Join HandsOn for a weekly volunteer service learning series that will expose you to the East Bay's leading environmental organizations that work to enhance the community through habitat restoration, landscape
beautification, and planting community gardens. Through this unique experience, volunteers meet new people, learn about community issues and provide important volunteer work to local organizations. This six-week series takes place primarily on the weekends, between the…
Gandhi once said, "you must be the change you want to see in the world." Our next annual Be the Change Day, when we will mobilize 1,000 volunteers to transform their communities for the better, is Oct. 2, 2010.
We're accepting applications for the leaders central to this awesome effort starting…
Meet Kelly Chang, a HOBA Project Leader since 2009 who has also captained a TeamWorks series, been on our Leadership Institute Fellowship Team (LIFT), led at Coit Tower on 2009's Be the Change Day, and just been an all-around PL Superstar. Ask anyone at HOBA, and they'll tell you they wish we had 1,000 Kellys!
Sacred Heart- Huge percentage of the worlds population goes to sleep hungry. I wanted to help the homeless and hunger. Sacred Heart is a great place for that, we do a variety of activities like sorting the donated clothes, helping at the donation center, clearing up the card boards for recycling and my fav - filling up the paper bags with groceries which are distributed to the needy on a weekly basis.The people who work at…
The Martin de Porres House of Hospitality serves hot, healthful meals to people everyday of the week. Due to the sensitive nature of the situation, limited video and photo were allowed. Visitors to the kitchen ranged from the homeless to those whose paychecks just didn’t meet their needs this month.
The beautiful courtyard features expressive murals as well as a peaceful garden. Its tranquil atmosphere was the perfect setting for… Continue
Frequently Project Leaders and HOBA staff receive emails with parents wanting to get their kids involved.
It is great to see young people supporting our community, and HOBA has many kid and family friendly projects to support these young volunteers.
The registration process for volunteers under 16 years is a little different because it must be done manually in HOT.
As a reminder:
When I get an email from a parent wanting to get their youngster involved, I do these… Continue
The breathtakingly gorgeous Conservatory of Flowers needed a little extra help with some special behind the scenes projects on March 27th, and called in the Hoba crew.
Most people know the COF as a beautiful museum that hosts special world-renowned plant exhibits. What they don’t know is there is lots of work to be done backstage before the exhibits come to life. Enter HOBA.
Volunteers were hard at work moving heavy equipment for an exhibit on…
Our new-member registration fee has brought in more than $1,000 for HOBA since it began on March 15. More than half of our new volunteers have chosen to support their service with $25 or more. At this rate, it looks like the fee will be able to cover about 20% of the cost of the calendar.
But the new fee has confused a few people who opt not to donate and wonder why certain projects are closed to them. Those who don't fill out a fee waiver form and don't donate…
Colette Jappy has been a HOBA volunteer since 2003, and a Project Leader since 2008, with more than 450 hours of volunteering ... so far. You can find her leading Project Open Hand twice a month in downtown San Francisco -- a project with dessert!
What’s your favorite HOBA project (and why)?
POH is my favorite. The POH staff is wonderful & fun & the chef usually makes us dessert as a treat. I enjoy the POH volunteers &…
At the East Bay SPCA Spay and Neuter Surgery Center in Oakland, around 140 cats total were being "fixed" through a Fix Our Ferals Event. Many of the cats were stray, captured by local residents, and will be released back to their original environment after they are rehabilitated.
Over 30 volunteers showed up bright and early for the all-day clinic, several of them from HandsOn. Several tasks were at hand to ensure that the surgery went smoothly, from… Continue