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Dominican Republic


March 19, 2022 — March 26, 2022

Starting at: $2,800

Save $200! Sign up before December 19, 2021 and pay the Early Bird price of only $2,600!

Your generous donation helps to save and change lives every day.

Your charitable investment will go toward ongoing global relief to care for the underserved and vulnerable people of this community. As a member of this medical mission team, you will elevate the long-term impact of sustainable, capacity-building efforts that improve the health, wellness, and quality of life of those most in need.

A small portion of your donation includes:

  • Clinic supplies and medications for patients
  • Clinic participation
  • Transportation, accommodations, and meals as outlined in the itinerary

Overview


This Mission

***Note: Full COVID-19 Vaccination is Required for Participation***

IMR will be providing aid to the people of the Dominican Republic. This is both a medical and dental trip that will be based at a central location. It is our goal to provide aid in whatever manner is necessary to help with the medical and dental needs in the communities of the Dominican Republic.

While the island does have health centers, many are understaffed and undersupplied. Although most of the existing healthcare services are free, many children residing in group homes and on the streets are frequently unable to obtain care, even on an emergency basis. IMR will provide quality dental and medical services to help fill the need.

You and the rest of the volunteer team will educate patients on how to stay healthy and how to care for their loved ones. Together, we will treat a wide variety of acute and chronic illnesses, some resulting from malnutrition. However, one of the major focuses of this mission is dentistry. All families and individuals with children in the communities are encouraged to attend; therefore, demand for dental care will be high. We will provide infant care as well, and strengthen the maternal knowledge of the mothers.

Lodging/Transportation

Throughout your time in the Dominican Republic, you will stay in hotel accommodations that will be centrally located near San Pedro de Macoris that will be safe and clean. While here, you will have easy access to many cafes and restaurants where you can sample the delicious local cuisine!

Highlights

The gratitude that you receive while working with the people of the Dominican Republic will be life changing and may inspire you to continue humanitarian work once you return home. Outside of clinic, your trip highlights will include the exciting ways you decide to spend your free day, the island’s culinary delights, and the breezy serenity of palm tree lined beaches.

You can visit the Catedral San Pedro Apóstol and explore more of the history of the island, spend some time at the Los Delfines Water & Entertainment Park, or just venture along the Iguamo River. However you decide to spend your time, you will welcome every opportunity to explore and cherish the island.

Extend Your Stay

Extend Your Stay

You’re venturing across the globe. Have you considered extending your stay a few additional days to visit some of the Dominican Republic’s top spots? Join IMR on an exclusive three-day extension! 

Spend three perfect days in the unexpected tropical paradise of the Dominican Republic: a country known for its warm people, lush mountain scenery and pristine beaches. Wander through the Dominican’s charming cobblestone streets and discover the history of its capital, Santo Domingo, the oldest city in the Americas. Explore the country’s mysterious caverns and lush subtropical rainforests; play in the sand on miles-long stretch of beach and dive into the underwater beauty of lively coral reefs.

Take a look at the trip itinerary here: https://worldwidenavigators.com/trips/a-taste-of-the-dominican-republic/

For more information contact our preferred travel agency, Worldwide Navigators

 

Itinerary at a Glance


Saturday, March 19, 2022

Arrivals and Orientation

1
Sunday, March 20, 2022

Training

2
Monday, March 21, 2022

Clinic

3
Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Clinic

4
Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Cultural and Free Day

5
Thursday, March 24

Clinic

6
Friday, March 25

Clinic

7
Saturday, March 26

Departures

8

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Sustainable Impact

Your Journey



Full Itinerary


This itinerary is subject to change without notice.

Please note: Independent flight arrangements should not be made until after the group flight is booked. You will be notified about the group flight at the Early Bird deadline. If you are planning to fly independently and want to book your flight in advance, please contact Worldwide Navigators at travel@worldwidenavigators.com for the most up-to-date trip information before you book your independent flight. Thank you.

If you are not traveling on the group flight or joining an extension but wish to arrange transportation from the airport to clinic, please contact IMR at office@imrus.org.

19 March 2022

Arrivals and Orientation

Day 1

You will need to arrive in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic by 12:00pm Atlantic Standard Time, as we will travel as a group through the beautiful Dominican countryside to our team lodging. After settling in, you will have some time to explore and get ready for orientation. During this team meeting, your team leader will assign roles for clinic, explain IMR’s clinic protocols and how we work together as a team, talk about schedules, discuss the communities you will be serving, and much more.

1
20 March 2022

Training Day

Day 2

Today, you and your team will provide training for local healthcare providers to continue IMR’s long-term, sustainable education efforts. Education is as important as medical and dental care for our patients. Each clinic includes basic health education according to the specialties and skills of the IMR volunteers, as well as the needs of the local people. When communities become empowered to take health and wellness issues into their own hands, they become self-sufficient. IMR provides learning opportunities for the local communities through classes and hands-on learning to sustain their well-being beyond our visit.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

2
21 March 2022

Clinic

Day 3

Today is your first day of clinic! You will be providing patients with much-needed health care services, dental care, health education, and medications. All community members are invited to attend clinic, and even those who are healthy will come to learn how to stay that way.

Expect to see lots of multigenerational families, all waiting excitedly to see you.  There are also lots of children and adolescents in the communities we will be working in. We will be providing prenatal care for many young ladies and dental care is always in demand.  

In the evenings, we have some pool and relaxation time or perhaps a trip to town to meet some of the amazing people who partner with IMR in the Dominican Republic.  You might want to grab dinner at a local restaurant. The food is fantastic here!

