May, 2022 Trip to Puerto Rico

TRIP DETAILS:

May 15-21, 2022

20 spaces (must be 14 or older)

Cost – $1000 ($500 due at time of registration, remainder by March 31st)

Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in September of 2017. Now, 4 years later, thousands of Puerto Ricans are still living in damaged homes, or crowded in with family members waiting for the day when their home can be made livable again. DreamBuilders will be making its second trip to the island this May to work with SBP-Puerto Rico to repair damaged homes.

The cost of the trip is $1000 per volunteer, which covers the flights, housing, food, and rental vehicles. A deposit of half the trip cost ($500) is due at time of registration so DreamBuilders can reserve the flights, housing and rental vehicles. The remaining $500 is due by March 31st. You are also welcome to pay in-full at time of registration.

Volunteers help with many different phases of construction such as mucking & gutting, demolition, drywall, mudding or spackling, priming, painting, flooring, trim, doors and final punch. All training, safety instruction/gear and supervision provided. Costs include lodging in San Juan, most meals, airfare, and ground transportation.

SBP has COVID protocols in place to protect their staff, the home owners, and the volunteers. All volunteers must be vaccinated. Team size will be limited to allow for distancing, and cleaning stations are established at all project sites. More information about SBP’s efforts in Puerto Rico and their COVID protocols can be found on their website: sbpusa.org.

Click each link below to complete your registration.

  1. Registration

    Doctor, insurance information, emergency contact numbers and health information (allergies, medication list, estimated tetanus shot date) are needed to complete your registration.

  2. Payments

    Deposit ($500) for Puerto Rico is due at time of registration (Registration closes March 25th). Full payments are also welcome. If not making a full payment at time of registration, remainder is due by MARCH 31st.

  3. DreamBuilders Liability Waiver

    Required for all Missioners. Print, fill out and sign the form, and bring to airport or mandatory meeting.

  4. SBP Puerto Rico Volunteer Form (Now required for ALL PARTICIPANTS)

    Register with SBP. This is NOW REQUIRED FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS, even if you already registered back in January. In the section labeled “Volunteer Location Preference,” select “Puerto Rico.” In the section labeled “Volunteer Opportunities,” check the circle for “Group” under “Volunteer As”, and select “No” for the question of “are you the group organizer?” Where it asks for “Group Name,” put “DreamBuilders.” Select May 15, 2022 as the “Volunteer From” date, and May 21, 2022 as the “Volunteer To” date.

  5. Chaperone-Parent Understanding Form (if under 18 years)

    If the missioner is under 18 years old, the SBP Chaperone-Parent Understanding Agreement form must also be filled out and submitted with the missioner.

Further information about the Puerto Rico trip to be posted on this page.

Questions?  Contact Cathy Gold (heycathy@verizon.net)