All Hands and Hearts

Program Reviews

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Joél
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I have been numerous All Hands and Hearts programs and each time is a life-changing experience. The ability to help people in need, while being surrounded by the best people from around the world, is why I keep coming back to these programs. The most fulfilling programs for me are the ones where you get to meet and work alongside the people affected by the disaster. It's a powerful experience to join with the community and help them rebuild their lives.

I can't wait to get back out to another program now that I'm vaccinated!

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Alexander
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

This has definitely been one of the highlights of the year! One of the best decisions I’ve made! It’s truly amazing to be surrounded with like minded people who share a passion of volunteer service. By interacting with the local community, you really get a true sense of the work your doing and the immediate impact it’s having on the people. The program not only challenges you but provides opportunities for constant learning and growing outside of your comfort zone. A little work, a little play and a little fun make for a great experience! Highly recommended!

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Valeria
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

All hands projects have giving me a lot of knlowledge and fun. I love hands on projects in construction and with all hands we do all the time. The work is hard but is amazing to know that all my effort is for the kids that really need the help! All hands projects have giving me a lot of knlowledge and fun. I love hands on projects in construction and with all hands we do all the time. The work is hard but is amazing to know that all my effort is for the kids that really need the help! amazing!!!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Find time for yourself while live on base and work hard on site
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Kaitlin
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

i really like ahah, and have volunteered on a few projects pre covid. they are better, but the fact that this organization is able to run entire volunteer stuff in the middle of a pandemic and keep everyone looked after is pretty amazing. I would definitely recommend this program for anyone with a drive to work hard and meet new people. and i need 150 more characters to get this review submitted. what kind of website puts a minimum for something like this.. kinda strange gooverseas. anyways, shout out to ahah, it has been a great time.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
come ready to work hard and get dirty! The staff go out of their way to make sure that all your needs are met and that you are well taken care of, especially in this covid context. You will learn a ton about construction processes and tools as well as interpersonal skills around teamwork and shit like that.
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Jenny
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

All Hands and Hearts offer both domestic and international programs that serve disaster affected communities. The Los Angeles DM12 program focuses on Covid 19 relief work and is a 3 month commitment. There is no cost to volunteer with this organization, and food and housing are provided while on project.

The focus of the project works with local NGOs to provide testing, vaccines and food box preparation/distribution to those in need. The work is much needed and rewarding. The layout for the project work is rotated weekly which provides variation and aids to help in many areas.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
If you have a hammock, bring it. You have evenings and weekends to use at your leisure and base is situated in a beautiful campground at the base of the mountains.
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Kyana
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I am grateful I had the opportunity to join this program. It was an enjoyable, impactful and practicable experience. The program accommodates and takes good care of their volunteers from flights, living accommodations and meals — I was never hungry lol. The area was beautiful and safe. The partner programs were helpful and welcoming when working at the different sites and locations. I commend the staff for being supportive and present while adapting to all of the different personalities and needs of each volunteer.

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
Cactus
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Kymber
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

All Hands and Hearts DM 12 programs offer a unique opportunity to serve and meet community needs in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Los Angeles program specifically offers a nice variety of work, caring and supportive staff, as well as a beautiful location. The program also takes Covid-19 precautions very seriously, which helps volunteers feel safe and comfortable working in the field. Overall, it has been an incredibly rewarding experience to be apart of. If you’re considering it, I would definitely encourage you to go!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Say yes to this amazing opportunity to serve, meet new people, and explore a beautiful location.
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Juan
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

New cultures, new places, new experiences. The people is really interesting, the food es absolutely good and the staff have all organize to us. Is good experience for people the other countrys and local people. I want come back soon y know new opportunities to help.
I believe that is a beautiful program.
I from Colombia and this serve me to improve my English which natives and pruricultural people.
The condition the program are really good, the camp Bob Waldorf and staff are comfortable to everyone.
They are pending de ereryone and Always answered all question about anything

What would you improve about this program?
More inclusión en languages to people of other countrys
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Rolando
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Camp bob is a scene for those searching for peace, adventure & fun. It’s a place where anyone is invited and the energy is youthful and mystical quite at times. The people and staff really enhance everything and that’s what’s stood out to me the most. The events that this camp hosts is what makes it so endearing as it brings you to a grounded space of welcoming amongst strangers. You can tell there’s been lots of historical and magical moments here and I’m quite in awe knowing I get to create my own awe moments with the people I am with.

What was your funniest moment?
Late nights with great people! Lots and lots of laughs!
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Grace
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I worked with AHAH on a DM 12 in Los Angeles County supporting covid-19 vaccination and testing sites. The AHAH team was wondering and took our safety and time seriously, while providing a supportive network! I highly recommend this program to those who haven't participated in service programs before as a way to stick a toe in the water and see if long term service projects are for you. All Hands and Hearts programs truly give you the opportunity to make a difference and be embraced by a community!

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
Seeing the vaccination sites and Los Angeles really come back to life from the pandemic was amazing!