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HandsOn San Diego Blog

  • Announcing new advisory board members

    January 9, 2024

    HandsOn San Diego works with over 100 other local nonprofits and community organizations to identify group volunteer projects that members and their families can plug into based on their schedules and interests. With over 15,000 members, HandsOn San Diego encompasses hands that make a difference. HandsOn San Diego announces three new advisory board members.

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  • Volunteering with Vidha: Sharia's Closet - Unconditionally Loving

    December 12, 2022

    This organization cannot be merely reduced to a source of clothing for the needy, but a harbinger of hope and dignity. After all, isn’t clothing our most basic form of self-expression? This is the core tenet of Sharia’s Closet, and it is reflected from the character of the employees to the adornations that line the brightly painted walls. 

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  • Halloween is Here: Volunteer Opportunities for the Spooky Season

    October 31, 2022

    The time of vampires, ghouls, goblins, and trick-or-treating is back! As the COVID-19 pandemic begins to die away and open places begin to arise once again, volunteering with your friends, family, and fellow trick-or-treaters becomes a possibility once again. Since Halloween is the celebration of the spirits that rise in celebration of the harvest season, here are a couple of food-related organizations to volunteer for around the hallowed day.

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  • Volunteering with Vidha: How Volunteering Taught Me the Importance of Being Adventurous

    October 25, 2022

    During the pandemic, with the long, never-ending, monotonous days where I began to think it might be this way forever, volunteering pulled me out of the dark hole that I had slipped into. You might think I’m exaggerating. Maybe you don’t. But either way, I can most certainly attest to how beneficial volunteering can be to those who feel isolated, lonely, and out of touch.

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  • Volunteering with Vidha: Why You Should Volunteer with HandsOn San Diego

    October 11, 2022

    Hi, my name is Vidha, and I’m a high school student volunteering with HandsOn San Diego as a blog writer. To do so has been a culmination of a journey with HandsOn San Diego for me, and this blog post is my way of sharing how volunteering with them has changed so much for me.

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  • HandsOn San Diego Announces Volunteer Impact across San Diego County for 2021

    January 26, 2022

    Perhaps it was wanting to break free from the lockdowns of 2020. Or maybe people felt compelled to help their fellow residents and the community. Whatever the reason, more people in San Diego County volunteered last year with HandsOn San Diego than even in 2019, before the pandemic.

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  • HandsOn San Diego joins first annual San Diego Gives

    August 11, 2021

    HandsOn San Diego is so excited to be part of San Diego Gives. This is the first annual day of giving for San Diego County, and 100% of all money raised will stay local to help the community we know and love. Be sure to save the date for September 9, 2021!

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  • 11 Good Deeds to do on 9/11 in San Diego

    September 3, 2020

     A list of 11 good deeds you can do to participate in 9/11 Day of Service in San Diego either from home or in-person. 9/11 Day is a time when Americans are asked to join together in unity, remember those lost on 9/11, and if possible, perform good deeds or other acts of service as a positive tribute to the 9/11 victims, as well as first responders and military personnel who rose in service in response to the attacks.

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  • United Way of San Diego County Partners with HandsOn San Diego to Launch the San Diego COVID-19 Volunteer Hub

    May 20, 2020

    To meet the growing demand for nonprofit services during the COVID-19 pandemic, United Way of San Diego County has partnered with HandsOn San Diego to launch the San Diego COVID-19 Volunteer Hub, a new website where San Diegans can find ways to help other San Diegans get through this crisis together.

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  • HandsOn San Diego becomes a certified Service Enterprise!

    December 27, 2018

    HandsOn San Diego is pleased to announce that it has been certified by Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, as a Service Enterprise! Achieving Service Enterprise certification is a very prestigious accomplishment for an organization.

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