Our Mission: HandsOn San Diego strengthens communities through volunteer action and leadership development.


Finding volunteer opportunities is hard, you may be thinking, “Does it fit my schedule? Is it something I care about? How long do I have to volunteer? Is it convenient for me?” You are not alone, a University of San Diego study found that these are the most common barriers to volunteering. HandsOn San Diego does the legwork to make volunteering easy for you!

We work with local nonprofits, schools and parks to identify group volunteer projects. All of our partners share the common vision that civic engagement is the pathway to positive change. Our projects are hand selected to ensure our volunteers have a great experience and truly make a difference.

This was my first time volunteering with HandsOn and I loved it! I can not wait to do some more volunteering with this organization! They were organized and very friendly and welcoming!

—Cheyanne, HandsOn San Diego Volunteer

What do we do?

Strengthen Communities

  • We partner with agencies that rely on volunteers. Learn about partnership
  • We engage companies in socially responsible team building activities? Learn about corporate volunteering.

Activate Volunteers

  • Find projects that fit your schedule and are close to home
  • Do something that you’re passionate about
  • Check out our Volunteer Calendar

Develop Leaders



HandsOn San Diego is an affiliate of the Points of Light Global Network, a network of innovative volunteer-mobilizing organizations located in more than 250 cities and 37 countries around the world. We are certified! As a Service Enterprise certified organization, we engage volunteers at every level. 

HandsOn San Diego is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization fiscally sponsored by Mission Edge San Diego.