Day Visitors & Excursions

Many people are interested in volunteering or visiting with us for a day. We offer a special afternoon for people who are interested learning about our work and our community! You wil be able to see what a batey is like, recieve a hands-on lesson in how to make sik sik bon bon (a traditional Haitian treat that you'll get to enjoy fresh!), hear a talk from our staff about Project Esperanza's history and current work, see one of our schools, and visit and buy products from local artisans in our fair trade art shop! 

We are open to having you plan a volunteer activity, but keep in mind that for volunteer projects a day often does not feel like enough! Some possible activities may be painting, doing an after-school activitiy in one of our schools, or doing an educational workshop for the community. We ask for a donation of $15 to volunteer with us for a day, or $25 if you would like a meal in our volunteer house. 

Please contact volunteer@esperanzameanshope.org to plan your day with us! 

Excursions

Project Esperanza now offers a variety of excursions to both volunteers and tourists looking to be better immersed in the Dominican and Haitian cultures! If interested in signing up, please send an email to Volunteer@EsperanzaMeansHope.org with your desired date and time to confirm. Transportation to and from excursions are included in the listed costs for groups of four or more staying in the Puerto Plata area. Prices listed are for non volunteers, however we offer a discounted price to our volunteers.

We can provide transportation for smaller groups or groups needing pick up and drop off outside of Puerto Plata, but at an additional cost which can be estimated from this list.  

Sea Glass Hunt + Jewelry Design $20

Join us in searching for sea glass along the beach on the Malecón of Puerto Plata! There is a variety of colors, shapes and sizes in all of the glass that can be found there. Afterwords, we head to our Good Fruit Designs Art Shop located near Parque Central to turn our findings into beautiful and unique pieces of jewelry and enjoy some fresh tropical juice. Options include earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and more! 

Batey Scavenger Hunt $10 per person (It is recommended to bring a little extra to buy a snack for the kids or bring your own) 

Team up with the children of the Muñoz batey on a scavenger hunt to find various items throughout the community. This is a great way to see what life in the batey is like and also make great connections with the kids. This is especially a fun experience for larger groups! 

Sik Sou Bon Bon $15 per person 

A cooking class to learn how to make this delicious Haitian treat with our awesome cook, Rosa!