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Touching Hands Project

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Read the latest updates from the Touching Hands volunteers as they travel to Haiti.

About THP


Creating opportunities for hand specialists to give back their knowledge and expertise to the global community.

Through the work of the Touching Hands Project (THP), hand surgeons will have a way to serve in short term missions to under served communities.

This initiative will enable more members to give back to the community and deliver very positive return to both the Foundation and the Society.

Giving to Outreach and the Touching Hands Project gives each ASSH member another option for their donations and philanthropic efforts. All donations will count toward giving circles and other benefits of the AFSH 25th Anniversary campaign.  

Fundraising to support the mission of Touching Hands Project will allow ASSH members who may have different interests from the past goal-driven Foundation efforts to become energized and involved in new ways; members can give to the ASSH/AFSH at the perfect time, as we embark on the 25th Anniversary campaign.

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Volunteer Service Kit
Volunteer Service Kit

The ASSH Volunteer Service Committee, in conjunction with American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) member editors and Spanish translators, have produced a two-disk set for hand surgeons who are volunteering overseas.  

What you need to know to become a THP Volunteer
Medical volunteers from around the country and overseas partner with local medical professional in under-developed and under-resourced areas to share knowledge and expertise and provide much needed surgical care in the hand and upper extremity. Join one of our medical missions and help transform lives with the gift of healing.


THP Resources
Download the brochure to share.‚Äč
Other Volunteer Resources

Book & Equipment Donations

If you are interested in donating books or equipment, we recommend contacting these organizations for details.

Direct Relief International coordinates equipment donations from institutions and manufacturers for use overseas.

Health Volunteers Overseas coordinates book donations. You must contact HVO for shipping instructions. Email:

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