Social Impact Travel

Come and See

Haiti Partners is regularly asked by churches, businesses, and individuals if we have mission trips or opportunities for people to come to Haiti and do something concrete to help. The answer is: Yes! We’d love for you to come.

Volunteering with Haiti Partners

As an organization we strive to never take jobs from Haitians. The purpose of Haiti Partners’ trips and volunteer opportunities is to facilitate visits with people who either are, or want to become, committed long-term partners with us in this work. We want to provide our Haitian colleagues with assistance and/or expertise that specifically responds to the needs they’ve expressed.

A few of the specific requests from our Haitian colleagues are:

  • Training in computers: Word, Excel, Internet, QuickBooks, photo/video software, etc.
  • English Instruction/Conversation
  • Pre-School and Elementary Education and Teacher Training
  • Written Translation of documents from English into Haitian Creole or French (this does not require travel to or work to be done in Haiti.)
  • Pre-School and Elementary Education and Teacher Training
  • Photography
  • Work along side parents in the permaculture garden
  • Make handmade paper and/or art projects with students

Please contact us if you or your group are interested in coming to do a specific project working alongside Haitians. To meet current and past volunteers and interns, click here.

Cost

We host visitors, volunteers and interns who come for as short as two nights and as long as, in some cases, multiple years. Please complete the appropriate form below and we’ll be in touch with the costs for your stay. Rates include lodging, 3 meals a day, logistics and planning, all in-country transportation, translation, security and cultural orientation.

Your Hosts

Director, John Engle, and his wife, Merline, host our visitors. John has more than 25 years experience in Haiti while Merline is a native Haitian. They are assisted by our team of Haitian colleagues. To learn more about where you’ll be staying – Bellevue – click here.

Why Our Visitors Need to be Partners

In an effort to be good stewards of our expertise and resources, and to ultimately use them to help Haitians change Haiti through education, we team up with people and groups who are going to help us to truly impact the educational opportunities for Haitian children. It is our hope that or your group – school, church or company – can get excited about finding additional financial resources to improve education in Haiti, and that these efforts might lead you to come and have meaningful engagements with Haitians. If you’ll already be in Haiti and simply want to stop by and see our work please indicate that in the Visitors form. We are eager to engage with you and look forward to hearing from you.

Visitors

those who wish to stay up to one week

There are 8 easy steps to coming to Haiti as a visitor:

  1. Complete our visitor form (it’ll only take a few minutes)
  2. Give us a few days to get back to you. You’ll hear directly from a member of our team.
  3. Send in your $150 deposit to confirm your trip along with your completed Travel Application & Waiver Form.
  4. Review our Visit Haiti Documents page to learn more about Haiti and what to expect from your visit.
  5. Submit your final payment two weeks before your trip.
  6. Pack and prepare for your trip. Here is our suggested list.
  7. HAVE A GREAT TRIP!
  8. Tell your friends and family about your trip! Spread the word!

Volunteers

those who wish to stay longer than one week

There are 8 easy steps to coming to Haiti as a volunteer:

  1. Complete our volunteer form (it’ll only take a few minutes) and send a letter of intent (what you hope to get out of your trip).
  2. Give us a few days to get back to you. You’ll hear directly from a member of our team.
  3. Send in your $150 deposit to confirm your trip along with your completed Travel Application & Waiver Form.
  4. Review our Visit Haiti Documents page to learn more about Haiti and what to expect from your visit.
  5. Submit your final payment two weeks before your trip.
  6. Pack and prepare for your trip. Here is our suggested list.
  7. HAVE A GREAT TRIP!
  8. Tell your friends and family about your trip! Spread the word!