About Us

7 Elements is a Volunteer Organization based in the Dominican Republic

Our mission is to introduce students to Human Security issues and implement socially responsible and culturally appropriate service projects in less secure communities.

Our History

7 Elements began its roots in the Dominican Republic over a decade ago on the North Coast in a rural fishing village called Las Canas. Our short-term volunteer programs include community-led, sustainable projects and educational curriculum focusing on Human Security, Global Health and Sustainability.

7 Elements has expanded its educational programs to Peru and Belize through partnerships in local communities. The goal is to teach students about cultural preservation and its relationships with Human Security in a rapidly globalizing world. We challenge young leaders to expand their perspectives and commit to global citizenship through awareness, action and a passion to cultivate positive change.

“We do not believe this job is something that can be accomplished alone and we actively seek partners to help us achieve a stronger and more sustainable world”

David Addison, Executive Director and Founder

Sustainable Projects, Cultural Experiences & Education

7e strives to incorporate community led volunteer initiatives, culturally immersive experiences and educational curriculum to provide a holistic experience for students.

Over a Decade of Experience


Vetted community partners, excellent staff and unforgettable experiences abroad to challenge young leaders.

We’ve Got You Covered

Cultural Immersion

Fully experience and immerse yourself in the culture and beauty of each of our locations

Lodging and Accomodation

Stay at our rustic Lodges in Belize and Dominican Republic or our vetted network of local hotels in Peru

Unforgettable Experiences

Each program offers something different to learn, experience and share. Choose the program that best fits your goals and passions.
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Learn More About Our Programs!

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