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A Belize Vacation in Photos

Posted by on July 20, 2017 · Leave a Comment  

Have you considered a Belize vacation? Why? What comes to mind when you envision the country, culture, wildlife, and food of the Central American country? Does your imagination run away with you to a tropical paradise full of fascinating animals, sparkling azure beaches, and luxury accommodations?

Follow your imagination – it’s a step ahead of you! We’re very excited to announce that we’ve added a second Belize vacation to our list of trips! And since a picture is worth 1,000 words, we thought it’d be fun to share a few thousand with you.

Sit back, relax, listen for the breeze and the birds, breathe in the saltwater air, and soak up some sun – we’re going to Belize!

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How You Can Volunteer with Children Abroad

Posted by on July 21, 2015 · Leave a Comment  

Kids understand kindness. Even those born into difficult circumstances possess an appreciation for our world and an innocence that can be incredibly uplifting.

If you love kids — whether you have your own or just enjoy spending time with the offspring of others — then volunteering with children is a great way to make a difference.

Teaching is the most popular option; helping out in a classroom gives you the opportunity to develop meaningful connections with young people. By volunteering at schools, you can help communities that lack the funds to hire enough teachers, purchase the proper supplies, and provide the individualized attention children need.

Here at Discover Corps, we love kids and believe our volunteers can have a positive impact on their lives. We offer you the opportunity to work with children in the following destinations:

[bctt tweet=”Want to #volunteer w/#children abroad? Here’s how (and where) you can:”]

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Profile: Making Dolls with the Q’ewar Project in Peru

Posted by on May 28, 2015 · Leave a Comment  

One of the ways we make sure our volunteer vacations are sustainable is by only supporting projects that are already integrated into the community. A perfect example of this is the Q’ewar Project, which we visit on our volunteer vacations to Peru.

Located in the rural highlands of the Andes Mountains, this project has been operating for 15 years — long before Discover Corps existed — and offers local people a stable income through the creation of beautiful dolls. Every part of the dolls is handcrafted from Peruvian cotton and alpaca and sheep wool.

We caught up with the project’s founder, Don Julio, to ask him about the project and its impact on the local community. {Note that this interview has been translated from Spanish.} Read More




Project Profile: Building a Bottle Clinic in the Dominican Republic

Posted by on April 16, 2015 · Leave a Comment  

In this series of Thursday profiles, we’ve introduced you to everyone from our founder to our Costa Rica program coordinator. We’ve also introduced you the smiling cooks of our Dominican Republic home base. Today, we’re taking you back to the DR to profile a really cool project we’re involved in: the construction of a plastic bottle clinic.

If you’ve ever wondered what you’d actually be *doing* on a volunteer vacation, this is one fantastic example. Keep reading to learn all about how and why we’re building bottle clinics on our volunteer vacations in the Dominican RepublicRead More