Location
  • Poland
    • Krakow
Length
1 week
Need-based funding
Health & Safety

Program Details

Language
English
Age Min.
18
Timeframe
Short Term Spring Break Winter
Housing
Lodge
Groups
Small Group (1-15) Medium Group (16-30) Large Group (31+)
Travel Type
Budget Family Older Travelers Solo Women

Pricing

Price Details
There is absolutely no cost to volunteer with us.
What's Included
Accommodation Equipment Meals Some Meals
What's Not Included
Activities Airfare Domestic Airfare Some Meals SIM cards Transportation Travel Insurance Visa
Mar 15, 2024
Apr 15, 2023
8 travelers are looking at this program

About Program

All Hands and Hearts has been addressing the unique needs of families and individuals impacted by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine since March 2022. With a focus on refugees and internally displaced persons, we are committed to supporting these communities.

Krakow, Poland, has and continues to receive an influx of individuals and families who fled their homes after the invasion. All Hands and Hearts has been working in the city for the last year, conducting repairs to shelters so Ukrainian refugees have a safe and comfortable place to live. We also coordinate events to give the Ukrainian communities a sense of normalcy after the invasion uprooted their lives.

Join us in Poland until May 31, 2024!

This program is currently not being promoted on Go Overseas by its provider. Check with All Hands and Hearts for the most up-to-date information regarding the status of this program.

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Program Highlights

  • NO program fee
  • 3 meals provided on volunteer days
  • Free Accommodation
  • No prior experience is required!
  • Immerse yourself in a multicultural and multigenerational community.

Program Reviews

5.00 Rating
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  • Impact 5
  • Support 5
  • Fun 4.5
  • Value 5
  • Safety 5
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Roger
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Poland

I volunteered with All Hands And Hearts in Poland to help displaced Families from Ukraine. We constructed a living space in the unused attic o a school near the Ukraine border. This work involved waterproofing, installing steel studs, installing fireproof sheetrock painting, and installing flooring. This work was completed by our volunteers, some of whom needed to be trained to complete the individual task. Working together to achieve this goal makes one's heart sing. Meeting, living with, and working with volunteers from all parts of the globe gives you an understanding of who you are and what's important in your life. There is no greater feeling than when you can help someone in need.

Pros
  • Good Purpose
  • Great food
  • Great people
Cons
  • Covid
57 people found this review helpful.
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leslie
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Great Experience

As an architect, it is great to work with those they need our help. If you have never volunteered, you should try it , but bring your energy ( you will need it by day 2 ) , your spirit, and your assets. Communal living at night and early morning , mean being polite and respective of everyone's needs not just yours, and our group was very thoughtful and cognizant of everyone's needs from showers to who could help others, even back at base. Someone asked, if you felt better after what you did, and I always reply, I felt like I could not do enough. You go to bed a good tired, you get up early ( but I do anyway ) and get rolling .
The safety on site is very good, and we had a great team leader, Tony. Please bring your organizational skills to keep tools in place and cleaned up for everyone as well as yourself. Tools are expensive everywhere, but more difficult to obtain in certain parts of the world
The team could rotate thru different areas and objectives, for building, you learn how to do things better as a person and as a group.
I would go again and again, the people we are trying to help , actually teach you as well, we are so privileged in our countries , where we do not have bombs dropping on our heads, or where we can obtain food anywhere and everywhere. The people you meet will teach you the grace and dignity of survival, we are performing just a small task in the chain of their events and life. No matter where you go , the experience you come back with will stay with your forever in your mind and soul.

Pros
  • Working as a Team, with people from all over the world
  • Serving Others
  • Meeting the People we serve/assist
Cons
  • Wish I personally had more time for the program
  • Trips to these places, generally take 24-30 hours to get to ( but worth it)
59 people found this review helpful.

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