FRIENDS OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
“We connect our Peace corps community to promote appreciation of and service to the people of the Dominican Republic”
Friends of the Dominican Republic (FDR), is a non-profit group made up primarily of former Peace Corps Volunteers who have served in the Dominican Republic. Through two of our primary programs we provide small grants to support projects and programs involving current Peace Corps Volunteers and the Dominican people with whom they work. We do this through two FDR program funds- the Community Challenge Fund and the Program Support Fund- supported with donations from our members and others. Each fund has a different emphasis and they are designed to complement each other. A description of each program can be found under the “Programs” drop down tab above.
Global Reentry for Peace Corps Volunteers
If you are a Peace Corps Volunteer that returned to the United States because of termination of Peace Corps operations world-wide, here is where you can go to find information and help from the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) and organizations of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) around the US, that will be willing to help you get re-settled, look for work or find other assistance:
If you are returning from the Dominican Republic, you can contact Friends of the Dominican Republic for help at:
We’re Here for You!
FDR's Growth-Professional Development Committee is offering assistance to eRPCVs about job searches for work in the federal government and nonprofit organizations. Below are some recent activities of the Committee for eRPCVs:
Before the end of June 2020
, the Committee will be hosting a webinar about Working for a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO). To receive registration information for this webinar, send your contact information to: email@example.com
In May 2020
, following the April NCE webinar, the Committee decided to create a Pilot Mentoring Program for FDR members and conducted a survey of recently Evacuated DR-RPCVs to determine their interest in assistance from the Committee in the areas of developing resumes and cover letters, job interviews, preferred job sectors, and participation in the Pilot Mentoring Program.
On April 9, 2020
, the Committee produced a webinar for FDR members and recently Evacuated Volunteers from the Dominican Republic about how to use their Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE) for federal employment and how to enhance their Job-Hunting skills. The webinar was well attended and well received by the attendees. To see the webinar, click on this link: https://zoom.us/rec/share/5ZJXFqGs-2BJebfx8h_eYL4INb7caaa8gyMZrqILmE9FdwCuUxdEAJp6gLDKtyEd
In March of 2018
, the Committee conducted a survey of FDR members regarding their needs in the areas of graduate school attendance and professional development and then developed a Professional Directory of DR-RPCVs for networking purposes. In 2019, the Committee organized an online webinar for current PCV’s interested in pursuing advanced degrees following their Close of Service. Three recent PCV’s served as panelists and provided information about applying to and attending graduate school and answered questions posed by current PCV’s and webinar attendees. The webinar was recorded and is available to FDR members and current Volunteers upon request by contacting Board Member Susan Stine at firstname.lastname@example.org
to obtain a copy.
To receive notices about current and future activities of the Growth and Professional Development Committee, please send an email with your contact information to: email@example.com.
2019 Annual Report
Friends of the Dominican Republic (FDR) is a non-profit corporation created to continue supporting Peace Corps’ work in the Dominican Republic (DR). We summarize our work quite simply.
We are a “cyber-based” membership organization of former and current Dominican Republic Peace Corps Volunteers, staff and supporters. Our members:
Read full 2019 report here
Read 2018 report here
Read 2017 report here
- Raise funds to support the work of current Volunteers in the Dominican Republic,
- Advance the Third Goal of Peace Corps by sharing our knowledge of the Dominican Republic with other Americans, and,
- Foster “connectedness” by growing our membership network to provide news and information about Peace Corps DR and encourage participation in and support for their work.