Sports Without Borders Team #DR1226HSBaseball

COUNTRY: Dominican Republic

ARRIVAL: December 26, 2017
DEPARTURE: January 1, 2018
DURATION: 7 Days
ARRIVAL CITY: Santo Domingo
DEPARTURE CITY: Santo Domingo
COST: $1895

Just 3 more volunteers to make this trip a 'go'!

THIS HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM IS ALL-INCLUSIVE, MEANING ALL MEALS AND RECREATION ARE INCLUDED IN YOUR PROGRAM COSTS! Through sports training and mentorship, you will provide children in our partner communities the opportunity to hone their baseball skills while giving your team a chance to bond in an unfamiliar setting, open your hearts and minds to a new culture, and gain global perspective!

Sports Without Borders Teams

Sports Without Borders is a fine fusion of service and athletics. Volunteers will have the opportunity to use their skills to benefit developing communities by contributing their expertise to sports camps and community development while also enjoying recreational opportunities unique to the local landscape.


Dominican Republic

Beyond the capital, much of the DR is distinctly rural: driving in the vast fertile interior, you’ll see cows and horses grazing alongside the roads, tractors ploughing large fields, and trucks and burros loaded down with produce. Further inland you’ll encounter vistas reminiscent of the European Alps, rivers carving their way through lush jungle, stunning waterfalls, and small towns where life revolves around the Parque Central. Four of the five highest peaks in the Caribbean rise above the fertile lowlands surrounding Santiago, and remote deserts extend through the southwest, giving the DR a physical and cultural complexity not found on other islands.

Although a place of great beauty, the Dominican Republic is also a place of great need, as the disparity between the wealthy and the needy continues to grow.  ISL serves both rural and urban shanty communities near Santo Domingo and areas in the southwestern part of the Dominican Republic near the Haitian border.

Teams to the Dominican Republic fly into Santo Domingo and travel southwest towards Haiti, working with orphanages and clinics in order to provide the poor and underserved with much needed health services.  Teams participate in public health surveying and assist local, licensed medical professionals in field clinics.

Teams to the Dominican Republic & Haiti will spend time working in areas near Santo Domingo, DR, and in a Haitian clinic a few miles across the border in the southeastern part of Haiti. Teams will not be lodged in Haiti, but will spend each night in the Dominican Republic. 


What ISL Provides

ISL provides 24-hour accompaniment by professional, bilingual staff, airport pickup/drop off, all ground transportation, all lodging, two meals per day (all meals on All Inclusive programs), safe drinking water, professional project guidance, instruction, and supplies.

What to Bring

We welcome our volunteers to bring project supplies and donations. Details about donations as well as a packing list and other important travel information will be provided after registration. Volunteers will need *funds sufficient to cover one meal per day, optional recreation, personal spending, and departure tax.

*All Inclusive programs include all meals and recreation, so bring funds only to cover personal spending and departure tax.

Meet the Staff

Dr. William Jimenez Histology Dominican Republic
Dr. William Jimenez
Medical Educator

Dr. Jimenez is from Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. He has worked as an assistant professor of histology for almost four years. He has a strong interest in research and plans to do an internship at the National Direction of Health Research at the DR Ministry of Public Health. Dr. Jimenez see partnering with ISL volunteers as “a once in a lifetime opportunity to… Read more

Evelyn Puello
Evelyn Puello
Country Coordinator and Team Leader

Evelyn has worked with ISL since 2009 and says she feels “extremely happy to have the opportunity to connect amazing volunteers with Dominican and Haitian communities, contributing to improve the health of many”. Her focus is to ensure that teams feel part of the community while improving their clinical skills, learning about collaborative work, and of course, having fun! (And maybe even learning how to… Read more

Activity Information

We welcome our volunteers to bring project supplies and donations. Details about donations as well as a packing list and other important travel information will be provided after registration. Volunteers will need *funds sufficient to cover one meal per day, optional recreation, personal spending, and departure tax.

*All Inclusive programs include all meals and recreation, so bring funds only to cover personal spending and departure tax.

Itinerary

ISL Sports Without Borders Program

Goal: To use sports as a vehicle for team work, wellness education, and personal growth. Through sports training and mentorship, we provide underprivileged children in our partner communities the opportunity to hone their athletic skills while giving athletic teams a chance to bond in an unfamiliar setting, open their hearts and minds to a new culture, and gain global perspective.  

Dominican Republic – 7 days

*This itinerary is subject to change

Day 1: Wednesday

Arrive, meet your ISL Team Leader at the airport; settle in to guesthouse, icebreakers, discuss next days events.

Day 2: Thursday

Orientation/city tour/souvenir shopping/salsa lessons

Day 3: Friday

Camp

Day 4: Saturday

Camp

Day 5: Sunday

Camp

Day 6: Monday

Recreation day

Day 7: Tuesday

Depart