Join Atlanta Habitat on our first Global Village build trip to the Dominican Republic! April 1-9, 2017

Build with us! Join Atlanta Habitat on our first Global Village build trip to the Dominican Republic!

During a Global Village trip in 2015 with fellow Habitat for Humanity leaders, Atlanta Habitat President/CEO Lisa Y. Gordon witnessed the tremendous need for safe and affordable housing for the Dominican people. She also heard the call from the Habitat International leadership to support this national program.

Atlanta Habitat is asking volunteers and supporters like you to help Habitat Dominican Republic as part of our international stewardship.

Lisa believes that together – Atlanta Habitat, along with a dedicated crew of volunteers – we could make a transformative change. We have made a commitment to work with our Habitat for Humanity International affiliate in Latin America, building professionals and volunteers like you to build a home alongside a hardworking family who will live in it.   

This is an exciting opportunity for you – perhaps with your family, friends or colleagues – to create immediate change while experiencing a unique culture. Everyone is invited to volunteer, but hurry, the number of volunteers we can take with us is limited and the deadline to register and pay a deposit is rapidly approaching!

Global Village 2017 Quick Facts:

Dates: Saturday, April 1 – Sunday, April 9, 2017

Deadline to register and pay $200 deposit: January 10, 2017

Final Payment due: January 15, 2017

Program Cost: $1,700

Fundraise for your trip: You are welcome to secure sponsors for your trip. A letter or email campaign can be a quick fundraising tool. Atlanta Habitat has created a fundraising page for the trip at Atlanta Habitat GV Donation. Sponsors can simply enter your name and the amount of their donation. For more information, please contact our trip leaders, Haley Hart, 404-465-1055 or Sarah Richardson, 404-465-1048.

What’s included? The program cost includes overnight accommodations, meals, in-country transportation, travel-medical insurance and cultural activities. It also includes a significant donation to Habitat for Humanity Dominican Republic’s efforts to build safe, decent housing for qualified, working families.

What’s not included? All Global Village trips are self-funded; therefore, volunteers who commit to participating are responsible for paying the program cost and airfare, arrival and departure fees, personal expenses such as souvenirs, snacks, laundry, fees, passport and vaccination fees, etc.

Where we’ll build: Our team is supporting the project "Let’s Build it Together for San Juan and Azua Families.”  The project site is about three hours from Santo Domingo.

What we’ll be doing: Some of the build tasks include:

  • Hauling dirt, sand, gravel, water, cement blocks or slabs, bags of cement, and other building materials. 
  • Clearing and leveling a site. 
  • Forming the rebar structure, including cutting, bending and tying the bars. 
  • Mixing cement or mortar. 
  • Laying cement blocks or bricks.
  • Assembling concrete slabs. 
  • Filling and finishing masonry joints. 
  • Installing doors and windows. 
  • Finishing slab floors. 
  • Daily site management and cleaning, including assisting with a physical inventory of construction materials. 
  • Painting and finishing touches.

What our days will look like: We will spend five days on the build site and four days of orientation, cultural experiences and community building. 

Day   1 – Saturday, Arrive in Santo Domingo

Day   2 – Sunday, Travel to affiliate destination for orientation

Days 3 – 6  Full Build days

Day 7 – Friday, Build with farewell celebration

Day 8 – Saturday, Cultural experience day

Day 9 – Sunday, Departure

Click to see a detailed Trip Itinerary

How to sign up? Click here to register for one of the most rewarding experiences you’ll ever have!

  • Enter our team’s code: GVA17559

Once you have registered, go to https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/ahfhgvdr2017/  and pay your deposit and the full balance of the trip. This is the same page that your trip sponsor can use to contribute to your program cost. You simply enter your name, payment amount and payment information. All payments are nonrefundable.

Habitat Dominican Republic has been developing projects in San Juan since 2002, thanks to a local church initiative in concert with the community, which was willing to work hard to create much needed housing solutions. Learn here and here.

Atlanta Habitat continues to support the legacy international work of Habitat Charlotte and Habitat for Humanity International’s global build in El Salvador and we are beyond excited to launch our first Global Village build trip to the Dominican Republic! Join us in making this impactful mission a resounding success!