Special Events

Volunteer Leader Training

Hands On South Alabama's Volunteer Leader Training is a framework for community volunteer education, engagement and development. Through the monthly trainings, citizens have the power to make a difference in their community. Now is the time for action, innovation and impact. Start the process with Volunteer Leader Training at Hands On South Alabama.

Volunteer Reception Center Training (Ongoing)

HandsOn South Alabama provides ongoing training to educate volunteers about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area. HOSA trains volunteers in basic disaster response skills. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, disaster volunteers can assist others following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help.

MLK Day of Service (January)

HandsOn South Alabama celebrates Martin Luther King Junior's legacy of service to others by calling for volunteers to make this holiday a day on, not a day off. We are inviting you to consider your day "off" as a day "on" as we kick off a year-long campaign encouraging community service.  Visit our Opportunity Calendar to see what is happening in your community.

Engaging The Next Generation - Mobile County (Jan/Feb)

 
A volunteer fair for the 21-39 age set providing a chance to become engaged in the community, potential professional development and leadership skills, and resume building opportunities. Visit our Opportunity Calendar to Sign up.

Get HandsOn Baldwin - Baldwin County (Jan/Feb)

A volunteer fair for the 21-39 age set providing a chance to become engaged in the community, potential professional development and leadership skills, and resume building opportunities.  Visit our Opportunity Calendar to Sign up. 

National Volunteer Week (April)

For more than three decades, HandsOn South Alabama has equipped nonprofit organizations to celebrate National Volunteer Week, providing visibility, thematic focus and resources to enable them to commemorate this signature week of volunteer recognition.

Heart of Gold (Fall)

Each year during National Volunteer Week, HandsOn South Alabama coordinates a luncheon to honor local citizens for their exemplary contribution to the community. Nominees are selected in the following volunteer categories: Education, Health and Welfare, Culture and Arts, Civic Betterment and Outstanding Youth, Corporate and Adult and Youth Groups. Sponsors and volunteer nominations are welcome!

Corporate Month of Service (September)

September kicks off HandsOn South Alabama's Fifth Annual Corporate Month of Service, in which area businesses are encouraged to participate in hands-on service projects. Each September, HandsOn South Alabama's and service organizations across the county will engage citizens in a variety of community-focused volunteer projects. Volunteer projects may include, but are not limited to: painting, landscaping, carpentry or garden projects. Partners will be recognized on all media publicity, plaques and on-site signage.

Family Volunteer Day (November)

HandsOn South Alabama joins forces with area agencies to create an opportunity for local families to volunteer their time and resources to our non-profit partners. Past projects have included food drives and refurbishing of area schools.