Dominican Republic Teen Community Service Program

High School Summer Program with culture and hands-on service

Hop on a plane to the pristine beaches and vibrant culture of the Dominican Republic. Get to work on meaningful community service projects that include home construction projects and youth education among the inland “Batey” plantation communities. When not working hard on service projects, you will have the opportunity to relax on white sand beaches, catch the beat of Dominican daily life, and enjoy this Caribbean paradise.



Arrive at Las Americas International Airport in Santo Domingo (SDQ) with your Global Works trip leaders, ready to begin your adventure!  As a group, we join together in orientation activities, expectations for your experience, and an introduction to the local culture, all while getting to know each other a little better. Learn more about the history and culture of this beautiful country on a Santo Domingo Colonial Zone Tour.


We head to our lodging at the volunteer center in San Pedro de Macoris and settle in. For the next few days, we join together with our local partner community and work alongside them on infrastructure projects designed to increase the standard of living in the Batey. Possible projects include the construction of cement homes, which could consist of digging foundation, mixing cement, laying cinder blocks, and plastering or painting the walls. Other projects include building latrines, cementing floors, and educational exchanges with local youth. Take a break one day to visit a crystal blue cenote, an underground cave system, and the world-famous Punta Cana. In the afternoons we can relax at a local beach or explore a nearby boardwalk. In the evenings, we return to our home base to freshen up and eat a tasty dinner. Wrap up our evenings with discussions, guest speakers, and watching documentaries.


After wrapping up service projects on day 7, we head east to Bayahibe, a beautiful coastal town with white sand beaches and turquoise waters. Spend the evening relaxing in this quaint Dominican town and reflecting on our incredible time in the Dominican Republic so far. In the morning, we go on a stunning catamaran tour to Isla Saona, with some snorkeling along the way. Eat lunch oceanside on a pristine island beach! Head back to Santo Domingo mid-afternoon to clean up for our final celebratory dinner, accompanied by a traditional dance performance!


We say goodbye to our new friends and to the beautiful DR. We head to the airport for our departure as we say goodbyes and share memories.

When flights become available, please contact us for the latest airfare pricing or visit our Flight & Travel Arrangements page for more information about travel days.

Service Projects

Community Building Projects

Construct and paint homes in local communities

Youth Education

Teach English lessons in local schools

Adventure & Cultural Activities

Catamaran Tour

Snorkel beautiful reefs

Beach Adventure



Santo Domingo Colonial Zone

Lodging is hostel-style accommodations in the bustling cultural center of Santo Domingo. Double rooms with private bathrooms. The space includes common areas well-suited to group orientation activities.

San Pedro de Macoris

We stay in dorm style rooms with 2-4 people per room in bunkbeds The lodging is located in our volunteer center on the second floor above the NGO we are partnering with. The space includes common areas and an outside balcony for group gatherings and activities.

Bayahibe Beach Accommodation

Dorm-style accommodations near the beach with plenty of space for group activities!