MX 2019 Summer Build 1

Ages: 14+   •  Location: Mexico   •   Length: 10 Days
$1695.00 + Self Managed Airfare  •   Service Hours: 40
Meeting Point: San Diego

Experience the Mexican Culture like never before! When you join a Live Different Build to Mexico, you will have the opportunity to see the local culture, meet new friends, create long lasting memories and help provide a brighter future for a family in need! Not to mention, you will also get to try some of the best mexican cuisine there is! After being greeted by our staff at the San Diego airport, you will spend one night in Chula Vista and the next day, head down to San Quintin in the Baja Penninsula! For a week you will get to work alongside the family who's life you will be chaning forever. Thanks to the help of Live Different Builds volunteers, such as yourself, we have been able to build over 200 homes, 5 schools, and clinics in various communities in the area - and we have each been changed in the process.

Our goal is provide people, just like you, with the opportunity to experience the power of making a different for someone else, while being changed and impacted in the process. You will never be the same!

In this community, our main projects are building homes for families in need. By the time you leave to go home, you will have completely finished and furnished a house, made lifetime friends, and helped to change the future for a family that desperately needs it! ~Andrew and Dawn Bernardi, Managers of Operations, Mexico

Thank you for your interest in Live Different Builds! Please read through all the following information and feel free to contact us at anytime if you have any questions.

Austin Gauthier  - Programs Administrator

  • Toll Free: 1-866-432-4464
  • Email: austin@livedifferent.com
Minimum Fundraising Requirements:
$1,695 This is a minimum amount each volunteer has been asked to fund raise/contribute to Live Different Builds.
$300 due within 2 weeks of registration
What Is Included
  • Airport shuttles to and from the Hotel on the day your Build starts and the day your Build ends​.  Please plan to arrive before 6 pm on the Build start date.
  • ​Hotel in San Diego, CA (first and last nights of the Build).
  • All ground transportation needs from the time you land in San Diego on the first Build day until you fly out again on the final Build day.
  • Tourist fees for Mexico (if required).
  • Dorm style accommodations and family style meals (traditional Mexican meals with North American options) while at host location in Mexico.
  • Donation towards Build project(s) (Materials and Labour).
  • Construction Foreman on site.
  • Translators(s).
  • Group hosting and facilitation.
  • Evening Debriefings and activities
  • Live Different staff on site and available 24/7
  • Day In The Life Experience
  • Furniture and groceries for the family(ies) you're building for.
What Is Not Included
  • Return flights to San Diego, CA.
  • ​Emergency Medical Travel Insurance (Required).
  • Trip Interruption and Cancellation Insurance.
  • Spending money and meals while in San Diego, CA and traveling to and from San Diego, CA and Mexico. (suggested min of $40 USD)
  • Recommended Kitchen and Cleaning Staff Tip - $20 USD recommended
  • Team dinner out: $20 USD
  • Excursion: $25 USD - Optional

Note: Live Different is not responsible for flight delays or cancelations. 

Day 1

Fly into San Diego International Airport (SAN), California.
Orientation at Quality Inn.
Stay overnight.

Day 2

Drive to Vicente Guerrero, Mexico (approx 4-5 hours).
Meet the family you will be building for.
Further orientation and debriefing.

Day 3 - 6

House Building Days. When you first show up to the work site, there will be a concrete slab waiting for its four walls, roof, and your enthusiasm! Together with the family, you and your team will be a part of making a dream a reality. Through this experience, you will develop friendships and memories that will last a lifetime.

Day 7

Time to celebrate!
Spend the morning preparing for the afternoon house celebration. Imagine witnessing as a family enters their new home that you helped to build. A home filled with hope, security, and a brighter future for this family! This moment will be etched in your memory for many years to come.

Preparation for your journey home
Your Live Different Build is going to be one of the most intense and life-changing experiences you will ever have. Because we believe that this is just the beginning of something for you, we want to help prepare you to return home and integrate this experience and the lessons learned. On this day we will have a final debriefing that will help you to take this experience and help others understand how we can continue to make a difference in our local and global communities.

Day 8

Excursion Day. Today is an opportunity to explore some of the beauty the Baja has to offer.

Day 9

Drive up to San Diego, California. Stay over night.

Day 10

Fly home out of San Diego International Airport (SAN), California.

While volunteering in Mexico you will be staying at our Campus near Vicente Guererro. Rooms are dorm style, however, private accomodations can be arranged for families if needed.

Most volunteers choose to fundraise using their my.livedifferent.com fundraising page. When you register for a Build, you will have the opportunity to create one too. Not everyone fundraises though, some choose to pay for their Build themselves.

We require that all volunteers arrange their own flights. If you need any help or advice, feel free to contact our office. Please be sure that you are arriving at the destination on the first day of the Build, as some flights will require you to leave a day or two ahead of schedule.

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Dates

Aug 9, 2019 - Aug 18, 2019

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Builds Administrator

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    Austin Gauthier

    austin@livedifferent.com
    (866) 432 4464