March 1, 2012
I have volunteered with All Hands both in Leogane, Haiti and Ofunato, Japan. In both of my experiences I was most impressed by the respectful immersion of All Hands into the community that was being served-- truly listening to the community and addressing the problems people were facing. In Haiti, the successful local volunteer program was integral in achieving a supportive and collaborative relationship with the community of Leogane, with a shared goal that brought together the international and local volunteers. I had the opportunity to do a variety of work with the encouragement and support to take on more responsibility—an aspect of the organization that creates a collaborative environment among staff and volunteers in which an idea can be voiced and heard. All Hands brings together hard working, dedicated and passionate people ready to jump in, get dirty and work towards a change. Although hard work happened every day, leaving the community and friends (both local and international) on an All Hands Project was the most difficult part.
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