Are you thinking about joining us on a missions trip next year but want to learn more before you take the leap?
If so, you’ve come to the right spot! We get a lot of questions from potential volunteers, so we thought it would be helpful to do an in-depth series explaining everything you ever wanted to know about our upcoming 2020 trips. (This is part 1. Stay tuned for parts 2 and 3!)
Our first trip of 2020 is March 7-16 in the West African country of Liberia. Unfortunately, this country has experienced several civil wars in which over 95% of the countries health facilities were destroyed. They have very limited access to medical care and over 83% of the population lives below the international poverty line. Here is a list of facts about our upcoming trip, we hope it will help you decide whether to join us! Of course, if you have any more questions don’t hesitate to contact us via email.
What language is spoken in Liberia?
The official language of Liberia is english, but there are also over 20 indigenous languages spoken. Chances are most people will speak english so communicating should be fairly straight forward.
How much does it cost to join this trip? Do I have to pay the entire amount to secure my spot?
The cost for our Liberia trip is $2700. A $300 deposit is required within 2 weeks of registering for the trip to secure your spot and will go towards the total balance. Half of the balance is due 11/15/19, and the rest is due by 2/15/20. Additionally, there is a $100 application fee.
What does the cost of this trip cover?
The cost of each of our trips include meals, travel, and accommodations. If a tourism day is built into the trip, travel is included. Volunteers are responsible for the cost of souvenirs or other optional activities they wish to pursue.
How old do I have to be to participate in this trip?
For liability purposes, you must be 18 years or older to participate in a trip with us.
What are my responsibilities while attending this trip?
All we ask is that you are willing to serve as a unified team member and are willing to be flexible. We assign roles and and discuss more specific trip responsibilities during our first team meeting which will be held via zoom video conference. Additionally, we ask each participant to attend all team meetings, be on time during the trip and attend all trip activities.
What type of documentation do I need to provide to attend this trip?
All participants need to provide a passport with 2 blank pages and at least 6 months expiration date past return date of trip (9/16/2020), a clear color copy of your passport, 2 additional passport photos, and a visa (this will be discussed during our first team meeting).
Furthermore, doctors and dentists must provide a clear copy of their medical degree, certificate or evidence of completing internship, CV, reference letter from employer, and a copy of current medical license. Nurses must provide a clear copy of their nursing degree, nursing license, a resume, a reference letter from their employer, and an official transcript.
Are there any vaccines or other medical requirements to participate?
All volunteers are required to get a yellow fever vaccine before they can obtain their visa. We also recommend you consider obtaining Hepatitis A and oral typhoid vaccines, as well as prescription medication to prevent malaria.
Are there any other requirements that I should know about this trip?
Yes. We do require a background check, and that you sign a waiver.
I need help raising funds for this trip. Can you help me?
Where can I learn more about your organization?
You can learn about us and our heart for mission work by watching this video:
Where can I find your application for this trip?
You can find the application for our Liberia trip on this page.
I can’t attend this trip, but would like to support it financially. How do I do that?
You can donate directly towards this trip by clicking here!
We hope this gives you more information about our trip to Liberia, and we hope you will join us next March! Click here to submit your application.