Archive for March, 2012

Save the Date! Party Like a Volunteer is almost here!

Posted on March 23, 2012. Filed under: Volunteering is Hot! |

Do you hear that?  It sounds like something amazing!  It sounds like something fun! Do you know what it is?

It’s Party Like a Volunteer!

That’s right!  HandsOn’s annual community wide volunteer recognition event is coming up!  Have you volunteered in the last year?  Did you fill sandbags during the flood?  Tutor youth weekly at the local elementary school?  Complete a Service to Go project?  Then this is the event for you.  It doesn’t matter where or how often you volunteer, we want to honor you!  Take an evening for yourself and let us say thank you for making the Mid-Willamette Valley an amazing place to live.

Party Like a Volunteer

Wednesday, April 18th, 5:00-7:00

Ike Box, 299 Cottage St Salem Or 97301

Join us for an evening of fun projects benefiting local organizations, food from Venti’s, great prizes, awards and much more!

There is no need to sign up, just show up and have a great time!

HandsOn would like to thank our event sponsor, Umpqua Bank for their generous support.

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2012 Mid Valley Volunteer Managers Association Conference

Posted on March 20, 2012. Filed under: Good Ideas Stick, Tips for HandsOn Partners |

May 09-10, 2012

Salem Conference Center

“Put the FUN Back in Fundamentals and REFRESH Your Foundation”

Registration is NOW OPEN for the upcoming Professional Development Conference & Forum hosted by the Mid Valley Volunteer Managers Association in Salem OR, May 9-10, 2012.

Click here to learn more and register.

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Save the Date! Grab your Cape! The Superhero Dash is Coming!

Posted on March 16, 2012. Filed under: Volunteering is Hot! |

Save the date! Saturday June 9th marks the first annual HandsOn Superhero Dash! These family fun races will be run (or flown with capes!) in Riverfront and Wallace Marine parks in downtown Salem. Bring your running shoes, strollers, dogs, costumes and superpowers out to support your community volunteer action agency HandsOn Mid-Willamette Valley. The course will include concrete and wood chip trails so be prepared to take your powers over varied terrain! This event has fun for everyone including costume contests (best dressed humans, dog and stroller will win!), prizes for the fastest superheros and a 1K run for kids 10 years and younger. Post-race refreshments provided to all hungry superhero runners!

To register for this great family event, click here or stop by and talk to your local running experts at Gallagher Fitness Resources (135 Commercial St NE)!

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4th Annual Community Homeless Connect. Volunteers Needed!

Posted on March 12, 2012. Filed under: Volunteering is Hot! |

March 27th marks the 4th year of Community Homeless Connect.  Community Homeless Connect is a one-day affair that brings together a variety of resources within one location in an effort to aid families and individuals in Marion and Polk Counties who are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless. Service providers from the medical field, social services, and veteran affairs—as well as community-minded volunteers—come together to offer services and referrals.

Not only does this event provide much-needed, tangible resources; attendees are treated with respect and dignity, while being offered help, support and hope as guests, not clients. Services include medical, dental, mental health, housing resources, bike repair, legal aid, employment assistance, women’s services, veterinarian/pet services, and more.

This year’s event is back to its original location.  We will be at Salem First Baptist Church at 395 Marion St NE in Salem.  The event is March 27th 9:00-3:00.

Community Homeless Connect would never happen without the generous support of volunteers.  Over 150 volunteers are needed for the event for everything from set up on March 26th and clean up right after the event, to greeting and checking in guests and serving meals.  Volunteers 16 and older are welcome to sign up.  Volunteers 12 and older need to have an adult with them to serve.  Volunteer shifts are 8:30-12:00 and 12:00-3:00.  Volunteer for one shift or all day.  Sign up as a team with your family or friends!  (more…)

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I didn’t know HandsOn Connect could do that!

Posted on March 5, 2012. Filed under: Good Ideas Stick, Tips for HandsOn Partners, Volunteering is Hot! |

HandsOn officially launched our version of HandsOn Connect (the awesome website where you see all the awesome volunteer opportunities) in July 2011.  Since then it has been increasingly popular.  However, did you know that HandsOn Connect has a lot of really neat features built just for you the volunteer!?  Read on to learn more!


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Service to Go!

Posted on March 1, 2012. Filed under: Volunteering is Hot! |

Have you spent the day with Service to Go! yet?

Service to Go! is HandsOn’s most flexible program.  It makes service easy for even the tightest of schedules.  Simply sign up for a project, and HandsOn will send you instructions and a list of needed supplies.  Then you are all set to complete a meaningful project that serves local organizations. So what’s the best part?  You can complete a Service to Go! project anywhere, anytime with anyone and as many times as you like!  Just send the finished project and evaluation form back to HandsOn when you are finished.

Check out all of HandsOn’s Service to Go! projects here.

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