All you need to know about volunteering!
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Frequently Asked Questions
For first time volunteers, 2 weeks is the limit for length of volunteer stay. Typically volunteers stay from 1-2 weeks. If you are interested in staying longer, check out our internships. For returning volunteers, we are willing to work with you on your trip length.
To travel and volunteer to Haiti alone, you must be 20 years old or older. However, we suggest if you are under 25 to travel with a friend. Those who volunteer with one other person tend to have a better experience. If you are younger than 20, you may travel with parents or you may be eligible for one of our internship opportunities.
Yes! You can email the volunteer coordinator with dates you are interested in coming to volunteer. However, we only allow individual volunteers to arrive/depart on Mondays and Tuesdays of every week. If you are leading a group, we are willing to work with you on travel days.
We expect our volunteers to be self-starters and willing to jump on any job that may come up. We expect volunteers to be open to what God may be showing them during their trip. We expect our volunteers to be respectful of the culture. All of our volunteer expectations are found in the volunteer handbook.
Volunteers coming with professional expertise are encouraged to fill the need for that role during their trip. Other volunteer duties include therapy for our special needs kids, random projects (ex: sorting through supplies, painting, cleaning, .etc) and spending time with the kids and nannies. Volunteer groups are encouraged to plan out baby/kid activities for their trip, ex: VBS. Each week at COTP is different and unpredictable. The week(s) you spend at COTP may vary different than others with some being busier than others.
This is up to you. COTP does not require you to have any of these to volunteer with us. We recommend talking to a travel nurse/doctor and getting their opinion on what you should do!
Yes you need to have a passport but you don’t need to have a visa to enter or leave the country.
Yes. If you are interested in doing an internship, please contact the volunteer coordinator to see if there are any current internship openings. Internship positions include: education, physical therapy, nursing, social work, media/photography, accounting, tech, and construction/maintenance. Internships can be anywhere between 1-3 months.