Dominica Project

Dates
February 20, 2019 - March 3, 2019
Location
Dominica
Participation Fee
$995
What's Included

Overview

On September 18, 2017, Hurricane Maria, a category 5 hurricane, plowed into Dominica. Rain and winds of more than 200 mph tore through the country. More than two dozen people lost their lives. Thousands of homes were impacted. Out of the 34 Adventist churches on the island, 28 were damaged or destroyed. Later that year, Maranatha received the request for rebuilding assistance from the Adventist Church in Dominica.

Volunteers on this project will start the construction of the Wesley Adventist Church’s community service building which was completely leveled by the hurricane. Volunteers will start the masonry construction of the walls.

In addition to the construction, there are many needs on the island. If there are enough volunteers and leadership, there will be opportunities to spread hope and joy to these individuals through a variety of outreach activities such as children’s ministry programs and health education.

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Scope

Masonry Community Service Construction

Leaders
Vickie and Bernie Wiedmann,
Project Coordinator and Construction Superintendent
Itinerary
Wednesday, February 20
Arrival in Dominica
Thursday, February 21
Work Days
Saturday, February 23
Worship with the local congregation
Sunday, February 24
Work Days with Midweek Excursion
Saturday, March 2
Worship with the local congregation
Sunday, March 3
Departure from Dominica
ARRIVALVolunteers will arrive in Dominica (DOM) on Wednesday, February 20, 2019.Please wait for confirmation from Maranatha before purchasing your airfare to ensure there is still space on the project.
DEPARTUREVolunteers will depart from Dominica (DOM) on Sunday, March 3, 2019.
Travel Information

Volunteers will purchase their own plane tickets and from the Douglas-Charles Airport in Dominica. The dates posted are the arrival and departure dates from the project, but due to travel time, you may need to leave a day or two before the arrival date. You may have an overnight layover on another Caribbean island due to the connections available. Maranatha representatives will meet volunteers upon arrival in Dominica. Please wait for confirmation before purchasing your airfare to ensure that there is enough space on the project. More information is available in an information packet available for download above. Booking outside these arrival and departure windows could result in additional fees and missed portions of the project.

Travel Resources

CI Azumano Travel:
800-454-4099 or by email with Erle or Azumano Team at corporatetravel@ciazumano.com

Butler Travel:
503-879-5005 or by email with Nathanael at nathan@butlertravel.com

Kayak:
www.kayak.com

When contacting the Azumano or Butler travel agencies, make sure you mention Maranatha for discounted booking fees.

Excursions
Roseau

During the project, the group will take a day to tour some sites in Dominica. We’ll head to the capital city of Roseau for some souvenir shopping. We’ll also be able to go on hikes to visit the island’s beautiful natural landscape, including waterfalls and mountains. There are also beautiful beaches that the group can enjoy during the trip. Volunteers will also have the option to SCUBA dive or snorkel for an additional cost.

Dominica Facts & Figures

CAPITAL

Roseau

POPULATION

73,897 (July 2017)

LANGUAGE

English

CLIMATE

Tropical; heavy rainfall

RELIGION

Catholic 61%, Protestant 29%

CURRENCY

East Caribbean Dollar

Entry Requirements
  • Passports valid for at least 6 months from date of intended return
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.

 

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