Yes, Amoveo Group requires that all participants 18 years of age or older be screened and background checked by your church before attending.
Background checks must be national and no older than two (2) years from the trip's start.
You choose your background check organization vendor, or we have one we can recommend.
18-20-year-olds are not considered “adults” during the trip; however, we still ask them to go through your church’s screening process and have background checks run because of our commitment to safety.
Amoveo Group requires a letter from the church’s pastor with his signature on official letterhead confirming that the church has on file official background checks for every 18+ participant for them to attend the trip. This can be scanned and sent to info@amoveo group.org.
If you require background checks, you will need to register your church/organization and then begin obtaining background checks for your people. Please go to www.ciaresearch.com and click 'Not Registered' in the upper right-hand corner of the screen to register your church/organization. When you get to the “How did you hear about us” entry, please type “Amoveo Group.” This will communicate that you are looking for the basic background check that will cost $15.00 a person.
Please note that your church/organization will need to set up an account to use this service for legal and billing purposes.
Notarized consent letter from parent/guardian for each minor (under 18 years of age).
2 Copies of the birth certificate for every minor
Passport with at least 6 months validity
Towels and washcloths
Toothpaste and toothbrush
Soap and shampoo
Any prescription medications
Laundry/plastic bags (for dirty clothing)
Long pants or jeans
Layers for varying weather, including rain gear
Pajamas, socks, and underwear
Work boots or sturdy shoes
Personal health insurance card or copy
Bandanas, a hat, or visor
Rain gear (not optional in Ireland)
WHAT NOT TO BRING:
Alcohol, tobacco products, or illegal drugs
Expensive clothes or jewelry
Anything really valuable
Fireworks, weapons, or toy guns
Skimpy or revealing clothes
CELL PHONES / ELECTRONICS:
Make sure you understand the electrical requirements of anything you bring, as Irish plugs have both a different shape and a different voltage than the US and Canada. If it is not rated for up to 240V, attempting to use it in Ireland could cause damage to your property and the lodging site.
Make sure you understand the charges, if any that will be incurred by using your mobile phone in Ireland. Our regular method of communication while in-country will be via WhatsApp.
Project:Bridge for Drewstown Need: Drewstown Centre is a 68-acre forested retreat that Amoveo partners with to provide yearly retreats for our partnership with Tiglin, an organization that helps people overcome addiction and homelessness, and Dublin Family Outreach, an organization that serves at-risk families in working-class suburbs around Dublin City.
Project:Recovery Center Need: Every summer, we invite men and women that are currently living in an intensive 16-month-long residential recovery program to spend a week in the country with us. They come from all walks of life and can range in age from 18 to 65+.
Project:Recovery Center Need: Every Year our team in Ireland facilitates three weeklong retreats to serve the men, women, and families involved in the recovery initiatives that we are investing in. Men and women invited to these retreats are currently living in an intensive 16-month-long residential recovery program. It is life-transforming! The students come from all walks of life and can range in age from 18 to 65+. Each week costs $9000.00.
Project:Minibus for Dublin Families Need: We are raising $20,000 to purchase a minibus to support Dublin Family Outreach's (DFO) services and shuttle Amoveo teams and interns who are in Ireland serving DFO programs.
Project:Community Center for At-risk Youth in Ireland Need: Capital campaign to raise funds to build a community center for at-risk youth. This center will provide a permanent home for our work that connects with at-risk youth via the after-school programs, providing tutoring services, meals, activities, and hospitality. The total cost for this project is $1,065,000.
Project:Community Center for At-risk Youth in Ireland Need: Invest in the general operations of the community center will allow our team to connect relationally with at-risk youth via the after-school programs, providing tutoring services, meals, activities, and hospitality.