More than 36 countries are represented among our past and present volunteers:
Countries represented among our volunteers from overseas: Argentina, Australia,
Austria, Barbados, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Cuba,
Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, France, Germany, Great Britain, Guatemala,
Haiti, Holland, India, Italy, Korea, Mexico, Norway, Panama, Russia, Spain, Sweden,
Switzerland, The Netherlands, Ukraine, United States of America, Venezuela and
Vietnam. See photos of volunteers here.
Colleges and universities represented: Class Afloat, University of California-Los
Angeles, University of Washington-Bellingham, Columbia University, University of
Oregon, Yale University, Harvard University, University of North Carolina, University
of Miami, College of Saint Benedict, Saint John's University, Drexel University,
College of Charleston, University of Florida (Gainesville).
Shortest length of stay: one week.
Longest stay: two years.
Largest representation by country: U.S.A.
Youngest overseas volunteer: 18; oldest, 66.
Volunteers pay their way from overseas, as well as their food and lodging
expenses. A volunteer house, Casa Paz, has been made available to them.
Current library volunteers are from the Dominican Republic, Switzerland, Italy,
Ukraine, Austria and the U.S.A. They are educators, artists, business people,
retired community leaders, housewives, retirees, physicians, translators,
counselors, university administrators and students.
From top to bottom, Vietnam-born
Hannah, taking girls to eat pizza; Nancy
and Lidia from Las Terrenas teaching
handbag design. From left to right:
Miriam from San Francisco, CA (USA),
teaching a sewing class; and the russian
artist Vladimir teaching drawing and
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