An Immersion Trip Will Change Your Life
The toughest trip you will ever take will be one of the greatest weeks of your life! Anyone wishing to make a life-changing trip is welcome. Go solo to create lifelong friendships or invite a whole group. Forty-three states, five provinces in Canada, and three countries overall have been represented on our trips. Lend a Hand…Change a Life!
|2018||Don't See a Date that Works for You? Call Us and Create Your Own!|
|November 10||Louisville: Free|
|December 6||Retiree Day, Louisville|
|January 17||Retiree Day, Louisville|
|February 21||Retiree Day, Louisville|
|March 21||Retiree Day, Louisville|
|April 4-7||Appalachia (FULL)|
|April 18||Retiree Day, Louisville|
|May 16||Retiree Day, Louisville|
|June 20||Retiree Day, Louisville|
|July 18||Retiree Day, Louisville|
|August 15||Retiree Day, Louisville|
|September 19||Retiree Day, Louisville|
|October 24||Retiree Day, Louisville|
|November 21||Retiree Day, Louisville|
|November 24-30||Belize (Thanksgiving trip)|
|December 5||Retiree Day (Holiday Party)|
Closed Group Trips (Not Open to the Public): Click below to view the organizations and groups that will be traveling with us this year! We hope your group will consider joining us. (*) Denotes groups that have been traveling with Hand in Hand for over 7 years.
|November 12-14||Holy Spirit, Louisville, KY|
|November 14-16||Holy Spirit, Louisville, KY|
|February 24-March 1||Assumption High School, Louisville, KY|
|March 10-12||Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY|
|March 13-15||Holy Trinity School, Louisville, KY|
|March 17-20||LaGrange Rotary, Oldham County, KY|
|March 20-23||St. Patrick School, Louisville, KY|
|March 24-27||Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, IN|
|March 31-April 3||Tri-County Disciples, LaGrange, KY|
|April 10-12||Sacred Heart Model School, Louisville, KY|
|May 8-12||St. Vincent de Paul, Rogers, AR|
|May 19-25||Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL|
|May 26-29||St. Matthew’s Parish, Mt. Vernon, IN|
|June 4-8||Conway, ARK Group|
|June 9-12||Ursuline Academy, St. Louis, MO|
|June 12-15||Cathedral of the Assumption, Louisville, KY|
|June 19-22||Our Lady of Lourdes, Louisville, KY|
|June 23-26||St. X High School, Louisville, KY|
|June 26-29||Sacred Heart Academy, Louisville, KY|
|July 7-10||St. Agnes Parish, Louisville, KY|
|July 10-13||St. Edward/St. Francis, Louisville, KY|
|July 17-20||Middletown Christian Church, Louisville, KY|
|July 21-24||Church of the Epiphany, Louisville, KY|
|July 24-27||Bellarmine University Alumni|
|July 31-August 3||St. Stephen Martyr Alumni|
|August 4-7||St. Bernadette Catholic Church, Prospect, KY|
|September 12-15||St. Mark’s United Church of Christ, New Albany, IN|
|September 18-20||Our Lady of Lourdes, Louisville, KY|
|September 25-27||Our Lady of Lourdes, Louisville, KY|
|October 10-13||Tabernacle of Worship, Brandenburg, KY|
|October 23-26||St. Patrick School, Louisville, KY|
|December 2-9||Missionary Ministry First Tabernacle Community Church, Chicago, IL|
|January 1-5||Pembroke Hill School, Kansas City, MO|
|January 6-12||Regis Jesuit High School, Aurora, CO|
|January 13-19||Our Lady of the Woods Parish, Orland Park, IL|
|January 20-26||Sally Murr and Friends|
|January 27-February 2||Paulus/Rodgers/Sisters of Charity of Nazareth|
|February 3-9||Sisters of Charity of Nazareth|
|February 17-23||Canisius High School, Buffalo, NY|
|February 24-March 2||Assumption High School, Louisville, KY|
|March 3-9||Spring Hill College, Mobile, AL|
|March 10-16||Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MO|
|March 17-23||Darian Eswine and Friends|
|March 24-30||Sisters of Charity of Nazareth|
|March 31-April 6||Trinity High School, Louisville, KY|
|April 7-13||Father Andrew White House/Sisters of Charity of Nazareth|
|April 28-May 5||Spryfield, Nova Scotia|
|May 5-12||Spryfield, Nova Scotia|
|May 12-18||YouthBuild, Louisville, KY|
|May 19-25||St. Xavier University, Chicago, IL|
|May 26-June 1||University of Scranton, Scranton, PA|
|June 2-8||Loyola School, NYC|
|June 9-15||Boston College High School, Boston, MA|
|June 16-22||St. Patrick Church High School Youth, Louisville, KY|
