Travel to Haiti
NOTICE: Due to the worldwide pandemic, we are postponing volunteer trips until further notice. It is our #1 priority to protect the health and safety of the citizens of Haiti and of our volunteers. You can still support ServeHAITI’s mission. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about volunteer opportunities in your area! Mèsi!
ServeHAITI has been organizing group trips to Grand-Bois, Haiti for over 16 years. The agenda is designed to deliver an authentic Haitian experience where you will learn about the initiatives of our organization: Health, Water, Education and Economic Development. Our trips are based on the “Common Adventurer” philosophy, which holds that the foremost goal of any common adventure is to achieve an enjoyable and worthwhile experience while displaying the greatest respect for our hosts. We will provide an opportunity to spend time within the community as well as free time to explore the countryside and its beautiful vistas. Our goal is that this experience enriches the lives of both Haitians and delegates alike. We hope our time together in Haiti encourages you to become part of our ServeHAITI family when you return home.
Delegates pay their own travel expenses. We welcome people from all over the world, with a variety of skills, interests and experience.
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We fly as a group, leaving on a designated flight with a trip leader, to start our adventure. After landing in Port-au-Prince airport, we are picked up and taken to a local guesthouse. We will spend a few days in the countries capital learning about the challenges of the developing nation and solutions that are currently in action. Then we’ll head out of the hustle and bustle of the city to the quiet beauty of the mountains of Grand-Bois. While in the mountains, we stay on the second floor of the St. Vincent de Paul Health Center. Men and woman have separate, dorm style rooms with a bed for each volunteer. The clinic has running water and private bathrooms. Meals at the clinic will consist of delicious Haitian fare prepared carefully by our clinic cooks. You will have an interpreter for the duration of your stay, not only to help you interact with locals but also to offer you insight into the culture of Haiti. Each day will be different. We may spend the day visiting homes with Community Health Workers (CHW’s) or Gift of Water Technicians, observing clinic operations, visiting local businesses. We head back to Port Au Prince the night before your flight home, with your experience leaving a lasting impression from what we describe as ‘the magic of the mountain.’
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“This is a great organization to be a part of and I encourage anybody who enjoys volunteering to check out a trip! Serve Haiti has made such a difference in the lives of so many people and will change your life after the first trip! Can’t wait to go back!” – Conor Gasaway
“If you’re looking for an organization focused entirely on sustainability and the needs of a beautiful, resilient people, look no further. This organization focuses on what the people need, not what Americans think they need.” – Alexandra E. Stanford
“What impressed me the most was the cultural considerations and desire to support capacity building within the community. Also, the level of transparency and commitment of every volunteer and board member. I truly felt a sense of all efforts pointing to solidarity and sustainability of the Grand-Bois community. The work of this organization is bigger than all of us and supports life and a constant light of hope.”– Dwan Adams, ServeHAITI Volunteer
Does ServeHAITI cover any costs for the trip? The delegate traveling covers all expenses. Costs incurred include immunizations required for Haiti, round trip airfare, room & board and delegate fees to cover translators and rental cars. Costs vary depending on the size of your group. Budget approximately $2000 for the entire trip.
What are the age requirements? Delegates must be 18 years or older to travel alone. We allow teenagers 14 and older to travel if they have a chaperone.
What documents do I need to travel to Haiti? You will need a current passport that doesn’t expire for at least 6 months from your departure date from Haiti.
How do I book my trip? Once you’ve read through all the information on the travel page and decided on a trip date, create a delegate log-in. On the secure delegate page, you’ll upload necessary documents, get pre-trip training and pay the $300 non-refundable deposit to secure your spot. Space is limited to 10 delegates per trip. You’ll receive a confirmation email with information about which flight to book.
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Delegate Registration is still under construction. Email our trip logistics coordinator for more information at email@example.com