PROGRAMS

Our Better Places prides itself with connecting participants to local communities and the outdoors. Trips are conducted during spring, summer, and winter break for the duration of one week. Other dates can be arranged for single travelers.  

 

A minimum of five students is required for a trip to take place. Volunteers pay an all-inclusive program fee that covers lodging, meals, training, staff, and in-country transportations. Scholarship opportunities are available for volunteers. Please reach out if you need help fundraising, we may be able to assist. 

Miami, FL

Habitat Restoration

This one week program deals with invasive species removal and Habitat Restoration on Virginia Key. Volunteers may be subject to working with children during this period and participating in coastal clean up and exploration projects. 

Availability:

All Year Round

Miami, FL

Women Issues / Youth Dev.

Connect girls between the ages of ten and seventeen in the Greater Miami Area to the Outdoors and Sports. This program seeks to create a bridge over hardships and obstacles that girls experience when it comes to accessibility to the outdoors and sports.  

Availability:

All Year Round

Miami, FL

Youth Development / Wellness

Volunteer at local community gardens and help facilitate health education in low-income neighborhoods. In each neighborhood, volunteers will work with a local partner and resident to care for the garden daily. Each garden is as unique as its community. 

Availability:

Coming Soon

Miami, FL

Animal Welfare

Assist various rescues in the Miami Area. Tasks may include giving medicine to the animals, walking animals, bathing them, and sitting in on veterinarian procedures. Depending on the time of arrival, you may have the opportunity of participating in a collaborative rescue adoption festival.

Availability:

All Year Round

Samana, DR

Medical / Disabilities

This opportunity will give you an insight into the running and daily routine of a hospital or a neighborhood health clinic. Volunteers will also find themselves assisting our partner's staff at their center for children with physical and cognitive disabilities.

Availability:

All Year Round

Samana, DR

Animal Welfare

Help rescue neglected animals, provide care and assist in maintaining the farm! For many years, a farm close to the city of Samaná has been helping animals in need by providing a home, food and arranging medical treatment.

Availability:

Summer & Winter

Our Better Places

We are always looking for volunteers! We have several service projects and trips in Florida and the Caribbean.

Email: info@ourbetterplaces.org

Phone: 305.721.5663

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