All Hands and Hearts - Smart Response
99% Rating
(44 Reviews)

All Hands and Hearts - Smart Response

Want to help Hurricane Harvey survivors? We can help you get there!
We committed to remaining in Houston for the next two years to help families return back to their homes after Hurricane Harvey, and we need your help to get there! If you commit to volunteering for at least two weeks in 2018, we will provide a round-trip flight from within the United States to help you get to and from our program. Additionally, accommodation and meals are provided regardless of your length of stay.

Spots are limited, so apply today!

All Hands and Hearts - Smart Response is a US based, 501 c3 non-profit organization that addresses the immediate and long-term needs of communities impacted by natural disasters by engaging and leveraging volunteers, partner organizations, and local communities.

We aim to demonstrate the power and value of volunteerism through the tangible work done, the hope it brings to suffering communities, and the transformative experiences it provides for volunteers. Volunteers are asked to get themselves to and from the project and in return for working with All Hands and Hearts, each volunteer is provided with accommodation and food.

Most Recent Program Reviews

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Denham Springs, LA
University of Wisconsin- Madison

Always a great experience


I've participated on several All Hands projects now, and the reasons I keep coming back are plentiful. AHV is full of amazing people from all over the country and the world, absolutely committed to connecting with those affected by disasters and doing everything they can to get them real help. It's an incredible community, and everyone always loves the time they spend as a part of it.

You don't need to bring any skills or experience, just a commitment to learning and contributing.

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40 years old
Baton Rouge, LA
Boston Conservatory

Changed my life


I have been helping with disaster relief and recovery on All Hands projects for the past four years. What started out as a three month stint has totally changed the course of my life. Volunteering with All Hands has given me an outlet to help
people through some of the worst moments of their lives, has given me life skills I will have with me forever, helped me grow in ways I never could have imagined and has helped me become part of the best family I have ever known. Everyday, I get to work alongside some of the best people I have ever met. While making a difference and having fun at the same time. How many people can say that?

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21 years old
Saint John's University



I came to Louisiana looking to do something with my summer geared toward my career goals. What I found was a place where I was challenged, supported, and appreciated. Working with All Hands for the past two months has truly changed my perspective of the world and challenged who I thought I was. I have never been around a group of people more accepting, kind, or with more of a drive to help others. This, combined with the tangible positive impact you, as a volunteer, are making to help rebuild the community is unlike any other experience.


Life changing experience


I have been working with All Hands Volunteers for almost 3 months in Peru, and it is the most amazing volunteer program I have participated. It is incredible how much this project can impact an area, helping to rebuilt the community from the structural point of view to the economical as well. And it also an amazing experience to the volunteers to be engaged in this kind of activity, where you can see and be part of a work that is really a life changing one.

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All Hands peru Response, AMAZING


I came here a month ago to Huarmey to assist in the flood response. I have volunteered before with all hnds in Haiti. the whole proccess of getting here was simple and easy. Once here it has once again exceeded my expectations. We have a greatbase camp with over 50 volunteers who are all awesome like minded people. Hard days and fun nights. Staff are awesome and welcoming. Many stories made on this trip and ive now exteneded for somemonths as i dont wnt to leave! You wont regret volunteering for this organisiation. And its free! P.S the food is great and local beers cold and good.

How can this program be improved?

Full time up skilled first aid or medic on site.

Program Listings

All Hands and Hearts - Smart Response
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