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Dominican Republic

Trip Information


San Pedro de Macoris; Monte Plata; Santo Domingo


Typically Monday to Monday (or Saturday to Saturday).

Year round; spring break; fall break; and summer.


Max group size of 40 (possibly larger)


$699 plus airfare (cost details)


Local church partnership, VBS, home visits (prayer, evangelism), sports camps, construction projects.

The Dominican Republic is situated on the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean. Hispaniola is the second largest island in the Caribbean behind Cuba. Home to 10 million residents, the Dominican Republic shares the island with Haiti to the West. While the Dominican Republic has seen growth in recent history due to a boom in the tourism industry, 50% of the rural population are still considered to be living in extreme poverty. Servant Life is excited to partner here to help transform these impoverished communities of the Dominican Republic with the good news of Christ. 

We partner with a Dominican-led ministry organization focused on sustainable community development work in the impoverished regions of the Dominican Republic. Their vision is to “transform the marginalized and vulnerable communities with the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ,”which is accomplished through local church partnerships. Short-term teams will work in conjunction with churches in this network to host youth and children’s day camps such as VBS, organize and run evangelistic community-wide block parties, go door-to-door to engage in prayer and evangelism, help with food distribution initiatives, and even participate in light construction projects.

What will my team be doing? 

In whatever region your team is serving, you will likely be partnered with four or five different churches over the course of the week, often each day with a different church. You will be working with the local church to engage their community with the gospel. So, for example, maybe that afternoon your team will be hosting a VBS or a sports camp with the local church, so that morning you may spend time going door to door, sharing the gospel, praying with families, and inviting them to come participate in your afternoon activities. That afternoon, you would be running and hosting the VBS, sports camp, block party, or other community event. Many teams will also have the option to participate in light construction projects, but there is typically an additional cost associated with this kind of project. 

What does a general weekly schedule look like?

  • Saturday. Travel day. Arrive and get settled in.

  • Sunday. Attend local church worship service; fellowship / ministry in that community; prep time for the week ahead. 

  • Monday - Thursday. Ministry: VBS, home visits, evangelism, sports camps, light construction, food / clothing distribution.

  • Friday. Cultural day. Visit the market, go to the beach, enjoy the city. For an additional cost, your group can take a day trip to Catalina Island, or spend the night at a resort, or possibly arrange a day pass to a resort.

  • Saturday. Travel day. Depart for home.

What does my cost include?

  • In-country transportation. From the moment you land at the airport until the moment you leave, we will take you everywhere during the week. You will not need to arrange your own transportation, but teams should be prepared to do some walking as we navigate different villages and communities.

  • Housing. Your team will sleep in hotel style accommodations (generally two or three twin beds per room) with a private bathroom.

  • Meals. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, every day! (Note: You need to pay for your own meals at the airport, while traveling, etc.)

  • Supplemental Traveler's Insurance. In the event of a medical emergency, you'll be covered with an international policy!

  • T-Shirt. Every participant gets an awesome mission trip t-shirt.

  • Pre-Trip Training Material. We provide training sessions, trip overview documents, assistance from our team of mission trip experts, and communication with in-country missionaries to make sure your group is fully prepared for your trip.

  • Pre, During, and Post-trip Devotionals. This 4-week printed missions journal will help every team member grow and encounter Christ.

Airfare is not included in the trip cost, but will be taken care of by Servant Life's travel agent who gets humanitarian rates and often free baggage. You may book on your own if you prefer to do so, but we ask to approve the itinerary first.

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