Yearlong Volunteer Application Form

Please complete the form below. After filling out the form, please submit the $40 application fee by clicking the button below.

Volunteer Application

Name *
First *
Last *
Date of Birth *

Email *
Confirm *
Main Phone Number *

Address *
Street Address *
Address Line 2
City *
State / Province / Region *
Postal / Zip Code *
Country *

Program Length: *
 Academic Year starting in August 
 Calendar Year starting in January 
 Other (specify time frame) 
Select the term for which you are applying to volunteer.

Academic Year: August 20, 2018 - August 3, 2019
Calendar Year: January 7 – December 14th, 2019
Availability: Please list any dates that you will not be available during this term and explain why.
Volunteer positions are full-time and volunteers will be expected to work 40 hours a week. Any time off other than given holidays will require advance notification and authorization.

Volunteer Placement Preference
Select one and then choose up to three specific placements of interest below.
If choosing Program Development:
 Youth Workforce Development (A Ganar) 
 Music Education 
 DPV HIV/AIDS Prevention 
 Monitoring and Evaluation 
 Public Relations/Marketing 
 LUCEROS Documentation/Human Rights 
If choosing Educational Development:
 Montessori Preschool 
 Parent Education 
 Public & Mobile Libraries 
 Young Stars At-Risk Youth 
 Community English/ESL 
 Teacher Training & Professional Development 
Areas in which you DO NOT wish to participate:

Please list job-­related licenses or certificates such as nursing, CPR, and skilled trades. If you are or will be a certified teacher, please note which subject and grade level. Please submit copies of your certifications if possible.


Please rate your current level of Spanish *
How did you hear about The DREAM Project? *

Upload Essays: Word doc. or .pdf file *
Please upload a single document with 1-2 page responses per question.
1). Why are you interested in volunteering with The DREAM Project? (Please include how your interest in working with the organization relates to your past experiences and future goals.)

2) Please give a specific example of a significant experience that illustrates your ability to work independently and adapt to difficult or challenging circumstances. Include an explanation of the challenges you faced and how you overcame them.

3) The following questions are case study questions regarding situations that volunteers and employees have regularly confronted while living and working in the DREAM community. Please respond to both questions and describe what you would do in each situation.

a) One of your students uses a racial slur against another student. This interaction happens in front of other students. How do you address the situation, both with the class and the students directly involved?

b) Your home in the local community is close to the homes of many of your students and their families. There have been multiple instances when you have come home exhausted from work and your students knock on your door and want to visit your home. In addition, the parents of these same students have asked you for money on several occasions. How do you address the situation in a culturally sensitive manner? How do you manage the situation differently with the students than with the parents?

For Certified Teachers Only:

4) DREAM advocates for child-centered learning that is fun. We look for learning games that keep students excited and engaged but also teach them basic skills. Please include a lesson plan for a 50 minute class of your choice (reading, writing, math, English).

Letters of Recommendation

Please include with this application two letters of recommendation from people who
have known you for at least one year, including one from a past employer or professor. The application will not be reviewed unless we have received all letters. Letters may also be sent separately, but must be received by the deadline.
Upload 1st Letter of Recommendation:
Upload 2nd Letter of Recommendation:
Additional Documentation (i.e. Teacher Certification):

Fellowship Letter (Optional)
The DREAM Project Fellowship
This award is given to qualified Academic Year Volunteers to help reduce their program fee, and is allotted based on education, experience and financial need. To apply, upload a 1-page letter that demonstrates your financial need and highlights your specific qualifications for the program. Please specify the amount that would need to be covered for you to participate. Those who receive awards usually have advanced degrees, certifications or experience, are advanced Spanish speakers, and can show financial need.

Dominican Heritage Volunteer Fellowship
To apply, upload a 1-page letter that demonstrates your financial need, and states your connection to the Dominican Republic and how your knowledge of the Spanish language and Dominican culture will help you during your volunteer term. Individuals of Dominican descent are encouraged to apply.

Upload Resume (Required): *
Please submit a resume that includes your education, work and volunteer experience, including any additional skills, training and experiences that would further qualify you for the position.

Have you ever been convicted of or plead guilty to a criminal offense
(felony or misdemeanor)?

Please state and confirm your full name as consent to the following: *
The above information is true and complete to the best of my knowledge. If accepted by The DREAM Project, any misrepresentation, false statements, or omissions contained herein will be considered cause for dismissal.

The DREAM Project has my permission to obtain all necessary information from the references I have submitted, or any other source, concerning my prior employment or personal history, and release all parties from possible damages resulting from disclosing such information with or without prior written notice by me.
Date of Application *


The DREAM Project will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, marital status, gender, sexual orientation or disability.

After submitting your application, please return and click the orange button at the top of this page or call 607-216-4697 to submit the $40 application fee to complete your application.
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