A Powerful Service-Learning Experience
Every day of the year Outreach360 serves impoverished children with limited opportunities for progress through our dynamic education programs driven by our creative and enthusiastic volunteers. We believe in the power of human potential and that together we can change the world. But, lasting change doesn’t happen overnight! It happens when passionate volunteers come together and work to create a better future for all. At Outreach360, we create a safe, affordable, and exciting way for high school groups to join our cause in transforming the world and giving children a life of choice.
I have volunteered with Outreach360 four times and each time I feel like I learn something new. Outreach360 and the children it serves have taught me about the meaning and impact of service, about gratitude and leadership, about passion and love. The smile on the faces of the children as they explore the value of learning are what brings me back to Outreach360 time after time. I always leave feeling as is I have received from the kids even more than I gave to them.Anna Boyd, Saint Stephens Episcopal School
Outreach360 continues being a wonderful and powerful program. I love that my students get a different perspective of life and that they do not only teach ¨English¨ to the kids from Jinotega, but the kids from the Learning Center also teach them valuable life lessons.Mariangela Asato, Seabury Hall School
Much like a prospective parent can never know what it is REALLY like to have a child until he or she holds his own in his arms, one cannot believe the impact the Outreach360 experience can have on a person until he or she has been involved. It broadens perspectives about the world, humbles people and teaches invaluable lessons about grit and perseverance. The program leadership is exceptional and young people could not have better role models to learn from. You will experience incredible fun, but it won't be traditional fun. The food rocks and cold showers feel amazing in 95 degree weather. I now understand how lives are changed by taking part in the Outreach360 experience.Jennifer Scott, College Counselor, Norfolk Academy, Virginia
The organizational planning and service oriented staff did an incredible job of setting expectations, offering leadership and guidance. The week schedule combined the volunteer work, the cultural classes and the right amount of free time. I appreciated the cultural classes in the evening! The Nicaraguan children were the highest highlight! They loved coming to class and that reflects well on Outreach 360!Patrick Sweeney, Superintendent of Schools, Napa Valley Unified School District, California
Outreach360 is an amazing organization. If you or a group are looking to do a service trip abroad, look no further. Outreach360 runs a tight ship and I know that I, and the school I run, will continue to work with Outreach360.Ryan Kelly, Headmaster, Carrollwood Day School, Florida
Volunteer With Us!
Outreach360 strives to serve children living in the poorest of neighborhoods by providing opportunities that empower them to transform their own lives. Drawing strength from the experience, diversity, talents and resources of our volunteers, we promote innovative education as a solution to the challenges of poverty and a sustainable path to a life of choice. As a high school team, you will fill this critical role in education, providing engaging and meaningful learning activities for children at Outreach360 Learning Centers or in local neighborhoods, while gaining invaluable international service experience. We believe that volunteering in authentic experiential service programs is the best way to develop global awareness, and that the magic of cultural exchange has the power to truly inspire our volunteers to be contributing members to the fabric of a global society.
Health & Safety
The health and safety of our volunteers is our number one priority! Since 1994, our more than 22,000 volunteers have enjoyed a safe experience with Outreach360. Our experienced leadership team, professional and reliable program, and industry-leading insurance has always ensured volunteer security, allowing high school administration and parents to rest assured while participants focus on serving.
Education & Service
We make it a point that our volunteers are involved in meaningful service work, through which college teams can make a real difference in the community. We also see the importance in learning about the community, culture and needs of the area in which you are serving. Because of this, we have built amazing cultural and educational experiences throughout the week.
Our Programs & Causes
Our English program focuses less on the traditional classroom model and instead seeks to promote the unique global exchange between our students and our volunteers that truly makes the language come alive.
Construction | Building Futures
Volunteers joining our construction program should be prepared to be involved in a variety of projects, including manual work involving digging foundations, cement mixing and block laying, installing fencing, constructing running trails, and more. Construction volunteers are building the future for our students!
The Outreach360 Agriculture Program will provide an opportunity for our students to serve and learn. The food production will provide food to the Outreach360 volunteer program, to the on-site student program, and may be used to generate income for the local program!
