in cultural exchange between locals and volunteers and we seek to promote peace and human rights. We foster & empower young people and believe in equal opportunities. We represent Aldeas de Paz, a sustainable grassroots NGO, located in Santa Barbara de Samana and Las Terrenas, two charming coastal villages in the north-east of the Dominican Republic


We also serve those serving others: Our Volunteers! We give volunteers and Interns the opportunity to make a difference in the local community, while meeting people, learning Spanish and enjoying the breathtaking landscapes of the Dominican Republic. Our Volunteers hopefully become role models for change worldwide


We are run exclusively by the donations and efforts of our Volunteers and Interns. We support local youth and their families, we seek to raise public awareness about pressing matters and promote a culture of Peace. Volunteering with us makes a real difference and is extremely rewarding for our volunteers and interns

Our Volunteer & Internship Programs


Our 2017 Christmas holidays are from December 23, 2017 until January 5, 2018 - you are welcome to join us throughout the holidays!


Check out our currently ongoing crowdfunding project!

Around 20 children and adults with different special needs, ranging from physical and mental disabilities to developmental disorders or learning difficulties, attend the Mama Elba school every day. The schools work is crucial for their development. We want to send all of our pupils to a special diagnostic and therapy center in Sanchez, a town 30 kilometers from Samana. For only 10 Euro you can pay the transport for a student and his family and for the lifechanging diagnosis. But even the little amount of just 6 Euro helps as it is the price for one therapy session. For more information, please follow the link below: