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.
Heavy storms caused flash flooding in areas of Kentucky on July 15, 2015, devastating an eight-mile stretch of residential neighborhoods and rural land. In Johnson County, the most affected region of Kentucky, there are reportedly 150 homes completely destroyed, with 400 more severely damaged.Learn More Apply Now
In early January 2015, Malawi experienced 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 altogether, with an…Learn More Apply Now
On April 25th, a 7.8 earthquake hit Nepal near the capital city of Kathmandu, the worst of its kind in more than 80 years. More than 9,000 people were killed, a further 23,000 were injured and the mass destruction to infrastructure and homes was vast. Aftershocks continued to shake the country in the weeks that…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
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
“During my time in Bohol there was a large number of young volunteers who had shown up spontaneously, without much thought about it, and most had never had a significant volunteer experience previously. It was wonderful to watch them transform, to see their deep fulfillment and that this kind of service would become a part of their lives in the future. This has been missing from many recent youth but AHV is bringing it back.”
– Marga McElroy
“Everything about this experience was amazing. The work I had a chance to do was extremely rewarding and everyone I met was awesome. I will remember this forever!” – Natalie, Project Brooklyn
“Volunteering with All Hands was awesome! It was my first time participating in a disaster rebuild project and I have learned so much from these guys. I would definitely consider joining again.”
– Aimam, Project Detroit Rebuild
“Working with All Hands was one of the best decisions I’ve ever taken. I really enjoyed the time spent here with all the volunteers.”
– Anonymous, Project Nepal
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Shop here for all the latest AHV gear to share with your friends and family, or wear yourself to continue representing the organization even when you’re not on project! All proceeds go towards All Hands so we can continue to help communities impacted by natural disasters around the world.
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.