NP&T is deeply committed to Tikkun Olam—repair of the world. We encourage—even challenge—each of us to participate in the many projects that help repair this world; for we are ultimately known by our deeds.
Becoming a volunteer in Latin America for instance is an exciting and rewarding experience that will change your life. Prepare before you travel by researching each of the Latin American countries that you are interested in doing volunteer work in. We are very excited to introduce you to Latin America and our volunteer opportunities.
The English Teaching Program in the DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
The Dominican Republic is famous for its beautiful white sand beaches, vibrant culture and warm, friendly people. With the highest mountains of the Caribbean, breathtaking beaches and a vast network of underground caves, you will fall in love with this beautiful country and its festive culture.
As you volunteer in the Dominican Republic, your heart will be touched by the passion and spirit of the local people, many of whom have very little. Give of yourself to help improve their quality of life through community building and children’s programs, including arts & crafts, music, recreation and health education. Devote your time to enriching the lives of children and families in rural communities who have little access to quality education and employment.
Adventure tour activities may include waterfall rappeling in the Dominican Alps, surf lessons and snorkeling on the North Coast, a historical and cultural tour of the Colonial Zone in Santo Domingo, caving in Hato Mayor and horseback riding to the secluded Limon waterfall.
1. English Teaching Program
First 2 weeks
Projects focus on children’s health education and community development
- Teach English, music, dance and theatre at The Milagros B. Center
- Health education programs for impoverished children
- Lead enrichment and computers programs
- Recreation, sports, art & crafts activities
- Construction of schools and community centers
- Community recycling and clean-up programs
- Painting educational murals
Second 2 weeks Travel across this tropical island for non-stop culture and adventure
- Horseback riding to secluded waterfalls
- White water rafting on the Yaque del Norte River
- Surfing and snorkeling in the Caribbean Sea
- Canyoning and rappeling
- Cliff-jumping and sliding down natural waterfalls
- Exploring the largest cave in the Caribbean
- Discovering the colonial city of Santo Domingo and beach culture of Cabarete
- Merengue, bachata and salsa dancing!
Apart from a $40 one-off administration fee there is no cost to participate. Volunteers cover their own living expenses. Hostel type accommodation is available for $30 per week ($10 per week after 4 weeks service, Spanish and Latin dance classes, travel tour in the surrounding areas).
2. Community Outreach Program
Help Poor and Disadvantaged & Get optional Spanish Classes
This project is dedicated to improving the lives of the poor and underserved with the help of international volunteers. There are opportunities to help in education, social work and health care (i.e. volunteer work in community center, soup kitchen, teaching English, teaching soft computer skills, providing health care in hospitals and medical centres, etc). Each programme allows the volunteer to interact with the community, experience the local culture and improve their Spanish language ability. The project has its own qualified and experienced teachers who offer Spanish classes for $45 per week (14 hours of tuition).
Administration fee cost $40. Resident housing costs $45 per week or $190 per month which inlcudes a comfortable bed, hot showers, and a kitchen to prepare your own meals. Volunteers who prefer a homestay pay $60 per week or $250 per month including all meals.
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• Other Latin American Community Outreach Programs
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AFRICA Save Darfur- Building peace costs less—in lives and in dollars—than picking up the pieces after a humanitarian crisis. The best way to end genocide and mass atrocities right now is with persistent, high-level diplomacy aimed at creating sustainable peace and laying the groundwork for a more secure future. Click on the link above to view video and for more information.
ISRAEL Negev Nectars . BHD has signed on as a delivery site for Negev Nectars, a new venture that a member of our BHD community has recently initiated. Negev Nectars is importing and distributing products from Israel previously not available in Canada, such as olive oil, honey, jams, dried fruits and chutney that are kosher and organically certified when possible. Any profits from the business will be reinvested in Negev farmers to help them to expand their production. Products are delivered to BHD three times a year (Chanukah, Passover and Rosh Hashana). Please click on the heading for details.
SAVE THE CHILDREN. a Israeli Family Survival Boxes a joint compasion project of
Israel-Handsofmercy.org and Hopeforsdereot.com
Ø Complete the Application Form
Ø Be at least 16 years of age
Ø Attend an information session and/or interview
Ø Be responsible and willing to help
Ø Agree to follow the non- discriminatory, feminist anti-oppression framework.
To complete an application contact BHD at Bathurst and Wilson Office.
You can also apply for any of these positions using our online application form, then email your resume and cover letter to writting “Volunteers Overseas” in our contact page. Thank you for your interest in supporting NP&T.