Training & Workshops

New Summer Workshops!

Special guest, Adraine Kreglo, will join us to present 2 great workshops.  Adraine is the founder of Serendipity Solutions, a consulting firm dedicated to leveraging resources that promote sustainability for nonprofit organizations.  She is a professional grant writer and certified trainer with 25 years of experience.

Volunteer Management Boot Camp
July 31
University of Phoenix, 4500 Salisbury Rd., Room 202
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Cost:  $90, general; $45 HandsOn Jacksonville Project Leaders and HandsOn Jacksonville Partner Agencies

The Volunteer Management Boot Camp is a professional development class designed for Volunteer Resource Managers who want to establish and/or expand their existing volunteer base.  You will walk away with tools and resources to recruit, train, retain, and recognize volunteers of all ages.  Come learn what motivates volunteer to share their time and talents and how your organization can benefit from that enthusiasm.

Grant Writing 101
July 31
University of Phoenix, 4500 Salisbury Rd., Room 202
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Cost:  $75.00

Grant Writing 101 will teach you where to look for funding and how to develop strong proposals to support your organization’s operation and programming. The course includes techniques, terminology, tips and suggestions for effective and efficient grant writing. You will learn grant writing trends and techniques from both a writer’s and reviewer’s perspective.

Roles and Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards

If you are considering serving on a nonprofit board of directors and want to learn how to do so effectively, or currently serve and want to increase your skills and knowledge, you'll definitely want to take this workshop. In just 3 hours you'll


  • increase understanding of the role of the nonprofit board of directors
  • identify qualities that make a board effective and barriers that limit board effectiveness
  • identify and explore the board's fiduciary, financial and programmatic responsibilities
  • identify and explore the corporate and individual duties of board members
  • learn the relationship between the board, the staff, and the executive

2014 Sessions are all on Wednesdays from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.


  • $90 for general registration. 
  • HandsOn Jacksonville volunteers who are registered on this website and have volunteered and our nonprofit agency partners receive a 50% discounted rate of $45. 
  • Special group rates for individualized group sessions may be negotiated. Contact for details.

Nonprofit Partner Flexible Group Attendance Pricing
Purchase 20 slots for staff or volunteers to attend any of the scheduled sessions for the year for $525.00.  Contact for more details.


For an even more in-depth board leadership training experience, you may want to check out Blueprint for Leadership!

How much does training really matter? You might be interested in this article from The Chronicle of Philanthropy: Do We Expect Too Much from Boards?

Project Leader Training

Do you want to make positive community change through leadership? This free course will prepare you to lead groups of volunteers in meaningful community service projects that we help develop with our nonprofit partner agencies. In three hours you'll learn

  • about the nonprofit partners we work with
  • how to select and/or design projects to lead
  • how to recruit volunteers
  • how to manage projects using our technology
We couldn't accomplish all of the amazing work we do without our Project Leaders. Once you've completed training, you'll commit an average of 3 - 6 hours per month on projects that last 2 - 3 hours plus an hour of administration. Are you ready to make a change? You can get started today! Contact Jenny O'Donnell for more information