About Us

All Hands Volunteers is a US-based, 501(c)3 non-profit organization, that addresses the immediate and long-term needs of communities impacted by natural disasters by engaging and leveraging volunteers, partner organizations and local communities. We aim to demonstrate the power and value of volunteerism through the tangible work done, the hope it brings to suffering communities, and the transformative experiences it provides for volunteers.

Who We Are

Our story begins after the devastating Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami in December 2004. Business professional David Campbell spontaneously headed to Thailand to see how he could help. His intended one-week volunteer visit turned into a month, during which he co-founded HandsOnThailand and worked with more than 200 other spontaneous volunteers to rebuild five fishing villages in Phuket.

After Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast of the U.S. in late 2005, David and several other HandsOn volunteers established HandsOnUSA, coordinating 1,500 volunteers to help the survivors of the storm. In 2010, HandsOnUSA became All Hands Volunteers.

Dedicated to connecting those who need help with those who want to help, in the past 10 years All Hands has mobilized over 28,000 volunteers from over 70 different countries on 50 disaster response and rebuild projects in 9 countries around the world.

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While the true power comes from volunteers, All Hands can continue to respond to disasters around the world because of the tireless support of our dedicated staff and board.

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We Pride Ourselves On Being A Transparent Organization

We want you to be able to see where all support is being spent and exactly how we allocate the resources so kindly entrusted with us. You can view all of our important tax and financial documents here.

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Our Partners

All Hands is grateful for our many partners. Through collaboration with corporations, other non profits and strategic alliances, All Hands continues to be well positioned, prepared, and able to respond quickly to help “where needed and when needed”.

No two disasters are alike; therefore, the ability to change course, react quickly and be open to new challenges are all necessary characteristics in successfully making an impact on a struggling community. Our partnerships allow for such flexibility and, as such, we are truly grateful. Financial commitments, in kind contributions, and volunteer hours are a sampling of how we partner.

Together, we are able to provide immediate, effective and sustainable support to communities, in the wake of natural disasters, by harnessing the energy and commitment of dedicated volunteers. Thank you!

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Help Us Bring Hope In Unordinary Ways

All Hands Volunteers is not your ordinary disaster response organization. Our volunteers aren’t ordinary, our projects aren’t ordinary, the needs we meet aren’t ordinary. We move into communities and call them home. This means we can listen to what the real needs of the community are, and every set of volunteers has unique strengths which come into play in finding creative ways to serve these differing needs. Nothing’s too outside of the box, because to us, there is no box to begin with.

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