Interested in international service?

Join VT Engage for an info session Tuesday, 9/15 at 8:30 p.m. in Squires Brush Mountain B to hear all about our winter break trip to the Dominican Republic! All are welcome to attend.

Winter Break 2016 Service Immersion Trip: Dominican Republic

VT Engage service immersion trips are purposeful service experiences designed to connect students and community members. These student-led, hands-on experiences prompt learning about community issues, encourage self-understanding, and inspire commitment to future action.

To learn more about this trip, attend our info session on 9/15 @ 8:30pm in Squires Brush Mountain B. To apply for this trip, click here. All applications due by 9/25. Questions? Contact Eliza Wethey at elizaw8@vt.edu.

Action. Our nonprofit partner, the Community Service Alliance (CSA), “empowers communities to challenge the status quo and improve standards of living” through programs for families and youth. CSA has partnered with the Tech community for nearly a decade to provide high-quality community-based experiences for students.

Possible projects include installing water filters and latrines, working with youth enrichment programs, and maintenance on rec fields or at CSA’s women’s center.

Reflection. Why do you serve? What values cause you to make the choices you do? How can we work for a just world after this week of service? As our group considers these complex questions, we’ll share our perspectives on service, justice, and social change!

Knowledge. Leave with a greater understanding of Dominican life, culture and history, nonprofit work, and of the diversity of perspectives our team will bring to the week.

Estimated trip costs. The cost of each trip varies based on the number of participants. Please contact your trip leaders or Eliza Wethey for information specific to your trip. Past volunteers have lowered their expenses via fundraising, but lower costs are dependent on both individual and team fundraising success.

Planning ahead- travel requirements. All participants must have a valid passport for international trips. Please be sure to check your passport’s expiration date and renew it ASAP if you are selected to attend. We also suggest that travelers review the CDC’s health information on travel to the DR, and check with their personal physicians on what they should do prior to travel.

Posted by Lindsey Gleason on September 15, 2015