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You are open-minded, flexible and want to work directly with children?

Work with the local branch of an international non-profit organization that exists since 1949 and focuses on the integral development of children and teenagers. It is an independent NGO that promotes sustainable social development. In the project neglected children from marginalized families live together in a family-like structure. The NGO offers direct basic services to the children to ensure their well-being and save development and to guarantee their rights, that includes education, health, nutrition and conditions of dignity. Furthermore, they work with families, communities and other actors that are involved in guaranteeing rights and a save development for the children and work towards a caring and protective national policy. As part of the civil society they are motivated to promote sustainable social changes for the benefit of children who lost the care of their families or are at risk of losing it.

There is always a lot to do in the institution, you should to be able to do various tasks that the staff asks for, but also propose your own initiatives. You will work directly with the children under supervision from a staff member; this person will be directing, guiding and reviewing all work regularly. You will also assist the families in their daily tasks and organize free-time activities with the children. Furthermore, you can be involved in a program to prepare young adults for the start of their job life. You will take part in an arrival orientation, a mid-stay orientation and an end of stay camp. In these camps, important subjects will be discussed, such as the participant’s relationship with the host family, project and cultural difficulties they might be experiencing.

Program Details

  • Program Type
    • Volunteering
  • Location
  • Program for an individual or for a group
  • Program highlights
    • Learn Spanish and get to know the Dominican culture while staying in a local host family.
    • Acquire new personal and practical skills to help you in your future job life.
    • Support children from marginalized families and teach them what you're good at.
    • Enjoy the beauty of the Dominican Republic while making intercultural experiences.

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