Sports Without Borders Baseball Team #DR318SWB7

COUNTRY: Dominican Republic

ARRIVAL: March 18, 2018
DEPARTURE: March 24, 2018
DURATION: 7 Days
ARRIVAL CITY: Santo Domingo
DEPARTURE CITY: Santo Domingo
COST: $1695

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

Volunteers will be participating with ISL partner communities in the sport of baseball. While in the Dominican Republic they will also have the opportunity to learn valuable skills and explore the cultural landscape in a meaningful way.

Sports Without Borders Baseball Teams


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

What to Bring

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

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