About Hands On Orlando

Hands On Orlando helps you help others. We work hard to help solve community problems by inspiring, educating and empowering people to make a difference through volunteer action. 

The opposite of a volunteer referral service, we identify, plan, manage and lead hands-on, community-based volunteer projects that you can join.
Our calendar-based projects are free to join and open to the general public. None of our projects benefit Hands On Orlando in any way. They actually cost us money to produce. 

HOO has assisted over 300 community organizations, supported more than 190,000 volunteers, helped hundreds of thousands of people and coordinated over 5250 managed projects. 

Projects typically last for three hours and can have a long-term impact upon volunteers and the community. No long-term commitment is required.

Volunteer Survey Results

Q - Did you make a difference in our community by volunteering today?  A - Yes, 98.7%
Q - Was your participation in this project a good use of your time?  A - Yes, 99.1%
Q - Was today's project well managed?  A - Yes, 97.7%
Q - Will you consider volunteering on another Hands On Orlando project?  A - Yes, 99.7%
Q - Would you recommend Hands On Orlando to your family and friends?  A - Yes, 99.4%

Also, 63.2% of volunteers served are adults and 63% female.

In terms of volunteering frequency, 32.9% have participated in two to five projects, 9.3% six to ten, and 11.7% more than 10 projects. Approximately 45.8% are first-timers.

Founded in 1999, Hands On Orlando is a federally tax-exempt, 501(c)3 non-profit charity.  We are 100% supported by monetary donations from people like you, volunteers, groups and companies.  We do not receive financial support from the government or United Way.

Important Forms & Information

Volunteer Information Profile (waiver form)
Volunteer Hours Verification Form (volunteer's can note their completed projects)
Volunteer Impact Report (survey)
Hands On Orlando - Backgrounder

Some Volunteer Quotes About Hands On Orlando.

"I always feel fantastic knowing that I helped others in need."

"Today's experience made me realize there are many ways I can help with my time.  Also, I realized that thought I have limited resources, I can share what I have and make a great impact on a child's day!"

"It made me realize I can do a lot more for my community."

"I can see that volunteerism is really needed in the community."