Be the Change
Across the nation people are hungry for opportunities to transform their communities for the better. HandsOn Central Ohio is an integral component to engaging and energizing this cultural movement of people who are so willing to give.
HandsOn Central Ohio inspires, equips and mobilizes people to create meaningful change in their lives and in their community.
As the central Ohio affiliate of the HandsOn Network – the largest volunteer network in the nation with more than 250 action centers in 16 countries – HandsOn Central Ohio connects individuals and organizations with civic engagement opportunities. This powerful network links more than 70,000 corporate, faith and nonprofit organizations that are answering the call to serve. HandsOn Central Ohio also empowers people in need to make change in their lives by connecting them with critical community resources.
A comprehensive information and referral line provides information on thousands of social service, government and community resources – to help find a solution to any need. Free and confidential, 2-1-1 is available throughout Franklin County 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
We are change in action.
Disaster Preparedness Webinar Featuring HandsOn Central Ohio
HandsOn Central Ohio’s Disaster Preparedness coordinator, Shaddy Swade, is featured on an upcoming Emergency Preparedness webinar.
Participate in the upcoming FREE webinar:
When: June 12 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. EST
Hosted by: Columbus Public Health’s Office of Emergency Preparedness
Featured speaker: Leighton Jones, regional emergency services director, Eastern Massachusetts region of the American Red Cross.
More than 400 American Red Cross volunteers were operating first aid tents stationed throughout the Boston Marathon when the bombs exploded. In addition to the initial response, the American Red Cross established long-term relief operations out of its office in Cambridge, MA. Leighton Jones, regional emergency services director for the Eastern Massachusetts American Red Cross, will explain how the events unfolded and the management techniques that enabled the organization and its volunteers to respond.