How You Can Help

Become a Summer Camp Counselor

Applications are now open! Looking for a short-term opportunity? Come volunteer with us this summer. Volunteers serve as camp counselors and activity leaders in the Batey Libertad Summer Camp, working side-by-side with local volunteers and Yspaniola staff. For more information, click here.

Support our work

We are working hard to create vertical access to quality education in Batey Libertad, but we can’t do this important work without your help! Please consider making a donation to Yspaniola to support our programs. Together, we can create opportunities for individuals to make lasting changes in their community. You can donate by clicking here!

If you are interested in donating to our library, we encourage you to browse our Amazon Wish List here. You can buy books for the Learning Center directly through the site, ensuring that the children of Batey Libertad have access to culturally and linguistically appropriate books. At checkout, please select the designated address for Yspaniola’s Gift Registry!


There are many ways to fundraise for Yspaniola. Host an event. Create your own online campaign. Mobilize your community. Every dollar you raise will make a huge difference in the lives of our students! Yspaniola can help you organize and promote your efforts—please contact us at info@yspaniola.org to get started and receive your Peer-to-peer Fundraising Kit !

Become a Corporate Partner

Yspaniola works to ensure our partnerships are mutually beneficial. Our customizable corporate sponsorship levels will help you meet your philanthropic goals while engaging in a worthwhile cause. Contact us for more information.

Donate your time

There are many ways to get involved with Yspaniola! We rely on dedicated interns, volunteers and staff members to carry out our mission. Become part of a fulfilling effort to empower young people through exciting opportunities in education and leadership!
Become a Fellow (PiLA and idealist.org opportunities)
Every year we open limited positions for long-term fellowship (one or two academic semesters). Such positions are listed by Princeton in Latin America, and can sometimes be viewable on idealist.org. If you are interested for future opportunities, subscribe to our newsletters and stay informed! Due to recent travel restrictions, we might open some remote positions, be sure to check out our idealist profile, or send us an email at info@yspaniola.org to know more.
Intern in the Dominican Republic
Yspaniola’s internships are traditionally 9-14 weeks long (but the length of the internship is up to the applicant) and include a variety of experiences and learning opportunities around the Dominican Republic. To learn more and apply, click here.
Often happening over the summer holidays, our summer interns can support the Batey Libertad Summer Camp, help facilitate summer session in the Learning Center, and assist with the administration of student reading evaluations. Internships typically last for two months and include housing in the batey, transportation, and cultural excursions throughout the island. To learn more and apply, click right here instead.
Join our Team
Yspaniola is continually looking for qualified employees who share our passion and vision. Please check this page for our latest job postings.

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Yspaniola visits campuses and forums across the United States and the Dominican Republic. If you would like to invite us to give a presentation on the work we do and the community we serve, let us know!

Stay Informed

At Yspaniola, we believe in the power of knowledge to affect positive change. Stay informed about issues of educational access and human rights in the Dominican Republic by clicking on the links below. We hope the resources listed here can provide insights into our mission and our work.

Left Behind: How Statelessness in the Dominican Republic Limits Children’s Access to Education (Georgetown Law, 11 April 2014) A report published by the Georgetown Law Human Rights Institute that analyzes the effect of children’s statelessness on their access to education.

Needed But Unwanted (Wooding & Moseley-Williams, 2004) A Catholic Institute for International Relations (renamed Progressio) briefing about Haitian immigrants and their descendants in the Dominican Republic.

The Dominican Republic and Haiti: Shame (Canton & McMullen Jr, Summer 2014) A recent article from the Americas Quarterly journal that provides an overview of Naturalization Law 169-14 and its impact on Haitian immigrants and Dominicans of Haitian descent.

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Give through Cryptocurrency!

Thanks to an exciting partnership with the creators of cryptocurrency UniCoin, Yspaniola is now able to accept crypto donations! In July 2021, the generous UniCoin community awarded Yspaniola a donation of 10 BNB, which translated into just over US$3,220 for Yspaniola’s literacy classes and university scholarships – amazing! You can find out more about UniCoin here.

Get in touch with us at info@yspaniola.org for details of how to make your crypto donation. Once received, we will trade it to USD and withdraw the funds so that we can use them to run our education programs!