The Volunteer Connection
Summer 2021
Hey Friends!

We hope you have been staying cool during these hot summer months! We are excited to start recruiting 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance projects. 9/11 Day's "initiative exists as a permanent and positive tribute to those killed and injured in the 9/11 attacks, and as a result of other terrorist acts around the world, and in honor of the many brave individuals who have risen in service in response to these tragedies." This year marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. In previous years HandsOn has organized community-wide donation drives for troops serving in Iraq and Afganistan and more recently has organized letters being sent to first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope that you will join us on Saturday, September 11, 2021, to help transform the anniversary into a day of "unity and good deeds to help those most in need." Continue reading to learn more about volunteer opportunities in your community.

Yours in service,
Amy, Kathy, and Casey

The HandsOn NWNC Team
Youth Engagement Coalition News

Tuesday, August 10, 4-5 p.m.

The Youth Engagement Coalition was created in 2020 to increase youth services by promoting opportunities, supporting nonprofits interested in engaging youth in service, and creating and incentivizing youth service during National Days of Service. YEC is composed of partnerships with HandsOn NWNC, Wake Forest University Office of Civic and Community Engagement, and Forsyth County Young Leaders Program. Organizational members and youth leaders are invited to meet quarterly with YEC to help plan and implement the various activities and initiatives. These members will be convened on a seasonal/quarterly basis, working to flesh out the programming calendar and help guide the overall direction of the YEC.

Topics: 9/11 National Day of Service (20th Anniversary) and the MLK Read-in

*NEW* Youth Engagement Coalition Webpage

Check out our newly created YEC page to find out how you can get involved with increasing youth engagement.

Subscribe here to receive updates on youth events and opportunities.
Upcoming Events

If you’re interested in hosting a project or volunteering for the 9/11 Day of Service, please visit GetConnected or contact Casey Capstick

More information about 9/11 events will come shortly. To receive email updates, register here.
2020's 9/11 Day of Service Virtual Celebration
Honoring Forsyth County Volunteers
On May 5, 2021, HandsOn had the honor of celebrating and elevating local volunteers and their service in our community during our Virtual Governor's Volunteer Service Awards Event. Normally we host an in-person breakfast, where community members and volunteers are able to come together and celebrate service- Unfortunately the COVID-19 pandemic would not allow that.

This year, 14 wonderful volunteers were awarded for their services. Visit our digital program to read their amazing stories. Later in June, we were fortunate enough to be able to host a drive-thru award pick-up event!

View the Award Ceremony Below
Volunteer Opportunities
Board members play a critical role in the success of organizations. Strong, knowledgeable boards help organizations gain credibility, build financial resources by providing access to the community, and serve as advocates and ambassadors of the organization. If you are interested in joining a board we encourage you to reach out to these organizations if your passions align with their missions.

We are looking for people who are passionate about our mission to mobilizes the people and organizations that inspire community change  along with, one of the attributes below:

  • Legal, HR, or cross-cultural competency expertise
  • Lives in Surry, Stokes, Davie, Davidson, or Yadkin counties
  • Someone over 50

If you are interested in learning more about joining our board, email our Executive Director, Amy Lytle.

Piedmont Environmental Alliance (PEA) relies on the experience, energy, and skills of its Board of Directors in order to educate and empower, build community, and inspire action to create a more just, resilient, and environmentally sustainable region.

The Board of Directors supports strategic planning and visioning, governance and fiduciary management, fundraising, and key events. In particular, we are looking for leaders with experience in non-profit management, marketing, fundraising, or community organizing. We also appreciate well-connected board members with strong local personal and professional networks
If you feel as though you would be a good fit, please reach out to Executive Director Jamie Maier at or respond here
We encourage and guide at-risk youth and young adults as a community-based alternative through empowerment, enrichment and academic tutoring that results in self-moral maturity. We place a positive focus on entrepreneurship and moral reasoning to enable youth and young adults to achieve moral maturity. Further resulting in better decision-making regarding education, finances, career options, the entertainment of criminal activities, community engagement and leadership, which lead to better lifestyles.

Respond here

Lifeline Shoebox is seeking a board member with experience coordinating and leading fundraising efforts and community activities.
We are a working board desiring a Board Member with an interest in advocating
for aging adults and serving as a communication bridge between the initiative and the community.

For more information, visit GetConnected or email Wanda Reid

If you want to do more to support bicycling for everyone in Winston-Salem, consider joining the WS CAN Board of Directors. We welcome folks of all backgrounds to serve on the board. Your skills, perspectives, and efforts could be just what we need to move the needle.

As a volunteer run organization, the Board of Directors supports strategic planning and visioning, governance and fiduciary management, programming, events, and fundraising. In particular, we are looking for people with experience in community engagement, nonprofit management, marketing, and fundraising. 

If you feel as though you would be a good fit, please reach out to or respond here
is looking for passionate individuals to join their board. We empower, encourage, and restore women, families, and communities facing domestic violence and homelessness issues.
Board members are encouraged to attend the monthly board meeting and to be an advocate for domestic violence. We would like active and engaged members that encourage growth in our organization and the community.

Respond here

Our mission is to break poverty cycles in deprived rural areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo, through education and community empowerment.

We are in need for advisory board members, who can support our project in the following areas and capacity: 
  • Financing and crowd fundraising advisement
  • Help in the areas of grant writing
  • help recruiting and coordinate other volunteers
Overall, we are looking for people with big heart and passion for Africa, people who care about the cause of the poor. 

Respond here
Be sure to visit GetConnected and our Facebook and Instagram every Monday for local volunteer opportunities! #MakeADifferenceMonday
How YOU Can Help HandsOn
In so many ways, the last year has brought significant challenges to all of us--individually, collectively, and, especially, as a community of nonprofits and volunteers. Now, perhaps more than ever, we're seeing the critical contributions of VOLUNTEERS and the work they do in our community. In many ways, these stories of service have served as inspiration and "points of light" in otherwise dark times. HandsOn would like to raise $2,500 that will be used to support and honor our volunteers. Please help us celebrate our amazing volunteers who have selflessly served the community during the last year, by making a donation in their honor.
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