Build with us! Join Atlanta Habitat for our 2nd Global Village build trip to the Dominican Republic!

Build with us - Join Atlanta Habitat on our 2nd Global Village build trip to the Dominican Republic!

Atlanta President and CEO Lisa Y. Gordon, along with fellow Habitat for Humanity leaders, took a trip to the Dominican Republic in 2015 that helped expand her view of the impact Atlanta Habitat could make on families and neighborhoods in that country. Along with the Atlanta Habitat board of directors, Gordon made the momentous decision to sponsor our first Global Village build trip in April 2017. By all accounts, that trip was life changing for all who participated.

Once again, 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 can 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 2018 Quick Facts:

Dates: March 10 - 17, 2018

Deadline to register: December 1, 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, Dorothy Hammond 404-465-1015 or Drew McGuffin,  404-465-1016

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.

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

Preliminary Schedule:

Day 1 – Saturday, Arrival in Santo Domingo

Day 2 – Sunday, Walking tour of Santo Domingo and Travel to affiliate for orientation

Day 3 – Monday, Build day 1

Day 4 – Tuesday, Build day 2

Day 5 – Wednesday, Build day 3

Day 6 – Thursday, Build day 4

Day 7 – Friday, Build day 5 with farewell celebration and dinner

Day 8 – Saturday, Departure from Santo Domingo

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

Enter our team’s code: GVA18059

Once you have registered, click here and pay your deposit and/or the full balance of the trip. This is the same page that your trip sponsors 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 more 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 continue the work with our 2nd annual Global Village build trip to the Dominican Republic! Join us in making this impactful mission a resounding success!