Volunteer Teaching Tour in Dominica

Volunteer Teach in Dominica

ADD AN IMPACT!
Not to be confused with the Dominican Republic, tiny Dominica has been battered by hurricanes the past couple of years. Make a difference by teaching life skills for a better future while inspiring possible career options for local youth. Visit a local school and lead a community art project while volunteer teaching.

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Sojourn – Gain a better understanding of the community you’re visiting. Learn about different religions or spiritual practices. How do these impact the communities? How does religion or spirituality influence local traditions?

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Savor – Will you choose sweet or savory? Take the time to visit local markets and discover unique local ingredients. Learn how to prepare traditional meals & local favorites.

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Tip of the Tongue – Each morning, take the time to learn a few basic greetings and phrases in the local language. Learn how to write greetings & your name in the local script.

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A Wrinkle in Time – History influences our present. Discover the history of the country you visit. Hear the stories of your guides & their family history. Where do they come from?

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Journal Journeys – Take some time to reflect on the day’s events and document your journey. Spend a moment journaling about the day had & day ahead. These are memories for a lifetime!

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Culture – From local dances, festivals, or simple gestures to communicate – all of these make up a country’s culture. Learn and practice cultural norms & how to show respect in the culture you visit.

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Itinerary

Be sure to look out the window as you fly over Dominica to see the lush jungle-covered mountains below. Upon your arrival today, your local guide will be waiting for you to transfer you to your hotel for your stay. 

The afternoon is yours to explore the area, relax on the beach, or chat with some locals. 

In the evening, you’ll meet with your group and guide for authentic local cuisine. Your guide will share details of your schedule as well as provide tips about local customs and safety.

Today you will make your way into the city center where you will be teaching your classes. Following a short orientation and training, you will meet the students you will be teaching. Classes will be every morning with free time every afternoon.

After enjoying lunch at a local restaurant, you’ll get to explore the city and surrounding area. You will start at the Emerald Pool and Spanny Falls. Dominica has so many rivers and waterfalls, you would have to live here for some time to see them all. Enjoy hiking a couple of local trails and see for yourself the lush vegetation covering the island.

As you get to know your students and they get to know you, share stories about your lives — how they are different and how they are the same. 

Following a morning of teaching, you head to the shore for whale watching and, if you like, diving.

After classes today, you will have free time to explore Roseau.

Alternatively, head to one of the nearby rivers or lakes and enjoy an afternoon of canoeing or kayaking on the calm waters.

After another fun day of teaching, you will travel to the west side of Morne Trois Pitons National Park, a mere six miles from Roseau. Here you will hike to Trafalgar Falls, an easily accessible hike. The upper waterfall, known by the locals as “Father,” cascades down from the Trois Pitons River to the hot sulfur springs below. The lower waterfall, “Mother,” flows into a natural swimming pool.

After visiting the falls, check out Papillote Tropical Gardens to wander through the 14 acres of rare plants and wildlife.

Today is your final day of teaching. After classes this morning, you will head to Carib Cultural Village by the Sea.

Near the town of Portsmouth, you will visit the Cabrits National Park, best known for the site of Fort Shirley, an 18th-century military stronghold with amazing views of Prince Rupert Bay. The area is also known for the swamps, wetlands, and colorful coral reefs.

Today you may have a free day, or if you are up to a strenuous hike, visit the Boiling Lake. This lake releases steam and gas as it is flooded by hot bubbling water from the volcanic activity below. The lake is about 200 feet wide and covered by a constant vapor cloud. It is a unique and amazing sight.

If you are not up to a strenuous hike but want to explore more of the island, you might head to one of the unique black sand beaches. Mero Beach is the most popular and conveniently located near Roseau.

Hopefully, you have had an educational and fun week. Enjoy a final breakfast with your group and guides while you share your favorite memories and what you have learned. It is time to head to the airport for your departure flight home.

Dominica is called the “Nature Island of the Caribbean” for good reason – it is covered by lush flora and fauna and protected by an extensive natural park system. The volcanic peaks, deep lakes, maze of rivers, and plentiful hiking trails make the island a nature lover’s paradise. 

On this trip to Dominica, you will volunteer with the youth of the island, teaching them art and life skills. You will have time to explore some of the area’s beautiful landscapes. Enjoy the opportunities to snorkel and dive to see life under the ocean surface. Leave knowing you have made a difference by volunteer teaching in Dominica this week!

Value

3-6 Day
Group Trips

Classic

7-12 Day
Group Trips

Epic

7-14 Day
Group Trips

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