HandsOn Blue Ridge

HandsOn Blue Ridge is the area’s only Volunteer Center and is an affiliate of the Points of Light’s HandsOn Network.

What We Do

We Connect People with Opportunities to Serve. 

As the volunteer center for the Roanoke and New River Valleys, we provide easy access to a wide range of volunteer opportunities through our handsonblueridge.org volunteer database.

We Build Capacity for Effective Local Volunteering. 

In collaboration with Nonprofit Roanoke, a program of CCS, we help agencies, businesses, and others who work with volunteers build their skills in recruiting, managing, retaining, and recognizing volunteers. We provide volunteer management training and consultation, share resources, convene and advise professional associations, and provide training and support for specialized groups of volunteers, such as board leaders.

We Promote Volunteering. 

We raise awareness of the value of volunteering and encourage people to volunteer.

We Participate in Strategic Initiatives to Meet Local Needs. 

We address diverse but critical issues such as youth violence, disaster response, illiteracy, homelessness, hunger, frail seniors, domestic violence, teen pregnancy, and accessibility and inclusiveness. We are a convener of the community and a catalyst for action.

For additional information, call (540) 985-0131, x. 502.