Other trips will be added as needs and requests arise. To register for a 2017 trip, CLICK HERE and choose your desired trip in the application process.
If you have registered for a trip and need a link to log back into Managed Missions, click here.
To register, please click on the trip date above for the trip you are interested in joining. You’ll be notified via email when we determine there is still availability for the trip. DO NOT complete any health questions in the registration process. We will gather that information later through another private format. Oh, and there’s a t shirt size question. No need to answer that. We don’t provide t shirts. That question is just part of the registration form.
Is there a deadline for registering for a trip?
Well not really. But please note that trips fill up quickly.
What is the cost of the trip?
The cost is $900 (plus airfare), which includes:
Lodging for five nights
Food for two meals per day (which is what we have while there)
Transportation to, and from the Haiti airport and while in Haiti
Trip medical insurance
24/7 security personnel
You are responsible for making your flight arrangements in coordination with our trip itinerary. You will receive an email with details on what flights you will need to include on your itinerary. DO NOT MAKE YOUR FLIGHT ARRANGEMENTS UNTIL YOU RECEIVE THE REQUIRED FLIGHTS FROM US AT HOPE. REMEMBER: When you do make your flight arrangements, you’ll want to book a round trip ticket from your city to Port au Prince and make sure to include our required flights into and back out of Port au Prince.
Is a deposit required to reserve a spot on a trip?
Yes. A $250 deposit is due by 3 months from your trip start date. This deposit is non-refundable. Please see our cancellation policy below. If you are registering with less than three months until your trip, the deposit is required right away after your registration is confirmed.
When will payment be expected? Full payment for your trip fee (and flight if we have purchased it for you) is due one month prior to your trip departure date. You will receive a notice from HOPE for the trip costs less your $250 deposit and any other payments that have been made. Groups should contact us at HOPE for special arrangements for group payment.
What about the flight arrangements?
You are responsible for making your flight arrangements in coordination with our trip itinerary for your particular trip. Basically we need you to coordinate with us at HOPE to ensure that we all fly into and out of Haiti on the same flights. You will receive an email with details on what flights you will need to include on your itinerary. DO NOT MAKE YOUR FLIGHT ARRANGEMENTS UNTIL YOU RECEIVE THE REQUIRED FLIGHTS FROM US AT HOPE. REMEMBER: When you do make your flight arrangements, you’ll want to book a round trip ticket from your city to Port au Prince and make sure to include our required flights into and back out of Port au Prince.
How do I make my trip payment?
You will make all payments securely on your Managed Missions (MM) member site, or you may mail a check made payable to:
The Haiti Orphan Project
135 West Adams Ave.
Kirkwood, MO 63122
Attention: Lauren Jones
*Please add your name/trip date in the memo portion of your check.
**If you are raising funds to support your trip, please see below.
What if I have to cancel my trip?
If you have to cancel for any reason, here is how it works:
The trip fee, once paid in full, cannot be refunded. However, you may ask us to apply the trip fee (less the $250 nonrefundable deposit) to a future trip for you or someone else. If you do not wish to allocate the unused funds for a future trip, they will be used for our general ministry expenses.
If you have already purchased your airline ticket, check with the airline for their cancellation policy
What if I need medical attention while in Haiti?
Part of your trip fee includes the purchase of a short-term international medical policy. More information on the coverage may be found atgallaghercharitable.ajg.com. In addition, we always have a medical professional on each trip. See above for immunizations and medical recommendations for our travelers.
Is it safe in Haiti?
Traveling in Haiti is as safe or safer than many US cities. While we cannot guarantee complete safety at all times, we are careful and responsible about where and how we travel in Haiti. The guest houses where we stay have 24/7 professional security. Our drivers and translators are well experienced and know where to go and where not to go. In addition, we have a professional security person with us at all times.
Please contact us at HOPE for a copy of our Emergency Plans and Procedures.
Can I raise funds for my trip?
Yes. There will be a fundraising option in your Managed Missions (MM) site which you can personalize once registered. If you would rather use snail mail we do have a sample letter you can use upon request to HOPE.
NOTE:If your fundraising efforts result in more funds raised than needed for your trip, any overage will be used for general organization expenses.