As COVID-19 response intensifies across our nation, HandsOn Central California wants to emphasize the importance of the global issue, but also offer a sense of unwavering optimism for the future. How we each respond at a time like this is a reflection of what we stand for.
We at HandsOn are committed to providing a safe environment for our employees and volunteers, and continuing to serve the needs of our most vulnerable citizens. We are being challenged to take increased measures to maintain continuity of services and protect the health of our employees and volunteers with physical distancing and cancellation of non-essential gatherings.
In an abundance of caution, HOCC is:
Providing opportunity for tele-service for our AmeriCorps VISTA and VIP members;
Providing increased opportunity to access court referral community services remotely;
Accepting only a limited number of visitors to our office;
Postponing all planned events of more than 50 people, such as Hands Across the Valley, until end of April 2020;
Eliminating outreach, fairs, face to face meetings and other non-essential gatherings for the next 30 days;
Sharing best practice health tips with our team and our stakeholders, and being a thought partner as they sort through the current health crisis; and
Updating our website to connect those who wish to volunteer to organizations that are providing essential supports.
Should the situation change, we will respond accordingly and communicate any changes to partners and volunteers. We recommend that all of our volunteers and community partners follow the general health guidelines set forth by the CDC, including staying home and resting if you are feeling unwell. CDC recommendations regarding the coronavirus outbreak, including measures you can take to prepare for a possible outbreak and reduce the likelihood of transmission, can be found here.
EPU is in need of volunteers to help their virtual fundraiser event which will feature a live cooking demonstration Saturday September 26th. Guests will be picking up their ingredients box prior to the event on Friday the 25th and the 26th. (Pick up location will be at The Market on 7088 N West Ave, Fresno, CA 93711)
We need volunteers to help prepare and distribute the boxes. Tasks will include:
• checking guests order
• retrieving the boxes
• preparing ingredients into boxes
Register Here: https://form.jotform.com/202576006698058
*Shifts are available. Social distancing and masks are required
Merced County Food Bank is constantly involved with Food Drives and Special Events. Our most current event that requires the most volunteer assistance is a Drive- up food distribution that takes place every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10am-12pm. However, volunteers are also needed before 10am and and after 12pm to help with setting up and picking up.
Volunteer duties include:
• packing/ distributing food to community members that drive up
• directing traffic
• passing/ filling out forms pertaining to the food drive.
Sign up today to help Merced County Food Banks!
Our organization has a website that was created several years ago and needs to be updated. Our budget does not allow us to utilize funds for this project so we are hoping that maybe someone who signs up for HandsOn will be the volunteer we have been waiting on to assist us with our Web Maintenance on the current Website or develop a new web site for our organization.
We are willing to work with your schedule so that you can do this during hours that do not interfere with your current work or school schedule.
Applications are taken on Wednesdays at 12noon. Orientation video, and interviews are also done Wednesdays 12noon-2pm. Please make plans to be here from 12noon until 2pm on Wednesday to apply and work out a schedule.
We are seeking a talented, upbeat individual to join our team as a full-time Video Production Specialist. This person will be a team-player, with a track record of success in their last roles.
As a Video Production Specialist at Boys2Men Girls2Women you will have the opportunity to showcase your creative expertise, strong technical skills, and produce engaging videos that help showcase why B2MG2W has 20 years of experience building positive lifestyles and improving academics for youth in our community. You’ll have the opportunity to make an impact and tell stories through video, and be a key player who understands the impact video makes. In addition, you will:
Have a background in shooting video or as a video editor, but relish the behind-the-scenes role producing and packaging video content that captures and engages
Have strong technical skills, and experience video production software and apps in the industry.
Be a strong communicator: The ability to communicate status updates to Executive Director and Board that will set you apart in this role
Have strong interpersonal skills – we work with a variety of clients, and embracing diversity is why B2MG2W stands out, and why clients want to watch our videos
Patience and a sense of humor: You know the drill…project needs can change on a moment’s notice, there are fire drills and deadlines, but you are calm, cool, and collected in times of change
A strong understanding of B2MG2W and how we make an impact in our industry.
Previous Video Production experience with an agency or within a creative department desired. Those with freelance or contract experience also considered with the right skill set
MUST BE AVAILABLE EARLY MORNINGS, but will work with schedule
Our organization is in need of Recreation Assistant(s) who will work with our at-risk youth twice a week during unconventional hours.
Our youth will be met by the Recreation Assistants and a Youth Activities Leader on Wednesday evenings at 6pm at Einstein Park where they will participate inteam building activities and sports activities for a half hour. Then the hour the youth will be engaged group discussion on Character Building Lessons while in a group session at our center or at the park.
The youth will then walk back to Boys2Men Girls2Women location to participate in mentoring with adult group and refreshments until session ends at 8:30pm. The youth will be dismissed and the recreation assistants and youth activities leader will complete a report and survey, assist with put away equipment then leave.
Please apply on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30am