Volunteer Program Description

Each year The Haitian Project sends 8-12 volunteers to Haiti to teach at its tuition free, Catholic boarding school (grades 7-13) for a 10-month commitment from mid-August to mid-June. In addition to teaching, Volunteers work to continue to strengthen our school's community service and empowerment programs.

The role of foreign Volunteers at Louverture Cleary School (LCS) is broad and affects many areas of community life:

TEACHING: Primary responsibilities are in the classroom, teaching classes ranging from language and religion to laboratory science and computers.

COMMUNITY LIFE: It is perhaps outside the classroom where the volunteers make their greatest contributions. Their very presence gives witness to the philosophy of sacrifice for the sake of others that is so important to the Louverture Cleary community. Volunteers live at the school, allowing them to spend an incredible amount of time with the students.

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Volunteers teach physical education and lead extra-curricular activities. Volunteers monitor four study hours per week, providing a valuable opportunity for students to have individual attention from their teachers.  It also gives the students, adolescents who live away from their families five days each week, sources of stable adult interaction. 

EMPOWERMENT: In LCS's work for the empowerment of its female students, Volunteers' continued support of our "Celebrate Women" program is invaluable.  Volunteers lead the students, both in empowerment groups to encourage strength in and outside the classroom, and in daily example.

The "Man Up" program encourages our male students to act courageously in the face of responsibility and challenges. The formation is provided in a male supportive atmosphere that is both gender positive and sensitive to male/female equality and partnership.

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT: Each volunteer has personal responsibilities in different areas of the school: language program or other curriculums, work projects, community service programs, etc.

PROGRAM SUPPORT: Volunteers are asked to assist in raising funds necessary for their support in Haiti. We help you in choosing how and when to go about this.  The support you raise helps cover the expense of your service and helps raise awareness about the Project and its work in Haiti.

 

To hear first-person experiences from our Volunteers about their time in Haiti, you may watch our Volunteers on Mission video. Click HERE and scroll to the second video.


QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS and a commitment to Catholic Social Teaching

BENEFITS:

  • One round trip plane ticket to Haiti from your home city.
  • Living quarters at the school, shared with other Volunteers and Haitian Staff: bedroom, kitchen, bathroom & common areas. 
  • Monthly stipend and health insurance reimbursement provided by THP
  • Resettlement assistance upon completion of service.

To learn more about the Volunteer Program or to request an application please call 401-351-3624 or email development@haitianproject.org.