Pathways | Hands on NWNC Help

HOW TO: Search for a Volunteer Opportunity

Once you have created a profile on Hands On Connect there are a variety of ways you can search for opportunities: 

1. Go to Hands On Connect

2. Login (top right corner)

3. To search for a specific organization - click "For Volunteers" in the top banner and "Browse Organizations"

   To search for a specific date - click "For Volunteers" in the top banner and "Opportunity Calendar"

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  To search all opportunities - click "Volunteer Now" in the center of the screen.

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4. You can scroll through results or filter with the options in the left sidebar.

5. Click opportunity name to learn more & sign up!

HOW TO: Create A Hands On NWNC Volunteer Profile?

Hands On NWNC is the database that Pathways uses to connect our volunteers to opportunities around the city. Please follow the steps below to create a profile. 

If you need any help throughout the process please email or call (336) 747 - 3067

1. Start at:

2. Click on "Sign up to volunteer" 

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3. Fill out all asked information including demographic information

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4. Answer "How Did you learn about HandsOn NWNC / HandsOn Connect?" with "I learned about it through Love Out Loud / Pathways" 

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5. Submit Page

6. When the next page loads click "Personal Information" in the top left

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7. Scroll down and fill in "Volunteer Availability" and "Volunteer Interests" & Save

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8. At the top left of the page click "Skills"

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9. Fill out any skill information you'd like and save


10. After you create your profile you will receive a call from a Navigator within 3 - 5 business days. 

Thanks for volunteering with us!

HOW TO: Report My Hours Served

1.      Start at:

2.      Login using green button in top right corner (this should be the same email to which you received confirmation emails)

3.      Scroll down until you see your “Volunteer History with HandsOn NWNC”

4.      Click “Report Hours” on specific activity (See highlight below).


5.      Add the hours you volunteered at the event and click “Submit”