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Mission Statement

All Hands and Hearts is a US-based, 501(c)3 non-profit organization, that efficiently and effectively addresses the immediate and long-term needs of communities impacted by natural disasters. By listening to local people, and deploying our unique model of engaging volunteers to enable direct impact, we rebuild safe, resilient schools, homes and other community infrastructure. Through volunteer and community engagement, we aim to help families recover faster after natural disasters using our "smart response" strategy. By rebuilding in a disaster resilient way, we prepare them for future events and, through the process, strengthen both volunteers and communities.


We have suspended all volunteer programs to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). At All Hands and Hearts, we are applying what we have learned in 15 years of disaster relief work to take responsible actions that safeguard our global community and slow the spread of the coronavirus. These are the actions we have taken to do our part and slow the spread of COVID-19. https://bit.ly/2UwUAQv

Since mid-March, there has been an overwhelming need for personal protective equipment (PPE) in hospitals around the nation. And, the current situation in New York is dire.

We are leveraging our disaster-relief experience, working with stressed supply chains, to source and distribute PPE to hospitals and other healthcare facilities that need it most, starting with those in Long Island, New York.

Only through your generosity and companies such as Juhi-Ash Center who has made a $20,000 donation toward the goal to purchase the personal protective equipment necessary for healthcare workers on the frontlines of COVID-19. Please support this effort by donating today:

We are in this together.


Average Review 28 reviews

Would you recommend All Hands and Hearts - Smart Response?

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.