Youth Care & Community Development

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Non-profit
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gegründet 2001
Fundacion Aldeas de Paz
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Koordinator | Manfred
Koordinator | Manfred

High­lights

gain Spanish fluency with the help of our free Spanish classes and share daily life with locals!
become more passionate about your studies and propel your career with international experience!
experience the Dominican style of live and chill by the rhythm of Caribbean music!
make memories you never forget during weekend excursions with your fellow participants!
enjoy the gorgeous beaches of Samana and visit historical sites in Santo Domingos' colonial town!
Our aim is to empower young people in Samaná by providing a platform at our school where they can be supported in developing their potential and improving their own lives This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Alter 18+
Alleinreisend
Pärchen
Familien
Gruppen
50+
Rollstuhlfahrer

YOUTH CARE & COMMUNITY WORK - Enhance the Lives of disadvantaged community members

Our aim is to empower children, youth, young adults and woman by providing a educational platform where they can be supported in developing their potential and improving their own lives.

Special Need integration and education:
At our Community Attention Center we promote integration of special need students into the educational system. Committed volunteers are always welcome since there is constant need of one to one attention and tutoring. Activities help children share with others, develop confidence and cope with their feelings while developing verbal and nonverbal communication skills and children's fine motor abilities. Our Center is one of the few educational institutions in the country that focuses on teaching special needs education while focusing on integration, awareness and human rights. Note: If you are a physio y/or occupational therapist your skills will be put to work for our children and young adults at the Therapy Center who are all facing different development challenges. Also teaching some basic therapeutic methods and skills to the other volunteers working in the school would be very supportive.

English teaching and skill training:
Assist with computer literacy classes, first aid classes, teaching language classes in English, German or any other language at our Community Attention Center. This program provides volunteers with the chance to make a difference to locals who would otherwise lack these important opportunities.

Community care and development:

We are involved in community development and are building community support for youth care and engaging support for parents/caregivers. We raise awareness for children rights, special need integration, health prevention and environmental protection. We promote leadership and life skills, healthy lifestyle and constructive use of freetime. Volunteers join our staff on visits to the local neighbourhoods and assist with empowerment, education and community building activities in direct contact with the people. Spanish skills are very helpful.This voluntary role is rewarding for people who enjoy interacting with children and guiding them as they grow and learn and represents a great opportunity to make an important difference in the lives of children who otherwise lack this opportunity. Play is important work for children! Play helps children share with others and cope with their feelings while developing communication skills and helps develop children's fine motor development and confidence. Volunteers usually assist with age-appropriate activities such as helping toddlers and preschoolers with arts and crafts, reading, writing, dancing, singing, playing games and monitoring children to ensure they remain safe as they go about their activities. It requires listening to children, offering comfort when needed, and resolving minor spats and squabbles.

Volunteering at a Day Care Center
Working hours are all day but you can choose to assist half days and spend the rest of the day at the beautiful beaches of Las Terrenas! Much of a volunteer's time is spent monitoring children to ensure they remain safe as they go about their activities as it requires listening to children, offering comfort when needed, and resolving minor spats and squabbles. Volunteers who dedicate time and energy at a daycare center have an opportunity to make an important difference in the lives of children. This voluntary role requires dedication but it is very rewarding if you enjoy interacting with children and guiding them as they grow and learn.

Volunteer placement or internship

Most of our participants join as volunteers and are free to commit from between 5 to 40 hours per week. Thats up to you! As an intern however you probably have to fulfill requirements set by your school or university. Please inform us of your school or university internship requirements in advance so that we can work out your personalized work plan together. Also tell us about your personal expectations and goals and we will see how we can help you achieve them.

Time Commitment
A minimum time commitment of 4 weeks is required. For volunteers and interns with little experience, a six to eight weeks minimum time commitment is encouraged.

Placement Locations: Samana

The longer you stay, the less you pay!
Aldeas de Paz works hard to keep the required financial contribution to an absolute minimum and to offer financial transparency by practicing an open book policy. The calculation of your financial contribution or donation is set up so that the longer you stay the less you give per week. We do this to encourage longer stays, recognising that longer stays lead to more significant volunteer work and more energy contributed in the form of donated time in place of money! We are a registered tax exempted charity and all monetary contributions are referred to as donation since what you pay is generally 100% tax-deductible for you. Speak with your tax adviser to learn how the cost of international airfare can be tax-deductible as well. Please also read our Terms & Conditions. Check out how your donation is spent, and read our Financial Reports.

