Help Rebuild Homes in Texas After Hurricane Harvey

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All Hands and Hearts - Smart Response

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Hurricane Harvey made landfall on Friday 25 August, 2017 as a Category 4 hurricane with wind speeds of 130mph. Making a total of 3 landfalls, Harvey damaged/destroyed roughly 185,000 homes, impacting millions of people.

Our US Response team immediately jumped into action. We have multiple teams in Texas who are mucking and gutting homes, cutting down trees and clearing debris. As we transition into recovery, we will rebuilding homes, including installing insulation and drywall, painting, and basic carpentry.

Texas has a long road ahead, and All Hands and Hearts have committed to the long term to help survivors recover and rebuild. To make it easier for volunteers to join us, it is completely free to volunteer, and we provide free accommodation and meals for each work day. Additionally, if you are able to volunteer for two weeks or more, we can provide a round-trip flight from participating airports in the US to aid with the costs of traveling. No construction experience is necessary - just an eagerness to work hard for a good cause!

Spots are filling up quickly, so join us today!

We accept spontaneous volunteers from any background, providing on-the-job training free of charge.


Does it cost money? Volunteering with All Hands and Hearts is completely free of charge, and we provide accommodation and meals. Keep in mind that you will be responsible for the cost of your travel both to and from the program, meals on your day(s) off, and any costs associated with taking a 3 day break each month away from program.

What are the accommodations like? Accommodations vary by program and the communities we are working within. They are often community centre spaces, churches, or schools, and it’s communal living at its finest! Accommodation is always mixed gender housing, and there are always opportunities for functioning bathrooms and showers. Due to the communal living environment and limited residential space, we advise packing light. As soon as you apply and are confirmed, you will be emailed live information packets full of the most updated information of what to pack, what to expect, and how to get to the base you’ll be volunteering at.

What can I expect on a typical workday? Each day depends on the scope of work that the home or school you are placed on requires. Typical tasks include mucking and gutting, mold sanitation, insulation and drywall insulation, carpentry, and painting. Don’t worry if you have never done this before - we will teach you everything you need to know when you get here! Each work day is from about 8 AM-4 PM, however these hours change depending on the needs of the program you volunteer for. After you return home from the worksite, you will have a chance to unwind, relax, and reflect on your day as a part of our nightly team meetings. Check out our day in the life video to get a feel for volunteering life:

How do I sign up? Visit our current list of active programs here:
Once you find a program (or multiple!) that suits your fancy, follow the 'next’ link to proceed with your application!

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Community Disaster Relief


Fri Sep 01, 2017 - Sun Sep 01, 2019
07:00 AM - 04:30 PM


All Hands and Hearts BaseHouston & Rockport, TX 77017



  • Disaster Response
  • Disaster Cleanup
  • Home Repair


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 18
  • No amount of time is too short, and join for as long as you want!
  • Volunteers must be 16 or older as day volunteers, or 18 or older as residential volunteers.

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