Verified Volunteers in Jacksonville: HandsOn Jacksonville Partnership Announcement!
Posted Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 by Verified Volunteers Staff
We’re growing! We are pleased and excited to announce our new partnership with HandsOn Jacksonville, the local Points of Light network affiliate in Jacksonville, Florida. Through this strategic regional partnership, we will work together to make the volunteer background screening process faster, easier and less costly for HandsOn Jacksonville’s 132 partner nonprofit agencies.
Meet HandsOn Jacksonville …
HandsOn Jacksonville serves as the “on-ramp” to volunteering for Florida’s First Coast, equipping and mobilizing the community to take action that truly creates change, in Jacksonville and beyond. In 2012, HandsOn Jacksonville connected 7,230 volunteers with 1,377 community projects to meet needs in the greater Jacksonville area. That’s major impact!
We’re eager to see our partnership increase that impact through reducing barriers within the volunteer screening process, making it that much easier to be a serial volunteer. To learn more about the important work the HandsOn Jacksonville team is doing, and to get involved if you’re in the Jacksonville area, visit their website at or connect with them on or .
Catching the Vision: Local Support of Our Partnership …
The team at HandsOn Jacksonville are wonderful to work with and we’ve had the pleasure of meeting many of their partner organizations so far. Additionally, local media has caught the vision! In a recent article in the Florida Times-Union, HandsOn Jacksonville President and CEO Judy Smith explains how Verified Volunteers’ standardized background checks – which are automatically updated every month and can be shared with multiple organizations – will make it easier for Jacksonville nonprofits to access and keep track of volunteers’ status.
Our friends at Buzz Media are also sharing details of how the partnership will reduce costs for local nonprofits and allow volunteers to start serving more quickly.
We will continue to launch several new regions each month, all around the country, and we can’t wait to share the details with you! Our goal is to create lasting and evident change within volunteering and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for all of our partners and the service community as a whole. Thank you for stopping by and we look forward to sharing more great news with you very soon.
Want to know more about what we do? Read our story and learn more about our volunteer screening solutions. We’d love to hear from you, so connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn, and let us know how volunteering is making a difference in your community.
Tom Klein founded Verified Volunteers and leads their mission to propel service organizations and nonprofits by empowering volunteers. Connect with Tom on LinkedIn or Google+.