Special Offer
Spanish language classes - volunteers or interns receive free language lessons every week on a regular base. The classes focus on developing communication skills so that students are able to put their knowledge to practical use as soon as they step outside the classroom. Our teaching method enables students to develop four basic skills: listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing. The idea is to learn Spanish in a natural and spontaneous way, just as students have learned their mother tongue. Our students speak Spanish right from the very first day, using it in typical real-life situations: the basic syllabus is supplemented by special exercises, such as role-play, situational dialogues and work projects. Outside the classroom, the learning process continues as you immerse in the Spanish language and the Dominican culture.

Tagesablauf

Activities can include but are not limited to

Attention Center

  • Assist with teaching and tutoring in our Center with recreational, developmental and therapeutic activities for children and young adults with special needs in Samana
  • Attending weekly meetings with other volunteers and staff to create weekly lesson plans and educational projects
  • Organizing and leading intercultural events and regular meetings for locals and volunteers with cross-cultural activities fostering exchange and integration
  • Helping with special events like fundraising parties, cooperating with other organizations and supporting community activities when help is needed.
  • Assisting teaching English, German or french classes as well as computer literacy and/or first aid classes to local youth and adults to prepare them for jobs in the tourist industry
  • Assisting with maintenance and restoration of our Attention Center building
  • Assist our staff with youth, family and community development activities and and engaging support of parents & caregivers (requires basic Spanish skills)
  • Creating your own project or activity  

Day Care Center:

  • Assist with age-appropriate activities such as helping toddlers and preschoolers with arts and crafts, reading, writing, dancing, singing, playing games and monitoring children to ensure they remain safe as they go about their activities.

Your Profile
No previous experience or special skills are required but basic Spanish language skills are very helpful. However, all that is truly necessary is enthusiasm, self-reliance, patience and an open mind. Nevertheless, volunteers that already have experience in teaching, working with children or working with people with various challenges are strongly encouraged to apply. We welcome individual volunteers, families and groups regardless of age, experience or background. Basic Spanish skills are helpful, but an advanced level of Spanish experience will open up more opportunities. We provide free Spanish classes on a regular basis, full support and 24/7 backup. An ideal volunteer is proactive, result-focused but still patient and willing to engage in activities autonomously while still having our support and supervision. You are welcome to bring some arts & crafts materials.

What to expect
We are constantly adapting our activities to community needs and volunteer numbers and capacities. If you wish to specialize in a particular activity we will do our best to accommodate your personal preferences. However, you can be asked to be involved in a combination of activities which can also require working directly in contact with our beneficiaries.

Freizeitaktivitäten

Samana is the name of both the peninsula and its biggest town, as well as the bay to the south located in the northeastern part of the Dominican Republic. It is a dramatically beautiful peninsula, like an island unto itself, of coconut trees stretching into the sea.

The town of Samana is a scenic, beautiful and peaceful port, with friendly and easy-going Dominicans, living their life with tourism, agriculture and fishing activities, all set to the beat and rhythms of Merengue, Bachata and Salsa music. The newly renovated Malecon (seaside promenade) of two kilometers length is perfect for strolling by day and night. It is the perfect place to while away the evening in a relaxing atmosphere in one of the many surrounding restaurants and bars. Hundreds of fantastic beaches surround the peninsula of Samana, which can be explored during a day trip or for the whole weekend.

Las Galeras y El Rincon: A small fisherman's town with beautiful beaches surrounded by nature. Travel by Bus (45 minutes / US$ 2,-)

El Limón: Famous waterfall and swimming. Travel by Bus (20 minutes / US$ 1,50,-)

Cayo Levantado: Small Island with beautiful beaches just of the coastline in Samana. Travel by Boat (15 minutes / US$ 2,-)

Parque National de los Haiteses: Park made of mangroves, caves with ancient paintings and beautiful bays with pristine beaches. Magnificent limestone caves to explore. Travel by Boat 60 minutes / US$ 10,-

Playa El Valle: A small fisherman's settlement with a beautiful beach surrounded by pristine nature. Travel by Moto Concho (MotoTaxi) (20 Minutes / US$ 3,-)

There are famous Kitesurf beaches in Las Terrenas and Cabarete only an hour from Samana! The whole Peninsula of Samana is a Wild and precious natural gem! People are extremely friendly and the nature is gorgeous!

From mid-January to late March the bay is home to to some of the world's best whale-watching.

