VISIONS Blog

March 11, 2017

Jewish Youth Group on Community Service Trip in the Dominican Republic

For anyone who knows VISIONS, they will tell you that relationships have always been central to what we do and who we are. In most of our host communities we have spent close to two decades (and in some cases almost 30 years) building relationships that have stood the test of time....

March 5, 2013

By Katherine Dayton

"Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives."

VISIONS offers 
year-round customized volunteer service programs that are intimate, dynamic, memorable and always anchored in our unique framework. In February, the B'nai Jeshurun Synagogue youth group spent a week with residents of Sabana Perdida, a district with dozens of lively...

March 24, 2011

VISIONS regularly facilitates customized high school travel programs in many of our program sites

In 2010, high school volunteers from the Ross School in Long Island, NY, spent two weeks living in the Caribbean West Indies in...

March 4, 2011

Service

VISIONS recently facilitated separate custom high school volunteer programs to the Dominican Republic and Dominica, respectively.  Later on this spring we’ll be in Nicaragua and Mississippi with two other school and youth groups.

High school volunteers from the Ross School in Long Island, NY, spent two weeks this month living in the Caribbean West Indies in Dominica’s Carib Territory on the northeast coast. Collaborating with the Carib Council and...

April 5, 2010

The experience in Nicaragua was unforgettable. We played soccer with a Jinotegan team, went grocery shopping in a market, and enjoyed dinner with host families. For me, the best part was becoming close with Nicaraguans. From children like Reynaldo or Alec whom we played with, to teenagers like Jennifer who we could relate to, or adults like Victorino a role model who gave us support, the people were the key to making...