All Hands provides positive and productive volunteer opportunities, assisting communities affected by natural disaster. Come help us as we muck, gut, construct, sanitize, demolish and repair homes, schools and hospitals around the world. Not to mention all the other amazing stuff we’ve done – education and training programs, fundraising initiatives, tree planting, well building and more! No previous experience or special skills required, just a willingness to jump in, work hard and help out.
On April 25th, a 7.8 earthquake hit Nepal near the capital city of Kathmandu. As Nepal suffers from its worst earthquake in more than 80 years, reports continue to come in with increasing numbers of fatalities and mass destruction to infrastructure and homes. Aftershocks still shake the country and those who lost their homes are…Learn More Apply Now
Beginning in the afternoon of August 11, 2014, a large storm system moved across parts of southeastern Michigan. The system produced record one-day rainfall totals, flooding basements all across the greater Detroit area, and closing major roadways. Working with the State of Michigan and Wayne Metro Community Action Agency we received a grant to “muck…Learn More Apply Now
On November 8, 2013, one of the most dangerous typhoons on record hit the island of Leyte – and neighboring islands – in the eastern Visayas region of the Philippines. Dubbed a super typhoon, Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda) damaged or destroyed 1.1 million homes. After our initial response on the island of Leyte, we…Learn More Apply Now
Since early January 2015, Malawi has been experiencing heavy rains accompanied by storms and high winds, all of which resulted in massive flooding mainly affecting the southern part of the country. Of the affected areas, Nsanje, Chikwawa and Phalombe are the worst hit, with Zomba and Blantyre also being badly affected. 1.15m people have been affected…Learn More
Immediately following Typhoon Hagupit, the AHV Disaster Assessment Response Team (DART) spent six days on the island of Samar, which bore the brunt of the typhoon, assessing the island’s east coast, but discovered the area to be congested with multiple aid agencies. In stark contrast, the west coast had received little attention despite there being several…Learn More Apply Now
On October 29, 2012, Superstorm Sandy struck the eastern side of the United States, bringing wide spread damage from Delaware to Rhode Island. With one of the worst storms the US has seen this decade, thousands of homeowners were left completely overwhelmed by their heavily damaged properties. Two years after Sandy, we are still in…Learn More Apply Now
“This has been an amazing project to work on and see first hand the impact it has on the community. I have heard many great things about All Hands but its not until your’re here that you really get to see what an exciting and wonderful organization All Hands is. Keep up the amazing work you all do and I hope to see you all on many future projects around the world!” – Shamir, Project Leyte
“I loved my time on the project and I am already thinking about the next one! It was a phenomenal experience and I can’t recommend it highly enough. I’m looking forward to seeing you all on the next one!” – Anonymous
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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While you might not always be able to help on project, there are other ways you can make an impact. Get involved today by setting up a personal fundraising page! When you become a fundraiser for All Hands Volunteers you help spread awareness by rallying your friends and family to help communities recover and rebuild.