Climbing
Tauchen/
Schnorcheln
Hiking
Museum/
Oper
Riding
Sports
Swimming
Water Sports
Yoga/
Meditation

Voraus­setzungen

Um an diesem Programm teilzunehmen, musst du zu Programmbeginn mindestens 18 Jahre alt sein. Es kann Ausnahmen geben, wenn du die Erlaubnis deines/r Erziehungsberechtigten vorlegen kannst oder wenn du von deinen Eltern begleitet wirst
Sprachkenntnisse
Du brauchst folgende Sprachkenntnisse: Englisch (Grundkenntnisse)
Polizeiliches Führungszeugnis
erforderlich
Ausbildung
auf Niveau
Benötigte Unterlagen
CV
Staatszugehörigkeit
Es gibt keine Beschränkungen. Helfende Hände aus aller Welt sind willkommen.
Andere Fähigkeiten
No previous experience or special skills are required. A typical candidate needs to be enthusiastic, self-reliant, willing to learn, ready for a challenge and has to have an open mind and the desire to take initiative. Friendliness, care, commitment, and patience are among important qualities. The ideal volunteer would have a passion for development aid, some experience and a desire to help other volunteers to have a great stay with us.
Arbeitszeiten
Deine Hilfe wird an folgenden Tagen benötigt: Montag, Dienstag, Mittwoch, Donnerstag und Freitag

Leist­ungen

Dienstleistungen von Fundacion Aldeas de Paz

The longer you stay, the less you pay!

Aldeas de Paz works hard to keep the required financial contribution to an absolute minimum and to offer financial transparency by practicing an open book policy. The calculation of your financial contribution or donation is set up so that the longer you stay the less you give per week. We do this to encourage longer stays, recognising that longer stays lead to more significant volunteer work and more energy contributed in the form of donated time in place of money! We are a registered tax exempted charity and all monetary contributions are referred to as donation since what you pay is generally 100% tax-deductible for you. Speak with your tax adviser to learn how the cost of international airfare can be tax-deductible as well. Please also read our Terms & Conditions. Check out how your donation is spent, and read our Financial Reports.

What is included

  • Volunteer or Internship placement 

  • Accommodation of your choice

  • Welcome Service at the airport and transport to your placement location

  • Free Wi-Fi and use of washing machine at all our facilities 

  • Placement introduction, training, supervision, briefings and meetings 

  • Free Spanish lessons weekly on a regular base 

  • Certificate and/or written reference or student credit 

  • Full support and 24/7 backup from local staff  

  • Information about adventure packages

Abholung vom Flughafen Las Americas International Airport

Travel Logistics

The Foundation will do everything to make sure our volunteers remain safe during their stay in the Dominican Republic. On your way to Santa Barbara de Samana you will most likely fly into Las Americas airport near Santo Domingo, where we have established a great cooperation with a very personal welcome service for our incoming volunteers! Your driver will help you personally and thoroughly during your transit from the airport Las Americas to the bus terminal which is only 10 minutes away, therefore granting you peace of mind and tranquillity during your travel. The driver will assist you with purchasing your bus ticket and bring you to the bus terminal where you will catch the direct and comfortable bus to Samana, the last stop on the route. Travel-time on the bus is two hours only. On arrival at the placement location, fellow volunteers and our Staff will welcome you and bring you to your accommodation.

Unterkunft

The Foundation’s popular volunteer guesthouse apartments are located in the center of the seaside towns of Samaná and las Terrenas, both scenic, laid back and peaceful towns, with friendly and easy-going Dominicans, living their life with tourism, agriculture and fishing activities, all set to the beat and rhythms of Merengue, Bachata and Salsa music.

Our Volunteer Guesthouse Apartments are extremely conveniently located only a few minutes from school or the hospital, the village center and to the beaches and the Malecon, the gorgeous seaside walking promenade, where you will find a lot of restaurants, bars and shops. The villages and their surroundings are very safe and our apartments in Samana and Las Terrenas have lovely neighbors who constantly look after us. All important locations are only minutes away and it’s safe to walk at night. A shared room with two beds is the standard option. Upgrades are available for single room occupancy. Free wifi and use of a washing machine is, of course, is standard at all Aldeas de Paz facilities.

All our apartments are fully furnished and have WIFI and washing machine

Living together with volunteers from all over the world is a unique chance for cultural exchange and can be an exciting and new way of living compared to anything you’ve ever experienced before. It has certainly been a key experience in the lives of many past volunteers! Volunteers work and live together and learn how to be empathetic and considerate of others’ needs. They share their free time, house cleaning tasks and cooking (optional). It means they also become close, develop lifelong friendships and have immense fun along the way! We feel that it is important to highlight that we have created an environment of respect and consideration.


