Business Professionals


Since 2003 Bridges to Community has benefited from business professionals volunteering with us through their company or as a team of colleagues. These professionals travel with us for one week at a time, building desperately needed community infrastructure such as houses and schools, while also raising the funds to underwrite these critical needs.

Not only do these volunteers build a house in just one week, they also engage in a significant life experience that fosters personal growth and builds team spirit.

Veterans of our Business Professional trips revel in the high caliber of Bridges logistics and planning and how the project left them with a sense accomplishment as well as a special connection to a family and a community.

Mark Rollins, CEO of Rollins Insurance Agency states “I have made over 15 trips and each time I leave with a renewed sense of amazement as to what small group of dedicated professionals can accomplish in such a short time. No other volunteer experience leaves me with such a powerful connection to just one family or one community. First time volunteers on these Business Professionals trips often travel down thinking they are ones that are creating the change, when in fact, they are the ones being changed.”

Ready to sign up for one of Bridges to Community’s currently scheduled Business Professional trips, see the list below. Do you want to organize one for your own company or colleagues? Doing so will change your life forever. Contact us today to get involved. Contact Rusty Pedersen, Vice President of Volunteer Services at 914-923-2200 or e-mail Rusty at: to discuss your opportunities with Bridges to Community.

Upcoming Trips

Fall Business Leaders Nov 11 – Nov 18, 2017

Please join Mark Rollins, Executive Vice President, Westchester office, Brown & Brown of New York, Inc., this November on a house building trip to Masaya, Nicaragua. Click here to view the official save the date! Mark began our Business Leader program in 2004 and has traveled to Nicaragua over 13 times since his first trip back in [Continue Reading]

Group Type Business Professionals
Destination Masaya, Nicaragua
Start Date 11/11/2017
End Date 11/18/2017
Max Group Size 40
Cost $1,595.00 plus airfare to Managua, Nicaragua
Coordinator Mark Rollins

DC-IT Professionals Jan 13 – Jan 21, 2018

Join us for an incredible week organized by leaders in the Information Technology industry working in the Washington, DC area. This group has gone down 13 times to Nicaragua, and has helped to build dozens of homes, multiple schools, and has raised thousands of dollars for Bridges to Community’s projects over the last 10 years. [Continue Reading]

Group Type Business Professionals
Destination Nicaragua
Start Date 01/13/2018
End Date 01/21/2018
Max Group Size 20
Cost $1395 plus airfare to Nicaragua
Coordinator Leslie Barry

Winter Business Professionals Feb 4 – Feb 11, 2018

This is our 2nd Business Professionals Trip of 2018. This trip travels to our site in Masaya, Nicaragua and hopes to build 2 houses next February. This particular trip is being led by Roger Sitkins, the owner of Sitkins International, a consulting firm to Independent Insurance Agency owners both here in the US and abroad. [Continue Reading]

Group Type Business Professionals
Destination Masaya, Nicaragua
Start Date 02/04/2018
End Date 02/11/2018
Max Group Size 20
Cost $1,595.00 plus airfare to Nicaragua
Coordinator Roger Sitkins

NY Design Professionals Service Learning Trip March 17 – 24, 2018

This is the third annual NY Design Professionals Bridges to Community trip that invites architects, engineers, planners, and others in the design profession to join together in a service learning and community building experience. Non-design professionals are also welcome! This year’s trip will be similar to last year’s trip in that we will build a […]

Group Type Adults
Destination Masaya, Nicaragua
Start Date 03/17/2018
End Date 03/24/2018
Max Group Size 20
Cost $1,395.00 plus airfare to Nicaragua