All Hands and Hearts

Cause Area

  • Community
  • Disaster Relief
  • Education & Literacy
  • Emergency & Safety
  • International


6 County RoadSuite 6Mattapoisett, MA 02739 United States

Organization Information

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:


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.


Social Media

Instagram: @AllHandsandHearts




Would you recommend All Hands and Hearts?
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by Emily J. (December 10, 2019)
Super cool environment and everyone in the house is very welcoming. Out on the work site I feel like I am really making an impact on other peoples lives.
by Marc T. (Administrator for this Organization) (December 10, 2019)
I have volunteered with All Hands and Hearts on six projects and I believe that this is just the start. The work is centered around the beneficiaries and the staff do a phenomenal job of welcoming new volunteers. I have never worked with as many good people who are willing to give their time to those in need. Getting to base was easy and the communication between staff and volunteer was clear and easy. Site supervisors were organized and were clearly passionate about what they did. Love the organization, would highly recommend.
by Ashton B. (December 10, 2019)
Family community along with working repairing homes and bettering peoples life. There is a good sense of community with all hands on deck and opening ears from the housing arrangements to eating together working on sites. Its a great experience
by Krista W. (December 10, 2019)
This organization showed me that fighting for others when you cant fight for yourself is okay.
by Jacob E. (December 9, 2019)
My time with all hands and hearts was great. I met so many amazing people who were both volunteering and that we were helping. The organisation really makes a difference to communities effected by disasters. Keep up the good work.
by Sarah d. (December 9, 2019)
The five months I spent in Yabucoa volunteering was an amazing experience. You come to All Hands and Hearts not knowing anyone but that's quickly changed. By the time you leave, no matter how long you are here for, you will have become apart of something bigger than yourself. While here, I made friendships that will last a lifetime, the community members became family, and I worked alongside some of the most inspiring and dedicated humans I have ever met. If you are looking for a way to give back and want to work alongside some of baddest of asses you'll ever meet, I would highly recommend volunteering with All Hands and Hearts!
by Mariel G. (December 9, 2019)
All Hands and Hearts is truly a volunteer driven organization. When you volunteer on one of their projects you really feel like you're taking part in something bigger. Everyone is welcoming, willing to teach you new things, and down to have a great time. I volunteered on project for the first time as an NCCC member a couple years ago and have been on 2 other projects since! Whether you're free for a few days, a week or a couple months, AHAH is the place to be! :)
by Greg R. (November 7, 2019)
AHAH is exceptionally well run. Their recovery and relief mission here in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico is well executed. The base camp is organized, well equipped and efficient. Just as important, the staff nurture a warm, welcoming culture sustained by the long term volunteers. I am here for two weeks, a relatively short stint, and am enjoying the job site camaraderie and strong work ethic. The days are hot and sweaty. None of the roof repair, mold sanitization, or numerous other jobs are easy but there are zero slackers or complainers. I’m impressed and humbled. This is a great experience.
by Jessica F. (November 7, 2019)
I've never left any experience feeling as fulfilled as I do when I leave an All Hands and Hearts project. It is a chance to give back in an incredibly hands on way and become a part of a big volunteer family. There are a lot of chances to learn new skills, work hard, and remember what is truly important in life. The staff is always truly understanding and accommodating whenever possible. Do it - you won't regret it.
by Leonardo C. (November 7, 2019)
Great volunteering experience. Work is extremely gratifying, you get to meet sweet homeowners and lots of people from all over the world. Life on base is intense but everything runs very smoothly due to the 24h commitment of the staff members who are extremely helpful and easygoing. Strongly recommended!
by Mars S. (November 7, 2019)
Staff does a great job of making all volunteers feel welcome. Work is hard but rewarding. Great sense of community! You will meet lifelong friends and learn amazing new skills!
by Grace B. (November 7, 2019)
All Hands And Hearts povides volunteers with an incredible oppurtunity to engage with communities effected by natural disasters, form meaningful relationships with other vols from all across the world, and contribute to work that actually makes a difference. I have been on two AHAH projects (Oaxaca and Yabucoa) and would fully reccomend the organization to anyone wanting to work hard and provide relief for those in need.
