We want to encourage everyone to think about travelling responsibly and what better way to do it than by starting young! Although the majority of our projects for individuals are generally only available to the over 16s, we are able to welcome school and college volunteer groups onto most of our projects so long as they are travelling with a teacher or leader who is over 18.
Volunteering on a worthwhile project abroad as educational travel can really push back the classroom walls and helps bring learning to life - providing so many benefits for students. Taking them off the beaten track and letting them see first-hand the issues faced by so many in the developing world can give them a real insight into the struggles of daily life in developing nations and put their lives at home into context.
Volunteering allows students to interact with the local people in a way that no other travelling experience can. Whether they are on a building project alongside locals working together as a team to improve community facilities or on a teaching project, assisting local teachers in the classroom, or taking part in reforestation, their volunteering experience will give them an insight into a culture that would just not be possible by simply visiting as a tourist.
All of our project sites are evaluated for safety and have health and safety procedures in place and the safety of our volunteers is our key priority. By choosing to take part in a structured program that employs local coordinators who are well experienced in taking care of the needs of volunteers you can provide your students with a meaningful experience while having the peace of mind that they will be well looked after and safe.
We provide projects where people from diverse backgrounds can work together to help overcome the need, poverty, hunger, education, health and environmental challenges facing Haiti.
These volunteer projects are an opportunity to assist the victims of the earthquake, needy people and to participate in meaningful community service while living and interacting in an intercultural environment.
$350.00/week/person registration fee includes accommodation, food, laundry and local transportation. 1/3 of that money is used to fund our projects. You will pay less if you will spend many weeks with us.
Transportation (airfare) to Haiti is arranged and paid for by the volunteer.
We work closely with all our groups and take the time to ensure that all arrangements are satisfactory to the group's needs and objectives.
No visa is required to travel to Haiti if you are a US or Canadian citizen.
- In-country Perspectives Programming that includes excursions to nearby points of interest, special events and discussions with a variety of local cultural, professional, governmental and community agencies and people.
- Travel to Help Home-Base structure, providing you with a comfortable, safe place to live.
- In-country basic language assistance (optional).
- Professional, locally-based staff to provide orientation, supervision and guidance throughout your stay.
- Country-based airport transportation.
- Local phone calls.
Before you depart we offer:
- contact details to pass along to your family
When you arrive we provide:
- Pick-up from the airport
- Welcome orientation
- Accommodation and food and local transportation
The volunteers are accommodated in our guest-houses, nestled in a quiet neighborhood of Delmas, Kenscoff, Fermathe in the mountain. The guest-houses provide dormitory-style lodging, Wi-Fi, TV cable and Vonage phone lines.
Our volunteers are served three meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner), with a combination of Haitian and continental food. Tap water is not safe to drink in Haiti, however bottled or purified water is readily available in our all our guest-houses. If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know when you apply for the program so we can make arrangements for you.
Our volunteers can expect to share a room with same sex several other teams. Bedding is provided.
60 Rte de Fermathe
Kenscoff, Département de l'Ouest, Haiti HT6120
Start and end dates:Our programs are ongoing.
Duration:Less than 3 months
Time commitment:Full time (30-40 hours/week)
Times of day:Mornings
Days of week:Weekdays
Extra details:Fee required
International volunteer options:International volunteers welcome