Frequently Asked Questions

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Health
COVID-19 Update
What COVID-19 safety measures are you implementing on program?
Please review our COVID-19 Safety page to learn about the operational standards we’ve implemented on program to safeguard our community and help you have a safe and healthy volunteer experience. The page features COVID-19 specific FAQs.
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Volunteering
Applying to Volunteer
How do I apply to volunteer?
We currently have multiple volunteering opportunities available all around the world. Head over to our Volunteer Page to find more information about individual programs and links to our volunteer applications to apply today!
What are the accommodations like?
Accommodations vary by program however, all programs are communal living and are often in community center spaces such as churches or schools. Our accommodation is mixed gender housing, and there are always functioning bathrooms and showers. You will find the most updated information on what to pack, what to expect, and how to get to the base in the volunteer information packet found on the program page.
Are there any Terms and Conditions?
Learn more about our Volunteer Terms and Conditions. Please read the “Hold Harmless” and “Code of Conduct” agreements carefully; by checking the boxes on your volunteer waiver, you confirm your understanding and acceptance of these terms.
I loved my experience with All Hands and Hearts! What can I do next?
Join our Alumni Network! This resource is your space to connect and network with other alumni, take humanitarian training, find photos and blogs from other volunteers and continue to support communities impacted by disasters. We post job opportunities on the job board and announce priority sign-ups to new programs, among other alumni-only benefits!
Are there internships or employment opportunities?
For employment opportunities, visit Our Careers page for a list of our current vacancies.
Can I get a certificate/proof of my volunteer hours?
Yes, just let the Volunteer Relations Coordinator know that you need documentation and we’ll be happy to provide proof of your volunteer days. Alternatively, you can email us with this request at [email protected]
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Donations
Ways to give
Can I give monthly?
Yes! Monthly donations help us to plan for the future. In a world where disasters are unfortunately increasingly common, recurring funding enables us to assess more communities impacted by severe weather and to commit more resources to help them onto the long road to recovery.
Will I get a receipt?
A donation receipt will be sent to you at the email address you provide on this form. Please be sure to keep a copy of your receipt for tax purposes. If you select a recurring donation, you will be sent an individual receipt each month when your donation is processed.
Is this donation tax deductible?
Yes. All Hands and Hearts is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. To claim a donation as a deduction on your U.S. taxes, please keep your email donation receipt as your official record. We'll send it to you upon successful completion of your donation.
Want to wire funds from a US bank?
Please contact our development team.
Want to wire funds but live outside the US?
Please contact our development team.
Want to make a stock donation?
Please contact our Finance Manager on our development team for details regarding stock transfers.
Can I mail in a check donation?
Absolutely! Please mail check donations to All Hands and Hearts Smart Response ATTN: Engagement Department 6 County Road, STE 6 Mattapoisett, MA 02739
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Events
Donations
When are the donations from my fundraiser due?
We encourage All Hands and Hearts sponsors to send in their donations as soon as they are collected, but donations should be sent no later than 30 days from the time your fundraiser has ended. Please use our Mail-In Donation form.
Can I accept the bulk of the donations and write All Hands and Hearts one check?
Checks should be made out to All Hands and Hearts Smart Response, Inc., with “Your Fundraiser Name” written in the memo line. If the check is from your account, you, and not your donors, will receive a tax receipt from All Hands and Hearts.
Hosting an event
Where can I find photos, videos and other materials to use for my event?
Please refer to the Events Toolkit that includes several approved assets for your use. If you have any additional questions, please email [email protected]
Online fundraising
When I create a fundraising page, is my information or my donors’ information shared with anyone?
When you create a personal fundraising page, your registration information is shared with All Hands and Hearts. All Hands and Hearts will also have access to the information of people who make donations through your page (unless they donate anonymously).
How do I receive a refund for my donation?
If you made a donation by accident, or accidentally donated multiple times and would like a refund, please contact us directly at [email protected]
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