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Organization Bio

HandsOn NEO makes it easy for people of all ages to volunteer in meaningful projects, led by fellow volunteers that build stronger communities. We were founded in early 2007 after an intensive environmental assessment of the direct service volunteer landscape in our community. After speaking with nonprofit, business and civic leaders as well as YOU the individual volunteer, it was clear that more needed to be done to engage individuals to make civic change.

We make it simple for volunteers to choose from a variety of projects that connect community needs with their time and interests. Participants are screened and trained to ensure a capable, informed direct service volunteer force, and through this network of individuals, we build the capacity of area nonprofits, schools and municipal agencies.

Our vision it to build stronger communities where everyone has discovered their power to make a difference through service. We value volunteerism as a powerful force for change in our community that can foster mutual respect and understanding within our diverse community. We hope to become an agent for community collaborations that can provide individuals with the platform for action while providing agencies with a vehicle to futher their missions.

Each of us has the power to do enormous good. HandsOn NEO strives to provide barrier free opportunities for citizens, youth and families to be the change they want to see in our communities! We want everyone to volunteer in Cleveland.

Presenter Bio

Jeff is the Founder and Executive Director of HandsOn Northeast Ohio. He has over 16 years of experience identifying community needs and designing projects to meet those needs. Jeff has a Bachelor of Science in Education from Miami University. Jeff is married to his high school sweetheart (Tina). They are the proud parents of three children (Noah, Abby, and Sharon).

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