Why you should serve
The need in Haiti
Haiti is the poorest nation in the western hemisphere with 59% of the population living below the poverty line. There is an orphan crisis and families are in dire need. We are passionate about keeping families together in a nation where 8/10 children in the orphan system has one or both of their parents living. We work with natives and missionaries on the ground to meet physical needs through child sponsorship, education, medical care and spiritual development. Our site is a community center where people can come to learn, seek medical attention, play sports or worship amidst their neighbors. Our desire is to help sustain the efforts of the locals through VBS, construction projects, community outreach and education initiatives.
Haiti Trip at a glance
Here is some helpful information about our trips to Haiti and a look at the cultural statistics.
All Ages - Family Friendly
7 Days / 6 Nights
Haiti Cultural Statistics
Current Temp. 82°
Living in Poverty
Ways to serve:
Click on the buttons to review all the ways you can serve in Haiti.
Children are a big part of our ministry focus. Teams will have the opportunity to love and serve children through VBS and regular interaction with them at the mission site in the form of games, crafts*, songs, etc.
* Teams are responsible for bringing necessary craft supplies and should budget appropriately.
Many Haitians are food insecure, meaning that they lack regular access to enough nutritious food for normal growth and development. In fact, it is very common for Haitians to eat only one meal per day, or sometimes nothing at all. Volunteers will be able to help serve lunch to over 100 people each day.
We have had teams from all over the country build up our mission site to its current state which includes: a mission house, a school, a kitchen, a church, and a medical clinic. Some of these buildings are still incomplete; there is always more to be done.
Access to medical care is a luxury that is foreign to many Haitian people. Our medical teams come and provide medical attention to many who would never otherwise receive it. Note: It is recommended that at least one medical doctor travels with the team. Non-medical personnel are always welcome.
There is a significant lack of education in Haiti about topics such as health, sex, nutrition, disease prevention, etc. We welcome any knowledgeable volunteers to prepare presentations to share with the community.
Sports are a great way to connect with people whom you've never met before! Kids and teens in Haiti love soccer and basketball especially - we love using sports as a way to enter into conversation and relationship.
We know that many children living in orphanages around the world are economic orphans rather than orphans in the traditional sense of having lost both parents. Our child sponsorship program is proof that we aim to keep families together by alleviating some of the financial burden that many families around the world face. While all of this is true, it is also true that there are children living in orphanages who deserve to be held, played with, and offered the hope that comes from knowing that there is a Heavenly Father who loves them unconditionally if we cannot bring about the change that would reunite them with their families.
Training local men and women to lead Bible studies and discipleship groups is a big part of continuing the spread of the gospel and the growth of the local church in Haiti.
We work in conjunction with local church leadership to host events that will bring people out, giving local believers and trip participants the chance to develop relationships and have meaningful gospel conversations.
Trip Pricing Info:
All pricing is accurate as of 04/05/2020
Pricing Per Person:
- Individual Pricing: $1095
- Family & Small Group Pricing: $1095
- Team Pricing: $995
- Team Members: $995
Team Registration Fee
- Team of 10 or more: $495
- Create your own trip
- Gives team members a $100 discount
7 Days / 6 Nights
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- To/From Airport
- To/From Ministry sites in-country
Translators (if needed)
3 meals/day (excludes food at airports)
- American or Haitian cuisine
1 Bold Hope staff member
- Training presentations & handouts
- Devotional guides
- Re-Entry guides
Basic Ministry Supplies:
- Paint and brushes
- Coloring books & crayons
Reusable Water Bottle
Recreation or Local Cultural Experience
Airfare (Bold Hope can book)
Construction and/or Ministry Projects
- Bold Hope t-shirts will typically be on sale during your trip, but limited quantities are available.
- If you would like to make your own shirts, feel free to grab our logos here: Bold Hope Media Kit
What's Not Included
Transportation to/from U.S. airport
Haiti Information -&- Frequently Asked Questions
Be sure to read through this information.
Teams will stay at Kaliko Beach Club (www.kalikobeachclub.com) in rooms of 4. Double- and single-occupancy rooms are available upon request for an upgrade fee.
All international travelers should research the area they are visiting. Please Click here for Haiti vaccination information and consult with your primary care physician or a travel clinic at least 4-8 weeks prior to your departure to make decisions that are best for you or your family members.
Trip participants should be up to date with vaccinations common to those living in the United States, such as tetanus and measles/mumps/rubella.
Breakfast and dinner will be eaten at the hotel, and are a good mixture of Haitian and American food. Lunch is served at the mission site and is usually rice and beans. The cost of any meals eaten in an airport will be the responsibility of the trip participant.
