All Hands Volunteers is a non-profit organization based in the United States. The organization grants assistance to victims and survivors of natural calamities all over the world through its volunteers. Volunteers are provided with tools, meals, housing and organized work free of charge to enable them to effectively respond to the needs of the communities. Project locations change as needs arise, so check for current project locations.
All Hands Volunteers has volunteer programs initially focusing on work during the response phase and transitioning into longer term recovery if there are needs remaining in the community. For the past ten years, the organization has been a part of the recovery of communities affected by many forms of natural disaster, from tornados to tsunamis. At the heart of All Hands are the volunteers — people who are selfless enough to give up the comforts of their home to help a community pick up bits and pieces of itself, working tirelessly in uncomfortable conditions.
Volunteer work at All Hands Volunteer is dirty work. This means getting on your knees cleaning debris, uprooting mangled trees, doing home repairs, operating a chainsaw, and the like. Volunteers are required to organize and fund all costs associated with travel to and from their chosen project location.
If you are wondering how be a disaster response or crisis volunteer, you can help with these earthquake and hurricane recovery efforts in 2018:
- Dominica Hurricane Recovery
- Mexico Earthquake Recovery
- British Virgin Islands Hurricane Response
- Puerto Rico Recovery
- US Virgin Islands Hurricane Response
- Texas Hurricane Recovery
- Nepal Earthquake Recovery
There is no minimum or maximum amount of time you must commit to. Volunteers usually work 6 days a week.
Volunteering is free and volunteers are given housing and food. They note though that each volunteer costs $20 per day and donations are welcome.
Other ways you can help
Aside from volunteering, you may also help the organization through donations in cash and in kind. Through SwipeGood, you can donate your change automatically. You can also purchase items indicated on the organization’s wishlist. Also, you can help All Hands Volunteers raise funds by asking your friends to donate to a personal fundraising page through the Classy.org platform.
For more information about volunteering with All Hands Volunteers, visit them online: