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The Mission of HandsOn Northwest North Carolina

HandsOn Northwest North Carolina mobilizes people and organizations that inspire community change. We connect nonprofits with the resources needed to develop capacity, and we connect volunteers with nonprofits needing services.  We work closely with the 400+ different nonprofits in our network, and we touch the lives of thousands of volunteers each year. While we have a central focus in Winston-Salem/ Forsyth County, our core services are available to organizations and citizens in the surrounding communities of Davidson, Davie, Stokes, Surry and Yadkin Counties. Donate Now to HandsOn.

NEW! It's time to submit nominations for the 2018 Governor's Volunteer Service Awards!  Sponsored by United Way of Forsyth County, Salem College, the Winston-Salem Journal and HandsOn NWNC, these awards are given to volunteers who have gone "above and beyond" in their service to our community.  If you know of a deserving volunteer, consider nominating them for this very special award!.  For more details about the award and nomination categories, click here.  Nominations will be accepted through an online process   hosted by the Winstons-Salem Journal. The deadline for nominations is February 25. Awards will be announced at a breakfast on April 25 at Bridger Field House.  All nominees attend for FREE!

If you want to know more about the duties and responsibilites of serving on a nonprofit board, consider participating in our next Project Blueprint class!  The ten-week class, offered in partnership with United Way of Forsyth County is designed to train people from underrepresented groups to be successful board members.  Applications are currently being accepted for the 2018 class which begins on March 13, 2018.  The application deadline is February 16, 2018!

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Nancy Wagoner

Nancy Wagoner has been a dedicated volunteer with Second Harvest Food Bank of NWNC since 2009.  Upon her retirement from Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company, Nancy knew she was not meant to stay at home and started her search for volunteer opportunities.  It was undoubtedly one of the many blessings Second Harvest Food Bank of NWNC received when Nancy decided their volunteer needs filled exactly what she was looking to do.  Nancy’s office skills have touched each department within Second Harvest Food Bank, and she has spoiled each and every staff member to the point of eagerly awaiting her arrival to take care of a project.  Nancy also is a wonderful mentor to new volunteers, and her gentle nature makes them feel right at home from the start, and instills in them the passion of volunteerism.

Nancy has been recognized by Second Harvest Food Bank at their Annual Volunteer Appreciation dinner with an Outstanding Volunteer Award.  She is passionate about the giving of her time and talents to Second Harvest, and she is a fantastic ambassador, helping to spread the issue of hunger in our community. 

Are you interested in becoming involved as a volunteer in our community? You can find a hundred different opportunities on HandsOn Connect today!

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Crosby Scholars

The Crosby Scholars Program, a unique nonprofit college access organization, assists public middle and high school students in Forsyth County in preparing themselves for successful college enrollment.    Participation is open to all students in grades 6-12 in Forsyth County public schools, free of charge.  With a 23-year history of providing academic training, financial aid and college application workshops, advisory services, college tours, and “last-dollar” grant scholarships, Crosby Scholars now serves more than 9,700 students. 

As higher education becomes increasingly competitive and expensive, students and parents in Forsyth County need the guidance and expertise of the Crosby Scholars Program to ensure that every qualified student has the opportunity to attend college and learn to overcome barriers to college enrollment.  Access to college enrollment is an important factor not only in the lives of individual youth but in the life of our community as well.  Providing workshops and mentors to encourage well-balanced and goal-oriented young people helps build community capacity by addressing such issues as workforce development, drug abuse prevention, and volunteer involvement.


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