Check out the trip schedule below to see where you can go to help build a home. Click the country name for detailed information, including itinerary and trip costs.
San Juan de la Maguana project
February 9- 17th 2019
Take part in an innovative Global Village project, where disaster-resistant prefabricated homes are being used to address the lack of adequate housing. Join a group of like-minded people to experience the rich cultural traditions and explore this part of the world with a new lens
Habitat for Humanity Dominican Republic
Construction materials in the DominicanRepublic are so expensive that families tend to rent homes in poor conditions. Homes are often made of plated zinc roods, held up by poorly constructed wood walls. In the rural ares, homes are made with sticks, palm leaves, dirt and manure.
Since 1986, HFH has worked to improve the living conditions of low-income families and over this period has provided approximately 19,000 housing solutions. Housing projects involve families, communities and volunteers work together to improve housing and strengthen communities. In addition to housing improvement, HFH facilitates access to microfinancing and creates financial education programs.
Habitat Building or in-country schedule (subject to change)
|Sat. Feb. 9th||Arrival in Santo Domingo|
|Sun. Feb. 10th||Travel to work site, safety & welcome orientation|
|Mon. Feb. 11th||Build|
|Tues. Feb 12th||Build|
|Wed. Feb 13th||Build|
|Thurs. Feb. 14th||Build|
|Fri. Feb. 15th||Build and Dedication Ceremony|
|Sat. Feb. 16th||R&R day in Santo Domingo|
|Sun. Feb.17th||Depart or onward travels|
Typical Volunteer Tasks
Volunteers will help build concrete homes or prefabricated houses designed to withstand the elements. Depending upon the stage of construction, volunteers may be asked to help dig the foundation, carry cement blocks, mix cement, compact dirt, move materials, or paint houses.
Habitat Individual Donation
The Habitat individual donation for this 9 day opportunity to build with Habitat Dominican Republic is approximately $2250 (1) + Air Transportation (2) + $200 R&R activities (3)
(There are additional costs such as passport, visa and immunizations which the team leader will discuss with you. These costs are not tax receipted)
(1) The Habitat individual donation includes: daily living expenses (i.e. room & board) , traveler’s medical insurance, orientation materials, and a donation to Habitat Dominican Republic and to Habitat for Humanity Canada Global Village. Habitat for Humanity Canada will issue a charitable donation tax receipt for this individual donation .
(2) Participants will need to independently arrange and pay for air transportation from their point of departure to Santo Domingo and must be done in consultation with the Team Leader. Habitat for Humanity Canada will issue a charitable donation tax receipt for the eligible airfare.
(3) Team R&R activities will be determined by the Team Leader, not eligible for a tax receipt and are not paid to Habitat for Humanity Canada. I will advise you on these activities and to how to pay.
Team Leader - Ernie Fraser
I have participated in 20 Global Village trips and been the team leader on 19 of those trips to places in Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, the U.S., Canada (Yukon, PEI and Iqaluit). These trips offer wonderful opportunities for personal growth while helping strengthen communities and families. I greatly appreciate the shared experience of these trips with people of widely different backgrounds and experiences from across Canada. I am excited for my first GV trip to the Caribbean and giving a “hand up” to a local family. I hope you will join me.
Please contact me firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to learn more about this trip or apply by using our online application.