With immense support from our local and global partners, we’re committed to performing continuous work in The Bahamas through September 2021. Our focus will be on the restoration of the Every Child Counts School and Little Darlings Academy in Marsh Harbour, Abaco as well as continued work on residential homes.
Before our program suspension due to COVID-19, our teams had been working tirelessly to get schools back up and running in Marsh Harbour, performing work on seven schools, including Every Child Counts, St. Francis de Sales, and Central Abaco Primary School (the biggest public school on the island). Since our return to Marsh Harbour, we’ve contributed to the completion of the Central Abaco Primary School, and are continuing to focus on the completion of Every Child Counts, whilst also beginning work on Little Darlings Academy.
Alongside our work in schools, our teams continue to work on a variety of needs for residential homes. We continue to engage in response work including mucking and gutting, debris removal, and mold sanitation. Additionally, we anticipate that roof repair will continue to be one of the highest needs for residents on Abaco so we’re running our Resilient Roof Repair & Rebuild Program to work on as many homes as possible.
We are happy to announce the opening of our second program in the Bahamas! Located in Dundas Town, our staff team has recently welcomed their first cohort of DM12 volunteers.
DM12 is an 8-week service commitment to communities impacted by natural disasters. This initiative is built on 15 years of disaster relief experience, enabling All Hands and Hearts to safely run volunteer operations.
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 flight home after completing the 8-week commitment;
- Accommodation while at the program and during any required layover or quarantine period;
- Three meals per day for the duration of the 8 weeks;
- Small stipends to help cover costs during mandatory breaks
DM12 Participant Selection Process
We expect interested candidates to demonstrate their suitability via their DM12 application.
Please check our website for more information about our disaster relief programs; on our volunteer page, you will find current DM12 opportunities and be able to sign up for email updates about future opportunities.
- 8-week Commitment. Participants will sign a member service agreement that states they are able to volunteer five days a week for the duration of the 8-week program.
- Undertake Training. Participants will complete the training and skills development.
- Personal Fundraising. Participants will help raise funds to support the program via peer-to-peer fundraising.
- Advocacy and Outreach. Participants will advocate for All Hands and Hearts by amplifying our message and sharing their volunteer experience.
- Abide by Volunteer Code of Conduct and Terms and Conditions. Participants must abide by the Volunteer Code of Conduct and Terms and Conditions at all times.
- Follow Covid-19 Safety Measures. Participants will follow the safety measures put in place to mitigate the risk of COVID-19.
- Flexibility. Participants should be mindful DM12 is subject to the region’s COVID-19 restrictions.
About All Hands and Hearts
All Hands and Hearts is a volunteer-powered nonprofit that effectively and efficiently addresses the immediate and long-term needs of communities impacted by natural disasters around the globe. By listening to local people, and deploying our direct-impact model, we are able to rebuild safe, resilient schools, homes and other community infrastructure. Learn more at allhandsandhearts.org.
How to apply
Fill out an application here!