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 on 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.
$2,950 – This is the amount each volunteer has been asked to fundraise/contribute in order to join us on this LiveDifferent Build, This total now includes the Excursion Activity and Team Dinner Out.
There is an initial $300 due within two weeks of registering.
Dates, fundraising goal and ‘not included costs’ are to be confirmed by February 1st, 2024. Any modifications to the travel dates will be confirmed once airline flight schedules are available and every effort will be made to have Build dates complement WestJet’s flight schedule. Any changes to the fundraising goal and the ‘not included’ costs will be no more than +/- 10% of what is currently listed and will be in response to changes in the local costs of materials and services.
Day 03 - 06/9
While volunteering in the Dominican Republic you will be staying at Sosua By The Sea. This cozy boutique-style resort sits on the corner of Sosua Bay, and is surrounded by beaches. As an all-inclusive resort, meals are covered when eating at the hotel. Most rooms have two double beds, and private rooms are available at an extra charge (not eligible for tax receipts).
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.
Help change lives—and experience something unforgettable!