We depend on the hard work and commitment of our volunteers. We are deeply connected to our community and protective of our children. All of our volunteers must go through a screening process and provide several references before they can engage in activities with children.
The Mariposa Foundation recruits volunteers from top international universities, graduate programs and professional careers for yearlong posts in communities where we work. Our volunteers are chosen through a rigorous selection process and are sustained by personal fundraising efforts or often outside scholarships, grants and fellowships through universities or private donors. Our volunteers live in the communities where we work and tailor our programs to meet the specific needs of the people. Long-term volunteers are critical in ensuring that we are deeply connected and that we have a full understanding of what the priorities should be in each area.
The Mariposa DR Foundation welcomes volunteers from the local community. We determine on an individual basis on how to best leverage the strengths of our volunteers to be effective in our programs depending on time commitment and Spanish language proficiency. Please note that we are not able to oversee volunteers that are available for less than 2 months.
The staff at The Mariposa DR Foundation are expert service trip leaders in the Dominican Republic. The Mariposa DR Foundation offers custom designed service learning programs for students and groups in challenging and fulfilling learning environments in Cabarete and surrounding areas.
Group projects range from physical labor such as painting homes, remodeling schools and classrooms, building walls, playgrounds, sport areas and creating educational materials to organized sports and activities with children.
Service learning trips provide a unique opportunity for students to relate academic experiences to real-life situations and foster a sense of civic responsibility. Additionally they are a powerful medium for cross-cultural exchanges and open new horizons for students as well as community members working alongside them.
Interested in organizing a service learning trip? Please download our inquiry form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We receive many requests and we will do our best to respond within 7 business days.