Are you looking to have more impact during spring break? Join us in the Dominican Republic as we partner with Project Esperanza to live and serve a Haitian Community in Puerto Plata. Our program will focus in the areas of education, social aid, and community development. Our projects will include, but are not limited to:

    • Educational activities (ex: Solar energy science experiments with local primary school)
    • Construction projects (ex: Human compost toilets)
    • Solar lights
    • Recycling projects/Community Clean up
    • Community Supported Agriculture project (ex: Cacao seedlings project)

We may also work with a microfinance institution, Esperanza International, to implement a new microfinance bank in La Grua/Muñoz.


Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. We will live in a volunteer house with Project Esperanza and works closely with a batey community in Muñoz called La Grua.


$750. This includes: roundtrip airfare, food, accomodations, insurance, volunteer fee. There are no tuition or other fees.  There will be limited scholarship funds available based on need.

About our field partners:

Project Esperanza

Project Esperanza primarily serves the Haitian immigrant population of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic in the areas of education, social aid, and community development. Through serving the most marginalized population in the area, we are serving the entire community, and tie in the service with the parts of the developed world we come from, creating lasting, deep, and genuine relationships, which is where we believe true change begins.

Esperanza International

The mission of Esperanza International is to free children and their families from poverty through initiatives that generate income, education and health, restoring self-worth and dignity to those who have lost hope.



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