Today, civic participation occurs at many levels. We make impactful decisions about our community every time we make a purchase, vote, post on social media and, of course, volunteer. We think any awareness we can bring to the many resources that might spur individual action for good, falls right in line with what we’re up to at HandsOn.
July 15, 2022
Thank you NRECA!
Volunteers from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) completed various projects to get Washington Elementary ready for the upcoming school year. The 70 NRECA volunteers spent the day painting a school pride mural, making over the staff lounge, washing lunch room tables, decorating bulletin boards, creating bookmarks, and so much more!
Take the Plastic Free July Challenge
Plastic Free July is a global movement for individuals to take action in reducing the amount of plastic pollutants in the ocean and streets. Taking on the challenge to reduce the amount of single use plastics in your life may seem intimidating. However, if you make small daily changes it can go a long way.

  1. During your morning coffee run bring a metal straw rather than taking a single use plastic one
  2. Bring your own reusable shopping bags when you go shopping- some stores will even give you a discount if you do this
  3. Run out of Clorox spray? Instead of buying a new bottle bring the old bottle to a bulk store and get it refilled for a portion of the cost
Chance to Make a Greater Impact
Help students like Sarah and Mary excel in the classroom with
Your Experience Counts!

Interested? Your Experience Counts is recruiting mentors for the 2022-2023 school year now.
Community Corner
  • Too hot to go outside? Spend the day cozying up with a book! If you aren't sure what to read check out Good Read's Best Books of 2022 for some inspiration

  • Have a 'hog' of a time with Better Piggies! Perfect for animal lovers to interact with 80+ pot belly pigs

  • We're looking to add more projects to our volunteer calendar and are currently recruiting for Volunteer Leaders!
HandsOn Greater Phoenix
Physical Address: 1125 E Southern Ave | Suite 200 | Mesa, AZ 85204
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 4107 | Mesa, AZ 85211