From Mark Robinson, FOTOCAN:
Like to try something different . . .
always wanted to volunteer and make a difference . . .
Consider a “Working Holiday”, a change of pace . . . consider a volunteer trip to the orphanage in the Dominican Republic. We have been going to the Dominican Republic since 2006.
There are many things to do such as landscaping, gardening, painting, carpentry work, construction work, helping the English teacher at the school with her class, helping in the Library, art with the children, helping at the baby house and special needs house, working with the adult care givers, outreach projects to some of the surrounding villages, sorting donations to go to Haiti and many other things. If you have a special talent or a project you would like to do with the children or the adult care givers, we can help make it happen. We have had quite a cross-section of ages from 11 (with an adult guardian) to over 73. There is no job too small or too large to do. Friends of the Orphans Canada is the Canadian charitable organization that supports the NPH (Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos - “Our Little Brothers and Sisters”) Orphanages in 9 Spanish speaking Central American Countries.
Cost to make the Dominican Republic trip is $2,500. (a tax receipt is available for the full amount). You can pay the funds yourself or do a variety of fundraisers, solicit friends, relatives, church family, etc.
The dates for the 2011 trips are . . . .
Jan. 24 to Feb. 7, 2011 – Nicaragua – this will be a construction only trip – there are no children on site – you will be living in tents. Cost is $2,500.
Monday, Feb. 14 to Monday, Feb. 28 – Dominican Republic**
Monday, Feb. 28 to Monday, March 14 – Dominican Republic**
Monday, March 14 to Monday, March 28 – Dominican Republic**
**Note - within the above DR trips, there will be a one week trip to work at the Orphanage in Haiti. This is available on a first come basis for only 8 people. Additional cost is an additional $200. We must have 8 people to make this part happen.
Thanks so much!