Gastfamilie Einzelzimmer Doppelzimmer
Internetzugriff
Gute Verbindung vor Ort
Was ist NICHT inklusive?
Visa, Flüge, Reiseversicherung und Impfungen sind NICHT in den Programmgebühren enthalten. Essen, Snacks und Getränke sind gegen Aufpreis erhältlich.
Flugtickets
Der nächstgelegene Flughafen ist Las Americas International Airport (SDQ) in Santo Domingo. Wir helfen dir günstige Flüge nach Dominikanische Republik zu finden.
Reiseversicherung
Ins Ausland zu gehen ist ein Abenteuer, auf das man sich stets gut vorbereiten sollte. Plötzliche Krankheit oder Verletzung, Stornierung oder Diebstahl - eine Reiseversicherung für Dominikanische Republik bietet die nötige Sicherheit.
Impfungen
Bevor du deine Freiwilligenarbeit in Dominikanische Republik antrittst, solltest du dich noch einmal von deinem Arzt beraten lassen und deine erforderlichen Impfungen für Dominikanische Republik überprüfen.

Termine & Preise

KEINE KREDITKARTENGEBÜHREN

Informationen zur Anreise

Travel Logistics
The Foundation will do everything to make sure our volunteers remain safe during their stay in the Dominican Republic. On your way to Santa Barbara de Samana you will most likely fly into Las Americas airport near Santo Domingo, where we have established a great cooperation with a very personal welcome service for our incoming volunteers! Your driver will help you personally and thoroughly during your transit from the airport Las Americas to the bus terminal which is only 10 minutes away, therefore granting you peace of mind and tranquillity during your travel. The driver will assist you with purchasing your bus ticket and bring you to the bus terminal where you will catch the direct and comfortable bus to Samana, the last stop on the route. Travel-time on the bus is two hours only. On arrival at the placement location, fellow volunteers and our Staff will welcome you and bring you to your accommodation.

Availability/Holidays
Our Attention Center in Samana remains closed only during christmas holidays from December 21 until January 5, 2020 but remains open all summer! The Daycare Center is open all year! Please make sure that you arrive only during weekdays so that we can arrange everything for your arrival.

Verfügbarkeit
Jan Feb Mär Apr Mai Jun Jul Aug Sep Okt Nov Dez
Dauer
4 - 50 Wochen

Programmgebühren

Kosten: Preise in EUR (USD)
4 Wochen (Mindestaufenthalt)
€1.330 ($1.503)
5 Wochen
€1.456 ($1.645)
6 Wochen
€1.549 ($1.750)
7 Wochen
€1.646 ($1.860)
8 Wochen
€1.734 ($1.959)
9 Wochen
€1.817 ($2.053)
10 Wochen
€1.892 ($2.138)
11 Wochen
€1.980 ($2.237)
12 Wochen
€2.077 ($2.347)
13 Wochen
€2.178 ($2.461)
14 Wochen
€2.341 ($2.645)
15 Wochen
€2.499 ($2.824)
16 Wochen
€2.658 ($3.004)
17 Wochen
€2.820 ($3.187)
18 Wochen
€2.983 ($3.371)
19 Wochen
€3.142 ($3.550)
20 Wochen
€3.300 ($3.729)
22 Wochen
€3.626 ($4.097)
24 Wochen
€3.947 ($4.460)
26 Wochen
€4.268 ($4.823)
28 Wochen
€4.589 ($5.186)
30 Wochen
€4.910 ($5.548)
40 Wochen
€6.516 ($7.363)
50 Wochen (Maximaler Aufenthalt)
€8.122 ($9.178)
Durchschnittliche Gebühren
€247 ($280) /Woche

Bitte beachte, dass die oben aufgeführten Programmgebühren aktuellen Wechselkursschwankungen unterliegen können. Fundacion Aldeas de Paz wird dich während deines Bewerbungsprozesses über die endgültigen Programmgebühren informieren.
Anzahlung (15%)
Mit der Anzahlung reservierst du deinen Platz beim Freiwilligenprogramm. Zahlungen werden von PayPal abgewickelt, unserem vertrauenswürdigen globalen Zahlungsanbieter. Falls du keinen PayPal Account hast, kannst du die Anzahlung auch mit einer Kreditkarte bezahlen.
Restzahlung (85%)
Deine endgültige Zahlung vereinbarst du mit Fundacion Aldeas de Paz während des Bewerbungsprozesses. Normalerweise handelt es sich um eine Banküberweisung oder eine Barzahlung am Projektstandort.

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Youth Care & Community Development

Our aim is to empower young people in Samaná by providing a platform at our school where they can be supported in developing their potential and improving their own lives

$247/week

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