Young Adult Project 2016

Project Full
July 27, 2016 - August 7, 2016
Dominican Republic
Participation Fee
What's Included

* Maps may indicate region where project will take place, not a specific site location.


This project is for all young adults ages 18-35. Join volunteers from around the world as they participate in interactive service.

Volunteers on this project will work in three communities near Barahona, Dominican Republic.

First, volunteers will be working at the Fidelidad church. This congregation is located in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Barahona, and a lot of local kids do not have respect for their church and throw rocks or smudge the walls. They want a building that is representative of the God they serve, so they have requested Maranatha’s assistance to build a block wall to protect their church. In addition, the group will construct a small One-day Church building in the back of the property to serve as a children’s Sabbath school classroom.

Second, volunteers will help paint and complete finishing work for two church buildings that were recently completed by Maranatha: the Fudeco and Juan Esteban congregations. They have both received new block churches thanks to Maranatha volunteers, but now they will receive a new coat of paint!

In addition to the construction the team will also reach out into the local communities through activities such as children’s ministry programs, health education, women’s ministry programs, and distributing food and hygiene kits.



Property Wall Masonry Construction


Community Outreach

Angela Boothby,
Project Coordinator
Wednesday, July 27
Arrival in Santo Domingo
Thursday, July 28
Orientation and Work Days
Saturday, July 30
Worship with the Local Congregation
Sunday, July 31
Work Days with mid-week excursion
Saturday, August 6
Worship with the Local Congregation and Return to Santo Domingo
Sunday, August 7
Afternoon departures from Santo Domingo
ARRIVALPlease plan to arrive in Santo Domingo (SDQ) before 4pm on Wednesday, July 27.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) after 1:30pm on Sunday, August 7. Morning flights are also acceptable, but would result in less souvenir shopping time in the Colonial District.
Travel Information

Volunteers will purchase their own airfare to the capital city of Santo Domingo. Please wait for confirmation from Maranatha before purchasing your ticket to ensure that there is still space on the project. Once in the Dominican Republic, volunteers will travel together by bus or van to the project accommodations.

Maranatha updated the project location and flight guidelines on April 22. Make sure you have the most up to date information before purchasing your airfare.

Travel Resources

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

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



The Dominican Republic has a lot of natural beauty. During the project, the group will take a break from all the hard work for a day trip excursion. The exact details are still to be determined, but the trip will most likely include a boat trip to a local beach.

At the end of the trip, the group will return to Santo Domingo and spend the night in the Colonial District at the Antigua Hotel Europa. That night you will have the opportunity to browse through some souvenir shops, and in the morning a few shops will be open before you depart. If you want more time for shopping, we recommend booking a flight in the afternoon or evening.

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.