From past participants
A life changing experience that I will cherish the rest of my life. The people in the Dominican Republic and VPC team were all truly amazing. Don't give it a second thought! Just go!
I really enjoyed interacting with the Dominican people and learning about their way of life. Being in the bateys for four days gave me a first-hand view of the daily tasks and challenges of the sugar cane workers and their families.
Don’t think about why you can’t – just go on Givingthanks and experience the people and culture of the Dominican Republic. We learned so much about generosity and hospitality from our Dominican partner organization, Fundación Enciende Una Luz (Light A Candle), and the people we met in the bateys. Regardless of your background, education or age, this trip has something for everyone. I promise this trip will change your life!
The Givingthanks trip was one of the best trips I have ever been on. We did so much in five days! Because I had already gone on two Youth Spring Break trips to the DR, I loved getting to see my Dominican friends again and to grow closer with the VPC people on the trip. Everybody needs to go on this trip. It does not matter who you are, this trip will change you.
Other Village service trips to the Dominican Republic