Organic Vegetable Garden and Educational Reinforce

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founded in 2017
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Coordinator | Sergio
Coordinator | Sergio
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High­lights

Help empower disabled people, women, youth and children.
Discover, explore, and put into practice your passion for education.
Discover other perspectives and ways of living different to your own.
Create long lasting ties to the people in the communities you will be working with.
Enjoy some of the interesting and beautiful things the Dominican Republic has to offer: tropical beaches, historical landmarks, impressive landscapes...
Empower vulnerable Dominican children, youth and women by promoting valuable life skills like leadership, raising awareness of current problems, and creating safe spaces. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+
In the Dominican Republic, many women, children and youth face very big problems that actively inhibit their development and success, such as poverty, inequality, sexism and many other things. Through this volunteer experience, we want to counteract all these problems in the lives of these vulnerable people by promoting leadership, skills development, constructive use of time, social inclusion and awareness of issues such as the importance of education or general problems. 

You will be directly involved in creating safe spaces for many of these people and therefore directly create new opportunities for them.

As a volunteer, you will directly interact with and understand the specific concerns that each community and each family within it has, so that you can then contribute and focus your efforts on their specific needs. Therefore, the specific work plan is created based on the specific needs of the community you will be working with at that time. That said, work plans usually include activities such as giving disability awareness talks and workshops, giving family integration workshops, giving educational talks, giving empowerment workshops, supporting home visits, assisting in family support and participating in awareness raising activities.

Typical day

Volunteers shall work on weekdays (Monday through Friday). On weekends, volunteers are free to go discover everything the Dominican Republic has to offer them.

Volunteers must work at least six hours a day. Volunteers usually work in two shifts: one in the morning, from 8:00 to 12:00; and one in the afternoon, from 14:00 to 17:00.

Free-time activities

A warm tropical paradise located in the heart of the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic has countless beautiful places available for you to discover. 

The Samana area, where you will be volunteering, is famous for its large number of coconut trees. There are many beautiful white sand beaches, such as Cayo Levantado or Cayo de Arena, that you can visit during your stay in the Dominican Republic. Samana is also known for being a whale sanctuary, so at many times of the year you will be able to see many of these impressive animals. 

On the north coast of the Samana region, there is a charming little town called Las Terrenas, a small town surrounded by the beautiful beaches of Playa Bonita and Playa Coson which is the perfect place for kite surfing.

We also recommend volunteers to visit Salto el Limon, a beautiful waterfall of more than 50 meters high located about 20 km from Samana. To get to the falls, you can hire a local guide (generally costs between 100 and 500 pesos per person, although it is negotiable), who will take you through the rainforest either walking or riding on horseback. It is a scenic and memorable overall experience not to be missed!

There is also Los Haitises National Park, dotted with mangroves, streams, humid subtropical forests, seagrass meadows, pirate hideouts and pristine cays, a perfect place for bird watching.

Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, is also an excellent place to visit; there is a wealth of historical monuments, museums, a lively nightlife and art galleries through which you can experience the unique culture of the Dominican Republic. 

Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Diving/
Snorkling
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Sports
Yoga/
Meditation

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak Spanish (intermediate level)
Education Requirements
at High school level
Required Documents
CV and
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Volunteers must be empathetic, creative, affectionate, and willing to help others.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by Adventure Volunteer

Your fees will cover:

  • Lodging during your participation in the volunteer program.
  • 24/7 support from the Adventure Volunteer team
  • Program monitoring and evaluation
  • Orientation and induction to the program
  • Certificate of hours
  • Spending on your volunteer accident insurance during your volunteering activity
  • Liability for your activity
  • Receipt of an NGO about your participation in the program.
  • Guidance, advice and management in the choice of the program.

Accommodation

Volunteers stay in apartments or family houses that are shared with other volunteers. In these accommodations, volunteers have access to a bed in a room shared with other volunteers, kitchen, bathroom and living areas. 

Dorm Room
Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either. Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Samaná El Catey International (AZS) in El Catey. We assist you to find cheap flights to Dominican Republic.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Dominican Republic provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Dominican Republic you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Dominican Republic.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

The project is open all year round. Volunteers are welcome to arrive on any day of the week they might choose, although we'd recommend volunteers to come on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, as this allows them to be more easily integrated into the project.
Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
2 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$676
4 weeks
$816
5 weeks
$946
6 weeks
$1,108
7 weeks
$1,196
12 weeks (max. stay)
$1,789
Average fees
$244 /week

The organization charges its fees in EUR. The price table in USD is subject to currency fluctuation. Adventure Volunteer will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Adventure Volunteer during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Organic Vegetable Garden and Educational Reinforce

Empower vulnerable Dominican children, youth and women by promoting valuable life skills like leadership, raising awareness of current problems, and creating safe spaces.

$234/week

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