About Dominica Orphanage and SchoolDominica Orphanage and School is a privately funded nonprofit organization located in Santo Domingo, DR. The organization helps children in the community through the school, and most of the children receive shelter and food through the orphanage. Many of the kids that attend the school are on scholarships because of lack of help their families can offer, and many are orphans from the inhumane conditions of life they are surrounded by.
Volunteer to Teach and Have Fun!!The school has found that the most passionate and effective teachers are the everday people who love to share their knowledge with children. Listed are some of the subjects volunteers could offer. Volunteers create their own teaching plans and are asked to bring their own materials. Other ideas and subjects are welcome!
Teach what you love!Bi-Lingual? Multi-Lingual? Teach the Children a Foreign Language. English and French are very valuable languages to know but they would be happy to learn anything!Good at Crunching Numbers? Math Wiz? Teach Math skills like Algebra and Geopmetry to the older students orBasic Math Skills to the younger ones.Love the Wonders of the Earth? Teach sciences like Biology and Geology in the Lab Available in the school.Are you a Jet-Setter? Story-Teller? Tell the children a story about World History about your favorite times in the past or present. Give a lesson in Geography with the multiple stamps on your Passport.Have a Green Thumb? Are you Eco-Friendly? Teach the children about Agriculture and all things Green. The orphanage has a small garden available for Gardening, Cultivating soil & HerbsYou Know all About the Human Body? Can You Talk About Safe Sex? Come give talks to the older kids about puberty and becoming adults. ‘Safe Sex’ and talks about the act will help them make smart decisions for their future.Are you a ‘Handy’ kind of person? Love fixing old cars? Show some of the older children ways to fix things around their school and orphanage. Even build something like a shed or fix an old car!
Have Fun!Are you Artsy? Love Making Things? Teach the students crafts like sewing and art skills. (possible through material donation)A Songstress, Pianist or Guitarist? Share your skills with the children with music lessons using the schools pianos and the collection of guitars and basses they have.Could you be a Top Chef? Love cooking? Show the girls in the school the different skills and recipes to make delicious meals for the rest of the school.Are you Active? An Athlete? The kids love to play games and sports, especially Volleyball. Lead them in games, sports and outdoor activities after their classes or on the weekends!
Have you ever been in a country and experienced sadness by the living conditions of the children? In Sub developed countries around the world children are being deprived of the opportunity of living a normal childhood as kids in developed nations such as the US, Canada, Switzerland, Germany etc.
In association with Dominica Orphanage and School, Hotel Zapata is offering an opportunity for groups, students, humanitarians, educators, givers, lovers and ordinary people to make a difference in the world. Tourist can benefit from the best of both worlds! Picture a vacation where you can split your day in half. Take half of the day to volunteer and give your time. Yet, enjoy the rest of the other half on the beach tanning, dancing, and tasting great food & beverages.
Share you experience of any kind with the school. Give your heart and love to the orphanage. Donate your knowledge. With an organized service trip for anyone, all you have to do is book the trip, buy a ticket and jump on a plane to do some good.
Volunteer to TEACH, HEAL, and BUILD, as you love, Guide and Have Fun!!
This program has been strategically coordinated with Dominica's School & Orphanage so that our volunteers help them out in the areas where it is mostly needed. Currently Dominica's School & Orphanage has 3 different programs available:1) Educational, 2) Healing & Nursing, 3) and Building.
1Teach and Have Fun!!!Bi-Lingual? Multi-Lingual? Teach the Children a Foreign Language. English and French are very valuable languages to know but they would be happy to learn anything!Good at Crunching Numbers? Math Wiz? Teach Math skills like Algebra and Geometry to the older students or Basic Math Skills to the younger ones. READ MORE.......
2 Heal and NurseNursing Student? Studying in Pediatrics? The orphanage has limited medical supplies and the Health Care situation in the Dominican Republic does not allow the children to see doctors regularly. Volunteer Nurses would perform basic medicinal treatments and observations of the children, along with doing what they see fit. READ MORE.......
3 Build and RepairGood with your Hands? Love building things? If you like to fix small things like doors, and paint walls this will be appreciated. The Orphanage and School are safe havens for these children. Having a fully functional and safe place to live and learn will help everyone! READ MORE.......
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