Volunteer Abroad in Rural Areas

21 Volunteer Abroad Programs in Rural Areas

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WHAT DOES THE PROJECT DO? The Dominican Republic faces many challenges when it comes to primary and preventative healthcare and dentistry for its people. It is common for medical conditions to remain untreated and to progress to an advanced pathological stage uncommon in wealthier countries. This observation and experience program allows you to assist and shadow dentists, whilst sharing and bu...

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Make it a meaningful spring break by working on building and renovating homes in marginalized Haitian-Dominican communities called Bateyes.

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Fundacion Aldeas De Paz - Peace Villages Foundation NGO Management program in the Dominican Republic is a perfect for those wanting to learn more about how a small grassroots organization is managed and those interested in starting their own charity or working in a non-government organization. The program gives insight into all of the many facets of the running of the Aldeas de Paz Foundation. ...

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Appreciate the beauty of the Caribbean and be part of sustainable solutions to end its poverty. This Global Leadership Adventures' Beachside Service Adventure for teens in the Dominican Republic will have participants implementing ecologically sustainable projects in rural areas. Apart from volunteering, participants can also practice their Spanish, hike through lush hills to hidden waterfalls,...

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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 mountain landscapes and the vibrant culture of the Dominican people. Volunteers will lend a hand in the rural and urban areas on sustainable projects including the construction of bottle structures When not lending a han...

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Travel to the Dominican Republic on a volunteer abroad program with Service For Peace, an organization that specializes in sustainable community development. The program places volunteers in El Cidral, a town northwest of the capital city of Santo Domingo that is composed of five smaller communities: La Represa, El Cidral, Barrio Chino, Jobaso and Cambustera. Volunteers on the program realize e...

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Join BLUE Missions Immersion Experience, a nine-day service trip to the Dominican Republic. This is offered to high school and college students as well as young professionals. The program is a unique opportunity to live in a rural village, witnessing firsthand the locals’ living conditions. There is no electricity, water, toilet, cellphone, internet, etc. During your time in the community, ...

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Discover the dramatic landscapes of the Dominican Republic's southwest region while volunteering in the rural community of San Juan with Amigos de las Américas. Participants choose between a four-week and an eight-week project where they will support a number of awareness campaigns for children's rights. The organization has collaborated with Plan Dominican Republic, a local agency, in orde...

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Partners for Rural Health in the Dominican Republic offers biannual trips for nursing students and medical and non-medical volunteers. This is an incredible opportunity to gain experience working in an environment where there are virtually no medical resources. Volunteers will conduct clinics under close guidance from the organization in villages that, in many cases, are accessible only by f...

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The Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children offers a variety of community volunteering opportunities in rural areas of the Dominican Republic. The town of Restauracion is located just 12 kilometers from the Haitian border, providing volunteers the opportunity to work with two distinct populations. The foundation partners with a local hospital, as well as with five outlying rural...