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    GIVE BACK TO
    THE COMMUNITY

    Any time of the year it’s always great to volunteer! Contribute to the sustainable development of the Dominican Republic, contact us and serve the need of our communities and environment.

    GET INVOLVED • WHO VOLUNTEERS • PROGRAMS

GRUPO PUNTACANA FOUNDATION

The Grupo Puntacana Foundation is a not for profit organization whose mission is to design and implement social and environmentally sustainable initiatives in the eastern region of the Dominican Republic.

The Grupo Puntacana Foundation Volunteer Program was setup to offer members of our local community and visitors the opportunity to put their volunteering aspirations in to practice to help local communities and protect the environment, both individually and with their families.

The Grupo Puntacana Foundation

AvailableOpportunities Grupo Puntacana Foundation Volunteer Program

Reforestation and Landscaping Volunteer

Melliferous plants contribute to local diversity and in crease the presence of pollinating agent slike bees. Mangroves help protect the coastline against erosion and provide a habitat for a wide variety of water and land-based organisms. The volunteer will support plant nursery maintenance and reforestation.

Reforestationand LandscapingVolunteer

Objetive:

  • To support the plant nursery expansion and planting in areas belonging to the Foundation.

Requirements:

  • 10 years or older
  • (Accompanied by adults)
  • Minimum 3 hours a day.
  • Minimum 2 weeks
  • Individual/Group

Duties:

  • Tasks assigned by the Project Coordinator

Level of physical exertion:

  • Moderate

Days

  • Monday to Saturday

Schedule:

  • 9:00 a.m. -11:30 p.m.
  • January to December
  • Except for public holidays.

Acuaponics Volunteer

Aquaponics is a technique that combines conventional aqua culture with hydroponics to cultivate vegetables and fish in an organic system while reducing the water consumption levels involved in conventional farming. The volunteer will support the project coordinator in this project’s cleaning, maintenance and harvesting work.

Acuaponics Volunteer

Objetive:

  • To support cleaning and maintenance of the system.

Requirements:

  • 16 years or older
  • Minimum 3 hours per day
  • Minimum two weeks.

Duties:

  • Tasks assigned by the Project Coordinator

Level of physical exertion:

  • Moderate

Days:

  • Mondays

Schedule:

  • 8:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. January to December Except for public holidays

Marine Laboratory Volunteer

The Marine Innovation Centeris the only marinere search and education centerin the Dominican Republic. Its main objectives include developing new techniques as practical solutions for tackling specific environmental problems. The volunteer will support main tenance and cleaning work and basic tasks in the Center.

Marine Laboratory Volunteer

Objetive:

  • To contribute to maintenance and data collection for research in the marine laboratory.

Requirements:

  • 13 years or older
  • Minimum 2 hours per day.
  • Minimum of 14 days.
  • Individual

Other requirements may apply in some cases.

Duties:

  • Tasks assigned by the Project Coordinator

Level of physical exertion:

  • Moderate

Days

  • Monday to Saturday
  • (Depending on work schedule)

Schedule

  • 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Except public holidays

Health Support Volunteer

Consists of supporting logistical and administrative work at the Oscar de la Renta Pediatric Care Center and the Verón Public Health Clinic, which serve the local area’s most disadvantaged in habitants. It also includes health-related services provision, including talks and training courses.

Health Support Volunteer

Objective:

  • To contribute to the efficient running of the health centers and to improve service provision

Requirements:

  • 15 years or older Parental authorization if under 18
  • Minimum 4 hours per day (Individual)

Duties:

  • Tasks assigned by the Project Coordinator

Level of physical exertion:

  • Light

Days

  • Mondays to Friday

Schedule:

  • 8:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m.
  • January to Dec.
  • Except public holidays.

Community Medical Mission Volunteer

The Grupo Puntacana Foundation carries out Community Medical Missions on a regular basis in partnership with a range of organizations. These missions take place in vulnerable communities with the aim of providing free medical attention, both generaland specialized, delivering medicines, and condcting preventive health programs. The volunteer’s role is to support logistics and to interpret for the patients and health professionals.