|June 23-29||St. Boniface and St. Meinrad, Fulda/St. Meinrad, IN|
|June 30-July 6||Loyola Blakefield, Towson, MD|
|July 7-13||Regis Jesuit High School, Aurora, CO|
|July 14-20||Christ Lutheran, Louisville, KY|
|November 10||DNOW – Middletown Christian Church, Louisville, KY|
|January 5-12||Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MO|
|January 24-25||Northeast Christian Church, Louisville, KY|
|February 27-28||Assumption High School, Louisville, KY|
|March 3-8||College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA|
|March 9-16||Boston University, Boston, MA|
|March 18-22||The High School of St. Thomas More, Champaign, IL|
|April 11||Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School, Louisville, KY|
|April 12||St. Rapheal Catholic School, Louisville, KY|
|April 14-19||Immaculate Conception, Mattoon, IL|
|April 20||Manual High School Girls’ Lacrosse Team, Louisville, KY|
|May 17-18||Northeast Christian Church, Louisville, KY|
|June 17-22||St. Mark Catholic Church, Indianapolis, IN|
|July 19-20||Northeast Christian Church, Louisville, KY|
|July 29-August 2||Holy Trinity High School Youth, Louisville, KY|
|October 10-11||Northeast Christian Church, Louisville, KY|
|October 12-19||Villanova University, Villanova, PA|
Appalachia Brochure • Belize Brochure • Nicaragua Brochure • Louisville Brochure
In each location, you will visit and work in the programs established by Hand in Hand or our partners in that region. Belize includes our “Building for Change” program, the Outreach Center for children marginalized by poverty and disease, and Hand in Hand’s scholarship program for high school and college students. Participants on an immersion trip primarily work to build a small home for a family. In addition, you visit sites related to the work of Hand in Hand and have various cultural experiences. In Nicaragua, the trip includes visiting and working with the families in our “Pathway to Change” program plus helping at local preschools, serving in clinics or providing labor for family homes. Time is spent visiting with locals who share insights about life in Nicaragua. Several opportunities for cultural visits are planned. In Appalachia (eastern Kentucky), we operate the Auxier Center where Hand in Hand organizes home repair projects in the region, provides emergency food assistance and also assist other local agencies as needed. Immersion trip participants help with home repair projects or work at our center. You will participate in local events occurring during the time of a scheduled trip. In Louisville, Urban Immersion is Hand in Hand’s newest program devoted to building relationships in our hometown. This program asks volunteers to work with local residents on community projects, take part in area activities and eat at homegrown restaurants. The program hopes to attract local volunteers, corporations and nationwide groups to provide a variety of service in Louisville from one-day service experiences to weeklong immersion trips.
- A sample letter of request for financial support as well as information to provide to supporters.
- Contributors will receive a “thank you” letter that serves as a tax receipt from Hand in Hand Ministries.
- We can set up fundraising pages. If you are interested in this please contact Darian at firstname.lastname@example.org or (502) 439.9930.
- Participants are requested not to distribute or promise any money or goods to anyone without approval of the Hand in Hand representative on site.
- No tips, gratuities or gifts are to be given to Hand in Hand employees unless instructed.
- All donations to any of our partners must be made through the Hand in Hand office.
- All requests for schedule changes or deviations from the itinerary are to be approved by the staff representative on site.
- Individuals are not to distribute any literature that has not been pre-approved by the CEO of Hand in Hand Ministries.
- Participants are not to leave the work/ministry site where the group is assigned without express knowledge of the staff representative on site.
For more information, please contact Allison Ridenour at email@example.com or (502) 459.9930.