Do It Yourself ("DIY") Volunteering provides a meaningful way to engage volunteers in a non-traditional way.

Every month, HandsOn Miami will offer a different DIY project. For these projects, you'll provide the supplies (all are designed to be low-to-no-cost) and we'll give you the instructions for completing it, along with information on the benefiting agency.


Current Projects:

Face Masks- Let’s create a culture of universal mask-wearing! Those designated as essential workers are the backbone of our society, and every day they step outside to provide critical services they are at risk. Handmade face masks worn by everyone would help to minimize the transmission of COVID-19 to these essential workers. Think of an essential worker you know and provide them with a mask. Make one for yourself and your family members for use on essential trips outside the home. Additionally, if you create 10 or more, they can be donated to the Homeless Trust, click here for the list of sites.




Newborn Baskets & Baby Picture Frames - Tree of Life Center empowers women & families by providing parenting classes and assistance accessing a variety of services, regardless of income or legal status. Newborn Baskets will provide families with the basics they will need for their new family member. The photo frames and baby books created by volunteers will be part of the newborn kits given to families.

UPDATE: Tree of Life additionally needs diapers in all sizes, wipes, formula, baby food, and size 2T boy clothes and 9-month girl clothes. Email for more information.

                              Creating a Newborn Basket? Click Here                 Creating Baby Photo Frames? Click Here


Coloring Books for Seniors - As we practice social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19, seniors at Signature HealthCARE of Waterford can no longer rely on family & volunteers to visit them and bring activities to keep them engaged. Help our lonely seniors out by creating unique coloring books to help them pass this stressful time.




Mission Hope Hygiene Bags - The Miami Rescue Mission serves all 365 days of the year, and have an ongoing need for hygiene items to provide to unsheltered individuals all year-long. For this project, volunteers will collect items and build toiletry kits for the residents & clients of the Miami Rescue Mission.