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Dove Missions

Barrio Haiti, Puerto Plata 57000, Dominican Republic
+1 809-676-4071
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Best part of our trip

My group spent a day at Dove Missions in POP, playing with the kids, bringing some supplies they... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
JGDynamo
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New Brunswick, Canada
Volunteering at Dove Missions in Puert Plata while staying over for the day at the Cruise Terminal

What a worthwhile experience. If your cruisung to Amber Cove and wonder what will you do there... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2018
greenfieldtravellers
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Lancashire, England
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Dove Missions is a non-profit organization that offers a safe & organized way to volunteer with youth while vacationing in the Dominican Republic. We have 140 children enrolled in our programs and offer 15 educational and vocational classes. Typical 1-day Volunteer Itinerary: - 9am: Pick-up at Hotel - 10am: Activity at the youth center - 12pm: Lunch - 1pm: Visit typical neighborhoods where the kids live - 2pm: Activity at the youth center - 4pm: Debrief and drop-off at hotel
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Barrio Haiti, Puerto Plata 57000, Dominican Republic
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My group spent a day at Dove Missions in POP, playing with the kids, bringing some supplies they needed and sending each child home with a care package that we had fundraised for. We did a tour of the barrios which really opened a lot...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

What a worthwhile experience. If your cruisung to Amber Cove and wonder what will you do there, please check out Dove Missions Volunteerism. An amazing team of people trying to give kids from the poorest most deprived area of the barrio a chance in life....More

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DoveMissions, Public Relations Manager at Dove Missions, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Thank you! We're so glad you came to spend time with the Dove family. We look forward to seeing you again, soon!

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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Visiting Dove Missions was the best part of our trip to Puerto Plata. It is truly incredible and inspiring to learn about and experience what this program is doing for the children and the community. I have been all around the world, and volunteered with...More

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DoveMissions, Public Relations Manager at Dove Missions, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Hi Fallon & Ed! What a kind, kind review--thank you! We are so glad you took time out of your trip to spend time with the Dove family. You are certainly a part of our family, and we're so happy to have you! We look...More

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Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

We first volunteered at dove missions 5 years ago and ever since then we have gone back year after year to see the kids grow and the work Liz (the founder) and Martina and staff have been busy doing working with the kids! ALL the...More

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DoveMissions, Public Relations Manager at Dove Missions, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

What a beautiful title--we're so glad you experienced a day of LOVE! Thank you for supporting our mission year after year -- it's volunteers like you who allow us to keep doing this important work. We can't tell you what it means to have you...More

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Reviewed 4 February 2018

I had such a great time visiting Dove Missions last month. From the moment I entered the building, I could tell it was a friendly place where kids would feel safe. The director greeted me with a warm smile and a hug. Walking into the...More

Thank Adriana425
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DoveMissions, Public Relations Manager at Dove Missions, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

That's wonderful! We absolutely agree that our club has a friendly vibe--we're so glad you could feel it from the moment you stepped foot inside. Thank you so much for your interest in sponsoring one of our kiddos; we couldn't keep doing this important work...More

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Reviewed 28 January 2018

I lead a group of nearly 200 individuals attending a conference on a cruise ship to Dove Missions. I worked with Liz Rooney to tailor a program for our group. Part met with legal professionals regarding human rights concerns. The other part stayed at the...More

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DoveMissions, Public Relations Manager at Dove Missions, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

We're so glad to hear your experience was so positive! At Dove Missions, we pride ourselves in ensuring each volunteer group has the opportunity to participate in a trip that was tailor-made for their needs. These are the experiences that are the most meaningful for...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

My family was visiting the Dominican Republic on vacation and in our review of the area, came across Dove Missions. We could not have been more blessed to have found this! We spent a day with them, which included the morning group, a 2 hour...More

Thank Joe S
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DoveMissions, Public Relations Manager at Dove Missions, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

We're so blessed that you found us! (And grateful, too!) We have a chance to see these real differences everyday, and we love having the opportunity to show those special moments to other people. We can't wait for you to return for your next visit!

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Reviewed 14 July 2017

My friend told me about Dove Missions after she went. I teach many Dominican children in the US so I was very interested. It was an even better experience than I imagined! Going to the barrio was eye-opening. I imagined how it would be, but...More

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DoveMissions, Public Relations Manager at Dove Missions, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

We couldn't agree more! We think everyone should visit with our kiddos for at least a half or a full day :) We're so grateful for you, and we look forward to seeing you next time!

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Reviewed 21 June 2017

I wanted to find a vacation-volunteer program over the Christmas holidays last year. I was open to going anywhere down south and found it very difficult to find somewhere that would take me for less than 2 weeks, without paying thousands of dollars out of...More

Thank Jes K
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DoveMissions, Public Relations Manager at Dove Missions, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

This is so wonderful to hear! We're so glad you visited us in Puerto Plata and had such a wonderful experience. We loved having you! And thank you so much for sponsoring a child at DOVE -- we're so grateful for you! See you next...More

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Reviewed 21 June 2017

We were staying at the nearby Lifestyles Resort and this learning center is within a few miles. Staying at the resort one would never guess that the poorest section Of Puerto Plata, Barrios, is right around the corner. That's why it is even more essential...More

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DoveMissions, Public Relations Manager at Dove Missions, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

We're so sorry to hear of this hiccup, but we're so glad to hear that your time with us was such a wonderful experience! We agree that this is a wonderful opportunity for the whole family, and we're so glad to hear that it was...More

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Karen G
27 March 2017|
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Response from Sharlane B | Reviewed this property |
Check out the Dove Missions website! You can contact Liz or the volunteer coordinator with any questions you have.
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Erika M
2 July 2016|
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Response from DoveMissions | Property representative |
Hello! You can get more information on the website about volunteering specifics! Thank you!
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Sheena M
17 March 2016|
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Response from DoveMissions | Property representative |
Hello! We pick up at all hotels but there is an added cost if it is in Sosua or Cabarette
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