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Teach at-risk youth necessary skills to thrive in school and in their community, in the capital of the Dominican Republic.

The centre provides education and training to children from families who come from extreme poverty and high-risk situations.  Their mission is to be a home that welcomes, a school that educates, and a church that evangelizes.  The centre offers a residential area for homeless kids and teens as well as an education in primary, secondary, and technical schools.   After-school activities, such as sports, arts, and religion are also offered.  You can work in the residential area for homeless kids and teens, teach in primary school, and assist in sports and arts programs.

You will be guided and supported by the school staff while taking 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.  The program also welcomes new ideas and suggestions by volunteers.

Program Details

  • Program Type
    • Teaching
    • Volunteering
  • Location
  • Program for an individual or for a group
    Individual
  • Program highlights
    • Learn Spanish and get to know the Dominican culture while staying with a local host family.
    • Support children from marginalized communities.
    • Learn about the Dominican culture and promote intercultural learning.

What's included in your experience

  • Housing
  • Host Family Placement
  • 24/7 Emergency Support
  • Meals
  • Global Competence Certificate
  • Continuous Support
  • Orientations during your time abroad
  • Access to Alumni Network
  • Worldwide Presence
  • 70 Years Experience
  • 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