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    Default Volunteer organizations

    Does anyone know the names of the major(or not so major) service/aid organizations (like save the children) in the DR?
    I'm interested in finding a volunteer position or an internship?
    Any suggestions would be helpful
    Thanks

    Caitlin

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    Caitlin, what kind of time commitment are you looking to make, and what kind of work would be your ideal? (working with children, working in agriculture, health etc.)

    ~Leja

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    caitlin, click on "search" at top of this page, then do a search for volunteer organizations. You will find a lot of information and suggestions there. (I confirmed this by checking before posting this.)

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    Thanks Ken!

    Leja, i'm pretty open to whatever, but working with women's rights/health would be ideal.
    Do you have any suggestions?
    Thanks
    -Caitlin

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    If you are at all interested in working with kids, check out www.orphanage-outreach.org, which sends groups of volunteers to an orphanage in Esperanza and also one in Monte Cristi.

    I have done the program 3 times and can give you any info about it that you may need!

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    The United Nations Women's Organization has its headquarters in Santo Domingo...Planned Parenthood does too. Save the Children, Children Internaitional all have offices here. See about getting something from your side before coming.
    RE: TESOL-> Any Cmoounity College or University has courses in this, especially close to NYC or a major urban center..

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    I can help you out with smaller community based, grassroots organizations if you are interested. E-mail me!

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    I know Compassion International is there, too.

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    Default Caitlin

    I sent you a detailed email last night about some volunteer opportunities in the DR (my computer has been moody lately though, so let me know if you didn’t receive it). In case anyone else is interested in volunteer ops, I’m also posting links to the organizations that have web pages or contact info online:

    FUDECO: http://www.alianzaong.org.do/membresia/fudeco.htm
    Save the Children: http://www.savethechildren.org/
    Amigos de las Americas: http://www.amigoslink.org/
    AMITY: http://www.amity.org/avta.html
    PROFAMILIA: http://www.profamilia.org.do/index1.php
    Women related organizations: http://www.rlc.fao.org/mujer/directo...Dominicana.htm
    ADOPEM (Asociación Dominicana para el Desarrollo de la Mujer): http://www.swwb.org/Spanish/1000/ADD...DOM_REP_sp.HTM
    Planned Parenthood: http://plannedparenthood.com/fpia/dominican.html

    I hope this is of some help…let us know what you decide on Caitlin, I’d love to hear about your experiences!
    Best wishes,
    Leja

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    Thanks for all of your helpful replies.

    -Caitlin

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