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Aldeas De Paz - Peace Villages Foundation Programs

Dominican Republic

YOUTH CARE & COMMUNITY - enhance the lives of disadvantaged

Our aim is to empower children, youth, young adults and woman by providing a educational platform where they can be supported in developing their potential and improving

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MEDICINE & HEALTHCARE - side by side with medical staff

Acquire hands-on experience while working alongside fellow interns (or volunteers) and medical staff at a hospital or neighborhood health clinic in the Dominican Republic....

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NGO MANAGEMENT & ADMIN - the day-to-day running of a charity

Fundacion Aldeas De Paz offers you the opportunity to experience the daily functions and operation of a small, grassroots NGO in the Dominican Republic through this internship...

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SOCIAL MULTI-MEDIA JOURNALISM - a foreign cultural setting

Take advantage of the opportunity to practice and enhance your skills in social media while immersing in a fascinating culture! Sign up for a Social Multimedia Journalism...

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DENTAL HEALTHCARE - Work side by side with Dentists

Whether you are planning to or already taking courses towards dentistry, use your knowledge to make a difference in the lives of people from underserved communities in the...

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ANIMAL RESCUE & FARM MAINTENANCE - Help rescue animals

Plenty of animals in the Dominican Republic have been abandoned; hence, needing a new home and care. Several of these are dogs, cats, and horses, which are often neglected...

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MARINE CONSERVATION INTERNSHIP - Free diving qualification

Fast growing tourism is a serious threat for the Dominican Republic.´s marine flora and fauna. You don’t need any Spanish skills! First gain advanced diving skills and...

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HOSPITALITY & TOURISM - Enjoy this Caribbean paradise

Ever daydreamed about traveling to an exotic destination and experiencing fun-filled adventures? If you dread the idea of a repetitive 9-5 job, sign up for internship opportunities...

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Aldeas De Paz - Peace Villages Foundation Reviews

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Social Life

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Work Environment

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Internship Placement

    10

Wonderful experience

I stayed in Las Terrenas for three months and I loved every moment of my time there.
I worked on the NGO management team and I learned so much about the inner workings of a nonprofit organization. As an assistant director for the Aldeas de Paz Foundation, I developed strong managerial skills. For example, some of my main duties were to review financial statements, perform quantitative analyses, budget, correspond with third-party stakeholders, conduct fundraising campaigns. My duties required meticulous organization and writing skills, and the ability to convey complex ideas clearly. I prepared dozens of documents and I am humbled to say that I contributed to a great.
I am so thankful for this wonderful opportunity. It was life changing and I will remember it for a very long time. I’m looking forward to returning. I like to give a very special thanks to Manfred for believing in my abilities and for always encouraging me to do my best. I would also like to thank Vito who because a very close mentor of mine. Vito is one of the hardest working people that I have ever met, and I cherish the opportunity to have worked beside him.

Program: NGO MANAGEMENT & ADMIN - the day-to-day running of a charity

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Internship Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Work Environment

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

All beginnings are difficult

All beginnings are difficult… and in the Dominican Republic, they are even more difficult. Although I came here with a bundle of ideas, I had to slow down to the local pace (which is partially good and already kind of cultural exchange) and even then to face the limitations of my activities. My conclusion is that one should not expect or try to initiate new projects/ collaborations in one month only. We (Sebastian, the coordinator, was extremely supportive!) tried a lot of different options, and it may appear only bits and pieces in the end, but I still hope that I have left a footprint behind me, which I guess is all you can expect - and it would be sufficient! I enjoyed, though, learning about the Dominican people, their way of thinking, their priorities and of course the surroundings of the peninsula, a pleasant place to work and do sightseeing… Aldeas de Paz is investing a lot of effort, so I wish them lots of success!

Program: HOSPITALITY & TOURISM - Enjoy this Caribbean paradise

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Good program, great country, excellent people

My experience with Aldeas De Paz has been nothing but enjoyable. The program was extremely exciting and full of new opportunities to learn and be active on a daily basis. All the volunteers I have met throughout my program have been nothing but friendly and always great company. The Dominican Republic itself has so much to offer and is one of the most naturally beautiful places I have ever been. I would highly recommend this organization for a great volunteering experience and my only regret would be that I did not stay longer.

Program: MARINE CONSERVATION INTERNSHIP - Free diving qualification

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

All Beginnings are Difficult

All beginnings are difficult… and in the Dominican Republic they are even more difficult. Although I came here with a bundle of ideas, I had to slow down to the local pace (which is partially good and already kind of cultural exchange) and even then to face the limitations of my activities. My conclusion is that one should not expect or try to initiate new projects/ collaborations in one month only. We (Sebastian, the coordinator, was extremely supportive!) tried a lot of different options, and it may appear only bits and pieces in the end, but I still hope that I have left a footprint behind me, which I guess is all you can expect - and it would be sufficient! I enjoyed, though, learning about the Dominican people, their way of thinking, their priorities and of course the surroundings of the peninsula, a pleasant place to work and do sightseeing… Aldeas de Paz is investing a lot of effort, so I wish them lots of success!

Program: YOUTH CARE & COMMUNITY - enhance the lives of disadvantaged

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Las terrenas is amazing!

My experience with Aldeas De Paz has been nothing but enjoyable. The program was extremely exciting and full of new opportunities to learn and be active on a daily basis. All the volunteers I have met throughout my program have been nothing but friendly and always great company. The Dominican Republic itself has so much to offer and is one of the most naturally beautiful places I have ever been. I would highly recommend this organisation for a great volunteering experience and my only regret would be that I did not stay longer.

Program: ANIMAL RESCUE & FARM MAINTENANCE - Help rescue animals

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