 

 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

3
22 March 2022

Clinic

Day 4

You are going to love your clinic days caring for the people of the Dominican Republic. The poor water quality throughout the island is responsible for many health problems and increasing infectious disease. More than 2 million Haitian immigrants, most of them undocumented, live in the Dominican Republic working in high labor, low wage, unskilled jobs and receiving no services from the government. This is why International Medical Relief has been invited to provide care for the people of the Dominican Republic who can’t access it. 

 

 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

4
23 March 2022

Cultural and Free Day

Day 5

Free day! This will be your day to explore the area. You can visit the Catedral San Pedro Apóstol and explore more of the history of the island, spend some time at the Los Delfines Water & Entertainment Park, take in some of the island’s culinary delights, relax on one of the many palm tree-lined beaches, or just venture along the Iguamo River. However you decide to spend your time, you will welcome every opportunity to explore and cherish the island.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

5
24 March 2022

Clinic

Day 6

Your team will treat a wide variety of acute and chronic illnesses, some resulting from malnutrition. However, one of the major focuses of this mission is dentistry, and you will see many patients in clinic eager to receive dental care.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

6
25 March 2022

Clinic

Day 7

Your last day of clinic will be bittersweet. You have worked hard this week but also developed a love for the people you have been serving, and it will be hard to say goodbye. Following clinic for the day, you will return to Santo Domingo for your flight home tomorrow.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

7
26 March 2022

Departures

After a final breakfast with your team, your time is yours. Thank you for your hard work this week! You can spend the day on your sightseeing or enjoying the beach or head home early, as you choose. If you are on the group flight, transportation to the airport will be arranged for you.  If you wish to arrange ground transportation through IMR, please contact Worldwide Navigators, our preferred travel agent. 

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Your Journey




This itinerary is subject to change without notice.

Extensions


You’re venturing around the globe, have you considered extending your stay a few additional days to visit some of the Dominican Republic’s top spots? Join IMR on an exclusive three-day extension! 

Spend three perfect days in the unexpected tropical paradise of the Dominican Republic: a country known for its warm people, lush mountain scenery and pristine beaches. Wander through the Dominican’s charming cobblestone streets and discover the history of its capital, Santo Domingo, the oldest city in the Americas. Explore the country’s mysterious caverns and lush subtropical rainforests; play in the sand on miles-long stretch of beach and dive into the underwater beauty of lively coral reefs.

Take a look at the trip itinerary here: https://worldwidenavigators.com/trips/a-taste-of-the-dominican-republic/

For more information contact our preferred travel agency, Worldwide Navigators

Minimum Donation

Your generous donation of $2800 will go toward the ongoing global relief to care for the underserved and vulnerable people of this community. As a member of this medical mission team, you will elevate the long-term impact of sustainable, capacity-building efforts that improve the health, wellness, and quality of life of those most in need. A small portion of your donation includes:

  • Clinic supplies and medications for patients
  • Clinic participation
  • Transportation, accommodations, and meals as outlined in the itinerary

Donation Payment Deadlines

$2600 due by December 19, 2021

$2800 due by February 19, 2022

Early Bird Savings Opportunity

To be eligible, upload all your required documents and forms, and make your 50% donation by December 19, 2021

Flexible Flight Options

Volunteer with Airfare

You may choose to book a flight with us for an additional fee. Details on the available flight routing and US departure city will be announced on December 19, 2021. Airport transportation to and from the team’s accommodations are also included with this option. Depending on your departure city, you may still need to purchase another flight in addition to this one. After this flight has been booked, you may contact our travel agent, Worldwide Navigators, for assistance booking any necessary additional flights.

Benefits of Flying at a Group Rate

  • Travel with other members of your team on select routing
  • Fly on a group ticket at a guaranteed rate
  • Transport to and from the airport included

Volunteer without Airfare

Many team members choose to book their flight(s) to and from the mission location independent of IMR. This is a great option if would like to extend your stay in the area to tour and explore, or if the routing from you home airport is more feasible for you. If you choose to fly independently, please note that your transportation in between the airport and the team’s accommodations will not be provided. This will need to be arranged separately. Our partner for travel, Worldwide Navigators, would be happy to assist you in coordinating flights and/or transportation. You can contact them at travel@worldwidenavigators.com.

Benefits of Flying Independently

  • Extend your stay and customize your dates of travel
  • Choose your departure location
  • Customize your class of service

Featured Enhancements

Airfare & Airport Transfer
$400
Single Supplement
$50 per night
Airport Transfers (for independent flyers)
$50 each way
Malpractice Insurance
$129.50 to $279.50
Continuing Education (CE/CME) Credits
$350
Personalized Scrubs (2 sets)
$50
IMR T-Shirt
$25
Partner Program
Starting at $25 per month

**To purchase any of the above Featured Enhancements for your mission, please contact our office at office@imrus.org or call at (970) 635-0110.

Your Donation to IMR for Your Mission Cost Includes:

All group costs from the time you arrive at the team meeting point in country until you separate from the team or when the team arrives at the departure airport, including:

  • Transportation
  • Lodging
  • Costs associated with the clinic
  • Food
  • Tips for services provided to the IMR team
  • All logistics, including translation services and security as needed

Additional Costs That You Are Responsible For:

All group costs from the time you arrive at the team meeting point in country until you separate from the team or when the team arrives at the departure airport, including:

  • International and Domestic flights to the country. You have the option to fly independently, or on a group flight with IMR.
  • Passport fees, visa fees, and transit fees, including baggage or overnight accommodations/meals while in transit
  • Required or recommended insurance
  • Vaccinations and medications common for travel
  • Spending money for souvenirs and personal purchases
  • Required or desired mission supplies, personal equipment, or small gifts for the special people you meet
  • Any lodging, meals, and transportation outside of the scheduled team mission, payable at the time of service to the local vendor
  • COVID-related fees such as testing, vaccinations, and quarantines as required by in-country arrival/departure or USA arrival/departure
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