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IMPACT: Dominican Republic

Journey of Compassion Voluntourism Program


Dominican Republic


noun vol·​un·​tour·​ism

1. a form of tourism in which travelers participate in voluntary work, typically for a charity.

2. the act or practice of doing volunteer work as needed in the community where one is vacationing

Thanks so much for your interest in the Journey of Compassion Voluntourism Program (Journey to Destiny Ministries). We would love to provide you with an amazing adventure in the Dominican Republic while you experience the joy of making someone else’s life better through our many opportunities to serve. With JTDM  you’ll have the best

“Voluntourism” experience.

Why The Dominican Republic? The Dominican Republic is one of the most stunning countries in the Caribbean, full of natural wonders. From tropical beaches (white sand) and magnificent scenery to rich culture and history. Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the north and the Caribbean Sea on the south, a lush tropical island paradise boasts nearly 1,000 miles of coastline, 250 miles of the world’s top beaches, magnificent resorts and hotels. Even with the beauty of the country, there is such a vast amount of poverty and challenges with people who need assistance and help. Volunteers make an incredible impact in the Dominican Republic every year. 

Why Voluntourism? Voluntourism is the ultimate opportunity to serve the underserved and truly make an impact that can be felt. There are children in orphanages who need love and care. There are medically underserved populations with limited resources and with a huge demand for service. There are students in overpopulated, understaffed schools that need extra teachers, games coordinators and creative activity volunteers. Your service, kind words, and care make a huge impact in these poor and underserved communities. 

Why JTDM? Journey to Destiny Ministries is committed to providing safe, affordable, and impactful voluntourism opportunities for your student group. Your safety is our priority and is assured through careful vetting of placement locations, accommodations, and transport personnel.

Apply for our voluntourism experience and have the adventure of a lifetime while making an impact through service. We guarantee you’ll have memories to last a lifetime.

There is a non-refundable application fee of $300.

Below are the options available to choose from based on your preference and skill set. Participants should have an open mind and flexible attitude for working in a new and different environment. Each volunteer should bring plenty of energy and enthusiasm to make a difference.

Our Voluntourism Options.

We have 4 Voluntourism Programs:

Medical and Health

Medical and Health volunteers will participate in a hands-on program working beside health professionals in medical clinics, dispensaries, and hospitals in the different towns where our program provides placements. Professionals when eligible will have the opportunity to teach and train best medical practices in rural areas. Participants will also be able to facilitate medical camps to offer medical services when eligible.

Volunteer Teaching

Most Dominican schools are often underfunded and consequently understaffed. Volunteering in this sector would be considerably impactful to the students and staff. Teaching in the Dominican Republic will be an opportunity to facilitate change to a underserved country with lasting impact on children through education while impacting your own professional growth. This volunteer assignment is geared toward teaching professionals or university level Education majors.

High School Group

The main objective of our high school volunteer program is to help the youth gain life changing, life affirming experiences that voluntourism can give. By participating in our program’s activities students learn skills like responsibility, punctuality, compassion, accountability, and a greater sense of being World Citizens. They also cultivate leadership and management skills. This program will also shed light on the third world country challenges with hopes of depositing a desire within the youth to become advocates of support  and change as they grow into adults.

Children's Home/Care Center

The aim of this volunteer program is to provide adequate help, love and care to orphaned children living in poverty in children’s homes. Volunteers will help the children with basic activities of daily living and will also engage them in various fun activities to bring them joy and create a playful atmosphere at the centers.


The typical program schedule can be broken into three parts:

Day 1

Orientation: Santo Domingo

You will meet with Journey to Compassions local staff members, for an orientation on the program itinerary, history, culture, and traditions, and health & safety with a Q&A session.

The Mission

Day 2 -22

Participants will work in their placement areas with-in hospitals, clinics, schools, children’s homes and Haitian Refugees either on the Eastern side of the Country near San Pedro de Macoris, Puto Cana, La Romona or Juan Dolio or in the Northern part of the country near Santiago, Batoa, Puerta Plata, Guarbo or La  Barranquita.


Day 23 - 26

Beach & Excursions

End of the volunteer project. Beach and Excursion Time.

Program Cost

There is a non-refundable application fee of $300.

Average two-week trip with 12 participants (prices will vary)

2 Weeks
$ 1500
3 Weeks
$ 1850
1 Month
$ 2200
3 Months
$ 2900
Program Fees includes:
  • Accommodations

  • Two Meals Per Day

  • Airport Pick-up and Drop-off

  • All local registrations and administrations

  • Orientation

  • Santo Domingo Old City Tour

  • Local Transport, to and from Volunteer location

  • 2 Private Island Excursions

  • Buggie Excursion in Punta Cana

What it does not include:
  • Vaccinations

  • Visa

  • Domestic Airfare

  • Meals outside of Program Fee

  • Personal and Miscellaneous Expenses

  • Medical Insurance

  • Passport

Are you ready to answer the CALL?

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