handson bay area community partners

Partner with HandsOn Bay Area

Each year, HandsOn Bay Area partners with more than 270 schools, parks and nonprofits to create group-based volunteering projects that help sustain their programs and restore their facilities.

All of our projects are managed and led by trained Project Leaders who serve as the liaison between our partners and the volunteers. If you are simply looking for a place to list your organization's volunteer opportunities, or require a long-term commitment from volunteers, please contact the Volunteer Center of San Francisco and San Mateo CountiesVolunteerMatch, or another Volunteer center in your area.

HandsOn Bay Area delivers real value to our partners*

In 2016, HandsOn Bay Area led 20,421 volunteers to serve 273 schools, parks & nonprofit organizations. On average, we provide our community partners the following benefits annually:

volunteers per yearvolunteer hours per yearvalue of tools and suppliesvalue of volunteer hours

*Annual average based on 2016 data and combination of community calendar and employee volunteering events.
**Based on 2016 Independent Sector “Value of Volunteer Time” in CA at $28.46/hr.

HandsOn Bay Area offers partners two primary types of volunteer support:

Community Calendar:

Our Community Calendar program creates ongoing volunteering opportunities to support your organization throughout the year. These projects can be anything from tutoring to gardening to preparing a meal - whatever your organization needs! These projects are supported by trained HandsOn Bay Area Project Leaders to ensure a great experience for both you and our volunteers.

  • Projects must require at least three volunteers

  • Projects must happen at least once a quarter - no one-time events, galas, or marathons

  • Volunteers are not required to attend a training, get a background check, or sign-up through an additional system other than our website

Corporate volunteering:

Our staff works with you to design and manage a customized, done-in-a-day volunteer event in support of your organization. We coordinate the project from start to finish, supply necessary tools and materials, and lead the volunteers the day-of.

  • Generally take place during the workday (Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm)

  • Groups are rarely less than 10 people, but can be as large as 200

  • Because companies plan these events with specific dates in mind, we can rarely shift these dates to accomodate pre-existing work days and events

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If your organization...

  • Is a registered 501(c)(3) organization, government agency, or school.

  • Does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, or the presence of a non-related medical condition or disability.

  • Will take responsibility of paying for required background checks or fingerprinting for volunteers.

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