Many Haitians live in tents and temporary shelters since the devastating 2010 earthquake. Often entire families will live in these small, 1-room shelters and are extremely vulnerable to hurricanes, earthquakes, rain, wind, mudslides and theft. Groups may build a new wooden home for a family in need or will help fix homes that they currently live in.
At the end of the week, the group will join the family for a blessing of the house and celebrate as they move into their new home!
Once you apply and are approved, you can begin the process of fundraising to help support your trip. We will provide you with your own personal fundraising website to help you get started. Britsionarys are encouraged to put together creative fundraisers to help them raise the necessary funds to make their trip to Haiti. Some ideas include auctions, t-shirts, dinner parties and yard sales. All of the money you raise will go towards your total deposit and any additional funds will be donated to Be Like Brit.
We are currently accepting applications. Please see specific dates on the application by clicking the "APPLY NOW" button above.
In order to volunteer at Brit’s Home, we must run your SORI (sex offender) and criminal background check. We are required to run these checks on anyone that will have direct contact with children. BLB reserves the right to deny Britsionarys from coming on a trip based on the results of these checks.
Please be aware that the charge for background checks is separate from the total cost of your trip and your card will be charged anywhere between $19-$100, depending on the counties you have lived in, and name aliases. If the total amount is greater than $100, we will email you to let you know. The total amount may appear on your credit card as separate charges, due to the collection of certain court fees.