USA: 1 202 368 1504 DR: +1 829 714 9283; +1 829 558 7744
  1. ISV will only be conducting programs for this coming summer, 2018 in the Dominican Republic. We are excited to announce that we have started a new Dominican Republic, Baseball initiative entitled: Global Students Volunteer (GSV) - Dominican Republic. Our purpose is to assist the children in the impoverished villages of the DR with education, infrastructure building and recreation to improve their living standards in the name of Baseball.

Dominican Republic

Be rewarded with smiles and laughter as you help to improve the quality of life for children and families of this Caribbean paradise.

Dominican Republic programs are unavailable for 2018.


  • My experience in the Dominican Republic was life-changing. The word "starving" has a changed meaning in my mind. I have taken it out of my vocabulary and openly question others what it means to them when they use it. Through my pictures I am reminded, the people in the pictures are real, the experience was real, it's not a commercial on TV. I lived it, and this trip will forever live in me.

    Christina Del Tatto University of Michigan USA

  • I felt we made a difference in the lives of the Dominicans either through construction, our songs, skits, smiles, bringing them food or just taking the time to talk with them. The truth is, these amazing people did us an equally valuable service. They opened our eyes to the blessed life we have been given and have inspired me to keep giving as much of my time as possible. It's only through giving that we fully appreciate what we have. I feel truly blessed to have had the opportunity to go on this project.

    Johnna Booth University of Central Flroida USA

  • I feel extremely grateful to have been given this opportunity to experience the Dominican Republic and learn something that could never be taught in a classroom or book. My life has forever changed. The following quote from Helen Keller sums up my entire journey, "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart."

    Chelsey Clugston Michigan State University USA

  • Travelling to the Dominican Republic with ISV was one of the most meaningful experiences in my life. I grew as a person and realized the endless world travel opportunities available to me.

    Caitlin Henderson University of California Los Angeles USA

  • I was really touched by the connections I made with the people and children of the Dominican Republic.

    Brooke Moore University of California San Diego USA

  • It is very hard to sum up my feelings into a few sentences. You have to live it to understand. I never thought I would go on a trip like this and am very glad I have. It's been the best experience of my life. I definitely recommend it to everyone. I hope I helped the people of the Dominican Republic as much as they helped me.

    Evelina Dolesjova Charles University Prague Czech Republic

  • This was my first out-of-the country volunteering project and it was an experience I will never forget. Sitting down with a child for no more than fifteen minutes alone together, and seeing the impact you made on that child's life is priceless. Making a difference is a once in a lifetime experience...I will be back next summer.

    Ja'Lisa Hunter University of Texas, Austin USA

  • Volunteering with ISV is simply an awe-inspiring experience. I got to work with other amazing volunteers and help build a community center. I was completely immersed in the culture of the Dominican Republic, and had my heart melted by the children of the community. Experience of a lifetime would be an understatement.

    Guenevieve Del Mundo University of California Davis USA

  • Seeing a child's reaction to a simple task they learned is a must see. It is crazy how the smallest things in life brings so much joy to the children and community. Their reaction can change the way we look at life- I know now that I will look at life differently when I get home.

    Trey Wright Northern Arizona University USA

  • By actually immersing myself in the culture, through language, people and environment, I was able to really learn a lot about the DR. This is definitely something I would recommend to friends, and hopefully I will get a chance to do again someday.

    Rebecca Adler Carleton University Canada