Dedicated to arts, culture, and environmental education in the Poconos region.


The presence of the Shawnee Institute volunteer work teams helps to ease the trauma that occurs annually around the globe. To learn more about our current projects or how you may help, please email us.

Shawnee Reaches Out to Victims of Hurricane

Hands on USA (2005-2006)
Biloxi, Mississippi

Hands On USA - Hurrican Katrina Relief

Hands On USA is an all-volunteer group with no paid staff. Originally based in Thailand as a response to the Tsunami disaster there, a new group has been created in Biloxi, Mississippi. They were on the ground and working within days of Hurricane Katrina.Volunteers are clearing

trees, gutting houses, tarping roofs, providing medical street teams, and delivering supplies to neighborhoods which other agencies have not reached.

Tsunami Outreach From Shawnee Institute Members

All Hands (2004-2005, formally Hands on Global)
Phuket, Thailand
Since our very first project in Thailand over five years ago we have had over 5,000 volunteers join us from over 34 countries to provide humanitarian aid to those in need. Thank you for giving your time to help!