Volunteer

GoHaiti gives volunteers a unique opportunity to work one on one with the children and staff of our orphanage. Through this life changing experience, both the volunteers and the children are ministered to. In addition to helping build, plant gardens, and maintain the facilities, volunteers offer loving support. Children feel loved through the human touch experience perpetuated by volunteers and staff. A key component to our success, volunteers truly make a difference.

We will are always seeking volunteers with a variety of skills and will organize your visit to fully utilize the skill sets you bring to Haiti. For example, we would encourage medical professionals to participate in or conduct open clinics. If you are interested please complete the On-line Application.

If you have trouble with the online form or need to print copies of the application for your team you can download it here and return the completed forms to our office.

Traveling to Haiti

Here are some things to keep in mind as you plan your trip to Haiti:

Getting There: Served by Air Canada, Air France, Air Caraibes, ALM, American Airlines, American Eagle, Copa, Haiti Trans Air, Halisa Air, Hanair, and Lynx.

Entry Documents: Americans & Canadians need proof of citizenship i.e. passport and/or birth certificate. Visas are not required for nationals of Mexico, Israel, Sweden, Switzerland, Canada, all Caricom countries & U.S.

Airport: Two international Airports, in Port-au-Prince (capital) and in Cap-Haitien.

Driving: On the right - Canada and U.S. driver's license is valid.

Electric Current: 110 volts, 60 cycle AC.

Time: Standard time zone: UTC/GMT -5 hours
No Daylight Saving Time adjustments

Climate: Temperatures range from 68 to 95 F. averaging 81 F; Average rainfall per year is 50 inches.

Official Language: French and Creole; English is spoken in the capital.

Currency: Haitian Gourde - U.S. dollars widely accepted.

Note

We recommend that your travel plans include contacting a travel medicine clinic or physician six to eight weeks before departure. Based on your individual risk assessment, a health care professional can determine your need for immunizations and/or preventive medication and advise you on precautions to avoid disease. Travelers are reminded to ensure that their routine (childhood) immunizations (e.g., tetanus, diphtheria, polio, and measles) are up to date.