Our program begins with one or two weeks of language and a one or two day cultural orientation wherein volunteers are immersed in the local language, begin their stay with a welcoming host family, hike in local areas, join cultural activities, and experience daily local life before beginning their volunteer project. Prior to each placement, we make sure each volunteer is adequately supplied with information about his/her local country and life with a host family (Dominican Republic)
What is the mission of SAS's Program?
Our mission is to harness the energy, imagination, and hope of young people and adults with the aim of getting them involved in productive and responsible work in the aid of humanity.
Why should you participate in SAS's Program?
There are multiple reasons to participate in SAS's programs in aid of humanity. SAS and the Centro Cultural Guanín, Inc. provide the opportunity of learning new skills, of sharing and applying knowledge and abilities to a concrete project, and of learning to work together in solidarity for the common good. Furthermore, SAS and the Centro Cultural Guanín, Inc. offer educational institutions and other organizations the opportunity to commit themselves to the unprotected sectors of society (to those without roofs over their heads, without education or medicine, etc.) and provide a space where young people can acquire the sensibilities needed to confront the challenges of reality.
For as little as $ 150, SAS and CCTUR Guanin, Inc., offers a one or two week program featuring unique and delightful cultural experiences and informative language instruction.
Other organizations based in Canada and USA also work with our partner groups overseas. We have found that these organizations are similar to ours in many of their features and quality. However, our volunteers will find a difference in program fees. Global Crossroad, because of its low administrative overhead and use of in-country resources, will save volunteers from 45-80% off the average program fee of any comparable organization.
SAS works with established volunteer associations: Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Universities, schools and grassroots organizations working with volunteers and development projects. Our programs are also well-screened before they begin. For example, before initiating our volunteer programs, we extensively visit each province, approve projects, and accept potential host families. We also locate safe and convenient villages and neighborhoods where our participants may be housed during their volunteer experience.
SAS offers 2-week Mini-Adventure programs which combine rewarding volunteer service SAS English as a second language, teaching English at the public school, language and cultural immersion, and splendid adventure travel at a remarkably reasonable cost during the weekends.
SAS's Summer Escapes Program offers volunteers an exciting 4-week cultural and educational adventure in the country built by the Spanish people in the new world, amongst the most beautiful beaches, and a life in the Colonial Zone, which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987 with its significant monuments.
These uniquely designed programs combine language orientation, cultural immersion, and inviting village stays with the opportunity to volunteer on local village service projects. As part of Summer Escapes, our volunteers are treated to exotic journeys off the normal tourist routes, along with visits to popular tourist destinations.
Select any of the programs in 30 Provinces at Dominican Republic: Volunteer In The DR, Internship Program, Mini-Venture, Summer Escapes, Humanitarian Trips, SAS English Teaching, pay internship, Job opportunity, and embark on the most meaningful volunteer abroad program offering opportunities of Dominican cultural immersion with breathtaking journeys to mystic and exotic lands of the Caribbean. In the last 12 months, approximately 500 volunteers have joined our programs