The mission of HandsOn Suburban Chicago (HOSC) is to inspire, equip and mobilize the residents of Illinois' northern Cook and DuPage Counties to volunteer and take
action that builds vibrant and prosperous communities.
HOSC achieves this by: Recruiting and referring volunteers to local nonprofit staff through the HandsOn Connect online volunteer matching database, community classes, regular bi-monthly communication of your opportunities to our volunteer pool, social media campaigns, and HOSC's website, which has an average of over 400 volunteer opportunities posted each week.
Connecting volunteers with over 200 nonprofits and schools in need of help through the targeted recruitment of youth, adults, seniors, and corporate employees. Over 10,000 volunteer referrals are made on average each year.
Training nonprofit staff through the provision of nonprofit focused professional development workshops, Strategic Volunteer Management Training Series (SVMTS) courses, a nonprofit technical assistance program, and the distribution of an e-newsletter which discusses local trends and strategies in volunteer management.
Consulting with nonprofits through our Strategic Action of Volunteer Engagement (SAVE) process, which helps agency and school leaders define and recruit for skills-based and pro-bono volunteer needs.
Recognizing volunteers and volunteer managers through recognition events to celebrate their accomplishments.