HandsOn Twin Cities inspires, equips, and mobilizes people to provide hands on impact to solve the most pressing challenges in our communities.
Impact and Programs
The HandsOn Twin Cities website platform continues to offer a more user-friendly experience to nonprofits, companies, local colleges and universities and nonprofits. In 2018 Macalester College launched their Campus Connect module that filters opportunities to students through a fully branded Civic Engagement Center, but the opportunities flow from HandsOn Twin Cities to them (eliminating the need for organizations to double post) https://macalester.galaxydigital.com. Similarly, in 2018 the Legacy Next site was launched for people during their “encore” career or retirement phase to find specific skills-based volunteer opportunities.
HOTC is continuing to innovate in the skills-based volunteerism space. In 2018 we added a consultant to assist in developing programming and in 2019 Meg VanWager, with eight years of experience at Taproot Foundation, will be joined the HOTC team to host trainings focused on the development of skills-based volunteer roles and Human Centered Design, and helping nonprofits post their opportunities online. She will also coordinate Skills-Based Challenge Events, host listening sessions with corporate coordinators (CSR, HR, etc.) who are working on integrating skills-based volunteer programs into their offerings and expectations for employees, and pairing groups with opportunities on a year-round basis (outside of the Challenge Events).
In 2019 HOTC celebrates its 100 Year Anniversary. The year will kick off in January, and starting in February we will announce monthly branded experiences. This includes customized, story-driven social media highlighting the month’s theme.
Build HandsOn brand, Build capacity of nonprofits and corporations to manage and support volunteers, Recruit, retain and engage a diverse group of volunteers; and Revolutionize volunteerism through community-developing experiences
Community or Constituency Served
Individual, families, groups/teams, faith-based, nonprofit, corporate
Geographic Area Served
Greater Twin Cities