Casual clothing is well accepted although you should avoid bringing clothing which may be viewed as “too revealing” by Haitians. You will not have an opportunity to wash items during the week, so make sure you bring sufficient clothing including underwear, socks, etc. We recommend bringing a firm pair of sandals and tennis shoes for daily footwear. Important! Please take a moment to review the information below regarding special cultural items with regard to dress.
Men are required to wear a shirt at all times even when working outside in the heat of the day. It is considered unacceptable by Haitian standards for a man to remove his shirt. We also request that you bring at least one pair of pants (dockers/nice casual) to use during this time. If you plan to attend church, also bring a nice polo shirt or dress shirt.
We require that female volunteers wear shorts, pants, crop pants or skirts that fall to the knee or BELOW the knee. please, no spaghetti strap tank tops and tube tops are prohibited. Bras must be worn at all times. No see-through clothing is allowed. No spandex pants, no bare midriffs. Bring a one-piece bathing suit AND one pair of shorts (shorts are to be worn over your suit while in and out of the water) for any possible trips to the beach with the kids. If you plan to attend church—please bring a skirt (see above for length) and blouse or dress.