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Get HandsOn: Do-It-Yourself Volunteer Projects

What do mini-catapults, no-sew bags, seed bombs, and yoga flashcards all have in common? They were all created by Do-It-Yourself (DIY) volunteers. The DIY programs allows volunteers to contribute meaningful service to area nonprofits from the convenience of their own homes, schools, churches, etc. 

Each month, HandsOn works with one community partner to develop a project that can be completed off-site by volunteers for minimal cost. Volunteers work alone or together with family, friends, youth groups, and book clubs to craft, color or build something for that organization. This type of volunteering allows for maximum flexibility while still meeting the critical needs of our community-based organizations. Past DIY projects have included:

  • No-sew “adopt me” bandannas for rescue animals
  • Painted plant markers for gardens
  • Care packages for homeless individuals

Interested in volunteering to take part in a DIY Project? Learn more about monthly featured DIY projects (or you can even organize one yourself!). 

Want to host a DIY project for your organization? HandsOn will work with you to develop projects appropriate for the DIY program. Contact Erin Osiol at (804) 330-7027. 

Upcoming Volunteer  Opportunities from HandsOn:


HandsOn Greater Richmond provides a link for individuals, families, teams, and corporate groups to join together and engage in meaningful volunteer opportunities within the Greater Richmond region. It is a partner program of ConnectVA.

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