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Help promote sustainable development and conservation of flora in Santiago.

Founded in 1976, the organisation is the first organisation in the Dominican Republic and the Caribbean whose main goal is to protect the environment.   The organisation began with a focus on preserving the sacred “Pico Diego de Ocampo” mountain located in the province of Santiago, but has since expanded its mission.  Now its programs include sustainable development, conservation of plants, and general improvement in the quality of life of local communities.  They focus on issues concerning ecology and the environment in Hispaniola and other areas.

You will be guided and supported by the local staff and will be expected to work in various projects such as:

  • assisting with environmental projects, such as planting trees or the creation of new green parks
  • supporting administrative planning
  • participating in educational programs with local communities and educational centres

You will take part in orientations upon arrival, during mid-stay, and at the end of your stay.  During these orientations, you’ll learn about the importance of relationship-building with your host family and local community.

Program Details

  • Program Type
    • Volunteering
  • Location
  • Program for an individual or for a group
  • Program highlights
    • Be part of a social movement of volunteers to protect natural habitats.
    • Help protect the environment and enjoy the beauty of the Dominican Republic.
    • Learn about local ecology while getting to know Dominican culture.

What's included in your experience

  • Housing
  • Host Family Placement
  • 24/7 Emergency Support
  • Meals
  • Continuous Support
  • Orientations during your time abroad
  • Access to Alumni Network
  • Worldwide Presence
  • 70 Years Experience
  • Individual Contact Person
  • Airport Pick-up
  • Domestic Transport
  • Internship Placement
  • Language Instruction

What you are responsible for

  • Global Competence Certificate
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • Re-entry Orientation
  • Airfare
  • Visa Application Assistance
  • Visa and Passport Fees
  • Stipend
  • Medical Insurance
  • Vaccinations