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. Please be aware that fees do not include airfare.

Habitat Restoration

Miami, florida

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

Animal Welfare

samana, d.r

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 treatments. Dogs, horses, mules, cows and many other animals.

marine life and  coral conservation  miami, fl

Make a splash during your break with this unique volunteering experience.  Help construct Coral Trees, work alongside local organizations and develop hands on experience on endangered marine life rehabilitation. 

Youth Development

samana, d.r

We are involved in community development and are building community support for youth care and engaging support for parents/caregivers. We raise awareness for children rights, special need integration, health prevention and environmental protection.