If you are interested in volunteering with us

Please contact our volunteer coordinator at: 
and you will experience another culture while truly making a difference in the lives of children.

Youth Development Center
The focus of the Youth Development Center's program is to provide these children with education, marketable skills, and business experience. A trip to serve with DOVE is not only the time to make a difference in the lives of children, but is also truly a time to embrace and understand a new culture. Our mission has always remained the same; To give children at risk, opportunity and hope. 

Whether it is a day trip or a week long adventure, spend some time with DOVE at the Youth Development Center. Find yourself teaching English courses and participating in different activities with the children. To immerse yourself in the Dominican culture, ask about visiting the fish market, surfing, kite boarding, and much more.

Using the Youth Development Center as a gateway to the community, DOVE Missions provides:

  • A daily health program 
  • Educational programs
  • Spiritual and moral guidance 
  • Lessons in the performing arts
  • A "Bridge" to understanding other nations through "Voluntourism."

Register as a volunteer

Day in the Field

Dove offers activities that foster self-esteem,
cooperation, respect, responsibility, goal
setting and leadership skills. Our program
seeks to empower young boys and girls to be
agents of change not only in their own lives
but also in their communities. We have classes in:

  • English
  • Jewelry
  • Performing Arts
  • Sports
  • Health and Wellness
  • Photography

Take a day from your vacation to give back and volunteer!

Single Person:  

Full day - $75 USD per person

Families (up to 2 adults and 2 children): 

Full day - $250 USD per family

Half day in the field:
9:45 am pick up (earlier if outside the Puerto Plata area or more than 1 hotel pick up)
10:00-12:00 Teaching English and participating in activities of the day.
12:00- 12:45 guided tour of Puerto Plata and neighbourhood visit.
Return to hotel after 1:00 pm

Single Person:  

Half day - $45 USD per person

Families (up to 2 adults and 2 children): 

Half day - $150 USD per family

Volunteer Weekly Donation

This includes Tuesday - Saturday activities,
Transportation, field director and guided days in the field with translator.

$350 USD per person each week.  Contact us for group rates and pricing!

Donation Drop Off Only
If you would like a tour of our center and/or have donations to bring, we would love to show you what we do! We appreciate donations and can give you a list of what is needed and arrange a time to visit us. Please call Liz at 809-676-4071 to arrange at time. If you need transportation inside the Puerto Plata area, we ask for a $20 dollar donation to cover gas expenses. Our visiting hours are Tuesday thru Saturday, 10:30 to 11:30 or 2:30 to 3:30.

To mail your volunteer donation, please send to the below mailing address', or use our online tools under our "donate" page:

DOVE Missions
c/o Deb Srbich
PO Box 32074
Minneapolis, MN 55432