MX 2021 Summer Build

Ages: 14+   •  Location: Mexico   •   Length: 10 Days
$1900.00 + Self Managed Airfare  •   Service Hours: 40
Meeting Point: San Diego

On a Build to Mexico, the opportunity to make a difference meets beautiful Mexican culture in the rural countryside of Baja California. During your time with us, you'll meet new friends and create lasting memories while working with a family to help build them a safe home. On top of that, you'll have the chance to take part in a local excursion while trying some of the best, authentic Mexican cuisine around! 

After being greeted by our staff at the San Diego airport, you'll spend the night in Chula Vista and head down to San Quintin in the Baja Penisula. Once we show you around the communities that we work in, we'll introduce you to the family that you will be building alongside. Then, at the end of the week, you'll be able to celebrate together as they enter their new home for the first time.

Over the years, people like you have joined us to help build homes, schools, and clinics in the area nearby. 

We're thrilled you're interested in learning more about how you can help make a difference in Mexico. Please read through the following information and feel free to contact us at any time if you have questions about our Builds.

Minimum Fundraising Requirements:
$1,900 - This is a minimum amount each volunteer has been asked to fundraise/contribute in order to join this Live Different Build, with $300 due within two 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​
  • ​Hotel in San Diego, CA (first and last night of the Build)
  • All ground transportation needs from the time you land in San Diego on the first day of the Build 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 the 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 (families) you will be building with
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 $50 USD).
  • Recommended kitchen and cleaning staff tip: $10 USD
  • Team dinner out: $20 USD
  • Excursion: $20 USD (optional)
Please Note: Live Different is not responsible for flight delays or cancellations. 

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 worksite, 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 their dream a reality. Through this experience, you will develop friendships and memories that will last a lifetime.

Day 7

Day off!
We fully support taking advantage of the beauty and excitement of each host country! Each volunteer will be afforded one day off for relaxation and/or adventure! You'll have the option to enjoy the natural beauty that the Baja has to offer or take the day off to relax at the Guest House, just know that you've earned it!

Day 8

Time to celebrate!
You'll spend the morning preparing for the house celebration, and in the afternoon, you'll be there to welcome the family into their new house that you helped build! It's a moment that will be etched in your memory for many years to come.

Preparation for what's next!
Your Live Different Build is going to be one of the most intense and life-changing experiences you will ever have. We believe that this is just the beginning and want to help prepare you as you integrate this experience into your everyday life. We'll have a final debrief where we talk about how to continue making a difference in our local and global communities.

Day 9

Drive up to San Diego, California.
Stay overnight.

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. Please be sure you are arriving at the destination on the first day of the build, as depending on your location some flight paths may require you to leave a day to two ahead of schedule. If you have any questions or would like to review your flight path with us before booking, please feel free to contact our office.

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Registrations Are Temporarily Closed

It’s important that we get back out there and work hard to bring families into safe homes as soon as travel restrictions are lifted! Enter your name and email below and we’ll make sure to let you know as soon as we open registrations back up.






Dates

Aug 6, 2021 - Aug 15, 2021

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