Participant Resources

 General Trip Information

Most information about what to expect on a program can be found within our website or in the International Volunteer Programs  Frequently Asked Questions sheet. Upon notification of acceptance to a International Volunteer program, participants can expect to receive an Acceptance Manual. This packet is customized for each individual program, and contains important and useful information, including Frequently Asked Questions, country information, packing lists, program code of conduct, safety tips, and more. 


Packing Lists
We know it can be a stressful task just deciding what to bring and not to bring on your International Volunteer Program. We've developed a sample packing lists to help our participants pack and be prepared for their experiences. This packing list is designed for a one week trip to El Cidral. Feel free to contact us for more information about packing for your trip. 

Code of Conduct
We ask that all participants review the  International Volunteer Program Code of Conduct. All participants will be required to electronically confirm that they have read this policy and understand the expectations for respectful behavior during the program as exemplary global citizens.

Travel and Health Information
Service For Peace monitors changes to entrance/exist requirements for the Dominican Republic as well as the sociopolitical and health climates. Still, we recommend that volunteers research their host country and monitor trends. We recommend the US Department of State website for Passports and International Travel as a resource for visiting the Dominican Republic. All participants are registered by their group leader for the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) through the US Department of State to receive travel notifications and in-country emergency embassy services.

We also recommend that volunteers consult the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for relevant health information in the Dominican Republic..

Finally, all volunteers are required to hold valid health insurance covering emergency medical services for short-term international travel. If your primary insurance policy does not cover this, contact us about options for purchasing a policy elsewhere at a reasonable cost.