Service Learning Opportunities to Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic

Bridges to Community is an “Intermediary Break Away Organization” that works with colleges and universities to send their students on impactful service learning trips to Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. They currently host over 850 volunteers a year in those two countries.

The standard trip format is a nine-day experience, which includes time for an in-country orientation, a major project, intercultural exchanges, and local tourism. Their signature project is house construction. They build close to 80 houses a year and construct each one during the week our groups are in-country. Groups also work on the construction of schools, health centers, community centers, and libraries. Students live in dorm-style accommodations in the communities where they are working. They work alongside the family for whom the house is being built and interact daily with community members, participating in a variety of learning and cultural activities. Bridges to Community has been working in Nicaragua since 1993 and the Dominican Republic since 2012.

If interested, please contact Robert O’Malley at 914-923-2200 or