Tools and Resources Library

In the resource library, browse the hundreds of available resources or search by format, 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.

Going Deeper

Use this tool to help you reflect on your project and think about what's next in your service journey.

Planning Service Activities

If you choose to create your own service activity, take time to write out your goals and plans. Use this tool to help guide your planning.

HandsOn Tech Program Codification

This program codification can inform any organization Interested in starting a technology program in their community. 

Service Enterprise Characteristics

Return on Volunteer Investment Spreadsheet

Reimagining Volunteer Engagement

Creating Opportunities to Serve

Working with an organization, school, or agency is a great way to plug into your community and do something that will make a real impact. Sometimes, though, all it takes is an idea, some motivation, and a few friends, family members, or even strangers working together. Use this tool to help you...

Measuring Changes in Organization Effectiveness Resulting from Capacity Building: A National Service Project Case Study

How do you know if capacity-building activities increase organization effectiveness? What measurement tools exist? This session presents a system, developed through a nonprofit-university collaboration, for capacity-building performance measurement.

Ready, Set, Grow: TOols and Tales to Start and scale your Pro Bono Program

We’re excited that you’re starting to think about building, growing and measuring the  impact of your skills-based volunteer program. The tools listed below are designed for companies across many stages of their  development, and will help you:   Make the business case...

It's a Family affair

How do you engage families? What is one thing you would like to do differently?