- About HAC
- Volunteer Program
- How to Get Involved
- Contact Us
Volunteers visiting HAC-Haiti get the unique experience of living above HAC’s primary school and main center of operations. Volunteers are fully amerced in HAC’s culture by living alongside staff and being in constant communication with HAC-Haiti’s students, program participants, and the community. Volunteers are housed in private and semi-private rooms on the second floor of HAC’s compound.
Rooms are equip with single beds and twin sized bunk beds. All beds have fresh linens and pillows. Volunteers are asked to bring their own mosquito nets to hang above their personal space.
Volunteers are also given access to lockers to store their personal belongings and valuables. Lockers come with a labeled key and are located in a private space on the second floor of the compound within the volunteer living quarters.
Volunteers have two finished bathrooms accessible from within the living quarters. All bathrooms have running water, ledges to store soap and shampoo, sinks, and flush toilets.
Manje Kreyòl (Haitian Food)
Three meals a day are provided with the accommodation fee by HAC-Haiti. Meals include breakfast, lunch, and dinner and oftentimes staff members bring snacks suck as local fruit or freshly made Haitian peanut butter to share with the volunteers. All meals are Haitian cuisine but can be modified to suit the volunteers dietary needs.
Breakfast often includes scrambled eggs, Caribbean coffee, an assortment of local seasonal fruit such as mangos, oranges, bananas, and grapefruit, rich avocados, Haitian bread, and oatmeal.
Lunch ranges from soups, to spaghetti with Haitian tomato sauce, to sandwiches, fish, and chicken.
Haitian cuisine wouldn’t be complete without the traditional rice and beans, which can often be found on the dinner table at HAC. Dinners range from fried chicken, rice, beans, pikilz ( a spicy Haitian condiment), fried plantains, breadfruit, and potatoes, to creamy pasta salads, beat salads, vegetables, fish, and chicken in rich sauce.
A vegetarian and vegan option is provided at each meal.
Volunteers are given the flexibility to work during their preferred hours as it relates to their volunteer program. The HAC compound is equip with wi fi interest that can be accessed on the primary and secondary floors of the compound. Volunteers also have their own workspace on the main floor of the compound located just outside the primary classrooms. The volunteer workspace has long tables to work on communal projects, benches, and chairs, and a common table where volunteers can access the internet, process word documents, work on lesson plans, or meet with the staff.