Our Mission

The mission of Haiti Plunge, Inc. is to educate, challenge and empower both American and Haitian youth in social, educational and agricultural sustainable development in rural Haiti. The organization is committed to enabling young people to make a difference with their lives and be of service to others.   

The Haiti Plunge

We invite high school and college students, youth groups, scouting groups, civic organizations, young adults, teachers, medical professionals, contractors, environmentalists and other adults to take the Plunge.

The experience will broaden your horizons, empower you to make a difference and challenge you to look beyond you personal expectations.

 

Join Us

The Haiti Plunge Inc. sends multiple teams to Haiti annually. Seventy percent of every team are students, who are responsible for raising all the funds necessary to participate ($1,700). They are assisted by Haiti Plunge staff, medical personnel and various professionals or skilled workers who will teach the population. (Note: age 18-26 is Young Adult)

The 2019 team schedule is:

Feb 15-24                                           March 2-10                                         April 12-21

HS/Young Adult                                  Young Adult                                              HS

June 22- July 2                                 Dec 28- Jan 6   

HS/Young Adult                                Young Adult (SPACE STILL AVAILABLE)

        

The Upcoming 2020 team schedule is:

February 14-23                                  March 7-14 and 14-22                             April 17-26

HS/Young Adult                                    Young Adult                                              HS

May 19-28                                          June 28-July 7                                       August 7-16

Young Adult                                        HS/Young Adult                                      HS/Young Adult

October 15-20                                    December 26- January 4

Adult Trip Only ($1150)                        Young Adult

Adults may participate on any team if there is available space.

*For the March Teams, HPI has partnered with MCLA and the Elms College for alternative spring break trips. If you are not a student at either of these colleges, and would like to attend, please contact HPI. We are accepting applications for these teams as long as space allows it.

Team members live simply. They share living space, eat simply, and live without running water or electricity. For 10 days they will be challenged to live a community lifestyle with their team. They must be capable of living in a remote village set deep within the Haitian bush where heat and humidity is often in the 90s. Team members should be flexible/adaptable, enjoy physical work, interact well with their peers, and have leadership qualities.

While the Haiti Plunge is overseen by Sister Eunice Tassone, team members need not belong to any one religion, but should be comfortable with talking about who God (or Allah) is in their life. Eight of the nine villages the Plunge serves are evangelical and God is at the center of their lives.

The Haiti Plunge Inc. takes every precaution for team safety. When the team lands in Haiti, they are met by the Haitian staff at the airport and are transported by the organization’s vehicles directly to their residence in the mountains. Access to medical care, secure shelter and protected food and water supply are provided.

As one volunteer wrote, “I feel so honored and blessed to have had such an opportunity. I'm already looking forward to the next time I can go. It was the people there that affected me more than I could have possibly imagined. Their love, strength, hope, courage, and passion was truly moving and inspiring.”