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Our Virtual Impact Program connects volunteers from across the globe with students throughout Latin America, who attend our after-school Virtual English Academy free of charge. Together, volunteers and students bridge cultures digitally and inspire and empower each other to reach their potential.

Outreach360 is a grassroots volunteer organization. Volunteers are at the heart of our organization, which is why we strive to make it easy to get involved and start making a difference immediately! Serve Outreach360 Virtual English Academy students from across Latin America! As a virtual volunteer, you'll be supported 100% of the way. We'll provide you with orientation and training, curriculum and materials, and guidance to maximize your impact. We have opportunities for teenagers, young adults, and professionals to volunteer in different roles in our Virtual English Academy.

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Taryn
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

A Life-Changing Program

I've worked with Outreach360 for over three years now, and I can honestly say that the program has changed my life. As a Lead Teacher, I built lesson plans, created homework, and taught about 20 students in various levels 5 days a week. My students were bright, engaging, and genuinely some of the most passionate people I have ever met. I learned a tremendous amount about myself as a leader and volunteer, becoming a more compassionate and thoughtful educator and person in the process. The staff dedicates every waking moment to making sure that the students get access to opportunities otherwise unavailable to them and works hard to support and guide volunteers. It is a thoughtfully organized group that utilizes its volunteers and resources to the fullest potential in order to maximize growth in the students. I would absolutely recommend volunteering with Outreach360 for anyone looking to make a real difference in education.

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
This program and its students are full of surprises, but I think the most surprising part for me was the growth I saw in my class in such a short amount of time. Students that began the class shy or confused would quickly end up writing full-length essays and eagerly raising their hands. Every single student overcame significant reading, writing, or speaking difficulties during just a few short months, and I was honestly shocked at the amount that they absorbed. I think their progress really speaks to the level of dedication and hard work that each student in the program is willing to put in.
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Hannah
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Inspiring, fulfilling, connective, and impactful experience as a virtual English teacher

As a virtual English teacher for Outreach360, I had the amazing opportunity to work directly with students from many countries in Latin America via Zoom! Being able to authentically connect with students virtually was inspiring, fun, and incredibly memorable. As a teacher for Outreach360, I was shown immense support, kindness, and encouragement by my fellow teachers and other leaders within the organization. Each day of teaching was filled with excitement for learning and growth, engaging lessons, and purposeful content that further developed students' English language skills and knowledge.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
To future Outreach360 teachers, do not be afraid of not being a "good enough teacher" for your students. It is simply not true. You, and only you, have unique ideas, skills, and traits that will better your students' experience, learning, and growth.
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Eva
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Life Changing Experience

Word's can't even begin to describe what I experienced for just the short time of 1 week I was in Monte Cristi (Dominican) with my college team. This experience changed me. I went there thinking I could make an impact on children's lives, but when I came back, I was changed by them. I went during their "Only English Week" which was teaching the children in the morning at a public school, in only english, then going to the learning centre in the afternoon and teaching english again. These kids are so eager to learn, and although it was hard at first for some of them, when they finally understood and learned to say something in English their faces lit up. It was very emotional. This trip gave meaning to my life, and let me grow new friendships with other volunteers. I went into this knowing no one on my team, and came out of this with new friends, a new outlook and mindset, and I'm so grateful for Outreach 360 and the kids there. I'm definitely going to be going back soon.

What would you improve about this program?
Nothing.
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Evangeline Rossi

Evangeline Rossi is a 20 year old college student who attends Humber College in Toronto, Canada. She enjoys spending time with friends, volunteering her time and traveling.
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Why did you decide to volunteer with Outreach 360 in the Dominican Republic?

I decided to volunteer with Outreach360 in the Dominican because volunteering aboard was always something I knew I wanted to do. The company and organization was non-profit which I liked and the leaders and everyone involved have such huge hearts. Everything was very legit and well organized.

Describe your day to day activities as a volunteer.

My day to day activities consisted of waking up at 6 am everyday, having breakfast, going to the public school to teach two classes, playing with the kids at recess and then going back to our place for lunch with the other volunteers. In the afternoon we taught at a learning center, which had smaller classes, and played with the kids at recess.

Then, we came back and had dinner. Spent the rest of the night making lesson plans for the next day of school and going to the park or around the area to hang out with kids and enjoy time with the locals.

What made this experience unique and special?

What made my volunteer experience unique and special were the kids and the people. Everyone was so humble. I loved growing closer to my team as well as other volunteers from other schools. I loved having one-on-one time with the kids and teaching them.

How has this experience impacted your future?

This has impacted my future by making me wanting to pursue volunteer work whether it is overseas or local. I've always had a big heart for others and always wanted to have the aboard experience. I'm definitely going to go back this summer or next year.