Graphic artists from BISSELL use their expertise to design and paint a mural at Lincoln School.

You can create change in your community as a skills-based volunteer.

Skills-based (or pro-bono) volunteers provide work-related knowledge and expertise — skills normally used to generate income — free of charge to a nonprofit organization.

Examples of skills-based volunteering include:

Teaching a class
Framing a house
Developing a website
Financial advising or book-keeping

Skills-based volunteerism utilizes the skills, experience, talents and education of volunteers and matches them with the needs of nonprofits. By leveraging all types of knowledge and expertise, it helps build and sustain nonprofits’ capacity to achieve their missions successfully. Individual skilled volunteers may offer their particular expertise to a nonprofit agency, while corporate SBV involves employee volunteers working on projects for a nonprofit organization through a structured program developed and managed by their employer.

Skills, Volunteer


Some of the benefits of volunteering include:

school credit
college or career experience
fun with friends
help others
explore a new hobby
have a real impact on your community
all of the above!


Become a Volunteer

The Volunteer Center makes it easy for volunteers to connect and create change in our community.
Through our HandsOn Connect service, you have access to valuable tools that will enable you to manage your volunteer activities and commitments.
Once you register to become a volunteer, you can:
Quickly and easily sign up for volunteer opportunities
Create your own volunteer team
Easily remove yourself from opportunities you are no longer able to attend
Track your volunteer hours and build your civic engagement portfolio


How do I become a volunteer?

Becoming a volunteer is easy! Simply register yourself by creating an account. It does not cost anything and your information will be kept private and secure.
– Your password must be at least 8 characters long.
– The email address you enter will be the username that you need to login in the future.
– Once you click Submit you will be automatically logged into your account.