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Welcome to Hands On Connect
Welcome to Hands On Connect
Hands On Connect
Hands On Connect

We Help Nonprofits & Volunteers
Find Each Other

The Helpline Center proudly welcomes you to our volunteer database! As the community's volunteer center, we are excited to offer you this incredible resource, connecting you with volunteer opportunities that match your interests, skills and the time you have to give. For personalized assistance, dial 2-1-1.

For the past 40 years the Helpline Center has been serving the nonprofit community by helping them find the volunteers they need when they need them most. While a lot of things have changed since our beginning, one thing remains the same... we are committed to helping you find just what you need. That way you can focus on what matters most, helping others!

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Latest News

20 Volunteer Ideas for Teens & Families

By helplinecenter. Thu, 15 Sep 2016

By Susan Williams   As our children are moving into the high school years we are encouraging them to seek opportunities to get involved in the community through volunteering. Volunteering provides many benefits for teens. By participating in community service activities teens can meet new people, learn the value of serving others, build life skills,explore potential […]

7 Ways to Get Millennials Involved with Your Cause

By helplinecenter. Fri, 19 Aug 2016

Millennials are one of the most talked about generations. Many nonprofits are searching for ways to involve them with their cause. Want to learn how to involve the younger generations with your cause?

20 Family Volunteering Ideas

By helplinecenter. Fri, 10 Jun 2016

20 Ideas to Celebrate National Family Month By Volunteering with Your Family National Family Month is celebrated from Mother’s Day to Father’s Day. National Family Month and the upcoming Father’s Day weekend provide an opportunity for families to share special time together, to develop or renew relationships, and to remind everyone of the importance of family involvement in raising healthy, […]

Volunteering is for Everyone

By helplinecenter. Sun, 01 Nov 2015

Youth: Volunteering at an early age teaches responsibility and establishes a strong work ethic and a willingness to serve others. Students: Students gain unmatched real-world experience, are better prepared for a career of service, and may even meet many educational requirements. Adults: 1 in 4 adults volunteered in 2013. From working professionals to stay-at-home parents, […]

5 Surprising Benefits Of Volunteering

By helplinecenter. Tue, 18 Aug 2015

“One of the great ironies of life is this: He or she who serves almost always benefits more than he or she who is served.” – Gordon Hinckle Here are five surprising benefits of volunteering:

Why do you want to volunteer?

By helplinecenter. Mon, 15 Jun 2015

I want to make a difference: In 2013 volunteers made an unprecedented difference in South Dakota! Nearly 21.5 million hours were volunteered, and the estimated value of this service is close to $483.5 million. I want to meet new friends: 219,290 South Dakotans, including youth, students, adults and seniors volunteered in 2013. So you’re in […]

7 Traits of Amazing Volunteers

By helplinecenter. Mon, 18 May 2015

If you and your organization want to take on the biggest challenges facing humanity you will need an amazing tribe of volunteers. The key word here is amazing.

Benefits of Family Volunteering!

By helplinecenter. Sun, 01 Mar 2015

Give Back, Get Back — The Top Five Benefits of Family Volunteering!  1. Volunteering Makes You Happy: Helping Other People Kindles Kindness. 2. The Multiplier Effect: Children who volunteer are more likely to continue with community as adults, and ultimately carry on that tradition with their own family. 3. Improved Health and Well-Being: Volunteering enhances your self-confidence, […]

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