Tools and Resources

HandsOn Network, a Points of Light enterprise, offers tools and resources that are accessible, easy to implement and focused on impact. These resources and tools are based on:
  • Principles of adult learning
  • Practitioner-based best practices
  • Interactive design
  • Practical resources for innovation, action and impact
  • Needs of the target audience
We not only design and deliver training, but we equip and inform others through affiliate network, our membership program, newsletters, our annual conference and more. We provide easy access to tools and resources via webinars and other online platforms as well as maintaining a connected network of trainers and other service experts across the nation.

Tools and Resources
We have a clearinghouse of content designed to help individuals and organizations improve their volunteerism and civic engagement capacity. He serve as a unique learning community where participants access a catalog of learning experiences that allow you to develop or refine expertise in volunteerism and community action through online courses, advanced interactive learning portals, peer mentoring and experiential learning.

In the HandsOn Library, browse the hundreds of available resources or search by keyword, category, audience or type of resource. They are drawn from our current work, previous HandsOn Network and Points of Light resource collections and our partner organizations.

Online Learning
Online Courses on topics such as Effective Service, Service Leadership, Serving with Youth, and volunteer engagement are available to help you improve your capacity to effectively engage in service. Our self-paced e-courses are offered individually or are grouped as a curriculum. Try Service Leader Certificate Program today!

In addition to eLearning courses, Points of Light offers an online Learning Center full of comprehensive and interactive classes. Check out the full list of our upcoming classes here and register now for our 2014 MLK Day of Service Webinar Series.

Customized Training and Consulting Programs We offer training and consulting services that are dynamic, innovative, impact oriented, and easily applicable in various settings. Our training and consulting services are tailored to meet the individual needs of your organization and community and include delivery by a certified member of our Leadership Faculty and program evaluation.

Other Learning and Networking Opportunities
Convened by Points of Light, the Conference on Volunteering and Service provides opportunities to learn, connect and be inspired through a wide range of exciting and informative plenary sessions, workshops, special events, service projects, exhibits, specialized corporate tracks and more. The Conference is the world's largest gathering of volunteer and service leaders from the nonprofit, corporate and government sectors. If you or your organization deals with volunteers in any capacity, this is an event you do not want to miss!