by Sasha M. (May 19, 2017)
I spent 5 weeks in Nepal as a volunteer with All Hands Volunteers, it was a life changing experience. This is a place where you can show up, with no applicable skills but still make a large impact. You can work hard, get dirty and meet some incredible humans along the way. You live in a community and truly get to see what the local people have been through. It is rare to find a group of like minded individuals with such diverse backgrounds working towards the same mission. The first few days can be challenging to adjust, but once you give yourself the time and get to know the community and other volunteers it is truly the best experience you could ask for.
by Kevin K. (May 10, 2017)
I was first introduced and exposed to All Hands through an organization at the Univesity of Cincinnati that included a service trip to the Louisiana site. After traveling and being a part of the volunteer's culture and service in Batin Rouge, I can say the experience was nothing short of extraordinary. I'm happy to have met and learned from the volunteers I got to meet, and I'm even heading back on my own to be a resident volunteer because I just can't get enough. Being a part of All Hands just brings a smile to my face.
by Jo A. from MU (May 7, 2017)
I heard about All Hands through a friend at University and wanted to gain some experience in the field so I initially signed up to volunteer for 2.5 months in the Philippines. I fell in love with the organisation, the volunteers, the locals and the work we do instantly. 2.5 months turned into 20 months in The Philippines>Nepal>Ecuador>Haiti>Nepal>Madagascar. It is hard work; 6 days a week of tough manual labour but it's 100% worth it. I could go on and on about how great my experience was but you have to try it to understand what I mean :) I can't wait to go on another program!
by Dan V. from GB (April 29, 2017)
I have now volunteered for over 6 months with All Hands in Nepal and Louisiana. I cannot recommend this organisation enough. I fully believe the work we do allows you to realise the potential each individual has to do a huge amount of good in this world. By being surrounded by such an incredibly selfless and good hearted group of individuals you allow yourself to be positively influenced in every aspect of your life, learning lessons that will begin to define you, and stay with you forever. I am grateful for everything volunteering with this organisation has given me and the most rewarding end to your work day is the progression you see in the site your on, and the daily benefits you see in the improved lifestyle of the beneficiaries and communities your working within.
by Victor G. (April 28, 2017)
I've had an unforgettable time with these amazing people. All Hands is at once a family that creates the best possible living conditions for volunteers, and a very efficient organization that understands the needs of the people who need help. You will be able to actually see on a day to day basis the impact of your work on the lives of those you help, and at the same time be part of a living experience like no other, while developing skills in no time. If you're looking for a meaningful, powerful volunteering opportunity, All Hands is made for you.
by Mary A. from GB (April 28, 2017)
I volunteered with AHV for 2 months in the Philippines and also travelled to Malawi. My time was awesome, I came to the project having heard nothing about AHV or knowing any other volunteers. Everyone made me feel welcome. This is an organization where you get what you put in, expect to work and party hard and learn loads about the world and yourself. 100% recommend AHV but be warned, once your part of the AHV family there wont be timezone or continent you wont know someone and the experience will live with you for a very long time. In fact loads of volunteers find themselves extending their time and the experience changing the direction of their lives.
by Topher H. (April 27, 2017)
After hearing about All Hands Volunteers, I decided to see what it was all about. Instantly I felt welcomed into the group of volunteers and staff. The work that this organization is doing to help communities affected by the devastating floods of 2016 is simply amazing. I am both moved and touched deeply by the care and concern for the flood affected victims that this organization has. I originally signed up to volunteer for 4 months but have since decided to add a 5th month of volunteer service. We are serious about what we do but we have a lot of fun helping to restore the lives of those who were and are still affected. I HIGHLY suggest looking into All Hands Volunteers and volunteering your time and talents!
by Tyler S. (April 27, 2017)
