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The Dominican Foundation for blind people is a non-profit organization that was founded in Santiago in 1988. Its principal mission is to take care of persons with visual disability through integrative rehabilitation. The foundation runs a program for the urban zones in Santiago and also a community Program in the sub-urban and rural zones of the Northern Region. The foundation offers educational programs in different areas, assistance with transforming documents into the Braille-alphabet, free meals for blind people, provides audible educational material for schools and universities and runs many more programs to empower and integrate blind people.

Possible tasks of the volunteer are to give language courses to the blind people and staff of the foundation, take care of the schools’ vegetable garden, help in the computer science-center and participate in all activities they have.

The participant will take part in an arrival orientation, a mid stay orientation and an end of stay camp. In these camps important subjects will be discussed, such as the participant’s relationship and role within the host family, project, and community. The participant will get to know new  particular techniques about blind people and have the possibility not only to learn new skills but also to grow as a person.

Program Details

  • Program Type
    • Teaching
    • Volunteering
  • Location
  • Program for an individual or for a group
  • Program highlights
    • Learn Spanish and get to know the Domincan Culture.
    • Learn ways to work with blind people and support them in their daily lifes.
    • Acquire new skills and make intercultural experiences that will help you in your future job life.
    • Empower the community while enjoying the beauty of the Dominican Republic.

What's included in your experience

  • Host Family Placement
  • 24/7 Emergency Support
  • Global Competence Certificate
  • Continuous Support
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • Orientations during your time abroad
  • Re-entry Orientation
  • Access to Alumni Network
  • Worldwide Presence
  • 70 Years Experience
  • Airport Pick-up
  • Domestic Transport
  • Visa Application Assistance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Community Service Placement
  • Language Instruction

What you are responsible for

  • Airfare
  • Visa and Passport Fees
  • Vaccinations
  • Field Trips