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Welcome to Hands On Connect
Welcome to Hands On Connect

Durfee Family Scholarship

It is with great pleasure that The Volunteer Center, South Bay-Harbor-Long Beach announces five $800 Durfee Family Scholarships for graduating seniors in the South Bay and Long Beach who are looking to go on to college. Deserving community college, technical school, and California State College-bound students will be given priority, but we encourage all students to apply. The application deadline is May 1, 2017. To print a copy of the application, click here.


VolunTEEN Summer Program - Enrollment Open!

Do you know a teen that wants (or needs) to spend the summer engaged in community service? We are now enrolling students in our VolunTEEN Summer Program. Here are the details: 

  • Open to teens ages 13-17
  • Assistance finding a volunteer match for the summer
  • 20+ hours of volunteering at a nonprofit (transportation not provided) 
  • Completion of a reflection project
  • End of Summer sharing and celebration
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Program Fee: $35 per student
  • Kick-off Training: Wednesday, May 31, 6:00 p.m.

Interested students should fill out this form, space is limited. Deadline to apply is May 15 or when all spaces are filled. For questions, please contact Melissa McCormick, Director of Volunteer Services, at mmccormick.volcenter@gmail.com or (310) 212-5009. 


Long Beach Serves

We are proud to be a part of a citywide effort to promote volunteerism in Long Beach. Residents are encouraged to give back and donate time to helping the nonprofits in Long Beach and share their experiences with the hashtag #LBServes.