Dominican Republic Open Team

February 12 - 23, 2015
Dominican Republic
Participation Fee
What's Included


Join Maranatha volunteers as we prepare the Luz de Villa Carmen church property near Santo Domingo. Volunteers will build a property wall around the future location of this church, assemble the metal structure, and pour the concrete floor. This project will also consist of several community outreach opportunities such as children’s ministry programs and food distribution in the poor neighborhoods.


One-Day Church and Block Walls


George Carpenter,
Project Coordinator
Jon Harvey,
Construction Coordinator
Mike McKenzie,
Spiritual Coordinator
Thursday, February 12
Arrival in Santo Domingo
Friday, February 13
Orientation and first work day
Saturday, February 14
Worship with the local congregation
Sunday, February 15
Work days with midweek excursion
Saturday, February 21
Worship with the local congregation
Sunday, February 22
Excursion in Santo Domingo
Monday, February 23
Departure from Santo Domingo
ARRIVALPlease plan to arrive in Santo Domingo (airport code SDQ) on Thursday, February 12.Please wait for confirmation from Maranatha before purchasing your airfare to ensure there is still space on the project.
DEPARTUREPlease plan to depart from Santo Domingo (SDQ) on Monday, February 23.
Summer Camp Dorms
Travel Information

Volunteers will purchase their own plane tickets to the capital city of Santo Domingo (see below). Please wait for confirmation from Maranatha before purchasing your ticket to ensure there is still space on the project. Once in the Dominican Republic, volunteers will travel together by bus to the project location.

Travel Resources

Azumano Travel:
800-454-4099 or by email with Erle at

Butler Travel:
503-879-5005 or by email with Nathanael at


When contacting the Azumano or Butler travel agencies, make sure you mention Maranatha for the best fares.

Bayahibe and Isla Saona - Included

The Dominican Republic is known for white sand beaches and beautiful Caribbean weather. At the end of the project, the group will take a two-hour bus trip to Bayahibe then take a boat out to an island called Isla Saona, the largest island in Dominican waters. The beaches on the island are quintessential Caribbean beaches complete with white sand, warm water, and palm trees. If the season is right, there will also be an opportunity to see a marine turtle sanctuary.

Colonial District and Los Tres Ojos - Included

During the project, the group will also go on local excursions located closer to the retreat center. Volunteers will visit the colonial district where people can take a colonial tour at their own cost or shop for souvenirs. There is also a local landmark known as Los Tres Ojos, or The Three Eyes. This open-air limestone cave is a series of three lakes fed by underground rivers. It is currently one of the most visited attractions in the country.

Dominican Republic Facts & Figures


Santo Domingo


10.85 Million




Tropical maritime. Little seasonal variation


Roman Catholic 95%


Dominican Peso

Entry Requirements
  • All passports must be valid for at least six months from the dates of intended return.
  • eTicket online form (includes, customs and immigration forms)
Medical Requirements & Precautions
Contact Us Want to speak with someone at Maranatha directly? Please call our office at 916.774.7700 to speak with a volunteer specialist. Alternatively, you can send us an email.