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.

Volunteering with Formerly Incacerated Individuals

  This toolkit, prepared by Points of Light, the world’s leading organization on volunteerism and service, provides an overview of America’s formerly incarcerated individuals, the obstacles and challenges facing this population, the types of volunteer programs that support them,...

Volunteering with Immigrants and Refugees

  This toolkit, prepared by Points of Light, the world’s leading organization on volunteerism and service, provides an overview of America’s immigrants and refugees, the obstacles and challenges facing this population, the types of volunteer programs that support them, and tips and...

Doing More With Less - Nonprofit Panel (Video)

Volunteering with Urban Disadvantaged Adults

  This toolkit, prepared by Points of Light, the world’s leading organization on volunteerism and service, provides an overview of America’s disadvantaged adults, the obstacles and challenges facing this population, the types of volunteer programs that support disadvantaged adults...

Volunteering with Veterans

  This toolkit, prepared by Points of Light, the world’s leading organization on volunteerism and service, provides a background on who America’s Veterans are, obstacles and challenges facing Veteran communities, the types of programs most helpful, tips for volunteering with...

Volunteering with Chronically Homeless Individuals and Families

  This toolkit, prepared by Points of Light - the world’s leading organization on volunteerism and service – provides an overview of America’s chronically homeless individuals and families, the obstacles and challenges facing this population, the types of volunteer programs...

Organizing a River Cleanup

Rivers provide more than 65% of the nation’s drinking water, but trash and pollution can degrade a river’s safety and its beauty. This AARP Create the Good Toolkit is an easy way to connect with nature and help your community is by organizing a local river or stream...

Easy Ways to Help Others Go Green

Planet Earth has given us a lot – from the air we breathe and the water we drink to bounty of the oceans, rivers, mountains and fi elds. This AARP Create The Good Toolkit outlines simple steps, we can collectively return those favors.

Start-or Join- a Community Garden

  Do you have a green thumb? Or would you like to make your thumb a bit greener? Then maybe you should start or join a community garden. This AARP Create the Good Toolkit, developed in conjunction with HandsOn Network and the American Community Garden Association, illustrates how...

Operation: Energy Save

AARP's Create the Good toolkit highlights Operation Energy Save, which is designed so that individuals, organizations and community groups can help older friends and neighbors save money on energy costs. Your involvement will make a difference to people you care about.