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.

Check Out Past Trips

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 TypeAdults
DestinationMasaya, Nicaragua
Start Date03/17/2018
End Date03/24/2018
Max Group Size20
Cost$1,395.00 plus airfare to Nicaragua

2017 Fall Business Leaders Nov. 11 – Nov. 18

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 […]

Group TypeBusiness Professionals
DestinationNindiri, Nicaragua
Start Date11/11/2017
End Date11/18/2017
Max Group Size40
Cost$1,595.00 plus airfare to Managua, Nicaragua
CoordinatorMark Rollins

2018 Winter Business Professionals Feb 4 – Feb 11

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.  […]

Group TypeBusiness Professionals
DestinationMasaya, Nicaragua
Start Date02/04/2018
End Date02/11/2018
Max Group Size20
Cost$1,595.00 plus airfare to Nicaragua
CoordinatorRoger Sitkins