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DM12 Volunteer Bahamas Hurricane Relief

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All Hands and Hearts


Our team has moved into the greatest affected areas of Great Abaco and continues to assess the greatest needs in the hardest hit communities. Our current scopes of work include critical repairs and ground up construction on schools as well as home roof repairs.

As a member of the DM12 program, you will also participate in training and development courses conducted online and in person. These courses include humanitarian training, team building skills, cultural sensitivity, ethical storytelling, first aid, technical training and professional development and coaching that includes things such as resume building and leadership management.

Working in a disaster zone requires patience. The situation is very dynamic and plans often are forced to change at the last minute. While it appears there are always things to be done, it is important they are done correctly and in coordination with the community we serve and our NGO partners.

DM12 is a volunteer service commitment to communities impacted by natural disasters. This initiative is built on 15 years of disaster relief experience, and designed to make it safer for volunteers to work with us during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to many safety measures we have implemented, we support, train and cover the expenses of participants.

We offer the following benefits, among others, to DM12 participants:

  • Personalized support from our Volunteer Coordination Team to ensure participants are fully prepared and trained.
  • Flight and local travel to the volunteer program, and a return flight home after completing the service commitment.
  • Accommodation while at the program and during any required layover or quarantine period.
  • Three meals per day for the duration of the program.
  • Small stipends to help cover costs during mandatory breaks.

DM12 Participant Selection Process

We expect interested candidates to demonstrate their suitability via their DM12 application.

DM12 Participant Expectations

  1. Commitment. Participants will sign a member service agreement that states they are able to volunteer five days a week for the duration of the program (four weeks long).
  2. Undertake Training. Participants will be expected to complete the training and skills development.
  3. Personal Fundraising. Participants will be expected to help raise funds to support the program via peer-to-peer fundraising.
  4. Advocacy and Outreach. Participants will be expected to advocate for All Hands and Hearts by amplifying our message and sharing their volunteer experience.
  5. Abide by Volunteer Code of Conduct and Terms and Conditions. Participants must abide by the volunteer code of conduct and terms and conditions at all times.
  6. Follow COVID-19 Safety Measures . Participants will be expected to follow the safety measures put in place to mitigate the risk of COVID-19.
  7. Flexibility. Participants should be mindful the initiative is subject to the region's covid-19 restrictions.

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About All Hands and Hearts


6 County Road, Suite 6, Mattapoisett, MA 02739, US

Mission Statement

All Hands and Hearts effectively and efficiently addresses the immediate and long-term needs of communities impacted by natural disasters. We communicate directly with local leaders and community members and then deploy our unique model of engaging volunteers to enable direct impact, helping to build safer, more resilient schools, homes and infrastructure. Visit our website to learn more about Our Partners, Our Financials, Our Impact, everything we’ve been doing in the news and our Career/Job Postings today: https://www.allhandsandhearts.org/


Please check our website for more information about our disaster relief programs; on our volunteer page, you will find current DM12 opportunities and be able to sign up for email updates about future opportunities.

APPLY TO VOLUNTEER HERE: http://bit.ly/VolDM12

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Disaster Relief
Education & Literacy


Wed Aug 04, 2021 - Sat Sep 11, 2021
08:00 AM - 04:00 PM  


Marsh HarbourMarsh Harbour, Bahamas



  • Disaster Cleanup
  • Renovation
  • Construction
  • Disaster Response
  • Home Repair
  • Carpentry




  • Must be at least 18
  • Participants will sign a member service agreement that states they are able to volunteer five days a week for the duration of the 4-week program.
  • We require all volunteers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to be considered for the program. The term fully vaccinated refers to when an individual has received either the single-shot vaccine or both doses of the two-shot vaccine.

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