No, do not drink the tap water or use it for brushing your teeth. Clean drinking water will be provided for you.
Yes, please pack your own shampoo/toothpaste/soap and a towel for swimming.
The DR is Spanish-speaking. Recruiting Spanish-speaking team members will not only connect your team more deeply with the local people, but the locals will respect that an effort was made to learn Spanish and/or bring along people who know the language.
No, a visa is not required for U.S. residents for trips to the Dominican Republic that last less than 30 days.
Atlantic Standard Time with no Daylight Savings (same as EST).
No, the Dominican Republic uses the same outlets and standard voltage.
We ask that trip participants do not wear shorts that are too short - they must at least reach your fingertips. Tank tops should be modest, fully covering bra straps. Sneakers should be worn when out in the community or on work projects. Sandals/flip flops are okay during free time. Swimsuits should be one-piece or tankinis that completely cover your stomach.
For church, women should wear dresses or skirts that reach below the knee with shoulders and back covered. Women should not wear shorts, excessive jewelry, or tight clothing. Men should wear slacks with a collared shirt (short- or long-sleeved); they should not wear shorts, hats, or any piercings.