"Back in 2018, I participated in a LiveDifferent Build with 49 colleagues from work, from all across the organization. The experience was eye-opening and life-changing. So much so, that I made a promise to myself to go back and do another Build, but this time bring my wife and kids with me so they could have this experience as well.
Come join us, in March 2022, and immerse yourself in a taste of Dominican culture, practice your Spanish, rub shoulders with locals, mix cement with like-minded individuals and build a home with/for a deserving family living in poverty. With the help of LiveDifferent translators, you will get to know the family we will build with/for, tour the community of La Union and learn about other work LiveDifferent is doing to support the community. You will sweat, you will laugh, you will play with the children and when it’s all said and done, you will leave with a full heart and new friends for life. " ~ Helmar Prael
When you join us on a Build in the Dominican Republic, you'll have the chance to immerse yourself in the culture while leaving a lasting impact in the lives of families and communities that need it most.
You'll work hard alongside volunteers, ground staff, translators, local contractors, and a deserving family so that you can all celebrate together and welcome them into their safe, new home. During the 9 days, lives are changed and connections are made that can last a lifetime.
The work itself is the reason we come together, but we'll also be introducing you to all the communities we work in, bring you to our favourite Caribbean restaurant called Mama Maria's, and give you a chance to see why it's called paradise (think of palm trees and views overlooking the ocean).
Over the years, volunteers like you have joined us to construct homes, schools, community centres, and other projects for communities along the north coast of the island. No previous experience is necessary for a Build, only a desire to make a difference in the lives of others.
Thank you for your interest in this life-changing experience. Please read through the following information and feel free to contact us at any time if you have questions.
Minimum Fundraising Requirements:$2,600 - This is the amount each volunteer has been asked to fundraise/contribute in order to join us on this Live Different Build, with an initial $300 due within two weeks of being notified that we have reached our minimum requirement for volunteers and we are all set to go!