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TECHO
Building Trips
Going on TECHO Building Trips is a radically different experience where you become a TECHO Trooper, and travel with purpose from the US to any of our 18 countries. It means being there with the people you are helping, working side-by-side with their families, building their new homes, one nail at a time. It means sharing stories, sharing a meal, and living a mind-blowing human experience.

Why become a TECHO Trooper

Many people who become TECHO Troopers (or our Traveling Volunteers) do it to change their perspective. Some become Troopers to find themselves by helping families build a home. Personal enrichment is priceless, and the satisfaction of creating change in this world is indescribable! 

There are many personal reasons to become a TECHO Trooper. We make these trips to connect donors directly to the families their donations are helping, and they get to experience life transformation firsthand.

There are two ways you can become a TECHO Trooper: Whether you sign up for the cost of the home or fundraise to get there, both ways will open the doors to a fantastic experience; building a house for a family in need. Want to travel with us? The first step to becoming a TECHO Trooper is to choose your trip below and click on the link! Once you RSVP, you’ll get an email with more information on the trip and next steps on how to secure your spot.

Upcoming Building Trips

Trip Location
Dates
Link
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
February 17-20, 2023
Click here to RSVP
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
February 24-27, 2023
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Medellin, Colombia
March 10-13, 2023
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Bogota, Colombia
March 17-20, 2023
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Quito, Ecuador
April 7-10, 2023
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FAQs

WHAT ARE BUILDING TRIPS?

A 4-day weekend where volunteers from outside of Latin America help build transitional houses together with the beneficiary family and local volunteers.

WHAT HAPPENS DURING A BUILDING TRIP?

It takes two full days to build each transitional house. During the day, volunteers spend time building the transitional house with the family that will receive it. They will also have lunch together.

HOW MANY VOLUNTEERS BUILD A HOUSE?

Teams consisting of 8-10 volunteers, together with the family that will receive the house.

HOW MANY VOLUNTEERS BUILD A HOUSE?

Yes, you can! Houses are prefabricated and easy to build. Each team building a transitional house will have a TECHO staff member/ permanent volunteer as a guide. Just be ready to work as a team.

IS THERE A COST TO ATTEND THE BUILDING TRIP?

We ask for a $1,000 donation for the Building Trip experience. The donation can be done as a one-time or can be a fundraiser. RSVP for more details.

WHAT DOES THE DONATION INCLUDE?

The donation includes:
• A commitment to support TECHO’s mission
• The materials and tools needed to build the house
• Transportation to and from the hotel (designated by TECHO) to the community
• Lunch and snacks during the TECHO activity days
Additional costs not covered:
• Airfare and transportation from/to the airport
• Hotel reservation
• Additional snacks

IS IT SAFE FOR MY FAMILY AND I TO VISIT AND WORK IN THE COMMUNITY?

Yes, it is. TECHO builds transitional houses in communities where our team has a long history of working in that area and residents are very familiar with our presence there. TECHO has built over 131,000 transitional houses with over 1.4 MM volunteers, our goal is to work with communities that are involved in the whole process and that comply with key things. One of them is ensuring the safety of our volunteers.