Organization Registration

HandsOn Blue Ridge Annual Membership & Services

In addition to mobilizing a pool of energetic, talented volunteers, HandsOn Blue Ridge also strengthens the infrastructure of volunteerism by working with local agencies that utilize volunteers by providing resources, training, and services to support volunteer managers and their programs. HandsOn Blue Ridge works with local organizations to help them utilize the time and talent of volunteers in the most efficient and effective ways possible. Such organizations are encouraged to become affiliate members of HandsOn Blue Ridge. There agencies receive an enhanced level of service, including stronger support in volunteer recruitment and management services.

Registered Organizations – FREE
Standard Services

  • Unlimited posting of volunteer opportunities on HandsOn Blue Ridge’s website
  • Volunteer project submission for volunteer events; submission in volunteer guides, such as the annual holiday volunteer guide
  • Opportunity to be nominated for the award for Volunteer Manager of the Year during the Annual Community Volunteer Recognition
  • Opportunity to nominate volunteers for the Annual Community Volunteer Recognition event

HandsOn Blue Ridge Membership – $50/Organization
Exclusive Member Benefits & Services

  • All of the above, plus
  • Free education/networking opportunities (monthly in the Roanoke Valley; quarterly in the New River Valley) and discounted workshops/trainings
  • Free one-hour consultation on volunteer management issue – Personalized attention to address volunteer management needs
  • Priority listing of your volunteer opportunities in local publications and in monthly volunteer needs updates to the community
  • Eligibility to feature volunteer projects/announcements on website/Facebook
  • Priority referrals for special events and corporate volunteer projects (companies and groups seeking projects will be referred to members)
  • Preferred partner status for annual guides (HandsOn Blue Ridge Member icon)
  • Priority listing for collection drives
  • Opportunity to list organization donation needs in monthly updates to the community
  • New and renewing members will be announced in the monthly updates, Facebook and on the website

 

Registered and member organizations must agree to the following conditions:

  • Carry adequate Liability Insurance that covers volunteers
  • Fall into one of the organizational categories listed below
    – Non-profit (501c3, faith-based, or other)
    – Department/program of city/county/state/federal government
    – School (public or private non-profit)
    – Specific for-profit (nursing facilities, hospitals, hospice)
  • Designate a person to manage volunteer programs
  • Have well defined roles for volunteer participation in the agency
  • Provide orientation and/or training for volunteers to ensure that their assignment can be completed appropriately
  • Provide on-the-job supervision for volunteers
  • Provide feedback to volunteers about the impact of the work and/or constructive feedback regarding performance
  • Provide services without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual preference, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, or the presence of a non-related medical condition or disability
  • Notify HandsOn Blue Ridge of any change in availability of volunteer positions and of any change of contact information for person(s) associated with volunteer programs
  • Re-register with HandsOn Blue Ridge on an annual basis
  • Keep HandsOn Blue Ridge advised of ongoing volunteer needs, group projects and special events

HandsOn Blue Ridge will NOT refer volunteers to:
– Work with private individuals without going through an agency
– Take part in political campaigns
– Engage in any activity involving proselytizing
– Replace paid workers

HandsOn Blue Ride agrees to:

  • Include all current volunteer opportunities in our searchable database which feeds into other national, searchable databases
  • Recruit and refer volunteers via phone, email, and website
  • Promote volunteer opportunities in the community
  • Provide up-to-date information about HandsOn Blue Ridge and its programs to registered organizations
  • Invite member organizations to participate in HandsOn Blue Ridge events and recognition activities
  • Provide organizations with services, regardless of whether or not the agencies are organized by or provides services to a particular race, color, religion, gender, sexual preference, national origin, age, marital or veteran status or the presence of a non-related medical condition or disability

Questions? Please contact Alison Jorgensen at 540-985-0131 x502 or alisonj@councilofcommunityservices.org.

If you are interested in registering with or becoming a member organization of HandsOn Blue Ridge, please click here.