Why you should serve
The need in Mexico
The Baja Peninsula is home to thousands of asylum-seeking families from places including southern Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador. Families migrate north daily in hope of a better life, but when they get turned away at the U.S. border they often find themselves in severe poverty, with ethnic backgrounds that are largely unaccepted. We are partnering with ministries on the ground to come alongside these families - helping to meet some of their most basic physical needs (such as housing) while sharing the love of Christ.
Mexico Trip at a glance
Here is some helpful information about our trips to Mexico and a look at the cultural statistics.
All Ages - Family Friendly
7 Days / 6 Nights
Mexico Cultural Statistics
Current Temp. 64°
Living in Poverty
Ways to serve:
Click on the buttons to review all the ways you can serve in Mexico.
Our local ministry partners are passionate about helping immigrant communities who’ve traveled north to work in the agricultural fields of Baja. Your team will serve alongside them as they build a home each week for these impoverished families. All construction materials and equipment are provided. No skills necessary!
Sports are a great way to connect with people whom you’ve never met before! Kids and teens in Baja are avid about soccer especially - we love using sports as a way to enter into conversation and relationship.
Children are a big part of our ministry focus. Teams will have the opportunity to love and serve children through regular interaction with them at the mission site in the form of games, crafts*, songs, etc. as well as at other local ministries.
* Teams are responsible for bringing necessary craft supplies and should budget appropriately.
Many children are food insecure, meaning that they lack regular access to enough nutritious food for normal growth and development. Volunteers will be able to help serve lunch many hungry children each day.
Access to medical care is a luxury that is foreign to many living in the Ensenada/Baja area. Our medical teams come and provide medical attention to many who would never otherwise receive it. Note: It is recommended that at least one medical doctor travels with the team. Non-medical personnel are always welcome.
Our desire is to support the local church through purposeful, long-term relationships designed to cultivate Christ-centered communities. Our teams may have the opportunity to help at church-sponsored community outreach events or with VBS.
We know that many children living in orphanages around the world are economic orphans rather than orphans in the traditional sense of having lost both parents. Our child sponsorship program is proof that we aim to keep families together by alleviating some of the financial burden that many families around the world face. While all of this is true, it is also true that there are children living in orphanages who deserve to be held, played with, and offered the hope that comes from knowing that there is a Heavenly Father who loves them unconditionally if we cannot bring about the change that would reunite them with their families.
Trip Pricing Info:
All pricing is accurate as of 01/20/2020
Pricing Per Person:
- Individual Pricing: $1095
- Family & Small Group Pricing: $1095
- Team Pricing: $995
- Team Members: $995
Team Registration Fee
- Team of 10 or more: $495
- Create your own trip
- Gives team members a $100 discount
7 Days / 6 Nights
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- To/From Airport
- To/From Ministry sites in-country
Translators (if needed)
3 meals/day (excludes food at airports)
- American or Mexican cuisine
1 Bold Hope staff member
- Training presentations & handouts
- Devotional guides
- Re-Entry guides
Basic Ministry Supplies:
- Paint and brushes
- Coloring books & crayons
Reusable Water Bottle
Recreation or Local Cultural Experience
Airfare (Bold Hope can book)
Construction and/or Ministry Projects
- Bold Hope t-shirts will typically be on sale during your trip, but limited quantities are available.
- If you would like to make your own shirts, feel free to grab our logos here: Bold Hope Media Kit
What's Not Included
Transportation to/from U.S. airport
Mexico Information -&- Frequently Asked Questions
Be sure to read through this information.
Teams will stay at one of two beach houses 100 yards from the Pacific Ocean. One home sleeps 64 people and has 7 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. The other home sleeps 26 people and has 4 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. As much as possible, we will try to keep families together in the same room.
All international travelers should research the area they are visiting. Please Click here for Mexico vaccination information and consult with your primary care physician or a travel clinic at least 4-8 weeks prior to your departure to make decisions that are best for you or your family members.
Trip participants should be up to date with vaccinations common to those living in the United States, such as tetanus and measles/mumps/rubella.
Breakfast and lunch items will be provided for the team, but team members will have to assemble them. Dinner is authentic Mexican cuisine made by locals and delivered to the house. One night, the team will eat at the famous Tacos el Poblano. The cost of any meals eaten in an airport will be the responsibility of the trip participant.
Clean, safe drinking water is available at all times.
