Servicio de Voluntariado Ignaciano de República Dominicana (SERVIR-D)

SERVIR-D was born from the joint effort of the Company of Jesus and a group of lay people, with the goal of promoting volunteer service from the perspective of Ignatian Spirituality. SERVIR-D has ties with 24 social projects in the Dominican Republic where interested people give their time, donations, and resources so that these institutions may carry out their mission in favor of the most needy population. It was established by decree in 2004 as a non-profit institution. A Coordinating Team made of a 8 people, together with the collaboration of a growing network of volunteers, carries out the planning, operation and implementation of the programs. SERVIR-D is financed by means of private, corporate and government donations.

General Information

The Team

Management Team:

Coordinating Team:
P. Cristian Peralta, s.j.
Julia Tavares de Bucher
Antonio de Jesús Rodríguez H.
Belkis Guerrero de Melo
Floriana Piña Ortega
Ada Wiscovitch
Eva Baquero
Claudia Mejía
Lissette Almonte

Advisory Team:
Jacqueline Malagón
Clara Tavares
Joaquín Zaglul
Ayacx Mercedes
Elisa Veras

Contract Personnel:
Josmayren Payano, Asistente Administrativa

Board Members:

Contact Information

Contact Person

  • Name: Julia Tavares-Bucher
  • Position: General Coordinator
  • Telephone: (809) 875-7228
  • Email:


  • Type of Organization: Non-Profit Organization
  • International Affiliations:


  • Years of Operation: Since 2004
  • Number of Employees: 1
  • Number of Members:
  • Number of Volunteers:

    800 registered

  • Sources of Funding:

    Private and Governmentl (MINERD)

  • Products/Services:

    Training, consulting, volunteer and donation channeling

  • Total Income: RD$3,405,272.32 (2017)
  • Total Expenses: RD$2,393,458.24 (2017)



To form, coordinate, accompany and strengthen the work of volunteers in social projects of the Company of Jesus and related institutions in the Dominican Republic, in order to promote responsible citizenship and a more just and united society, from the values of Saint Ignatius spirituality.


To be a fully accredited institution that serves as a national and international reference point for:

The formation, coordination and companionship of volunteers in institutions that work in favor of the most needy sectors of Dominican society.

Businesses and institutions that want to develop social practices that are responsible and united, bringing financial, service and person human resources to support the charitable institutions with which they work.

Primary Programs and Projects

Training of volunteers
Student volunteers: FIAS Program (Formation, Integration and Social Work)
Corporate volunteers
Support to other volunteer groups


Financial documents Links


Media Resources

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Expert Comments

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  • The impact of SERVIR-D’s contribution to the volunteers in different organizations.
  • It is an organization of Jesuit philosophy.
    Through their training programs they manage to prepare professionals adequately so that in an efficient ma . . .nner they can maximize their contributions to different charities.

More Expert Comments

  • The mission of SERVIR-D is to form, coordinate and strengthen the work of volunteers in community service projects in the country. It is a very serio . . .us organization that does an excellent job of matching between volunteers and the benefiting organizations.
  • The training that they offer to volunteers is very effective.
    Their provision of services is novel. It is far from being charity since they provide a . . .n ambiance of support to sustainable human development.

More Expert Comments

  • They could do a better job of promoting themselves and the services that they offer to strengthen corporate social responsibility.
  • They could benefit from better media coverage and recruiting of volunteers to help in the area of public relations.

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