My time with All Hands has been one of the best experiences of my life. Not only do you get to do meaningful work and significantly help others, you will also make life long friends with your fellow volunteers and the staff members. All Hands is much more than just an organization that facilitates volunteers - it is a family of like-minded people who are determined to help others and have some fun while they do it! While with All Hands I have learned countless construction skills (no previous experience required!) and learned about disaster response. My experience has opened my eyes to countless future opportunities and provided me with valuable connections. I highly recommend All Hands. You will do meaningful, high quality work with one of the most respected disaster relief NGOs out there, and you will have a lot of fun doing it - meeting new people and exploring new parts of the world. All Hands rebuilds hope, it's not just a cheesy slogan, it's actually what they do.
by Mckenzie W. (April 27, 2017)
All hands is seriously amazing for so many reasons. Not only do you not need experience, but you leave with enough experience to do this as an occupation (more or less) it makes Learninng and Doing the work super fun, especially with our sight supervisors and team leaders. It's like a giant family when you join and it makes you never want to leave. Working with all hands is life changing and probably the best thing I've ever done. To go somewhere that you just click and fit in with quickly. You're helping people, while helping yourself and you don't even notice. Plus it's cheap so yaaasss! If I haven't quite won you over yet. The meals are extrodinary. I've eaten better here than I have eaten in a long time
by Dottie G. (April 27, 2017)
All Hands Volunteers is family and became so within a week of my first time on project. I came to Program Louisiana in November and haven't left! From the homeowners we help in the Denham Springs and Baton Rouge communities to the volunteers and staff both on project and from headquarters, it is easy to fall in love with this type of work and lifestyle. I came here not knowing the first thing about how to use a drill or how to sanitize mold spores, but the team leaders and site supervisors were patient and informative. What better way to travel than to help communities in need, learn new skills, meet new friends that become family and challenge yourself in ways you may never imagine! Volunteer for a day, a week or a lifetime, I promise you will not regret it!
by Helen L. from GB (April 27, 2017)
My time with All Hands changed me completely. They are amazing - I can't recommend them enough. Go prepared to work hard and play hard and you'll love it. I volunteered in Nepal and to know and have seen the impact that 3 weeks volunteering had on the local communities was priceless. All Hands work well with the local community respecting them fully in all the decisions that they make and giving those communities back their self respect. I went on my own and made friends on the bus journey to base never mind once I'd got there! Just stop thinking about it and volunteer with them - At worst you won't regret it and at best your life will change.
by Lauren M. (Administrator for this Organization) (April 27, 2017)
All Hands Volunteers is the best organisation I have ever volunteered with. The work they complete in disaster affected communities is desperately needed. They integrate seamlessly with local communities and actively involve them in the recovery efforts. I was impressed and heartened to see the professionalism of this organisation and I know I will be back soon! Keep doing what your doing!
by Isabelle S. from GB (April 27, 2017)
I have volunteered with All Hands Volunteers in both the Philippines and Nepal over the last 3 years. To say these experiences changed my life would be an understatement. I feel incredibly privileged to have been lucky enough to be part of such an impactful organisation that carries out essential work in communities after natural disasters. The integrity of their approach underlines their commitment to helping those most in need, and building back better for the future. The work is meaningful and restorative. I cannot recommend this organisation enough, and the fact that it is 100% free to volunteer ensures that these opportunities are offered and available for all - creating a fantastically diverse base environment! See you again soon!!!
by Michaela B. (April 16, 2014)
I volunteered with All Hands for 4 weeks in the Philippines helping to rebuild disaster affected communities. I found my time with them incredibly inspiring. They have some amazing project coordinators who managed foreign volunteers and local workers to great effect, creating an atmosphere of global cooperation. The best thing about AHV is that it is completely free to volunteer, that way you get back exactly what you put in i.e. your energy and enthusiasm returned ten fold by the rewards of helping such a tight knit group. I can't recommend AHV highly enough.

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