Time to get ready!

Please carefully read and follow the five-step registration process below.

Step 1 – Submit Registration & $300 Deposit

Submission of the registration form and payment of the deposit will reserve your spot on the expedition. While we strive to accommodate all who would like to participate, space on each expedition is limited.

If you receive a message that all of the spaces are full, please follow the instructions given to add your name(s) to the wait-list. Plans do change and spots frequently become available.

Guatemala Summer 2024

registration closed

Uganda Summer 2024

Registration Closed

Guatemala Christmas 2024

Registration open

Uganda Christmas 2024

Registration - Wait list Only

Guatemala Thanksgiving 2024

Registration - Wait List Only

Step 2: Await Further Communication

Depending on how early you register and receive your registration confirmation, it may be several weeks or months before you receive more information.  As registration finalizes you will begin to receive a wealth of information and instructions. Please do not purchase flights until we confirm that there are enough people registered for your expedition.

Each participant will also receive an expedition specific manual and travel packet full of valuable information covering all aspects of the expedition and instructions for participating in an orientation conference call which will take place 6-8 weeks prior to your expedition. 

Expedition questions may be directed to carrie.k@familyhumanitarian.org.

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Step 3: Complete and Submit
Additional Forms

In addition to the basic information requested on the online registration form, the registration process will also ask each participant to complete:

  • Flight itinerary.
  • Proof of at least $25,000 of medical evacuation insurance. This is generally purchased through travel insurance. We recommend shopping for travel insurance at TravelInsurance.com. Travel insurance is not required but recommended. If you pay by credit card, sometimes travel credit cards include medical evacuation insurance, and on occasion regular health insurance includes emergency medical evacuation. 
  • For any minors traveling alone or with only one parent we also recommend carrying a signed and notarized “Authorization for Minors to Travel” form with you when you travel.

Please complete the information on your registration as it becomes available. The first time you reenter your registration form you will need to “claim your account.” 

All forms must be submitted no later than 60 days prior to departure.

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Step 4: Make Payment in Full

Final payment can be made by credit card through your online registration form or by mailing a check made out to Family Humanitarian to 8201 Yacht Club Drive, Rowlett, TX  75089. In order to keep expedition fees as low as possible we allow families to avoid the credit card fee by electing to pay by check during the registration process. You can check your registration preferences here. You will need to “claim your account” if it is your first time to log in since registration. Venmo is also available upon request. 

Payment of the full expedition fee is appreciated as soon as possible but is due no later than 60 days prior to departure.

Cancellation Policy

Prior to 90 days from Departure
All payments including $300 deposit are fully refundable or transferable.

45 to 89 days from Departure
All payments are fully refundable minus the $300 deposit. Alternatively, funds may be transferred to another individual for the same expedition.

30 to 44 days from Departure
All payments are non-refundable. However, they may be transferred to another individual for the same expedition.

After 30 days from Departure
All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Step 5 – Join the Family

Here at Family Humanitarian, we aren’t about dropping in to help for a few days and then going back to our regular lives. Our expeditioners are life-long ambassadors for the causes they start to impact through their first expedition. Not only will you get an amazing opportunity to participate in meaningful solutions in a very hands-on way while you’re on the expedition, you’ll be able to continue your connections with the community you serve into the future.

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