Parksville AM Rotary Club 2019

Ages: 14+   •  Location: Mexico   •   Length: 12 Days
$1530.00 + Self Managed Airfare  •   Service Hours: 40
Meeting Point: San Diego

Rotarians, spouses, partners, significant others, family and friends of Rotarians... this is your challenge - - - come and join us as we put “Service above Self” once again and build a technology classroom on the campus of a large high school, just south of Vicente Guerrero. With anticipation we welcome your participation! Join us and help us, help them!!
Are you looking for an opportunity to spend 12 fabulous days in February on a building trip to the beautiful Baja, MX?🌴 Weather is usually sunny and warm☀️, the work enjoyable and manageable🔨 AND the staff, food and accommodations at our compound unbeatable!🍓🌮🏚🇲🇽

Our Rotary Club has been partnering with Live Different in the Baja for the past four years, starting in the fall of 2015, when we built a home for a most deserving family of four (now five). Since that time, we have built a kindergarten (2016), partnered on a community centre build (2017) and an adult education centre (2018).

Hope to see you in February 2019.
~ Bill Rawlins

To view your project profile of the Trades Classroom, please click here!

To learn more about Parksville A.M. Rotary Club, please click here!

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:

Minimum Fundraising Requirements:

$1,400 This is a minimum amount each volunteer has been asked to fund raise/contribute based on a group of 15 or more volunteers.
$300 due within 2 weeks of registration.

The Parkville Rotary AM Club will be leading initiatives to secure project funding through Grant Applications and additonal fundraising.  Should you exceed your fundraising minimum requirement of $1400, those additional funds will support this Trades Classroom Project.  Once this project is fully funded, any surplus funds will support the local community in Mexico through Live Different's Community Development Fund.  All donations of $20 or more will recieve a charitable tax receipt.

What Is Included
  • Airport pick up. Please plan to arrive before 1 pm on February 5, the Build start date.
  • Airport Drop off for flights home on February 16, the last Build date.
  • ​Hotel in San Diego, CA the night before flying home.
  • 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

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

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.

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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Feb 5, 2019 - Feb 16, 2019


Builds Administrator

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    Austin Gauthier
    (866) 432 4464