Dominican Republic Open Team

February 10 - 21, 2016
Dominican Republic
Participation Fee
What's Included

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


A lot of preparation has to be done in order for a volunteer group to construct a Maranatha church building. The property must be cleared and leveled, floors must be poured, and many other steps must be already completed when a group of volunteers arrives. On this project, volunteers will help complete those very important jobs so that a group of volunteers in March can get right to work on the structure and walls.

On this project, volunteers will be pouring the foundation and floor for a large church building for the Canastica II congregation. In addition to the preparation work for a new church, volunteers will also help to paint and put the final touches on a building previously constructed by Maranatha volunteers. There are also many families in the community, and volunteers will have a chance to offer children’s ministry programs and other outreach opportunities.


Pour Foundation and Floor for a New Church


Children’s Ministry Programs

Loretta Spivey,
Project Coordinator
Wednesday, February 10
Arrival in Santo Domingo (SDQ)
Thursday, February 11
Work Days
Saturday, February 13
Worship with the local congregation
Sunday, February 14
Work Days with midweek excursion
Monday, February 20
Worship with the local congregation
Sunday, February 21
Departure from Santo Domingo (SDQ)
ARRIVALPlease plan to arrive in Santo Domingo (airport code SDQ) on Wednesday, February 10.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) in the morning of Sunday, February 21.
Summer Camp Dorms
Travel Information

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

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.

Isla Catalina

During the project, the group will take a trip to Isla Catalina, a beautiful island located about 1.5 miles from mainland Dominican Republic. The picturesque island has white sand beaches, warm clear waters, and palm trees. The tour includes snorkeling equipment. There will also be opportunities to purchase souvenirs in the colonial district of Santo Domingo.

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.