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The orphanage that was founded in La Romana in 1993, welcomes children from the Dominican Republic and Haiti who have been abandoned or abused. These children used to live in dangerous and unsanitary conditions, often suffering from malnutrition and a lack of access to education, forcing them to beg on the streets in order to survive. Because government funds are extremely limited in the Dominican Republic, the orphanage is one of the few opportunities for these children to have a better chance at life. The mission is to provide 160 orphaned children with a home, health and education through college/vocational school and to help them become independent and productive members of their communities. We highly value the role that education plays in the children’s future and strive to maximize their abilities and reach the highest possible educational level.

The work of the volunteer will consist in teaching English or French to the children, and will be directly supervised and lead by staff. The participant will take part in an arrival orientation, a mid stay orientation and an end of stay camp. In these camps, important subject will be discussed, such as the participant’s role and relationship and development with host family, project, and community.

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.
    • Support and teach marginalized children and serve the local community.
    • Acquire important skills and make intercultural experiences that will help you in your future job life.
    • Enjoy the beauty of the Domincan Republic while learning and teaching in the country.

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
  • Language Instruction

What you are responsible for

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