Volunteering is more fun with a group, so here's how to go about signing up a team of volunteers.
HOW TO GET STARTED
Step 1: Register
Before signing up or expressing an interest, you must be registered on this site. This must be done to receive contact information for opportunities.
Step 2: Create a Team
After you've completed the registration process, you will be taken to the My Account section of our site.
Follow the instructions on the Creating A Team page or view the following video.
Please note that if you are adding children to your team that are under the age of 13 you must only use a parent or guardian's phone number for their contact information. Under the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act we are unable to store email addresses for children under the age of 13.
Step 3: Find Volunteer Opportunities
Using our search feature that lists all opportunities or browsing our Project Calendar, find a project that has the appropriate number of spaces available of Date & Time Specific opportunities for your team.
Please note: HandsOn Connect portal reserves no more than 75% of any Calendar Project's slots for any one team.
Please note: We have noticed (as of November 2011) that Internet Explorer 9 has posed some problems when Team Captains try to sign up their teams for projects. We are actively investigating the problem, but in the meantime, we recommend that you use the browsers Firefox, Safari, or Google Chrome for a better experience in registering your team for opportunities.
Step 4: Express Interest/Sign Up
Depending upon the type of project you select, you will be given the choice to:
Express Interest the community organization will contact you directly with further information about the opportunity and how to sign up. An automated e-mail will also be sent to you, with contact information for the community organization, so that you can follow up with them if you do not get a response.
Sign Up, choose "Or Sign Up With A Team" to the right of the Sign Up button. On the next page you will choose which team you want to sign up. You will automatically be signed up for that project and will receive a confirmation e-mail containing all of the information you will need. Be sure to only sign up members of your team who have confirmed they will attend the project.
HOW TO MODIFY OR REMOVE YOUR TEAM
As the team captain you will be able to modify your team by logging in, and visiting the My Account section of our site. Under "Upcoming Opportunities" you will see the projects your team is signed up for.
To remove members from a project, click on Manage My Team under the Action/Status category. Deselect members of your team that will not be able to participate, and click "Submit" when you are done.
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