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Cuba

Cuba: Building Bridges

Muraleando, which means "mural making" in Spanish, developed into a thriving arts and culture center out of an abandoned water tank in Lawton. Today, the center brings together...

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Peru

Peru: Children of the Andes

In the heart of the Andes is the town of Cusco, where Peruvian culture is alive and well and the famous Inca trail winds through the valleys and mountain passes. Volunteers...

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Guatemala

Guatemala: Children of the Maya

You'll be based in Quetzeltenango (or "Xela" as it is referred to by the locals) known as the "city that is the soul of culture." Delve into the well-kept traditions of the...

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Costa Rica

Costa Rica: The Sea Turtle Initiative

Sea turtles face various threats resulting in the decline of their population. Discover Corps is helping one of the turtle conservation organizations in Costa Rica to take...

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Costa Rica

Costa Rica: Protecting the Pacific

Participate in a roadless travel to the town of Uvita, Costa Rica, with Discover Corps. Volunteers will be working alongside local community members to preserve and protect...

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Thailand

Explore Thailand with the National Peace Corps Assn.

Uncover one of the most culturally rich nations in the world with the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA). You'll be based in Northern Thailand in Chiang Mai amongst

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Guatemala

Explore Guatemala with the Nat'l Peace Corps Assn.

Discover a land where Maya culture is alive and thriving with the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA). On this trip, operated by Discover Corps service expeditions, you'll...

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Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic: Heart & Soul of the Caribbean

Discover the rhythms of the Caribbean on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic. You will become part of a rural community surrounded by idyllic Caribbean beaches, tropical...

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Costa Rica

Costa Rica: Family Volunteer Vacation

Renowned for its world-class abundance of wildlife and being the happiest country on earth, Costa Rica is unrivaled in its natural beauty. This program gives families an

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Ecuador

Galapagos Islands: Family Vacation

Swim with friendly sea lions, snorkel with sea turtles, watch iguanas bask in the sun, and meet with giant tortoises up close while helping out at a tortoise reserve in the...

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Cuba

Cuba: Havana Weekend Getaway

Discover Corps' Havana Weekend Getaway is a wonderful opportunity to explore the vibrant culture and customs of Cuba with limited travel time. Travelers will arrive in Havana...

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Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic: Global Health Initiative

In some areas of the Dominican Republic there is no formal health care system in place, this makes it difficult for locals to manage their health effectively. With Discover...

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Thailand

Thailand: Elephant Conservation Expedition

Volunteer alongside elephant caretakers and see first hand how it is like to care for these gentle giants. Volunteers will partake in activities such as bathing the elephants,...

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Indonesia

Bali: Island of Inspiration

Explore the beautiful island of Bali while lending a hand at a local elementary school. English has always been an important language to learn for the Balinese youth. Discover...

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Discover Corps Reviews

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    9

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    9

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

A great experience!

Loved the ten days I spent in Guatemala. The program was well planned and offered a balance of volunteering at a local school and being involved in experiences that helped us learn about the culture and history of this beautiful country. We met wonderful caring people, interacted with the beautiful children and teachers at the school, took interesting and informative and fun trips, listened to two men offering different perspectives of the Civil War, enjoyed delicious Guatemalan food, and learned so much from our guides, Orlando and Fredy. I would highly recommend this trip!

Program: Guatemala: Children of the Maya

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Learning Guatemalan Culture

It is difficult to adequately express my feelings for Guatemala. The country is so beautiful yet in need of so much help.
Our wonderful hosts and quides were quite exceptional. Our tours were as enjoyable as they were informative. Our home base experience made our trip a memorable one.
I was greatly affected by the whole experience and plan to return.

Program: Guatemala: Children of the Maya

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Amazing introduction to international service....

Our family of 6 was looking for something that took us out of our comfort zone but would still serve as an opportunity to be together and not leave us exhausted and wanting a traditional vacation afterwards. This was perfect. We all learned that we are part of something, that while it may have felt small, would have huge impact on the local community over time. We each came away from the experience feeling a sense of being part of something bigger; and further, the trip had a different impact on each of us. We loved the Turtle Trax folks, the Discover Corps folks, our traveling companions, and the trip was the perfect blend of service and vacation. In addition to great food, the accommodations were not luxurious, but were a perfect match for the trip. Our two guides knocked it out of the park by creating a place that felt safe and adventurous ~ we felt well taken care of. It is a shared experience that our family will remember forever and it opened up things for our four children that have already impacted their decisions around college studies, areas of the world to explore and maybe live, and their connection to one another. We hope to have the opportunity to travel with Discover Corps again!

Program: Costa Rica: The Sea Turtle Initiative

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    9

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Impact

    9

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    9

Dominican Republic volunteer with Discover Corp

My grand daughter totally enjoyed this volunteer program. We worked at four different sites doing different types of work at each place. We had lots of chances to interact with the people who lived in the areas we were working. We spoke a little Spanish and it was fun speaking with the children who were learning English in their schools. The local children liked to help us with our projects too. It was wonderful working along side the people who would benefit from the local projects. A super experience for both of us. We both give this experience a thumbs up and are considering going back next year!

Program: Dominican Republic: Heart & Soul of the Caribbean

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

An Amazing Journey

I travelled to Peru with DiscoverCorps with my 11 year old daughter on a "family friendly" adventure. It was all I was promised and then some. By the time I left, I felt I had made friends for life in Peru and truly lived as a part of the village of Andahuaylilas. As described in the brochure, we helped run an after school program where we worked on conversational English with children ages 8-15, we visited an orphanage where love is as big as the mountains and also toured and connected with some women of the Q'wor project. We were guests in the homes of locals and no one could have made us feel more at home than our local hosts Miguel and Julio. Both in Cusco and Andahuaylilas we were a part of a family. My daughter was never uncomfortable and she left knowing we made a difference in the lives a many. The trip was rounded out with Machu Pichu experience. I hope to travel with DiscoverCorps again soon. We also had a small but wonderful group. Thanks to all who made our experience so memorable.

Program: Peru: Children of the Andes

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