HandsOn Twin Cities

Mission Statement

To inspire, equip, and mobilize a movement of people to make a positive difference through community engagement and service.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments This year HandsOn Twin Cities continued to expand tools and resources for volunteers to further contextualize the volunteer experience. We held Bold Conversations about Volunteerism, launched a podcast titled "Redefining Volunteerism," and partnered with REM5 Virtual Reality Lab on the "1 City, 2 Realities" exhibit to help volunteers understand the history that informs our current circumstance, the existing need, and the overall landscape of our community. 2022 Accomplishments include: More than 19,500 people leveraging the HandsOn Twin Cities volunteer database to find opportunities. Partnering with more than 700 nonprofit and community partners to help with their volunteer recruitment and retention efforts. Executing 114 volunteer projects for corporate partners, through these projects: provided 50,000 kits (snack packs, hygiene kits, school supplies, blankets, etc.) to local partners; engaged8,000 corporate volunteers in more than 12,000 hours of service. Hosting six Connected for Change Days (Connected for Social Justice, HR, Sustainability, Strategy, Marketing) and supported 41 nonprofits. These days engaged 168volunteers in 1,316 hours of service, a monetary value of $256,620. Through 8-12 week pro bono projects in 2022 we have supported 118 BIPOC-led small businesses and nonprofits. We engaged 609 volunteers who volunteered a collected 20,232 hours - a monetary value of $3,945,240 , We hosted Find Your Cause, an event featuring 18 nonprofits sharing their volunteer opportunities with more than 100 individuals who wanted to learn where to stat their volunteer journey.
Current Goals 1) Additional nonprofit partners leveraging our opportunity database 2) Additional nonprofits participating in networking and capacity-building resources 3) Increased number of corporate partners for both hands on and pro bono projects 4) Increased number of projects, volunteers, and volunteer hours in pro bono and corporate projects 5) Increased number of individuals/volunteers leveraging our opportunity database 6) Increased corporate projects and pro bono revenue.
Community or Constituency Served We support individuals who want to volunteer as a referral source, we support nonprofits in their ability to recruit and retain volunteers, and we strategically consult with corporations on their corporate social responsibility strategy volunteer goals.
Geographic Area Served Greater Twin Cities

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Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 02/07/2023

This date is representative of when we completed our initial Accountability Wizard® nonprofit review, and provided the organization with their results. This review is good for three years from the date provided
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672 Transfer Road
Saint Paul, MN 55114
Phone: 612-379-4900

General Information

Alternative Name: Volunteer Resource Center (changed 10+ years ago)
EIN: 41-0694710
Principal Staff: Tracy Nielsen
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 11
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Number of Clients: 50,000
Ruling Year: 1950


Board Chair: April Riordan
Number of Board Members: 12
Board Meetings with Quorum: 6
Average Member Attendance: 13.8

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