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Partnership Policy

The first step to posting your organization’s volunteer opportunities with HandsOn HandsOn Central California is to register as one of our partners. Currently, we may partner with your agency if it meets the following criteria. By applying to be a partner with us, you agree that your organization:

  • Is designated by the IRS as a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit or faith-based organization; or it is a school, government agency, hospital, hospice, nursing home, or community organization. (Please see our "General Posting Policy" below for more specific guidelines.)

  • Is located and in Fresno, Madera, Kings, and Tulare Counties.

  • Has liability insurance that covers volunteers.

  • Does not withhold services based on membership or religious affiliation/participation.

  • Does not require religious participation or activity from volunteers.

  • Is not a political campaign.

  • Does not discriminate against its clients, staff, board, volunteers, or volunteer committees on the basis of a person’s race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, mental or physical disability, or any other status prohibited by applicable law.

To ensure that HandsOn has a full opportunity to help your organization meet its volunteer needs, we have developed guidelines for posting projects on our website:


  • Partner organization staff will be trained by our site's volunteer mangement system and submit their volunteer postings directly through our online system ideally 4 weeks prior to the project date (if it is a date/time specific need)

  • Organizations/Projects located in the following counties may post Volunteer Referrals: Fresno, Madera, Kings, and Tulare Counties.

  • HandsOn staff is available to support your postings -- Just ask!

  • Donation requests may be posted as Referral projects--if there is a service component to the project (For example, a project that asks for donated school supplies may be posted if part of the project is for volunteers to assemble and/or deliver the kits or run their own drives).

  • Non-stock, not-for-profit business and community organizations that do not have 501 (c)(3) status or are working toward their status may become a partner and post Referral projects if they follow the guidelines here; however, HandsOn reserves the right to decline any volunteer opportunity that appears to promote the business instead of the community.

  • Private and/or for-profit hospices, hospitals, and nursing homes may become a partner and post Referral projects if the project directly benefits the clients of the organization, or requires the volunteer to have direct interaction with the clients of the organization (NOTE: This excludes any operational duties like administrative tasks, event staff, and capital projects, such as building maintenance or landscaping).

If you agree with our policies, please begin registration by clicking here.

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