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2020 Annual Volunteer Trip
May 11, 2020 - May 22, 2020
This May marks our 18th annual trip to Haiti! We will be volunteering at an orphanage run by the Methodist Church in Port Au Prince.
Flight (2-way ticket): Approx. $750 (departing from Toronto) – Prices will vary depending on the airline and route. We recommend monitoring seat sales and checking on Skyscanner or Expedia for deals. Most volunteers choose to travel on the same flight.
Accommodations: $60US a night + gratuity (cost includes breakfast and dinner)
Vaccines: It is recommended that you take the necessary vaccines, such as Hepitatis A, Hepitatis B, Typhoid and Malaria. Some medication may require to be taken in advance of your trip. Please note, some vaccinations may need to be taken a few weeks before the trip. It is recommended you consult with your doctor on the appropriate vaccinations.
1. We ask for our volunteers to have a deeper commitment and to commit to two weeks in Haiti. This is particularly required for new volunteers. If you are a recurring volunteer and can only stay for one week for valid reasons, exceptions will be made.
2. As a volunteer, you are also required to commit to a workplace for at least 3 days at a time. For example, if you choose to work at the school, you are required to stay there for at least 3 days before deciding to work at another place. If you choose to switch placements throughout the trip, we ask that you commit at least 3 days to that place as well. The reason for this is because it is important to build relationships and give ourselves the opportunity to get familiar with the workplace.
3. In order to be a volunteer with TWA in Haiti, you are required to attend at least two TWA gatherings prior to our trip to Haiti.
4. Photography – As a volunteer with TWA, you are only permitted to take pictures of people if they give you their permission. You are not allowed to take pictures of people’s living environments or devastating structures unless those in the community personally give you their permission. TWA tries not to be invasive to our best capabilities, and taking pictures of the suffering is often intrusive to those being photographed. Try to remember that we are there to give; not to show others that we are giving.
Feel free to email or call if you have any questions.