Youth development & education

This voluntary role is rewarding for people who enjoy interacting with children and guiding them as they grow and learn and represents a great opportunity to make an important difference in the lives of children who otherwise lack this opportunity. Play is important work for children! Play helps children share with others and cope with their feelings while developing communication skills and helps develop children’s fine motor development and confidence. This program is in collaboration with FUNDACIÓN ALDEAS DE PAZ.

About the Program

  • Assist with computer literacy classes, first aid classes, teaching language classes in English, German or any other language at our Community Attention Center. This program provides volunteers with the chance to make a difference to locals who would otherwise lack these important opportunities.  
  • 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. We promote leadership and life skills, healthy lifestyle and constructive use of freetime. Volunteers join our staff on visits to the local neighborhoods and assist with empowerment, education and community building activities in direct contact with the people. 

Inclusions

  • One Week Volunteer Housing
  • Fully equipped Accommodation, WiFi & laundry
  • Personal airport pick-up & transfer to location.
  • Free academical Spanish lessons on a regular bases.
  • Full support and 24/7 backup from local staff.

Activities

  • Assist with teaching and tutoring in our Center with recreational, developmental and therapeutic activities for children and young adults with special needs in Samana.
  • Organizing and leading intercultural events and regular meetings for locals and volunteers with cross-cultural activities fostering exchange and integration
  • Assist our staff with youth, family and community development activities and engaging support of parents & caregivers.
  • Coordinate activities with different community leaders.
  • Assist with age-appropriate activities such as helping toddlers and preschoolers with arts and crafts, reading, writing, dancing, singing, playing games and monitoring children to ensure they remain safe as they go about their activities.