Clean, safe drinking water is available at all times.
It is each participant's responsibility to get themselves to and from the airport in the U.S.
Upon arrival in Haiti, all transportation during your stay is included in the cost of the trip.
All passports must be valid 6 months past the dates of the trip.
Be sure to read through this information.
Is a visa required for travel to Haiti?
No, a visa is not required for U.S. residents for stays in Haiti less than 90 days. All travelers with non-Haitian passports will be required to pay a $10 entrance fee upon arrival.
What is the dress code for Haiti?
Dress modestly, but be prepared for the heat. Tank tops are fine as long as bras are not visible. Shorts should at least reach your fingertips. Swimsuits should be one-piece or tankinis that completely cover your stomach. Sneakers should be worn on the mission site; sandals are fine at the hotel.
What time zone is Haiti in?
Haiti is in the Eastern time zone.
Do I need to pack towels or toiletries?
You do not need to pack towels. We suggest packing travel-sized toiletries.
What language do Haitians speak?
The official language of Haiti is French. However, people speak Haitian Creole in their everyday lives. Many of our staff members speak English.
What kind of food will I be eating?
Breakfast and dinner are served at the hotel and are a good mixture of Haitian and American food. Lunch is served at the mission site and is usually rice and beans.
Can I drink the water?
No, never drink out of the tap in Haiti and do not use that water to brush your teeth. There is bottled water available throughout the hotel and at our mission site that is clean and safe to drink.
What should I know about the culture?
If you are teaching or preaching, make sure any tattoos are covered. Haitian parents get very embarrassed if their child’s picture is taken in dirty clothes or without having bathed. Please be sure to ask permission before taking anyone’s photo.
Accidental Death & Dismemberment
Reduced to $10,000 for those under age 12 or age 70 and over
Medical Expenses - Primary
- $100 deductible
- No preexisting conditions Exclusion.
Primary coverage; $2,500 of this limit is available to pay U.S. or Canadian providers
Excess Medical Expenses - Optional
Preexisting conditions are Excluded. Includes an additional $50,000 Emergency Medical Evacuation limit.
For those age 0-59 at an additional $0.49 per diem
For those age 0-59 at an additional $0.69 per diem
For those age 60-65 at an additional $1.40 per diem
For those age 66-70 at an additional $3.05 per diem
Disability Income Benefit
(no benefit if under age 12 or 70 and over)
First 100 Months — Accident
Months 101–200 — Accident
50 Months — Sickness (after 3 month waiting period)
Available 24/7/365 for assistance with worldwide medical emergencies; provided by Intana Global™
Emergency Medical Evacuation
Coordinated by Intana Global™; will bring participant back to USA if necessary
Crisis Management Service*
Available 24/7/365 for assistance with worldwide non-medical emergencies; provided by red24
Coordinated by red24; for evacuation due to crime, civil unrest, natural disasters, kidnap/hostage situations**
Family Coordination and Repatriation of Mortal Remains
Combined limit for both benefits and includes a sublimit of $2,500 for extra expenses incurred during an approved evacuation
"Door to door" replacement cost coverage includes checked baggage; higher limits available upon request.
Worldwide jurisdiction; includes coverage for injury to a volunteer; covers volunteer and sending organization
$3.30 per person per day
By requesting that we enroll you or your group, you are agreeing to participate in InternationalHelpers (Guernsey) Trust (IHT) for certain benefits and services. The Trust Participation Agreement is attached for signature and return with enrollment. Services & Benefits are provided by service contracts & insurance policies issued to IHT.
*The cost of a security evacuation is only insured up to $1,000 in countries and regions deemed Extreme Risk by red24, unless the volunteer is already in the country and insured by this plan when the country or region is elevated to Extreme Risk status. red24 cannot guarantee service in Extreme Risk areas. If you are traveling to an area that may be subject to this limitation, please contact us.
** While red24 will deploy a specialist or negotiator as needed, this benefit does not pay ransomamounts.
This brief summary is not an insurance policy; rather, it outlines some of the features of this coverage. For specific details, please contact our office or refer to the policy. This is not a major medical policy. MajorMedical Coverage is available for individuals and groups on Short-Termand Long-Term international assignments. AnAggregate Limit of $20,000,000 applies to the above benefits. This limit provides the full $100,000 AD&D benefit for up to 200 persons in a common accident.
To participate and receive the services & benefits of IHT, complete the enrollment formand return along with your check made payable to: Gallagher Charitable International Insurance Services. In computing the number of days, count the departure day as well as the day of return. If the entire group is not traveling on the same dates, please attach a separate sheet grouping the volunteers by their travel dates.