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The experience

Mexico summer 2022 Build

12 volunteers,
7 - 10 days,
1 entire community changed

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Our Builds will have you working alongside our community partners, contractors, and local families. On top of building relationships with local people, you’ll make friends with people from all over the world.

You’ll experience the culture and daily life of our host community while also exploring beaches, local markets, and more.

Fundraise for your Build with your own LiveDifferent fundraising page. You’ll be able to issue tax receipts to your family and friends who donate.

Over the years, our volunteers have worked alongside communities to welcome over 590 families into safe places to call home.

By the time you finish your Build, you will have played a role in bringing change to the lives of families and communities.

Health and safety remain our top priority. We have strong safety precautions in place to mitigate any risks.


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Safety is our priority

What measures does LiveDifferent take to create a safe environment?

All of our staff are very passionate about what we do and we believe that we all have a responsibility to help those in need and to stand up for those who cannot stand up for themselves. LiveDifferent maintains excellent community relations and works diligently alongside community leaders, other NGOs working in the area, and government officials in all countries in which we work. Safety is always our number one priority. All of our key staff are first aid certified and we always have access available to quality medical attention (if needed).

Can parents easily get in touch with participants during a Build?

Staying connected is easy!

Prior to departure, we will provide you with emergency contact information that loved ones back home can use if they need to get in touch with you. Our staff leading your Build will also have cell phones with data plans so if you really need to get in touch with someone at home, we can help you do that.

If you’re looking to be able to message, call and keep up with social media during quieter times, there will be access to wifi at the accommodations in each country (if there is an additional cost, we will let you know prior to your departure). Some volunteers choose to add a “roam like home” package on their cell phones prior to leaving. If this is of interest, please contact your cell phone service provider to see if they have a plan that’s right for you and the destination you are travelling to.

How does LiveDifferent ensure the safety and well-being of their participants?

LiveDifferent has a long history of safe, positive and life-changing humanitarian travel projects. Since 2005, we have taken over 5,000 people on Builds with no serious injuries or incidents.

We recognize there are always safety measures and risks when travelling to any developing country and, with this in mind, we pay close attention to what is going on in the communities we serve. We carefully plan our travel, destinations and daily programming to ensure not only a safe experience but a culturally rich one with the opportunity for incredible learning beyond the stereotypes and assumptions often perpetuated by political groups and the media.

You can feel confident that if we had any concerns about our ability to host your group safely or if any travel concerns come to our attention before or during the Build, we would be sure to communicate immediately with any registered participants and their parent(s)/guardians.


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