Please take note that all the projects in Haiti are temporarily suspended.

Information about Haiti

The Republic of Haiti, nicknamed the Pear of Antilles, shares the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic. Beyond the poverty and humanitarian disasters, Haiti offers unparalleled human encounters.

Our projects take place in the region of Artibonite, birthplace of Haitian independence and rich with history. The majority of Haitians are descendants of African slaves and they are proud to be the first black nation to gain independence in 1804. You will witness the strength of the people, working every day to build a better life for their community.

There are strong religious roots in Haiti, between Voodoo and Christianity. Faith is an important part of life and families will be pleased to share this part of their culture with you.

Haiti is truly a whole new world to discover. The landscapes are spectacular from the mountainous countryside to the pristine beach of the Caribbean Sea. Imagine tropical vegetation that greets the Atlantic Ocean, mountain spikes of 3175 meters and a culture that is rich with Creole cuisine. An exciting stay awaits you!

Official Name: Republic of Haiti

Capital: Port-au-Prince

Area: 27,750 km²

Population: 10.5 million inhabitants

Ethnicity: Black 95%, mixed heritage and white 5%

Language: French and creole

Religion: Catholic (official) 54.7%, Protestant 28.5%, Voodoo (official) 2.1%, Other 4.6%, None 10.2%

Note: Religion in Haiti is often a fusion of Christianity (brought by European colonialists) and Voodoo (from African ancestry). Voodoo has been recognized as an official religion since 2003.

our projects in haiti

The majority of orphanages in Haiti are managed privately or by a religious community. Faced with overwhelming needs and a lack of resources, the staff members do their best to provide care for the child care centres and orphanages.

This program is open to volunteers who are interested in working with children. You will have the opportunity to take care of infants and children, including tasks such as: feeding, washing, clothing, changing and play time. Volunteers work in cooperation with local Haitian staff.

We are looking for volunteers who love working with kids, are ready to take initiative, open, and motivated to work in a different cultural context.

Language Requirements: French

In Haiti, several educational institutions are managed by the church, the private sector or by international partners, due to a lack of support at the national level for education. Teachers also lack training to cover all the subjects demanded by the government.

This program offers volunteers the opportunity to support teachers in a variety of subjects. Depending on your preferences and skill sets, you could be involved at different levels from preschool, primary, secondary or vocational. The tasks you may be assigned will vary. Possibilities include: assisting teachers, helping students (in class or with homework), working in the school garden or developing workshops on hygiene or other relevant topics. Your help may also be needed with extracurricular activities.

This program is designed for volunteers that have experience within the educational system and are confident in their ability to manage a classroom. The capacity to adapt to different situations is essential.

During the summer, volunteers are needed to help with day camps in the Artibonite department. A background in teaching is not required for this activity.

Language Requirements: French

This program is restricted to students and/or graduates in various programs within the field of health. If you are keen to learn about health conditions in a tropical environment, this program is the opportunity to provide care and support for the population of Artibonite. You have the choice of volunteering at a department hospital in an urban center or a regional health centre in a rural area.

Within the urban or rural setting, you have the possibility to support Haitian professionals in the following departments:

  • General medicine
  • Emergency
  • Pharmacy
  • Laboratory
  • Vaccination
  • Nutrition
  • Family planning
  • Maternal health
  • Mobile health clinic
  • Dental clinic
  • Pediatrics
  • Radiography
  • Gynecology
  • Hospitalization
  • Surgery
  • Psychological care for survivors of sexual violence
  • Prevention and treatment of STIs

Please note that the working conditions may differ from what you are accustomed to. An ability to adapt to new environments is essential.

Language Requirements: French

This program is open to volunteers who want to work in the field of environmental protection and education. Several community projects have been created to reduce deforestation. Volunteers are needed for: tree planting, garden maintenance and awareness campaigns at school and in the public. Volunteers can also assist with educational workshops on water management, waste management and composting.

A specialized diploma or skill set is not required for this program. Volunteers, who are motivated and ready to protect the Haitian environment, are welcome!

Language Requirements: French

additional information:

Length of stay Registration fee Participation fee
For all the projects in Haiti 1 week and more $650 CAD + tax $140,50 USD per week + $130 USD for integration (Rate exchange)
What’s included?
  • Pre-departure orientation session
  • Reception
  • Transportation to and from the airport to your accomodation in Gonaïves
  • Integration period
  • Accomodation in host families
  • Meals
  • Technical Support
Our service includes: detailed and personalized support, plane ticket reservation, visa advice, information about vaccines, a pre-departure orientation day, a participant guide to help with the preparation of your trip, and a confirmation from our partner abroad. The placement is guaranteed or you will be one hundred percent reimbursed.
What’s not included?
  • Plane Ticket
  • Travel Insurance
  • Passport
  • Vaccination
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa (if needed)
  • Exit Tax (if needed)