HandsOn Greater Phoenix:
- Is experienced in recruiting and managing volunteers.
- Specializes in assessing volunteer needs and creating quality, managed volunteer projects.
- Handles details such as scheduling and reporting.
- Collaborates with you to customize programs or events.
- Makes it easy, fun and rewarding for our volunteers so they'll want to come back.
- Saves your organization time and money, while enabling you to better fulfill your mission.
Our volunteers come from all walks of life. They are students, retirees, families, corporate teams, church groups, service clubs, etc. All volunteers receive a one-time New Volunteer Orientation to HandsOn Greater Phoenix. New Volunteer Orientations take place around the Valley or volunteers may complete an online orientation. At orientation, volunteers learn the history of HandsOn Greater Phoenix, how our programs work and why their involvement is critical to the betterment of your organization and community. They also receive our volunteer code of ethics and tips for working with children in under-resourced areas. Additionally, all volunteers sign a waiver of liability before participating in any of our programs.
PLEASE NOTE: Our volunteers, with the exception of those serving in committed opportunities, are not fingerprinted or background checked.
About Our Calendar Projects
For each Calendar Project, HandsOn Greater Phoenix will recruit and train a Project Leader who attend each occurrence. Project Leaders are typically volunteers from the community who agree to act as the liaison between HandsOn Greater Phoenix, your agency and the volunteers. They monitor volunteer sign-ups and ensure that each project is completed with a thumbs up from both our CSPs and volunteers. Calendar project volunteers do not require training and only commit to one occurrence at a time.
About Our Referral Projects
One-time referral opportunities are posted on the calendar alongside Calendar Projects. Calendar Projects are listed in bold print, while one-time Referral Projects are listed in normal print. Referral Projects that are not date-specific or those requiring a long-term commitment are listed in our Volunteer Bulletin Board Page.
We have several large-scale service events throughout the year. We put out a Request for Propsal (RFP) Packet to find out which CSPs are interested in participating and to get a general idea about which types of projects need volunteers. Once projects are selected from the pool of RFPs, we work with each CSP to develop a project that meets a need and fulfills volunteer interest. This involves a site visit and consultation to determine logistics. We will then recruit volunteer teams and trained project leaders to ensure a successfully completed project. We are committed to success and provides evaluation and follow-up for each project we take on.
About Our Business Services Program
We have developed our Business Services program to help companies in the Valley create meaningful community service opportunities for their employees. Projects are determined by company interests and community needs. This is a great way to educate the business community on your needs and missions. To learn more about hosting corporate volunteers, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Our AmeriCorps VISTA Program
We recruit and manage a team of AmeriCorps VISTA members who serve full-time for one year to build organizational capacity and create sustainable programs for nonprofits and goverment agencies. To learn more about hosting an AmeriCorps VISTA member at your organization, email email@example.com.