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HandsOn TomorrowTM

handson tomorrowA Parents' Press "Best Teen-Focused Summer Camp"

HandsOn Tomorrow 2023 will host 3 separate two-week cohorts that will take place from June 19 to Aug 5. This year all Youth Leaders will meet in-person, 5 days a week from 9am-3pm. Our facilitators will lead curriculum onsite at our community partners for an immersive learning experience with guest speakers from local nonprofits and HandsOn volunteer engagements. This year’s program has 3 cohorts with the following dates:

  • Skyline Cohort (East Bay) June 19th - July 1st

      applications closed

  • Baylands Cohort (Palo Alto) July 10th July 22nd

    applications closed

  • Bay Bridge Cohort (San Francisco) July 24th - Aug 5th

    scholarships available

    extended deadline to July 1st

Participants are broken into regional specific cohorts of 15-20 participants each to bolster conversation, enhance creative problem-solving and forge new friendships along the way.

Just like any HandsOn Tomorrow program, this summer's instalment of the program will culminate in a large-scale volunteer service project planned and led by the team, and attended by friends, family, and community members on a Saturday.

There will be a limited number of spots per cohort, express your interest and secure your spot today!

Interest Form

Benefits of Participating

HandsOn Tomorrow participants will:

  • Earn up to 55 volunteer hours for college

  • Develop project management skills, participate in community outreach,
    and get acquainted with agencies that directly benefit your communities

  • Encourage the future generation to tackle current issues, such as: hunger, homelessness, and the environment.

  • Engage in peer-oriented exercises that fosters a team-based environment.

  • A perfect environment to network and mingle with like minded teens.

HandsOn Tomorrow 2023 Schedule

Youth leaders will return to meeting in-person to engage in curriculum and reflection activities, connect with guest speakers, and participate in volunteer opportunities guided by HandsOn Tomorrow facilitators. Check out an example project here!

This Summer, we will host 3 cohorts from 9:00am-3:00pm.

Please note that due to Independence Day, HandsOn Tomorrow will not meet the week of July 4th.


In person-engagements will be vetted to assure participants can practice social distancing measures. Personal protection equipment provided by staff.

Skyline Cohort

June 19 - July 01

applications closed

check out the full program map


Week 1

Week 2

Baylands Cohort

July 10 - July 22

applications closed

check out the full program map


Week 1

Week 2

Bay Bridge Cohort

July 24 - Aug 05 - scholarships available

applications closed

check out the full program map


Week 1

Week 2




handson tomorrow testimonial

quotesIt's super important for young people to get involved in their community and start making a difference because no one is going to do it unless you step forward.

Anushka Joshi
HandsOn Tomorrow
Palo Alto Team 2016



handson tomorrow testimonial

quotesYoung people need to be prepared when they go out into the real world. I would recommend HandsOn Tomorrow highly to any high school student thinking of doing volunteer work and getting exposure to life outside their own world.

Sujata Joshi
HandsOn Tomorrow Parent
Palo Alto Team 2016


All cohort participants are required to participate in the two-week session. The enrollment costs $1,190 per person, need-based scholarships are available for low-income youth and families experiencing hardship as a result of COVID-19. If a need is indicated on your application, you will be automatically redirected to the scholarship application.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in sponsoring the next generation of Bay Area leaders? Check out sponsorship opportunities here


Please see our FAQ or contact Maddison Boys, Youth Programs Coordinator.

HandsOn Tomorrow is made possible by generous contributions from LifeScan Inc.