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  1. Dominica A Grandpa To Look Up To

    During a long wait at a village bus stop for a ride to town, I was able to witness this moment between a grandpa and grandson.  As we all took refuge from the hot afternoon sun, I noticed what a great photo it would be and thus asked permission to take the photo - luckily the shot came right when the little boy was looking up at his grandpa.  It was nice to see Mr. Frederick out and about, as walking for him was rather difficult after a fall had rendered him partially disabled years back.  On...

  2. Dominica Coconut Tree

    I never understood how Dominicans did stuff like this with such ease (look closely and you'll see a man up there).  It looked to me like they were climbing small skyscrapers sometimes.  Great to have a guy like this around when you are thirsty though. . .

  3. Dominica Layou

    On a trek down Dominica's largest/longest river, the Layou, we got this great photo of a friend from the village doing a backflip off a sandbar.  He was fearless, and did stuff much crazier than than this on a daily basis.  40 foot jump into a river from a tree?  No problem.  This was a great hike though as we were completely stuck in nature for several hours, just trekking the river.

  4. Dominica Twavay Fo

    Mac was well into his sixties when this was taken, yet carrying this heap of plantains was no problem for him.  Most would cut off parts and carry them separately, but he decided to take the whole bundle.  Hard work indeed.    

  5. Dominica Morning Prayer

    Students at the Salybia Primary School would begin every morning of instruction with a prayer.  This day I was lucky to catch this nice photo of several of them praying earnestly.

  6. Dominica Integration, Integration, Integration

    Can you spot the Peace Corps Volunteer?  I was asked by the village cultural group, Karifuna, to participate in their stage performance during the annual Carnival Queen Pageant held before a crowd of 1,000 plus at the National Stadium in the capital city.  It was great fun to dance around on stage all crazy while looking like a smurf.  This was apparently an opposite representation of slavery, the "blue man" is in chains and being oppressed by an evil man with a whip.  Why have me p...

  7. Dominica Traditional Bath

    Uma, my homestay nephew, was often given a bath like this in the yard.  You will see several local leaves in the bath, these are intentional to assist with keeping bad spirits away.  I love this photo as it shows a lot - cute kid taking traditional bath, coconuts used to sell for livelyhood, and warm Dominica sun.

  1. Dominica My House

    The village of Vieille Case lies in the northern part of Dominica, It’s built into a steep, Jagged hillside. With mountains to the west and ocean to the east, Its one of the most isolated villages on the island.. Difficult to get in and out of, It all depends if you can hitch a ride with one of the few passing cars or trucks. I lived on a hamlet of Vieille Case called Ambas (pronounced amber). between my house and the school I was teaching at was a large valley, so each day I would have to w...

  1. Dominica Creole Corps: A Day in the Life of a Dominican Peace Corps Volunteer

    As part of the Peace Corps 50th Anniversary celebration, a group of volunteers serving on Dominica came together to make this video. Every Peace Corps experience is different, but working on a tiny island with a population of only 80,000 people makes our service truly unique. Dominica, known as the Nature Isle of the Caribbean, is a relatively untouched secret with incredible gifts ranging from from active volcanoes to sprawling landscapes, from sky-high mountains to one of the world's only b...

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Map of Dominica
status
Open
program dates
1961-Present
current volunteers
73
cumulative volunteers
3,638

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“Sunset at the Railroad” by PCV Nicholas Baylor Hall. Namibia, 2011.