Program Details

Those who volunteer through this program are a critical component in a variety of different community development projects. Depending on the skills and interests of this year's group, service projects may include: -Supporting education through the organ
Location:
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Program Type:
Volunteer Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Work Types:
Social Services
Duration:
1-3 months

Program Overview

Program Description:
UAlbany's wintersession volunteer program in the Dominican Republic (done in conjunction with the Community Service Alliance, or CSA) is specifically designed to give you the opportunity to work directly with the local people in a Dominican community. As part of a this twenty-day trip to the DR, you will work together with a group of students from SUNY in a hands-on service project which is designed to use your skills and abilities to address a specific need in the local community.

Those who volunteer through this program are a critical component in a variety of different community development projects. Depending on the skills and interests of this year's group, service projects may include: -Supporting education through the organization of a summer camp for children of a rural community -Community empowerment through the construction of schools or community centers -Supporting a women's co-op with leadership trainings -Helping to prevent disease by teaching families about sanitation and building family latrines -Empowering youth leaders by training them how to work with their peers in issues of sexual health and drug and alcohol awareness -Work to fight malnutrition by planting community gardens and teaching about the importance of good nutrition Please see our website for more details.

Please see our website for more details.
Setting Description:
During the program, all students will be housed in CSA's on-site guest house (see here for a photo of the house). The guest house provides basic but comfortable lodging, and has plenty of areas for recreation, Wi-Fi, etc. Please see our website for more details.
Cost:
Please see our website for more details.

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