Health Support Volunteer

Objective:

  • To help improve health indicators and living conditions in the affected communities

Requirements:

  • 15 years or older Parental authorization if under 18
  • Minimum 6 hours a day
  • Individual or Groups
  • English speakers.

Duties:

  • Tasks assigned by the Project Coordinator
  • Level of physical exertion:

  • Light
  • Days

    • Monday to Sunday

    Schedule:

    • 8:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m.
    • 1st (16-20 April 2018)
    • 2nd (9-13 July 2018)
    • 3rd (8-12 Oct. 2018)
    • Except public holidays

    Educational Support Volunteer

    The Ann & Ted Kheel Polytechnic is the only community educational center in the tourist area that follows a secondary school level technical curriculum. The center also has an intensive English language-teaching program and a co-curricular activities program, which complement the students’ comprehensive values training to help them enter the labor market.

    Health Support Volunteer

    Objetive:

    • To support co-curricular activities such as workshops and the Polytechnic’s English program.

    Requirements:

    • Fluency in English and/or teaching skills
    • Minimum 2 hours a day
    • Individual / groups

    Duties:

    • Tasks assigned by the Project Coordinator

    Level of physical exertion:

    • Light

    Schedule:

    • 8:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m.
    • January to December

    Not available:

    • May 15th -August 30th /
    • December 1st –

    Sports Clinic Volunteer

    Do you have any sports skills you wish to share with young people in the local area? We’re offering you the opportunity to improve performance of students from the Ann & Ted Kheel Polytechnic through sports exchanges.

    Health Support Volunteer

    Objetive:

    • To contribute to general health and wellbeing of young people in vulnerable communities

    Requisitos:

    • Sports experience for teaching a minimum of two hours per day
    • Individual

    Duties:

    • Tasks assigned by the Project Coordinator

    Level of physical exertion:

    • Light

    Days

    • •Monday to Friday

    Schedule:

    • 8:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m.
    • January to December
    • Not available: May 15th –August 30th /
    • Dec 1st –January 30th
    • Easter Week

    HOW TO BECOME A Grupo Puntacana Foundation VOLUNTEER

    • Send an Email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Résumé/CV
    • VolunteerApplication Form

    Step 1

    • Committo a schedule
    • Signthe release form
    • Providecontact information

    Step 2

    • Meetyourdirectsupervisor
    • Startworking

    Step 3

    Frequently Asked Questions

    1. Does the Foundation provide transport, accommodation and food for volunteers? The Foundation doesn't offert ransport or accommodation as part of its voluntary programs. Food is only offered in special cases, when the nature of the voluntary work requiresit. The social projects provide transport for some types of voluntary work, subject to prior coordination with those concerned.
    2. Will I receive any kind of payment for supporting the Grupo Puntacana Foundation’s programs? No, this is voluntary work that is not remunerated by the Foundation. The Foundation only offers limited paid in ternships for some specific programs, based on a competitive application process.
    3. Can I contribute as avolunteer even though I’m still a minor? Sure! The Foundation welcomes help with its social and environmental programs from enthusiastic young people. You will need to complete a release form signed by a parent or guardian.
    4. Do I need any specific qualifications/training to be come a volunteer? You don’t need any specific qualifications, just the motivation to help and give your very best. For some projects like coral restoration and other social programs, any special requirements will be specified.
    5. Is there a minimum time commitment? Yes. We ask volunteers to commit to between two weeks and one month’s service. We will only make exceptions in certain cases for people with aparticular level of experience/expertise, depending on each particular program. We expect a minimum commitment of four hours a day and two times a week. For social projects the minimum is one week and atleast four hours a day.
    6. What is the volunteering schedule? Usually from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. In the case of other programs, the schedules will be published as necessary.
    7. Does the Grupo Puntacana Foundation offer any kind of certification for volunteering my time? Yes. The Foundation can provide letter scertifying the number of hours worked or participation certificates for the programs that merit it.
    8. How do I signup? To register, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. attaching a copy of your résumé and the application form. If you apply for volunteering opportunities we will contact you as soon as possible.

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