Summer Camp Counsellor (Dominican Republic)

Position title: Summer Camp Counsellor (Dominican Republic)

Position type: Volunteer / temporary / unpaid / seasonal

Organization type: Non-profit / Not for profit

Location: Cabrera, Dominican Republic

Position Description: This is an amazing, international opportunity with for our non-profit organization, The Esperanza Project, located in the beautiful, coastal town of Cabrera, Dominican Republic, where you will be working as a summer camp counselor.

We are entering our 9th year of our camp program, a completely free of charge day camp for the local children aged 5 to 15 to take part in activities such as sports, art, music, dance, drama, and more throughout the summer months. As the program is completely free of charge for all children, we recruit a group of young, energetic volunteers to help lead the activities at the camp, which is where you come in. Volunteers will be responsible for leading the 6 different activity centers throughout the camp for groups of roughly 20 children at a time. Each centre will have 2 international volunteers and 1 local volunteer who will work together to plan and implement the activities.

The summer camp program runs for 6 weeks from June 16th to July 28th, 2018, every Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 12:00pm, leaving afternoons free for volunteers to explore the area. There are several beautiful beaches within 20 minutes of the camp, as well as some of the world’s most stunning natural lakes and waterfalls. Within the town there are several restaurants, parks, internet cafes, and a beautiful waterfront boardwalk where volunteers can relax and enjoy their afternoons off.

While here in the Dominican Republic, The Esperanza Project will set up a safe, comfortable accommodation close to the camp where you will have a private room in a home with a local family. Here you will have the chance to learn even more about the local culture, practice Spanish, and which will soon become a second home.

This opportunity offers the perfect combination of working with children while discovering a new culture on this beautiful caribbean island! This position will also provide an excellent addition to your resume / CV for future employment and careers.

Volunteers have the option of applying for the full 6 week program or one of the 1 to 5 week mini sessions.

Qualifications or Skills Required: Students should be enthusiastic, strong leaders, and enjoy working with children of all ages. Students should also be adaptable and open to living in and learning about a new culture and language. Experience in a summer camp setting is a plus, but is not required. Students must be 18 years of age or older.

To apply: Please apply via our website at to fill out our online application form. If you have any questions before applying, you can contact director, Fiona Austin, at

Online application website:

Job Function: Education, Non-profit, Community

Display Contact Information to Students:
Ms Fiona Austin
16 de agosto
Cabrera, Dominican Republic
829 532 4925

Posting date: Today

Expiration date: March 15th, 2018

Position start date / Desired Start Date: June 16th, 2018 (flexible)

Position end date: July 28th, 2018 (flexible)

Number of openings: 20

Lob Length / Duration: 3 or 6 weeks

Field of work: Education / non-profit / not for profit

Desired Majors / field of study: ALL MAJORS

Location: Cabrera, Dominican Republic

Company information:
The Esperanza Project
We are a small non-profit organization focused on providing education and extracurricular activities to the children of the Dominican Republic.

Date Posted: 
Mon, 2017-10-16 - Thu, 2018-03-15


The Esperanza Project

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