About Us

HandsOn China's primary objective is to identity the needs of local NGOs and organize flexible volunteer programs for busy professionals.

In order to connect volunteers with local community-based organizations, HandsOn China engages in three main activities:

  • Coordinate volunteer opportunities for active professionals, according to their availability and personal interests.
  • Support local community organizations with direct donations, fundraising planning and execution, community project design and implementation.
  • Design and manage a variety of volunteer programs for private sector partners in Shanghai.

HandsOn China was founded in 2004 by a group of young foreign professionals with previous experience in the HandsOn / Cares worldwide network. They began by establishing an affiliate organization in Shanghai, China.

HandsOn China's mission is to create a balance between the needs of China's charities and the availability of those looking to become involved in community activities.

HandsOn China strives to establish and develop long-term sustainable relationships with charities in China. Servicing the long-term needs of our partners, we organize short-term projects that are sensitive to the schedules and interests of volunteers. Together, HandsOn and its partner organizations create successful and well-staffed projects by allowing HandsOn China to manage volunteers while partner organizations manage the projects.

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