Every summer LIFO takes young professionals and students to the Dominican Republic to physically help in he construction of our projects.

Volunteers travel to some of the most remote areas of the Cibao (central mountain region) of the D.R. While there, they are able to temporarily live out the experience of life in a small rural village, usually with no running water or electricity. On the trip they perform the manual labor alongside the locals, participating in every aspect of the construction of the project. Jobs include everything from carrying the pipes for an aqueduct, to digging a latrine for sanitation, to mixing cement with a shovel.

The mission to many is seen as an opportunity to go to on an exotic trip, to a place they will never go again, and feel good about it afterwards. However, the intent of the LIFO mission is to open volunteers’ eyes to how 80 percent of the people on earth live.

The work on the project itself is only one part of the trip. Another purpose of the mission is to foster community and leadership. Each mission hopes to show both locals and LIFO volunteers the strength and spiritual rewards that exist when we all work together for a greater goal. The fact that the LIFO volunteers live and work alongside the villagers creates experiences and friendships that will never be forgotten.

Application Process

If you are interested in attending the LIFO trip, please complete the application form by clicking the link below:

Click here to register!



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Trek to the top of Pico Duarte, the highest peak in the Caribbean, with BLUE Missions to provide families in the Dominican Republic with access to clean water and sanitation.  For more information, click here.