Volunteer Teaching Opportunity near Puerto Plata

Tim Hall

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While living and working for nine months in a mountain village, a teaching background and Spanish fluency will enable the candidate to help 12 to 20 students living in this small community to stay ahead in their studies by managing a supportive homework program that runs parallel to the public education system. More information here
 

Hillbilly

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All I can say Tim, is WOW!!! What a fabulous opportunity. I do hope you get someone really great!! And I can't think of a better person or place to work at this.

Super-duper well done Tim...

HB
 

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Der fish.........

You don't know where POP is in relation to PC and you sure don't know who Tim Hall is in relation to the program....

Good luck to you, Tim, I hope you find someone fantastic.
 

Tim Hall

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Stipend is noted in volunteer teacher position posting

Thanks for considering our volunteer position.

Stipend is noted in our volunteer teacher position description, halfway down the page.

Please note that simple tasks, such as reading instructions on the label, would be among the basic skills expected if you are applying for the job of mail boy
 

bob saunders

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Yes and the label said Send no money now, which would imply to most anyone that money would be expected later.
Der Fish
Not sure what subjects you taught but I hope you are a better teacher than student because your reading comprehension sucks. The send on money now is refering to when you book a stay on the resort, not in reference to replying in refrence to the volunteer teaching position. Comprende!
 

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I have a problem with the word 'volunteering' really, nothing personal to any one but just the word as such and how it is used.
Volunteering in my vocabulary means that you voluntarily give your services to an organization and that you do not expect to be paid for it BUT for me it also means that you do not have to pay anything yourself either except your own personal expenses.

I did voluntary work in Turkey, building houses for a community in the two months vacation we had in high school and we did not have to pay anything, not even the flight. A bit of pocket money was given by my parents for unexpected expenses and that was it.
I went on several missions with MSF and there you have to pay also nothing but you are expected to give 3 weeks every thing of yourself with maybe 1 or if lucky 2 day's off. You do it to help out people but also for a big part to gain field expertise.
I worked for two years as a volunteer for the Red Cross, section Blood Tranfusion and got paid at that time 140 Belgian franks for one evening but since I had to use the car, that money was gone on petrol.

Just my two cents...
 

bob saunders

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It says:
Please apply via the Contact form on right of page or at www.tubagua.com

Oh OK. But you notice that the principle here didn't deny that there was a charge for volunteering?

I've seen a lot of these on the internet in my exploring the teaching positions out there. There are dozens of "Volunteer" positions and they all talk about a stipend and also expect one to pay up to $3000.
This one may not. But in reading the fine print I'd expect that yes there is a fee for volunteering.

Go to the Peace Corps site and all your questions are answered.
 

belmont

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I think some people have confused Tim Hall with Diane Pellerin. If anybody wants to pay so they can volunteer, just call Diane.
 

La Profe_1

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Diane is not the only one! I was reading a website not long ago that offered volunteer opportunities in Puerto Plata at a cost of $75 a day. Lodging was additional.
 

La Profe_1

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Der Fish,

Tim is someone I have met in the past. He is well-regarded in Puerto Plata and is not running a scam. In fact, it looks to me as if he is founding/funding a project to ameliorate the some of the problems of public education in the DR.

Because of your questions, I looked at the link Tim posted. I can see why you questioned, but the "Contact Form" seems to be a generic one, used not only for this volunteer opportunity but also for making reservations for stays at Tubagua. I am sure that the "send no money now" is is reference to a deposit to hold a reservation.

If you read further down on the left side of the page, you'll find this:

Remuneration:

The United States Peace Corps? framework for volunteer support will provide guidance re the provision of housing, stipend, etc.

Looks like a true volunteer opportunity to me!

LP
 

bob saunders

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Did you read the whole thing?

I believe it was a legitimate question. Perchance I worded it a bit harshly, but the answers I have gotten make it sound all the more likely.
Obfuscation is what we native English speakers call it.
First I am attacked by someone saying I don't know how far dad is from his computer, or that is what it seemed like, but how far Pop was from the PC I guess is actually closer to what she said. And I admit I don't. I didn't even know what POP and PC stood for. But what the F*** would the distance between PC and POP have to do with whether there is a charge for volunteering? Huh? Can anyone think of even a humorous answer to that? Obfuscation.
Then the original poster returns with a sarcastic jab of his own. He needs a mailboy who can read labels!!! I have been told he owns a bar. Wouldn't a mailboy be reading addresses on envelopes? Nope! Not in a bar. Reading labels, presumably on booze bottles. No mention of whether or not there is a charge for volunteering. Obfuscation.
No I don't believe he is looking for a mailboy anymore than I believe the earlier poster had a thought that there was a connection between my lack of knowledge as to the distance between the 2 places and whether there is a charge for volunteering. Obfuscation.
I have read the entire post several times trying to figure it out. At first I assumed as another antagonist did that the form that said not to send money now was for the resort, but it says directly "use form on right."
If it were something to help the local people without charging wouldn't the featured picture be of clean happy obviously native smiling students instead of a white couple in a swimming pool?
Now, after YOU have read the whole thing, can you honestly tell me that question was out of order and you don't think that there is a charge for volunteering?
Please????
Der Fish

Yes, I still say the question was out of order and your reading comprehension is somewhat lacking. Of course your lack of knowledge of who Tim is doesn't help. Of course THAT is a question you should have asked.
 

Hillbilly

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Fishy, when I read the part about the Peace Corps, I knew, at that moment, that this was a wonderful opportunity for someone with pizzazz, gumption, and lots of stick-to-it-ness....

However, I think you have brought up the reality of those so-called "volunteers" operators that charge people money for doing good work...the one in Montecristi comes to mind...And that is a reality, unfortunate though it may be. And I do agree with you on that point, Fishy, but see, I have known Tim for many, many years and am so d@mned impressed with this initiative of his that I am really proud to say I even know him...

HB
 

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If it's a Peace Corps Position

I'm wondering if Peace Corps allows/encourages you to recruit your own volunteers? My experience has been that they discourage "walk-in" recruits in country. If you, in fact, recruit someone, do you then send them to Peace Corps? Are you in fact looking only for US citizens? What about the time period? My understanding is such short assignments are reserved for highly technical positions. If you are working with someone in Peace Corps, can you PM me?

I agree with HB on the assignment--it would be ideal for that perfect someone. Peace Corps DR typically has more volunteers than they have active projects, so I'm wondering why they haven't been able to send you someone?
 

frankcy

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I think some people have confused Tim Hall with Diane Pellerin. If anybody wants to pay so they can volunteer, just call Diane.​

Diane Pellerin is asking only you pay the air fair(plane) she pick you up at the air port, and pay your appartement and food to stay IN VACATION there or stay anywhere you want if you want a 4**** or 5*****. You have the choice to volonteer numbers hours you desire to help poor people of DR(Munoz). Her appartments are for people who likes outdoor (camping without tent) . the appartmens are simple , strics minimum not a luxurious place. Not for averyone like some people say...