It is each participant's responsibility to get themselves to and from the airport in the U.S.
Upon arrival in California, all transportation during your stay is included in the cost of the trip. Bold Hope will rent 15-passenger vans to transport all team members across the border. The team will also be accompanied by local staff who will help navigate the border crossing. If you are willing to drive a van, please let us know.
All passports must be valid 6 months past the dates of the trip.
Be sure to read through this information.
Is a visa required for travel to Mexico?
No, a visa is not required for U.S. residents for stays in Mexico less than 6 months.
What is the dress code for Mexico?
Dress modestly. Tank tops are fine as long as bras are not visible. Shorts should at least reach your fingertips. Swimsuits should be one-piece or tankinis that completely cover your stomach. Sneakers should be worn on the mission site; sandals are fine at the hotel.
What time zone is Mexico in?
Baja, Mexico is in the Pacific time zone, 3 hours behind New York.
Do I need to pack towels or toiletries?
Yes, please pack a towel. We suggest packing travel-sized toiletries.
What language do the people in Baja speak
Spanish and other languages. Many of the people we will be serving are from countries other than Mexico. They attempted to emigrate, but got denied at the U.S. border and are now stuck in Mexico.
What kind of food will I be eating?
Authentic Mexican food made by locals. The team will make their own breakfast and put together bagged lunches each day.
Can I drink the water?
No, do not drink the water. Bottled water should be used for drinking and brushing your teeth.
Accidental Death & Dismemberment
Reduced to $10,000 for those under age 12 or age 70 and over
Medical Expenses - Primary
- $100 deductible
- No preexisting conditions Exclusion.
Primary coverage; $2,500 of this limit is available to pay U.S. or Canadian providers
Excess Medical Expenses - Optional
Preexisting conditions are Excluded. Includes an additional $50,000 Emergency Medical Evacuation limit.
For those age 0-59 at an additional $0.49 per diem
For those age 0-59 at an additional $0.69 per diem
For those age 60-65 at an additional $1.40 per diem
For those age 66-70 at an additional $3.05 per diem
Disability Income Benefit
(no benefit if under age 12 or 70 and over)
First 100 Months — Accident
Months 101–200 — Accident
50 Months — Sickness (after 3 month waiting period)
Available 24/7/365 for assistance with worldwide medical emergencies; provided by Intana Global™
Emergency Medical Evacuation
Coordinated by Intana Global™; will bring participant back to USA if necessary
Crisis Management Service*
Available 24/7/365 for assistance with worldwide non-medical emergencies; provided by red24
Coordinated by red24; for evacuation due to crime, civil unrest, natural disasters, kidnap/hostage situations**
Family Coordination and Repatriation of Mortal Remains
Combined limit for both benefits and includes a sublimit of $2,500 for extra expenses incurred during an approved evacuation
"Door to door" replacement cost coverage includes checked baggage; higher limits available upon request.
Worldwide jurisdiction; includes coverage for injury to a volunteer; covers volunteer and sending organization
$3.30 per person per day
By requesting that we enroll you or your group, you are agreeing to participate in InternationalHelpers (Guernsey) Trust (IHT) for certain benefits and services. The Trust Participation Agreement is attached for signature and return with enrollment. Services & Benefits are provided by service contracts & insurance policies issued to IHT.
*The cost of a security evacuation is only insured up to $1,000 in countries and regions deemed Extreme Risk by red24, unless the volunteer is already in the country and insured by this plan when the country or region is elevated to Extreme Risk status. red24 cannot guarantee service in Extreme Risk areas. If you are traveling to an area that may be subject to this limitation, please contact us.
** While red24 will deploy a specialist or negotiator as needed, this benefit does not pay ransomamounts.
This brief summary is not an insurance policy; rather, it outlines some of the features of this coverage. For specific details, please contact our office or refer to the policy. This is not a major medical policy. MajorMedical Coverage is available for individuals and groups on Short-Termand Long-Term international assignments. AnAggregate Limit of $20,000,000 applies to the above benefits. This limit provides the full $100,000 AD&D benefit for up to 200 persons in a common accident.
To participate and receive the services & benefits of IHT, complete the enrollment formand return along with your check made payable to: Gallagher Charitable International Insurance Services. In computing the number of days, count the departure day as well as the day of return. If the entire group is not traveling on the same dates, please attach a separate sheet grouping the volunteers by their travel dates.