Current Volunteer Programs
En El Camino
En El Camino - Multiple locations in the Dominican Republic
June 22nd to July 6th, 2019
Come "on the road" with AYUDA and Aprendiendo a Vivir (AAV) and get to know the Dominican Republic while making a difference in the local diabetes community. During the En El Camino program, AYUDA volunteers work closely with the AAV team to take the educational and empowerment experience of Campo Amigo on the road to other provinces in the Dominican Republic. Volunteers will take day trips with local Dominican youth leaders, representatives of AAV, and AYUDA staff members to five provinces/cities in the Dominican Republic to run day-long educational outreach and local capacity-building programs. Volunteers will have the opportunity to learn from Dominicans living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes and help provide them with tools that motivate them to live happier, healthier lives.
Campo Amigo - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
July 13th to July 31st, 2019
During this program volunteers will collaborate with AYUDA’s partner organization Aprendiendo a Vivir (AAV), a local diabetes organization based in Santo Domingo. Accepted volunteers, led by AYUDA staff, will work closely with AAV staff, medical students, and youth leaders to plan and implement community outreach projects that will motivate and support young people with diabetes and their families. In addition, the team will work together to run Campo Amigo and Día de la Familia, two weekend diabetes education family programs. Volunteers will also participate in home visits and outreach trips to nearby cities such as San Pedro de Macorís and San Cristóbal.
Previous Outreach Programs
HAiti & Ecuador
Learn about AYUDA’s previous programs and community partners. AYUDA’s story began in Quito, Ecuador, growing into our first Campo Amigo program. As AYUDA continued to expand, we were connected with a partner organization in Haiti through one of our volunteers. While these programs no longer run through AYUDA, each community partner continues to run their own diabetes education initiatives.