About Us

The name, HavServe, comes from the understanding that if you have, you serve. If you have time, you serve. If you have compassion, you serve. If you have resources, you serve. If you have the knowledge, you serve.

Our Vision

HavServe aims to facilitate knowledge transfer between global volunteers and villagers in isolated and hard to reach communities in order to effect lasting, sustainable development.

Our Mission

To provide opportunities for local and international volunteers to share knowledge
and skills as they work together for sustainable community

Our Story

HavServe Volunteer Service Network was founded in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti on January 12, 2010. We are a volunteer-driven not-for-profit organization that supports community-led development through volunteerism, by empowering villagers with the education, training, and basic services necessary for them to play an ever-increasing role in determining their own future.

  • HavServe’s life-changing programs and activities are creating healthier schools and communities, providing foundations starts for kids and families, generating new economic opportunities, and engaging the next generation of leaders in volunteering activities, community and service learning.

  • HavServe is recognized as a national and international leader in the promotion of volunteerism and the sustainable development goals.

    • 2017 National Caribbean American Heritage Month Non-profit of the Year Award
    • 2017 Community Service Award from the Association Of Haitian Professionals
    • 2016 Outstanding Community Service Award for Global Impact from the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Theta Omega Chapter in conjunction with Ivy Vine Charities, Montgomery County, Maryland.
    • Maryland Governor’s Declaration Award on Volunteerism
  • What differentiates HavServe from other non-profit organizations that are engaged in community development work is our lean organizational structure, supported by a team of 100% pro-bono technical experts, thus minimizing overhead and operational costs. Our network of pro bono consultants, local and international volunteers is our greatest asset.

How have we made an impact

Created a platform to easily engage a diverse range of volunteers and pro bono consultants for community service and service learning.

Equipped, connected and positioned volunteers to strengthen communities.

Created a platform where volunteers from diverse backgrounds are able to access a wide range of virtual, pro bono, and on-site volunteer opportunities.

Key players in various sectors of our volunteer network are working together to make a difference among communities in need within the United States and in Haiti.

Established lasting partnerships with governments leaders to provide input on public policy on volunteerism and the Sustainable Development Goals

Be a part of what we do.

Board of Directors


Sandra Fathi

Sandra Fathi, Board Chair

Solomon Luke


Rose Ann Lord

Board Secretary

Beth Ann Hilton

Board Member

Deborah Grice Conway

Board Member

Gregg Sanders

Board Member

Serge Bellegarde

Board Member

Jessica Lobos

Board Member

Gina Gattuso-Espinel

Board Member

Our Team


Carline Brice-Mesilus

Founder and CEO

Jewel Bazilio Bellegarde


Remy Mesilus


Joyce Hunter


Ruth Fabre


César Augusto Ortelan Perri


Catalina Verna


Andrew Blake


There are many ways to contribute to HavServe’s mission to serve communities. Click here to fill out a form and our volunteer coordinator will be in touch.

Why HavServe?

HavServe is recognized as a national and international leader in the promotion of volunteerism and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Volunteer recognition partners
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