MX 2019 Summer Build 2 with Bus Transportation

Ages: 14+   •  Location: Mexico   •   Length: 11 Days
$2195.00 (Bus travel included)  •   Service Hours: 40
Departs From: Calgary/Vancouver

All aboard for this unique oppotunity to travel from Canada to Mexico with Live Different. Team building starts right away as you travel down the coast with other volunteers and our Live Different staff.  The first pick up will be in Calgary, AB followed by a second pick up in Vancouver, BC and away we go! Enjoy the scenic ride as we travel together on a guided route from Canada to our destination of San Quintin in the Baja Penninsula, Mexico on our comfortable, air conditioned coach bus.

Then, get ready to 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!

For a week you will get to work alongside the family whose life you will be changing 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.

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

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Minimum Fundraising Requirements:
$2,195 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
  • Bus Transportation from designated pick up points in Calgary and Vancouver to and from Mexico​
  • All ground transportation while in Mexico.
  • Tourist fees for Mexico (if required).
  • Accommodations and meals while travelling to and from Canada. 
  • 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
  • Travel to and from designated Bus pick up point.
  • ​Emergency Medical Travel Insurance (Required).
  • Trip Interruption and Cancellation Insurance.
  • Recommended Kitchen and Cleaning Staff Tip - $20 USD recommended
  • Team dinner out: $20 USD
  • Excursion: $25 USD - Optional

Day 1

Pick up volunteers in Calgary and Drive to Vancouver

Dinner and Orientation for Volunteers in Vancouver

Depart for California

We're off!

Day 2

Travel Day

Arrive in California and stay overnight at a hotel.

Day 3

In the morning we will drive to Vicente Guerrero, Mexico. Arrive and settle into your accommodations.

Day 4 - 7

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! Before you start to build you will spend some time to get to know the family that you are building for. 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 8

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 9

Travel Day

​Travel up to California and stay overnight in California at a hotel

Day 10

Travel Day

Travel Day and Night

Day 11

Drop off volunteers in Vancouver

Continue to Calgary to drop off volunteers in Calgary

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 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.
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Aug 20, 2019 - Aug 30, 2019


Builds Administrator

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    Austin Gauthier
    (866) 432 4464