The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Hands On Georgia is a statewide network that supports innovative volunteer approaches to meeting Georgia's critical needs through service and civic engagement.
Across the state, Hands On Georgia promotes the power of service - how it weaves together communities, supports vital nonprofit organizations and transforms both those serving and those being served. Hands On Georgia encourages people to do good things and also to reflect on the reasons why those good things need to be done. While volunteering empowers people in communities to improve the quality of life for all, it also develops more informed and inspired citizens. Hands On Georgia calls upon Georgians to help tackle tough issues in our state through volunteer service and engaged citizenship. We need strong civic participation from the citizens of Georgia in order to make our schools work effectively, to keep our environment healthy, to nurture children whose family support has broken down, and to bring Georgia's citizens together across divisions of region, race, and economic lifestyle through the common platform of service.