HAITI SHORT-TERM TRIP INFORMATION
Where: Jacmel, Haiti
When: Saturday, March 17, 2018 - Sunday, March 25, 2018
- Sunday, November 12, 2017 – 12:30 PM
- Sunday, December 10, 2017 – 12:30 PM
- Sunday, January 28, 2018 – 12:30 PM
- Sunday, February 18, 2018 – 12:30 PM
What We’ll Be Doing
We’ll be volunteering with an organization called Jasper House Haiti. Jasper House is a non-profit organization that offers a transitional restoration home, education, therapy and job training to young women in Haiti who have left lives of prostitution, exploitation and abuse. Jasper House seeks to turn oppression, tragedy, and misfortune into opportunities for empowerment and renewal for young women in Haiti. Their vision is to help young women rise above hardship and abuse and become champions of change in their homes, communities and nation.
We need volunteers to help teach an introductory business & finance course to the women of Jasper House. We also need medical professionals to perform well-checks on the women and teach medical classes to them. Aside from those tasks, we simply need volunteers who are comfortable spending quality time with the women – sharing stories of strength and success.
For more information on Jasper House Haiti, visit their website, Facebook page, or Instagram account.
Due to the nature of this trip, all applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Priority will be given to the women of Northeast, especially those with qualifications and/or experience that would greatly contribute to the overall vision of this trip.
All applicants will be required to submit a background check.
Trip participants will be staying at Jasper House Haiti’s “Getaway Villa” that includes 3 separate rooms, cumulatively able to sleep 14 people. The house does have bathrooms, running water, electricity and fans, but there is no air conditioning.
Approximately $1800/person. This includes flights, housing, meals, transportation, security, interpreters, etc. Trip participants are responsible for all costs associated with passport application/renewal, immunizations/vaccinations, and souvenirs.
Please complete a trip application below. This form will be available from Monday, October 2 – Monday, October 30.
Due to the nature of this trip, we are only able to approve 10 applicants. All applicants will be notified sometime between Monday, October 30 and Friday, November 3 regarding the status of their application.
If approved, an initial trip deposit of $300 will be due by Friday, November 3, as well as an official trip registration form. Please be ready and available to complete both of these items by this date or risk forfeiture .
A second payment of $500 will be due by Sunday, December 10.
The remaining balance of $1,000 will be due by Friday, February 16.
Please contact Josh Rouse with any questions you may have: (502) 212-5239 or Josh.Rouse@necchurch.org