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Dominican Republic

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Why you should serve

The need in Dominican Republic

Location:Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is home to 230 bateyes (settlements around a sugar mill) that once formed the backbone of the economy. Many of these bateyes are settled by Haitian immigrants. There is a long history of enmity and bigotry between the native Dominicans and the immigrant Haitians/descendants of the Haitians. Bateyes tend to be the poorest of the poor areas in the Dominican Republic. We will come alongside local ministries to aid in community development and provide food and water, small business opportunities, child sponsorship, and children and youth ministries as we share the love of Jesus.

Dominican Republic Trip
at a glance

Here is some helpful information about our trips to Dominican Republic and a look at the cultural statistics.

Age Group:
All Ages - Family Friendly

Trip Availability:
Year Round

Trip Duration:
7 Days / 6 Nights

Dominican Republic Cultural Statistics

Climate Tropical
Current Temp. 88°

Population
10,298,756

Religion
Roman Catholic

Language
Spanish

Location
Caribbean

Living in Poverty
30.5%

Ways to serve:

Click on the buttons to review all the ways you can serve in Dominican Republic.

Missionaries often don’t have the budget for repairs or updates, so we ask our teams to contribute to the ongoing upkeep of the mission site, and help with bigger projects as needed.

Children and youth ministries - Join us as we share the love of Christ with children and youth through things like food and water distribution, skits, music, crafts*, etc.

* Teams are responsible for bringing necessary craft supplies and should budget appropriately.

Immigrant Haitians often don’t have the same opportunities as native Dominicans. Providing them with skills training (ex: sewing, hair cutting) is an incredible investment in their future.

When Jesus walked the earth He had a special place in His heart for those the world had forgotten. We do too and want to share the HOPE that comes from faith in Christ with these men, women, and children.


Trip Pricing Info:

All pricing is accurate as of 10/17/2019

Pricing Per Person:

Limited Time Price $795

Registration Fee

Non-Refundable

  • 1 Person: $100
  • Team of 8 or more: $495 total

Trip Duration

7 Days / 6 Nights

What's Included in the $795

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In-country Transportation:

  • To/From Airport
  • To/From Ministry sites in-country

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Translators (if needed)

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3 meals/day (excludes food at airports)

  • American or Dominican Republican cuisine

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1 Bold Hope staff member

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Lodging:

  • Hotel

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Materials:

  • Training presentations & handouts
  • Devotional guides
  • Re-Entry guides

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Basic Ministry Supplies:

  • Paint and brushes
  • Coloring books & crayons

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Reusable Water Bottle

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Additional Costs

Recreation or Local Cultural Experience

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Airfare (Bold Hope can book)

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Construction and/or Ministry Projects

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Group t-shirts

  • 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
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What's Not Included

Transportation to/from U.S. airport

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Passports

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Vaccinations

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Dominican Republic Information -&- Frequently Asked Questions

Dominican Republic Information:

Be sure to read through this information.

Lodging:

Accommodations will have air conditioning and hot water.

Vaccinations:

All international travelers should research the area they are visiting. Please Click here for Dominican Republic 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.

Food:

Assorted local food like chicken, rice and beans, fresh tropical fruit.

Clean, safe drinking water is available at all times.

Transportation:

It is each participant's responsibility to get themselves to and from the airport in the U.S.

Upon arrival in Dominican Republic, all transportation during your stay is included in the cost of the trip.

warning Important:

All passports must be valid 6 months past the dates of the trip.

Dominican Republic FAQ:

Be sure to read through this information.

Is a visa required for travel to Dominican Republic?

No, a visa is not required for U.S. residents for stays in Dominican Republic less than 30 days.

What is the dress code for Dominican Republic?

For church, women should wear dresses or skirts that reach the knee, with shoulders covered and men should wear slacks with a collared shirt (short- or long-sleeved). Shorts and t-shirts are fine for work days; women are asked to wear high-cut shirts and shorts that reach your fingertips as your hands are placed down at your side.

What time zone is Dominican Republic in?

Atlantic Standard Time with no Daylight Savings (same as EST)

Do I need to pack towels or toiletries?

You do not need to pack towels. We suggest packing travel-sized toiletries.

What language do Dominican Republicans speak?

The Dominican Republic is Spanish-speaking.

What kind of food will I be eating?

Assorted local food like chicken, rice and beans, fresh tropical fruit.

Can I drink the water?

No, never drink out of the tap in Dominican Republic and do not use that water to brush your teeth. There is bottled water available throughout the hotel and at our mission site that is clean and safe to drink.

What should I know about the culture?

The Dominican Republic is Spanish-speaking. Recruiting Spanish-speaking team members will not only connect your team more deeply with the local people, but the locals will respect that an effort was made to learn Spanish and/or bring along people who know the language.


Insurance Benefits:

Benefit

Limit

Comments

Accidental Death & Dismemberment

$100,000

Reduced to $10,000 for those under age 12 or age 70 and over

Medical Expenses - Primary

  • $100 deductible
  • No preexisting conditions Exclusion.

$100,000

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.

$40,000

For those age 0-59 at an additional $0.49 per diem

$90,000

For those age 0-59 at an additional $0.69 per diem

$40,000

For those age 60-65 at an additional $1.40 per diem

$40,000

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)

$1,000/month

$500/month

$250/month

First 100 Months — Accident

Months 101–200 — Accident

50 Months — Sickness (after 3 month waiting period)

Assistance Service

Included

Available 24/7/365 for assistance with worldwide medical emergencies; provided by Intana Global™

Emergency Medical Evacuation

$100,000

Coordinated by Intana Global™; will bring participant back to USA if necessary

Crisis Management Service*

Included

Available 24/7/365 for assistance with worldwide non-medical emergencies; provided by red24

Security Evacuation*

$100,000

Coordinated by red24; for evacuation due to crime, civil unrest, natural disasters, kidnap/hostage situations**

Family Coordination and Repatriation of Mortal Remains

$25,000

Combined limit for both benefits and includes a sublimit of $2,500 for extra expenses incurred during an approved evacuation

Personal Property
$100 deductible

$2,500

"Door to door" replacement cost coverage includes checked baggage; higher limits available upon request.

General Liability

$1,000,000

Worldwide jurisdiction; includes coverage for injury to a volunteer; covers volunteer and sending organization

PARTICIPATION FEE

$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.