Volunteers join Outreach360 throughout the year, with the exception of a few weeks in December around the holidays.
Available volunteer weeks for teams, individuals, families, and Caminos Volunteers in Nicaragua are:
- 2017: December 30, 2016 – December 9, 2017
- 2018: December 30, 2017 – December 8, 2018
Available volunteer weeks in the Dominican Republic for teams of 10 or more are:
- 2017: December 30, 2016 – December 9, 2017
- 2018: December 30, 2017 – December 8, 2018
Available volunteer weeks in the Dominican Republic for short term individuals and groups smaller than 10 are:
- 2017: December 30, 2016 – August 19, 2017
- December 30, 2017 – January 13 (2 Weeks)
- February 17 – March 31 (6 Weeks)
- June 16 – July 14 (4 Weeks)
There are NO Caminos Volunteer opportunities currently available in the Dominican Republic. Please look to Nicaragua for a full calendar of Caminos Volunteer opportunities.
Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult or a temporary legal guardian age 21 or older.
High School Interest Form
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Organized High School Teams
|Academy of Sacred Heart, (MI)||Agnes Irwin School, (PA)|
|Balmoral Hall School, (MB, Canada)||Balmoral School, (MB, Canada)|
|Barrie School, (MD)||Barstow School, (KS)|
|Beaufort High School, (SC)||Berkeley Prep High School, (FL)|
|Bolles School, (FL)||Browning School, (MT)|
|Bryn Mawr School, (MD)||Calverton School, (MD)|
|Cape Cod Academy, (MA)||Carrollwood Day School, (FL)|
|Cascade Christian High School, (WA)||Castilleja School, (CA)|
|Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District||Christ School, (NC)|
|Clarke County High School, (VA)||Collegiate School, (NY)|
|Colorado Academy, (CO)||Derryfield School, (NH)|
|East Syracuse Minoa Central School District, (NY)||Elgin Academy, (IL)|
|Episcopal High School, (VA)||Fountain Valley School, (CO)|
|Georgetown Visitation, (Washington D.C.)||Gig Harbor High School, (WA)|
|Gill St. Bernard?s School, (NJ)||Green Valley Mountain School, (VT)|
|Heathwood Hall Episcopal School, (SC)||High Mowing School, (NH)|
|La Jolla Country Day School, (CA)||La Salle Links Interact, (ON)|
|Lampeter Strasburg High School, (PA)||Lawrenceville School, (NJ)|
|Manheim Township IB School, (PA)||Marymount High School, (CA)|
|Maryvale Preparatory School, (MD)||Middlesex School, (MA)|
|New Garden Friends||Norfolk Academy, (VA)|
|North Country School, (NY)||Nouvel Catholic Central, (MI)|
|Oldfields School, (MD)||Oregon Episcopal School, (OR)|
|Overlake School, (WA)||Packer Collegiate Institute, (NY)|
|Peddie School, (NJ)||Pelham High School, (NH)|
|Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology||Porter-Gaud School, (SC)|
|Queen Margaret?s School, (BC, Canada)||Saint Margaret?s School, (VA)|
|Saint Stephens Episcopal School, (FL)||Saint Ursula Villa, (OH)|
|Saints Peter and Paul School, (IL)||Sandia Preparatory School, (NM)|
|Seabury Hall, (HI)||Soundview School, (WA)|
|St. Croix Country Day School, (USVI)||St. John?s-Ravenscourt School, (MB)|
|St. Joseph?s High School, (ON, Canada)||St. Marks School, (MA)|
|St. Michaels University School, (BC, Canada)||St. Paul?s School, (NH)|
|St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School, (ON, Canada)||Staten Island Academy, (NY)|
|Suttons Bay High School, (MI)||Taft School, (CT)|
|Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology||Trumansburg High School, (NY)|
|Vistamar School, (CA)||Waldorf School, (MA)|
|Washington Montessori School, (CT)||Webster Thomas High School, (NY)|
|Westtown School, (PA)|