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About Us


HandsOn NorCal was created in 2019 in response to the community's need for a fullā€service volunteer action center. During the Camp Fire, we processed over 6,000 volunteer applications and saw a growing need to create a centralized network for volunteers to find opportunities. 

We now serve Butte, Glenn, Tehama, Shasta, Plumas, Lassen, Siskiyou, and Modoc Counties. As a leading volunteer agency in the NorCal region and a proud member of the Hands On Network, our commitment to innovative social change is demonstrated through our many roles in the community. These include:

Connecting individuals and groups to volunteer opportunities through our online matching system.

Offering support and training to non-profit organizations that endeavor to provide more meaningful volunteer experiences, increase capacity, and meet more community needs.

Providing volunteer management services for large scale community events and corporate volunteer days.

Coordinating the annual “Days of Service” event that brings up to 700 volunteers together to celebrate community and assist non-profits in need.

Serving as the Emergency Volunteer Center in times of disaster.















HandsOn NorCal is an affiliate of the Points of Light Global Network, a network of innovative volunteer-mobilizing organizations located in more than 250 cities and 37 countries around the world. 

HandsOn NorCal is a program of Caring Choices, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.


580 Manzanita Ave. Suite 5. 
Chico, CA 95926