For over 50 years, HandsOn Suburban Chicago (HOSC) has been fulfilling its mission to positively impact communities by connecting people to enriching volunteer experiences. HOSC mobilizes everyday people to lend their time, talents, and voices to increase the capacity of nonprofits and schools and drive change in 44 suburban communities. In addition to referring volunteers to 100+ community partners, HOSC harnesses the power of volunteerism to benefit high-needs students, enable vulnerable populations to age in their homes, and improve the socialization and well-being of seniors.
HOSC primary programs include:
- Volunteer Referral Program refers thousands of new volunteers annually to over 100 area nonprofits, government agencies, and schools.
- School Programs mobilize volunteers to help hundreds of area at-risk youth with academic, social, and service learning activities.
- AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP connects hundreds of individuals 55+ with area nonprofits. The program helps seniors age in place, reduce isolation and promote socialization.
- Community Paint-a-thon, is a community partnership that provides exterior home painting and light repair services to low income seniors, individuals with disabilities and veterans.
Northern Cook and Northern DuPage Counties, IL