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If getting to know the Caribbean while working on a conservation project might sound like the right thing this is the project for you.

The organization was founded in 1976 as the first institution of its kind to be established in the Dominican Republic and the Caribbean. It is an NGO formed by people with the common concern for the environment in the Dominican Republic. Initially the group was mostly concerned with preserving the mountain “Pico Diego de Ocampo” in the province of Santiago.

Nowadays the organization runs a large number of programs and activities with the main purpose of sustainable development, conservation of flora and fauna and improve the quality of life of communities close by.

Their main objective is to bring together people with common interests in issues concerning ecology, environment, sustainable development and any related issues, both on Hispaniola and in other parts of the world.

Your task will be working with direct supervision from a staff member; this person will be directing, guiding and reviewing all work regularly. You will be expected to work in different projects and support the local staff by

  • assisting in different environmental projects, such as planting trees or the creation of new green parks
  • supporting in administrational work and planning
  • participating in educational programs with local communities, educational centers etc.

Furthermore 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.

You may choose to take part in this program for either 12, 24 or 44 weeks. Please contact us for more details.

Program Details

  • Program Type
    • Volunteering
  • Location
  • Program for an individual or for a group
  • Program highlights
    • Learn Spanish and get to know Domincan Culture.
    • Be part of a social movement of volunteers that want to protect the nature.
    • Help protecting the environment while enjoying the beauty of the Dominican Republic.
    • Acquire new skills and make intercultural experiences that can help you in your future.

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