Teach english and/or paint murals in a village of El Cibao region. Moncion, Dominican Republic.


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    Hello there. My name is Alvaro. Altough I was born in NYC, I have lived most of the time in the Dominican Republic(all my family is from DR). After 3 years of living in several places( mostly NY) im back to the Dominican Republic, where I have some projects I want to do.

    Profesionally, Im an Architect and i've done workaway in Mexico, Nicaragua, Panamá and in the US( Detroit and Los Angeles).

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will be introduced into the community where you can learn Spanish and also about the culture( music like Merengue tipico), food( making of cassava) and lifestyle of people from La Sierra, Dominican Republic. You can also explore La Sierra and others parts of the Dominican Republic. I will make sure you learn a lot by the time you leave!! You will be very welcomed!

    La Sierra is in the north region of the Dominican Republic( often called El Cibao). El Cibao is kind of different from the south and east of the DR.

    On your days off, you can explore La Sierra Mountains which has some rivers. There's also a beautiful and huge dam. If you want to explore the nightlife, we can go to Moncion, which is only 10 mins away or we can go to a bigger city like Mao, which is 20 mins away. Santiago, the second city of the country is only an hour away and the beach is an hour and 20 minutes away.

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    I want to start a project of teaching english to the kids of the village where im from. I also want to introduce the young people to several forms of arts and different cultures. Im looking for english native speakers but if you can teach any form of art, that will be helpful too.

    In exchange you will be introduced into the community where you can learn Spanish and about Dominican culture, food and lifestyle!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    A room for yourself. Some food.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You will have the weekends off.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Sandrine and Lukas With 6th graders
With my cousin, Sandrine and Lukas from Switzerland
Sandrine and Lukas from Switzerland( my first volunteers) with 3rd graders in their last day! Funny pic!
Merengue Típico is the music of El Cibao( north of DR). We are passionate about it in la Sierra.
Do You want to explore the nightlife? Moncion is a small town but it has a couple of cool places.
With Grandma. She's one of the most loveliest person you will ever meet. She will treat you like part of the family.
The center of Cacique( The village where you will be)
Making Casabe. Casabe( cassava bread) is made in this part of the country. One of the few traditions we have from the Native Americans.
That's me (In NYC)
Presa de Monción
Host ref number: 752455553348