Duration: 9 Days Tour Dates: Oct. 19-27, 2019
Language: Haitian Creole Time Zone: GMT-4 (EST)
Currency: Haitian Gourde (HTG)
BTM is headed to Haiti and we want 40 volunteers to join us.
For the inaugural project of the BTM Cares initiative, we are partnering with Mission of Hope, a Christian missions organization providing a variety of services and support to the people of Haiti.
October 19 – 27, 2019
After looking at a number of charitable organizations working in Haiti, we decided to partner with Mission of Hope because of their commitment to transforming lives in Haiti and we’re looking forward to supporting their programs that help the Haitian people. You can visit the Mission of Hope website to get more information on their mission and programs. Visit https://mohhaiti.org/ to learn more about this amazing organization and the incredible work they are doing in Haiti.
02. First We Work...
The people of Haiti are over the top excited that we are bringing 40 black, brown, and beige faces to serve the people. The overwhelming majority of the volunteers providing services to Haiti are usually Caucasian.
Medical Volunteers… Who can serve?
We are looking for licensed medical professionals – MD, DO, PA, NP, RN, LPN, LVN, EMT, paramedics, CNA, RPh, PharmD, optometrists, dentists, PT and OT personnel, and chiropractors.
All medical personnel will function according to their North American scope of practice. This includes prescribing medication, performing procedures, and treating patients.
At the close of the registration period, the BTM Cares Program Director will follow up with all volunteers to complete the credential and background check requirements. Please add [email protected] to your safe-senders email list.
Non-Medical Volunteers… Who can serve?
We are also looking for a group of non-medical volunteers to provide community service and support across a variety of programs and activities. If you are healthy, happy, intelligent, and have the heart to serve, we welcome you.
Our goal is to get 20 medical professionals and 20 general volunteers for a variety of other service projects. The projects are described as follows:
Medical Services (20 medical professional volunteers)
Medical professionals will be assigned to teams and travel together to rural areas to provide health care. We will host “Pop-Up Clinics” and also visit with families door to door. Medical professionals should be prepared to provide routine services that would be performed at a primary care appointment.
Farm to Table
Farm-to-Table is an exciting opportunity to see sustainable agriculture, child nutrition, and agribusiness in action in Haiti. You will have the opportunity to participate in a three-part tour and serving project to see how food is farmed, packaged, and distributed to local orphanages. We will visit a school or orphanage in the HaitiOne Nutrition Program to understand how the meals are prepared and served.
Strategic Village Time
We will visit with local families in their homes to discuss daily life in Haiti. We will distribute water filters and provide education on water filtration systems. These filters provide 100+ gallons of water per day for a family for up to 10 years if maintained properly.
We will visit with local children in their neighborhoods. A kids club is intentional time spent with kids where your team can put on a skit, provide educational resources and games, and just spend time loving on kids!
02. Then We Relax
At the conclusion of our service project, we will enjoy 3 days and nights at the Wahoo Bay Beach Resort in Haiti. We are planning a mix of tours and activities for our time at Wahoo Bay Beach Resort… or you can just chill at the beach or pool for 3 days!
Wahoo Bay is an oceanfront paradise just forty-five minutes north of Port-au-Prince, pleasantly nestled between the majestic Matheux Mountains and the Gonave Bay.
While staying at our beachfront resort, enjoy picnics on the beach, snorkeling, floats and kayaks, tennis with lighted courts, mountain climbing, hiking, horseback expeditions, isle cruising, beach soccer, and more..
04. The Details
The accommodations for the service leg of the trip will be at the Mission of Hope campus. The accommodations are not 4-star hotel accommodations, BUT they are clean, comfortable, and secure.
Afterwards we will enjoy 4-star accommodations at the Wahoo Bay Beach Club.
Each volunteer is expected to secure their own airfare to Port au Prince,
Haiti.Please book your flight to arrive in Haiti on October 19. Specific details will be provided in the coming weeks.
Whats’s On Us…
all meals and lodging, events, tours, and ground transportation.
All tips, taxes, and resort fees are included.
All hotel fees and taxes
Each volunteer will be charged a $10 tourism fee upon arrival at the Port au Prince airport.
You will not be required to pay for anything in Haiti other than your own personal items and beverages.
We have a strict limit of 40 volunteers. Registration is on a first come first served basis. You may register for a max of two volunteers.
All volunteers will be required to undergo a criminal background check.
All volunteers will be required to submit a medical release form and a copy of their passport.
All medical professionals will be required to submit the following credentials for verification:
Copy of diploma
Copy of current medical license with the expiration date
Plain headshot photo
Document Submission Once your registration is confirmed, the program leader will follow up with you to collect the required documents and background check information. You can expect to receive a confirmation email from BTM Cares once the registration period has ended.
You Need To Know…
All deposits and payments are non-refundable 10 days after the deposit date
If paying in installments, monthly deposits are due by the 15th of each month.
The Full amount must be paid no later than October 1, 2019
We HIGHLY recommend that you purchase trip cancellation insurance as well as a medical travel policy
Please exercise discretion with regards to your physical limitations and abilities when deciding on your level of participation
Please Note: Black Travel Movement is not making a profit from this trip. This is a true service project and every dollar of your investment will go to pay for trip costs and the cost of providing services to the people of Haiti.