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Community Partners

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Partner with HandsOn Bay Area

Each year, HandsOn Bay Area partners with more than 280 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 Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit LeadershipVolunteerMatch, or another Volunteer center in your area.

HandsOn Bay Area delivers real value to our partners*

In 2023, HandsOn Bay Area led 23,743 volunteers to serve 142 schools, parks & nonprofit organizations. On average, we provide our community partners the following benefits annually:


Volunteers per




Volunteer hours
per year


Value of tools,
supplies and grants**


volunteer hours

Value of

*Annual average based on 2022 data and combination of CommUNITY calendar and employee volunteering events.
**Annual average based on 2022 tools, supplies, and grants amount ($618,060) used to benefit HandsOn Bay Area community partners.
***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!

  • 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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HandsOn Bay Area nonprofit partner testimonials

HandsOn Bay Area volunteers help over 270 schools, parks, and nonprofits with over 69,000 hours of volunteer service each year. Hear from some of our satisfied partners in the community.

george henderson testimonial

quotesIf I was another school or nonprofit organization in need of volunteer support, I would say contact HandsOn Bay Area. They bring the volunteers to match your site's needs, and they get the job done.

George Henderson
Community School Manager
MLK Elementary (Oakland) • Bay Area Community Resources

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brooke nuwati

quotesTheir dedication, professionalism and passion in the work that they do is truly inspiring. Our refugee and immigrant population continue to receive a lot of support through the relentless efforts of the HOBA team who is ever ready to think through problems and find the best solutions.

Brooke Nuwati
Community Engagement Manager
International Rescue Committee

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mollie tobias testimonial

quotesWe are grateful for HOBA's coordination with their corporate sponsorship to make a positive impact that it has had on James Lick High School and many schools in the Bay Area.

Stefanie Blanco
MTSS Coordinator
James Lick High School

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