For all Members
Private and Open CommunitiesPrivate: Private Communities are created to organize help for one family in need, where everyone knows the family being helped. Private Communities are not searchable using the Lotsa Helping Hands location-based search form.
Open: Open Communities help more than one family and the members of the Community may or may not know the families being helped. Open Communities are searchable using the Lotsa Helping Hands location-based search form and allow for interested volunteers to lend a hand and caregivers to request help. Often schools, community groups and religious organizations use the Open Community option.
Searching for CommunitiesVisitors to Lotsa Helping Hands can search for Open Communities in their area, where they can either offer their help or request help.
Easily Participate in Multiple CommunitiesThere is no limit to the number of Communities in which you can participate or manage. Because you use the same password and email address, it’s easy to switch from one Community to any other Community where you are a Member.
See also: Community Sections, Customizing your Community Site
For more help, look for help links with a yellow dot , see the complete list of Help Topics, or contact a Coordinator (listed on the right side of your Home Page).
While we continue to add to our Help Section please do not hesitate to be in touch if you need any assistance. You can always reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re here to help!