting program with your favorite organizations so they too can get involved.
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Disney Program: Technical Update

Thanks to our passionate volunteers, and widespread national interest in community involvement, there has been a strong response to the Give A Day. Get A Disney Day. program!

Unfortunately, the large numbers of volunteers attempting to register has created periodic slowdowns in the network, resulting in difficulty completing the registration process.

We apologize for the inconvenience and want you to know that Disney Parks is working to add capacity to the system to provide a better registration experience.
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Disney Program: Thanks for a Great Day Volunteers!

This morning, the Give A Day. Get A Disney Day. program kicked off to an overwhelming start as thousands of volunteers hit the search looking for opportunities at DisneyParks.com.

Due to the high volume of volunteers completing the registration process, some users are experiencing a lag as they attempt to complete the process. Please keep trying, or come back later to finish your search. We will resolve these issues shortly.
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Give a Day. Get a Disney Day.

Did you make your news resolution yet? Start the New Year with a resolution to get involved in your community-and join Disney Parks and HandsOn Network as we team up to inspire one million people to help make positive change in communities across the country.

Whether you are a volunteer looking for an opportunity to serve or an organization in need of committed, motivated volunteers to help you achieve your organization's mission--you can join us in service in 2010 and celebrate the positive impact of volunteer service with a free ticket to a Disney theme park.
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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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