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HandsOn Central California is a nonprofit volunteer management organization. We address community needs by coordinating volunteer opportunities for individuals from all walks of life. We partner with a wide range of community service organizations and government agencies to tackle issues like homelessness, hunger, education, animal welfare, environmental challenges, and so much more.

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Volunteer with Arte Americas

We are looking for volunteers to help us on December 15, 2018 and December 16, 2018. Volunteer duties vary, but include: table set up, after disassemble, art wrapping, patch and painting walls. Please wear the appropriate attire (clothing and shoes) Contact Rosemary Ortega at rosmeary.ortega76@yahoo.com for further information.

Fresno, CA

12/16/18 10:00 AM +more

National History Day Tulare County - Be a Judge For a Day!

History Day is a theme-based research program that breathes life into California Content standards and reading/language arts themes. The broad theme for 2018-19 is Triumph and Tragedy in History. The program is designed to be used in the classroom at two levels: process and competitive. All children can develop their potential and develop essential reading, writing and research skills through participation in National History Day - Tulare County. On Friday, February 15, 2019, Tulare County students in grades 4-12 will represent their districts by entering their projects in the National History Day - Tulare County competition. For this event, we are looking for volunteers to serve as judges. As an NHD Judge, you will be needed to do one of the following jobs; evaluate historical papers, website designs, exhibits, posters, documentaries, performances and to interview the student competitors. All judges attend a brief orientation on the morning of the event. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. To learn more about this event, click here!

Visalia, CA

2/15/19 7:45 AM

Tulare County Office of Education - Academic Decathlon - Be a Judge For a Day!

Academic Decathlon is a countywide student event for grades 9 through 12. It is part of the National Academic Decathlon competition. Schools field teams of up to nine members divided by thirds into Honors, Scholastic, and Varsity. Students compete in a series of 10 academic events including written examinations, speech, interview and Super Quiz. The winner in Tulare County competes at the state level; the state winner competes at the national level. For this event we are looking for volunteers to serve as judges. As an Academic Decathlon Judge you will either be assigned as an Interview or Speech Judge. You will be placed on a panel with other community members to interview students (similar to a job interview) or listen to student speeches and evaluate them using guidelines and scoring forms provided. All judges attend a brief orientation on the morning of the event. Continental breakfast and lunch are provided as well. To learn more about this event click here!

Visalia, CA

1/26/19 7:30 AM

Front Desk Attendant

Are you looking for a front desk volunteer opportunity? Well look no further, HandsOn Central California is looking for volunteers for the front desk. We are looking for someone who is motivated and greets clients in a friendly and professional manner. Job duties include: operating a multi-line phone, maintaining call records, providing basic information about the organization and directing clients to the appropriate department. 2 Shifts Available: Monday: 8AM-NOON; NOON-4PM Tuesday: 8AM-NOON; NOON-4PM Wednesday: 8AM-NOON; NOON-4PM Thursday: 8AM-NOON; NOON-4PM Friday: 8AM-NOON; NOON-3PM Benefits: The opportunity to directly help and support clients and volunteers The opportunity to build your résumé by gaining job-related skills and experience The opportunity to access other HandsOn community projects, workshops and events Meeting new people and feel more connected to your community Be part of a supportive and positive volunteering environment Staff Support and Communication: Front Desk Volunteers have access to ongoing staff support and resources throughout their volunteer term. Staff are available to problem-solve and share ideas around any challenges they may experience, as well as to make connections to program and services beyond HandsOn. Staff will meet with volunteers on a minimum regular basis. Information about sharing about opportunities, volunteer workshops and events are also available. Please contact us at 559-237-3101 for more information or email Sonia Martinez at smartinez@handsoncentralcal.org

Fresno, CA

12/20/18 8:00 AM +more

Maintenance Support Volunteer

Are you looking for a new volunteer opportunity? Look no further! HandsOn Central California needs volunteers like YOU! We are looking for someone who can work with their hands around the office. Helpful Skills/Experience: Volunteers should like working with their hands. Helpful to have general knowledge of using cleaning equipment. Some experience with low entry maintenance: cleaning windows, floors, sweeping Two Shifts Available Monday: 8 AM- NOON & NOON- 4PM Tuesday: 8 AM- NOON & NOON- 4PM Wednesday: 8 AM- NOON & NOON- 4PM Thursday: 8 AM- NOON & NOON- 4PM Friday: 8 AM- NOON & NOON- 3PM Volunteer Duties: Some duties could include- General cleaning - Cleaning windows, Sweeping floors, walking grounds for trash pick up, vacuuming Help maintenance staff with preventative maintenance issues Trash removal, special cleaning projects Will require some walking, bending, and carrying depending on duties assigned May work with maintenance staff doing supervised , general labor May also be asked to work the front desk if needed To Sign up or for more information contact Sonia Martinez at smartinez@handsoncentralcal.org

Fresno, CA

12/19/18 8:00 AM +more

Volunteer Tutor/Mentor

Our Volunteers will provide mentoring services for students from grades K-3rd grade. The emphasis of their work revolves around improving literacy skills which will be crucial for their development as early as the 4th Grade. Students that do not achieve literacy will be 4 times as likely to fall out of high school, so volunteers are in high demand! No prior education is necessary, only the ability to commit to 2-3 hours per week, as well as pass a light background check . Make a difference in someone's life today!

Fresno, CA

Through 7/31/19

Reading Volunteer

Aid the teacher in a classroom setting Tutor one or more student at a time in the classroom Bilingual (preferred) Help students read by their grade level

Fresno, CA

Through 7/31/19

Volunteer Bridge Players Wanted!

Sunrise Senior Living is an assisted living facility that provides memory support to those with Alzheimer's and Dementia. Any activities that actively engage our residents mind helps with their memory issues. We are seeking three individuals that would be willing to come on a regular basis and play bridge with a our residents.

Fresno, CA

Through 2/28/19

Literacy Volunteer

Assisting children from learning to read to reading to learn. Helping each student get to the reading level they should be. Helping children with practice reading skills. Assisting teacher with work preparation. Providing editing for class work. Read and, listen to children read. Most importantly to have fun and make activities fun for the children.

Fresno, CA

Through 7/20/19

Recreation Assistant

Our organization is in need of Recreation Assistants 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 in team 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 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 and put away equipment then leave.

Fresno, CA

12/26/18 6:00 PM

Development Assistant (Fundraising)

The Development Assistant is assistant to the Director of Development. The development assistant is responsible to assist the Director of Development in coordination of the organization’s fundraising efforts. They might develop a fundraising plan, secure financial support, run special events for donors, and run other projects to ensure the organization meets its annual goals. The Development Assistant will also assist with the donor database, acquisition of donations from corporate businesses, and private donors. This position requires a person who is outgoing, and possesses social and communicative skill to promotes the mission of the nonprofit among the local community. Other duties would be to assist in organizing fundraising events, recruit volunteers, or arrange other projects to get the community excited about and invested in the organization. If you have this experience and would like to apply to perform your skillset to assist our organization, please apply on Wednesdays at 12noon. The application process includes an Orientation, Video, Interview and lasts 2 hours, 12noon-2pm on Wednesdays only. Please call our office and speak to Kimberly Hughes with any questions regarding this particular position.

Fresno, CA

Through 12/14/18

Web Designer and Maintenance Technician

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.

Fresno, CA

Through 12/14/18