We travel on week-long service trips with volunteer groups year-round. We work with high school groups, college groups, and professional groups, among others. We arrange trips for your group – if you have a group of 10+, please let us know and we will arrange a mission trip that fits your travel dates. To learn more about our work zone, check out the below videos!
**SAFETY** C.A.R.E. is aware of security concerns volunteers have when working in foreign countries. We have been established in our work zone for nearly ten years and have built strong relationships with the communities in which we work. We have armed security personnel with our group 24 hours a day, every day and everywhere we travel. As needed, we also have uniformed police accompany us. We take every precaution to ensure our volunteers are safe.
Cost: The average cost of a trip is $1,100 (excluding airfare). This includes all in-country transportation, interpreters, air conditioned hotel stay, security personnel, and three meals per day. Should your group choose to add extra days to your trip or alternate activities, your trip fees may vary. While all of your in-country expenses are covered by your program fee, you may choose to bring an additional (optional) $100-$200 for personal expenses (snacks, souvenirs, tips for Honduran staff etc.). You will need $40 for airport exit tax (payable by USD, HNL, or credit or debit cards).
Airline fares are variable over time and based on U.S. departure city — NOTE: travel arrangements are NOT included in trip costs and we cannot guarantee pricing, so we recommend you book as soon as we confirm your travel dates to get the best rate possible!
We can make travel arrangements for you for an additional fee, please contact our office for further information.
Teams: To accommodate your group, we look to you to organize a group of 10-12 volunteers, or we can run a “double group” of 20-24. We run our trips at cost, so this breakdown helps ensure we can cover the expenses of a trip and still provide enough work to keep everyone engaged during their time in country. Bilingual team members are very beneficial, but Spanish language skills are not required. We have translators working with our groups all day. Applicants should be at least 18 years of age; if under 18, with adult permission, you may participate on a trip under Central American Relief Effort supervision.
Health: Team members should be in good health. Anyone with chronic medical conditions should notify our US staff and seek medical approval before traveling to Honduras. Most clinics will be conducted in a hot, dry, dusty climate. Access to services during the workday can be limited. We take great care to provide our volunteers with safe food and water. We require our volunteers to provide proof of travel health insurance — we can recommend a low cost option to purchase a short-term policy. We also require a visit to a travel health clinic prior to traveling with us and recommend you bring plenty of sunscreen, insect repellent, anti-diarrheal pills (such as immodium), and hand sanitizer.
Vaccinations: Volunteers MUST be certain the following vaccines are up to date: Typhoid, Hepatitus A and B, Tetanus. Malaria pills are also required. Your healthcare professional can advise as to what other medications may be recommended for you. You can take care of all vaccinations, etc. with your family doctor, a campus health center, or at your local travel health clinic.