¡Bienvenidos! Welcome to the Caribbean! The Dominican Republic, the country on the eastern side of the island of Hispaniola, is waiting to greet you with white sand beaches, picturesque coconut palms, a bright sun and crystal clear waters and then will top all that off with the warm smile of its inhabitants. Visitors from all over the world are continuously welcomed with the bright Caribbean greeting!
Volunteer programs in Samaná
Volunteering in the Dominican Republic is the best opportunity to get to know the Caribbean lifestyle and immerse into the colorful culture. You will support a well-established NGO in their efforts to provide education to underprivileged children and young adults.
Voluntary internships in Samaná
All our internship positions can also be joined voluntarily. You are welcome to join the medical program, the tourism or the NGO placement as a volunteer.
Whether Merengue, Bachata or Salsa - the Dominicans love music and dancing. Often by evening the Car Wash has turned into a club where known Merengue and Salsa artists perform. Even in the early hours of the day it is not unusual to find them grooving to their music while scrubbing the car over a beer.
During the entire month of February they celebrate a large carnival and this is indeed an incredible experience. The Dominicans wear elaborate masks and shrill costumes and take part in numerous street parades. Especially splendid is the famous carnival in La Vega.
What a unique spectacle! Every year hundreds of migrating humpback whales pass through the bay of Samana Peninsula. Here they spend their breeding season from mid-January to mid-March. During this time it is typical to hear the whales song as the males flirt with the females. Their babies are born here and given some time to gain strength and fatten up before they make their long journey through cold waters to the Arctic. These lively whales are 13 feet long on average and weigh about 30-40 tons. These impressive giants are an endangered species and can best be seen by a boat tour along the coast. You are very lucky if you get the opportunity to see one of these special mammals breach and jump! What a splash they make!
Behind the pompous hotel complexes located in this beautiful vacation paradise one can find the downsides under which the population is suffering. Poverty, education and the destruction of the wonderful flora and fauna are the key words here. In addition to the various internship positions we also offer volunteer projects here in the Dominican Republic.