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About HandsOn Twin Cities

HandsOn Twin Cities is the Twin Cities only full service volunteer center that both promotes and facilitates volunteerism while improving the community’s ability to create more impact with the time generously given by volunteers.  We work with all types of volunteers, companies and nonprofit affiliates to ensure that every hour spent in the community is valuable.

For people who want to volunteer we promote local, organized and relevant volunteer opportunities at nonprofits that know how to work with volunteers.

For nonprofits we work as an extension of your staff, increasing your ability to provide meaningful volunteer experiences that are good for the volunteers and add to your impact.  We provide training, tools and resources to help you serve your clients better and fulfill your mission.  We promote your volunteer opportunities that support your mission.

For companies we ease the burden of busy foundation and corporate relations staff, empowering you and your volunteers to serve the community better.  We expertly manage individual and group projects from start to finish and help you pick projects and partners that align with your employee interests and corporate goals.  In short, we make it easy for you.

Building on 97 years of experience as the Nation's first Volunteer Center, HandsOn Twin Cities and our 300 plus affiliates give communities the opportunities to Be The Change.

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Our Mission

We inspire, equip and mobilize people to provide hands on impact to solve the most pressing challenges in our communities.


Our Vision

To transform Minnesota through volunteerism.


Our Story – America’s 1st Volunteer Center



Established in Minneapolis as Volunteer Service Bureau



Volunteer Center of St. Paul formed


Mpls and St. Paul volunteer centers combined into Volunteer  Resource Center of the Twin Cities



Received George W. Romney Volunteer Center Excellence Award



Became HandsOn Twin Cities



Received Excellence Award from HandsOn Network



Points of Light & HandsOn Network merged, 240 national and 11 international HandsOn Action Centers



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Click HERE for a copy of our 2015 Form 990


Contact Us

HandsOn Twin Cities

2021 East Hennepin Ave.

Suite 420

Minneapolis, MN 55413

T: 612-379-4900