What should I bring on the trip with me? Once you sign up for a mission trip, we will provide you with a detailed packing list. We encourage you to pack clothing that is comfortable and inexpensive. Many volunteers leave things they don’t need behind as donations.Do I need a passport to go on a mission trip? YES. And make sure it doesn’t expire for 6 months until after your scheduled trip (their rules, not ours). You do not need a visa if you are an American citizen. Other nationalities should check with their consulate regarding visa requirements.
If you don’t have one, you can apply for one at a passport center which are often located in your local post office. When you book your trip make sure you put your exact full name on your airline reservation. Someone in an office somewhere likes that stuff to match up perfectly.
Do I need any shots or prescriptions prior to leaving? Shots are optional but we highly recommend Hep A and Hep B. You should also be current on your Tetanus shot. Consult your family doctor, county health center or the CDC for more information.
Do you need to know my medical history? Yes. We need to know if you have any special medical needs, and you must complete an emergency medical release form before departure. We want to be able to take care of you while you’re here.
If I am under 18 years of age, do I need permission to go on a mission trip? If you are under 18 years of age, you must submit a notarized “release and waiver of liability” form. In addition, adults will need a witnessed “release and waiver of liability” form. Everyone must agree to the Crimson Foundation “Code of Conduct” in order to make the trip. All paperwork is due at least 30 days prior to departure. All of this is included in our online sign up process.
Can young children go on a mission trip with their parents? There are several family mission trips scheduled each year. We recommend that children be at least 10 years old and have all recommended immunizations before they travel.