Location
  • Dominican Republic
    • Santo Domingo
Length
2 to 50 weeks

Program Details

Language
Spanish
Age Min.
16
Age Max
99
Timeframe
Year Round
Housing
Apartment Guesthouse Host Family
Groups
Small Group (1-15) Medium Group (16-30) Large Group (31+)
Travel Type
Budget Family Senior Travelers Solo Women

Pricing

Starting Price
113
Price Details
Aldeas de Paz works hard to keep the required financial contribution to an absolute minimum and offers financial transparency by practicing an open book policy. We encourage longer stays with significantly decreasing donation requirements, recognizing that longer stays lead to more productive volunteer work, whereby more energy and time is donated in place of money! The minimum contribution starts at €140 per week. If you wish a single room upgrade add €50 per week and an all in Host Family homestay upgrade is €150 per week, including a private bedroom and two meals per day. For more information about costs and benefits check out our webpage.
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare Domestic Airfare Meals SIM cards Transportation Travel Insurance Visa
Jul 17, 2021
Sep 11, 2018
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About Program

Practice and further develop your Social Media skills while experiencing a foreign culture! The purpose of this Social Multimedia project is to promote the foundation's mission which is primarily to raise awareness of the rights of all children in Samaná. You will promote our causes through Social Multimedia which includes content published through local media and social media channels. This program aims to address parenting issues and child welfare through educational videos and social media publication. You will produce short videos, documentaries and radio/television broadcasting content. In the past, our volunteers have produced animated motion pictures, recorded videos, worked on photography, conducted interviews, and updated our social media platforms. Even though project topics are provided, volunteers are encouraged to come up with their own ideas. Part of the work consists of keeping track of the foundation´s work with the children and documenting our program activities e.g.

Video and Photos

Program Highlights

  • Let your creativity run wild by updating our social media accounts, webpage and blogs.
  • Capture touching moments and reach the people's emotions while promoting children's rights and sustainable tourism.
  • Gain Spanish fluency by receiving up to six free lessons per week.
  • Make memories you'll never forget while traveling the Dominican Republic and the Dominican way of life and enjoy fiestas as well as dancing bachata, merengue and salsa!
  • Support the day-to-day running of the NGO and attend meetings with authorities and community members

Program Impact

You will promote our causes through social multimedia, which includes content published through local media and social media channels. This program aims to address parenting issues and child welfare through educational videos and social media publication.
You will produce short videos, documentaries and radio/television broadcasting content. In the past, our volunteers have produced animated motion pictures, recorded videos, worked on photography, conducted interviews and updated our social media platforms.
Even though project topics are provided, volunteers are encouraged to come up with their own ideas. Part of the work consists of keeping track of the foundation’s work with the children and documenting our program activities (e.g., taking and editing pictures and videos).

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Theresa
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing year in the ADP multimedia project

For the past year, I worked in the multimedia team for Aldeas de Paz in Samaná. I had such a great time living and working with the ADP family!
During this year, we had the chance to participate in different projects, cooperate with other NGOs and supported the community in Samaná.
My highlight during the time here was interviewing the locals. For example, we collaborated with the organization ISER Caribe. Our goal was to use interviews to promote awareness, understanding and sensitivity with regards to the endangered fish: The Parrot Fish. It was an amazing way to connect with the local community and work together for a greater cause.

Additionally, it was very interesting to see and be a part of Aldeas de Paz’s transformation throughout the year. Particularly, the way the organisation has flourished, the development of new projects we initiated and developed and how we as volunteers became more involved and in touch with the locals.
I also appreciated meeting the international volunteers that joined Aldeas de Paz throughout the year. Everyone brought their own unique ideas, perspectives and culture to work here which helped to enrich the group dynamics and togetherness.
Sometimes the communication between the branch office in Samaná and Las Terrenas didn’t work very well making it challenging to distribute tasks. But I think it's normal for a growing organization to have difficulties as well.

With that said, outside of working hours, we were able to enjoy our free time here in the Caribbean! During the weekends we visited some of the most beautiful beaches, mountains and we visited different cities. We were therefore able to see and embrace most of the country throughout our year here!
I am very grateful for the experience that I have gathered here and I can recommend this a volunteering experience to everyone!

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