Long term volunteers commit to the work of both BBOH and FUMSIL for 1-2 years. Their leadership, expertise and old-fashioned hard work are an integral part of what makes BBOH a highly respected grassroots organization impacting communities along the Haiti-Dominican border.

All long term volunteers must be open to a 2-year commitment to living and serving in the Dominican Republic. At the 1-year milestone there will be a mutual review at which point the contract may be suspended with no penalties. Volunteers will be accepted on a rolling basis with flexible starting dates.


  • Must be 18 years of age or older 
  • Committed to understanding a new culture 
  • Conversational Spanish or commitment to study the language in-country 
  • Fulfill requirements of accepted position 
  • Adaptable, flexible and open-minded 
  • “Go-getter” mindset and ability to work independently
  • Willingness to work outside specific position as needed
  • Attitude of learning

The following positions are currently open:

  • School Sponsorship Coordinator – Design and implement a sponsorship program for our preschool in El Chivo. 
  • Mission House and Volunteer Coordinator – assume responsibility for the preparation of the Mission House, coordination of meals, evening activities and reflections for short term mission teams. ​
  • Preschool Teacher/Summer Camp Coordinator – Plan and execute lesson plans designed for specific age groups in our service area utilizing the El Chivo preschool. 
  • Home Visit Coordinator (primarily with the elderly and homebound) – create and manage a schedule of home visits for the elderly, homebound, dying and lonely in our area. 
  • Hospital Rotations and Mobile Clinic Professional (medical background and proof of vaccinations required) – assist FUMSIL staff in bringing basic medical care to those living in remote isolated villages and underserved hospitals. This position requires experience in a medical field and is ideal for an RN, PA, MD, etc. 
  • Dentist/Dental Hygienist – Maintain office hours at the FUMSIL offices in El Llano as well as provide mobile services corresponding with the mobile medical clinic schedule. 
  • English Teacher – Evaluate past students, design and implement a curriculum for children, youth and adults. 
  • Music Teacher – Evaluate past students and design a program teaching the principals of music, singing and instruments of choice. 

*It is possible to combine aspects of multiple positions for a unique schedule and list of responsibilities.

All single long term volunteers will reside in a single family home located in El Llano, Elias Pina, Dominican Republic. This is a typical Dominican home with 2-3 bedrooms. Rent, electricity and water usage fees will be covered by Building Bridges of Hope at no cost to the long-term volunteer(s). We will also provide basic furnishings, linens and towels. 
*Married couples with or without dependents are provided with private housing options. 

If you are interested in a long-term volunteer position please fill out the form below. We will send you our formal application along with supporting documents.