Trips

The Haiti Adventure

The adventure begins when the road ends…it’s never quite what you expect. Everywhere you look, God’s work is evident. It must be seen in person to appreciate. Participating in a HFHF trip helps you understand what we do and why we do it. You’ll find while working to positively impact Haiti, Haiti unfailingly reciprocates tenfold.

Our trips focus on several key areas. Click any of the tabs above to learn more.

Medical Trips are conducted in Zorangé, Haiti at the Zorangé Primary Care Clinic. The clinic serves about 50 patients a day from the surrounding areas and is run by our Haitian nurses and their team. Complete with a laboratory and pharmacy, this clinic is exceptional for its rural location. Medical Trips help us to equip Haitians to help themselves by working closely with our Haitian medical staff to ensure they can provide the best possible care to the community.

Travelers will work alongside our Haitian nurses in the clinic to see patients during the morning, and in the afternoon will participate in trainings with our Haitian medical team. The basic trip outline involves 3 days of travel and 5 days of clinic/trainings.

Medical Trip Qualifications

  • Must posses a medical degree (ex – RN, NP, MD, DO, LPN, CNA, midwife, ultrasound tech, anesthetist, phlebotomist, pathologist, ophthalmologist, public health, psychologist, mental health professional, counselor, nutritionist, physical therapist, etc)
  • Must be willing to conduct a training on a topic of your specialty (select from list of requested topics)
  • Ability to see all kinds of patients regardless of your specialty
  • Ability to take instruction from Haitian nursing staff and team leaders
  • French or Creole speaking a plus
  • Ability to be extremely flexible in a diverse environment
  • Ability to learn and observe more than do and fix
  • Ability to live and work in extremely rugged and harsh conditions without electricity, running water, or modern conveniences
  • Ability to deal with complex emotional struggles
  • Cultural sensitivity to beliefs and practices different than your own

Educational Trips are conducted in various regions of Haiti, including Zorangé, Gonaives, and Miriguane. HFHF works with teachers at our school in Zorangé, as well as with 45 other schools throughout Haiti to ensure the highest level of teaching instruction for the next generation of Haitians.

Travelers will work directly with teachers in workshop format to train on various teaching topics, such as conducting parent-teacher conferences, science experiments, or working with special needs students. Between 30 – 100 teachers participate in workshops over a 3 – 4 day period. Typical trip schedule involves 3 days of travel and 3 – 4 days of workshops.

Educational Trip Qualifications

  • Must possess an education degree or having teaching experience
  • Ability to “train the trainer” through teacher conferences and training Haitian teaching staff
  • Must be willing to conduct a training on a topic of your specialty or from a list of requested topics
  • Ability to take instruction from Haitian education staff and team leaders
  • French or Creole speaking a plus
  • Ability to be extremely flexible in a diverse environment
  • Ability to learn and observe more than do and fix
  • Ability to live and work in extremely rugged and harsh conditions without electricity, running water, or modern conveniences
  • Ability to deal with complex emotional struggles
  • Cultural sensitivity to beliefs and practices different than your own

Our Vision Trips are designed for first-time travelers and those who do not have a particular skill set to share in Haiti, but want to be a part of what HFHF is doing in Haiti and the U.S. This trip will allow travelers to see the work what HFHF has accomplished over the past 10 years, and what our vision is for the future. Travelers will be able to assess how they can be part of our future vision. Travelers will interact with our school, clinic, church, and the Haitian community.

Vision Trip Qualifications

  • Designed for first-time travelers and people new to HFHF
  • A specific skill set is not required for participation
  • The purpose of this trip is to learn about HFHF’s mission and vision, what is happening in Haiti, and how you can be involved
  • Travelers will not participate in a specific project or task, rather they will be learners, understanding HOW HFHF works and WHY we do what we do
  • Great opportunity for travelers to understand how their skills and abilities can fit into HFHF’s mission and future trips
  • Ability to be extremely flexible in a diverse environment
  • Ability to learn and observe more than do and fix
  • Ability to live and work in extremely rugged and harsh conditions without electricity, running water, or modern conveniences
  • Ability to deal with complex emotional struggles
  • Cultural sensitivity to beliefs and practices different than your own

Project Trips are designed for groups that want to travel to Haiti to complete a project, such as building a playground or distributing water filters. Groups select a project in collaboration with HFHF, and work to raise funds for this project. Once funds have been raised, the group travels to Haiti to implement the project. These trips are ideal for church missions groups, youth groups, college spring break trips, or other group travel.

Project Trip Qualifications

  • Must be a group of 5 -10 people
  • Must raise the full amount of money to implement one of HFHF’s upcoming projects, along with funds to travel to Haiti as a team to implement the project. See list of projects.
  • Willingness to take direction from Haitian staff
  • Ability to be extremely flexible in a diverse environment
  • Ability to learn and observe more than do and fix
  • Ability to live and work in extremely rugged and harsh conditions without electricity, running water, or modern conveniences
  • Ability to deal with complex emotional struggles
  • Cultural sensitivity to beliefs and practices different than your own

Internship Qualifications

  • Must be a student or recent graduate studying: pre-med/medical, public health, international development, education, English, or music
  • Ability to be extremely flexible in a diverse environment
  • Ability to learn and observe more than do and fix
  • Must be highly motivated and extremely independent
  • Willingness to take direction from Haitian staff
  • Ability to be extremely flexible in a diverse environment
  • Ability to learn and observe more than do and fix
  • Ability to live and work in extremely rugged and harsh conditions without electricity, running water, or modern conveniences
  • Ability to deal with complex emotional struggles
  • Cultural sensitivity to beliefs and practices different than your own

Are you a marketing/communications professional? Join our trips!

We’re looking for people who are able to:

  • Document the trip with pictures and video
  • Interview travelers for information, feedback
  • Share information via blog and via video interviews both during and after trip
  • Compile photos/video into a marketable piece for HFHF
  • Be extremely flexible in a diverse environment
  • Learn and observe more than do and fix
  • Live and work in extremely rugged and harsh conditions without electricity, running water, or modern conveniences
  • Deal with complex emotional struggles
  • Be culturally sensitivity to beliefs and practices different than your own

2017 Trips

Sep 16-23: Surgical

Sep 30-Oct 7: Educational

Nov 4-11: Medical – Women & Children

2018 Trips

Jan 27-Feb 3: Medical

Feb 24-Mar 3: Surgical

If you’re interested in participating in any of our trips, please review the Trip Manual, Trip Application and Trip Waiver. For any trip questions not addressed in these documents, email Elizabeth Brown.