Location
Multiple Locations +3
  • United States of America
  • Bahamas
  • Guatemala
Length
4 to 8 weeks

Program Details

Age Min.
18
Age Max
64
Timeframe
Short Term Summer Winter
Travel Type
Budget Solo Women

Pricing

Starting Price
0
Price Details
It is completely free to volunteer with All Hands and Hearts. We are offering the following benefits, among others, to DM12 participants:
-Personalized support from our Volunteer Coordination Team to ensure participants are fully prepared and trained;
-Flights and local travel to the volunteer program, and return fight home after completing the program commitment;
-Accommodation while at the program and during any required layover or quarantine period;
-Three meals per day for the duration of the program (8 or 12 weeks);
-Small stipends to help cover costs during mandatory breaks
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airfare Airport Transfers Equipment Meals Transportation Wifi
Jul 13, 2021
May 13, 2021

About Program

DM12 is a volunteer service commitment to communities impacted by natural disasters. This initiative is built on 15 years of disaster relief experience, and designed to make it safer for volunteers to work with us during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to many safety measures we have implemented, we support, train and cover the expenses of participants.

Please check our website for more information; on our volunteer page, you can apply for current DM12 opportunities and sign up for email updates.

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

  • Personalized support from our Volunteer Coordination Team to ensure participants are fully prepared and trained.
  • Flight and local travel to the volunteer program, and a return flight home after completing the service commitment.
  • Accommodation while at the program and during any required layover or quarantine period.
  • Three meals per day for the duration of the program.
  • Small stipends to help cover costs during mandatory breaks.

Program Impact

In 15 years, All Hands and Hearts has had:

1,204,000 Lives Impacted
61,000 Volunteers
144 Volunteer Nationalities
122 Disaster Programs
20 Countries Served
309 Schools Completed and
115,000+ Children Back to School

Join our cause. Volunteer with All Hands and Hearts to have a greater impact on a community in need.

Program Reviews

8.88 Rating
based on 16 reviews
  • 9-10 rating 68.75%
  • 7-8 rating 25%
  • 5-6 rating 6.25%
  • 3-4 rating 0%
  • 1-2 rating 0%
  • Impact 8.8
  • Support 8.9
  • Fun 8.6
  • Value 9.4
  • Safety 9.5
Showing 1 - 8 of 16 reviews
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Joél
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

A Wonderful Way to Meet Wonderful People

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!

9 people found this review helpful.
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Alexander
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

DM12 Bahamas

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!

11 people found this review helpful.
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Valeria
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing

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
13 people found this review helpful.
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Kaitlin
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

cool project

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.
12 people found this review helpful.
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Jenny
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

All Hands and Hearts DM12 Los Angeles

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.
12 people found this review helpful.
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Kyana
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

LA DM 12

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
12 people found this review helpful.
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Kymber
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

DM12 Los Angeles

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.
10 people found this review helpful.
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Juan
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Good experience helping

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
12 people found this review helpful.

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