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HandsOn Network offers free online skills-based volunteer training

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Volunteer Center GR is a member of the HandsOn Network and Points of Light Institute, an international organization which inspires, equips, and mobilizes people to take action that changes the world. Our Volunteer Center is one of  250 affiliates serving 83% of the American population and 12 international communities.

Individuals and organizations looking to learn more about the new wave of volunteering  -- skills-based volunteering  -- can take advantage of a free online course provided by HandsOn Network, an international leader in volunteer service.

HandsOn Network recently announced HandsOn University Online, a web-based learning community for individuals, nonprofit and government organizations, and businesses seeking to improve their capacity to effectively engage others in service.  HOU Online is a virtual extension of HandsOn's exisiting training and technical assistance programming.

The goal of HOU Online is to help create a nation of inspired and driven volunteer leaders through building an infrastructure to help people self organize and create change in their communities.  The service operates in partnership with the University of Phoenix.

The first course, on skills-based volunteering, is aimed at an audience of nonprofit organizations and businesses.  The course can help nonprofits that would like to access additional expertise to build their organizations and for companies that would like to make the most of their volunteer programs by lending their business skills. 

Click here to take the free Skills-based Volunteering Course!

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