All Hands Volunteers

Rating: 4.89 stars   184 reviews

Nonprofit Issues:

Disaster Aid


6 County Road Suite 6 Mattapoisett MA 02739 USA


All Hands Volunteers is a US-based, 501(c)3 non-profit organization, that provides hands-on assistance to survivors of natural disasters around the world, with maximum impact and minimum bureaucracy. By supporting volunteers with housing, meals, tools, and organized work at no charge we are able to provide free and effective response services to communities in need. Our programs are directed by the needs of each community in which we work, ensuring a timely, relevant, and culturally sensitive response.


Over the past 10 years your donations have been incredibly effective. Here are a few of the impacts they've made: 57 projects in 10 years 20 international projects 37 United States based projects 31,000+ volunteers from 94 countries 1Million+ hours of service donated

Target demographics:

people affected by natural disasters and rebuild communities

Direct beneficiaries per year:

500+ families following a natural disaster in the USA or around the world.

Geographic areas served:



mucking and gutting houses, debris removal, flood water removal, and basic rebuild processes.

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Reviews for All Hands Volunteers

Rating: 4 stars  

AHV is a great way to actually get your hands dirty and make a difference instead of just wondering where the money you donate goes when you send 3quid to a massive organisation. You definitely feel like you're helping so many people and theres loads of ways to use your own skills to improve the running of things or even just help other volunteers learn how to do something like, oh I don't know, build a house!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am from Philippines and has volunteered in Tacloban, Leyte which was devastated by the typhoon Haiyan last November 2013.

Being a first time volunteer, i can't help but be nervous, but after a day I was able to fit in and feel in love with AHV in their amazing job that they have done with the people of Leyte where they built homes and repaired boats in Samar which was their livelihood. And also being a Filipino I was able to communicate better with the locals and was able to hear their amazing story of survival during the typhoon and have said that the only NGO actively working in rebuilding and helping the community was AHV, in fact almost 2 years on after the typhoon Haiyan you can still see AHV volunteers working, organized fundraising and challeging themselves like shaving their hair for fundraising.
They have made friends with the locals and already considered AHV as their extended family member which really inspired me to volunteer again for AHV.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I had great two months working with All Hands in Tacloban, Philippines. It's a great organisation with loads of opportunities to get involve with projects at all levels. The staff are great, housing and food absolutely fine and they attract great volunteers from all over the world. If you want to make a difference and are happy to get dirty and sweaty, AHV are fab. I loved it and would have spent longer on project if my life allowed. I highly recommend this organisation

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Rating: 5 stars  

I had an amazing experience with AHVs! A team oriented organization that really give warm hands to people in need! To top a cherry, they are one of the very few organizations that provide their volunteers accomandation and foods!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Originally committed to a month and a half with all hands but quickly decided I wanted to extend to five months. A really great experience so far. Will definitely be joining then again.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is a place where all kinds of people can come together from across the world and participate and contribute to making a difference in people's lives. No level of experience is required which means that it remains open to everyone and people can come and bring their expertise.
It's a great organisation to be part of and a place you will return to time and time again!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I volunteered with All Hands in Brooklyn in 2015. I had planned to stay for 2 weeks, during my summer vacation. The staff was amazing, there were volunteers from so many places, the atmosphere was better than I could have wished for. After 10 days I extended my stay to 3 weeks. Every day at work I learned new things. There were people with no former experience as well as others who were familiar with tools or have build before. There were tasks for each and every one of us.
I can't wait to volunteer with All Hands again! I recommend them to everyone, looking for a way to help out, no matter if physically at the sites or by donating. In the end every little thing helps!

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Rating: 5 stars  

So, I just recently retuned home after five weeks of volunteering with all hands at their kathmandu, Nepal base. While there I learned that I had many choices as to what I could be doing as a volunteer. There was a project called 50 homes and another known rubble. 50 homes was broken down into sections that ultimately come together to form a temporary shelter for people who lost their homes. The sections: structure/wires/walls/roof. Rubble consisted of removing rubble from completely damaged homes in order to create a flat surface so that he families could one day rebuild. Out of these options I truly loved to rubble. It's hard, intense, and a great way to make sure you get a good nights sleep. From when I arrived to when I left everything felt well organized and I loved every moment. The staff was great and the volunteers were amazing. I have made friends that will
Last a lifetime and done something that I feel served a dire need. Overall, this was the best experience of my life thus far. Raffi's Rubble Rules!!!

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is an outstanding and amazing organization. I volunteered 3 months last summer and 3 months this year for project leyte. You meet amazing volunteers from all over the world and you really make a huge difference in the communities, from building homes to reconstructing a basketball court. All hands does whatever it takes to really make a positive difference in disaster relief areas. I had never volunteered before I joined all hands and it was the best thing I have ever done. It is a lot of hard work but there is plenty of fun while doing the work. The experiences I have had with this organization have changed my life forever in the best of ways. I highly recommend this organization it really makes a difference in the world and you can play a part by just volunteering. Ill be back again that is for sure.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I had a very great time - we helped those in need and were well looked after.

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