Sydney's Volunteer Page

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Sydney Allard
100 percent of goal achieved.
Goal: $6,000.00
Achieved: $6,000.00

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This summer, I will be working in the Dominican Republic for two weeks as a volunteer for AYUDA. AYUDA works with an in-country partner organization, Aprendiendo a Vivir ("learning to live") to organize diabetes education initiatives for young people and adults living with diabetes in 5 different provinces around the country.

Though, as most of you may know, I do not have diabetes, I am passionate about volunteering and working with kids. I have worked as a volunteer ESL teacher in the South Bronx, a childcare assistant at a domestic violence shelter in NYC, and a counselor at a camp for kids living in subsidized housing. This summer, I am taking my skills to volunteer abroad.  

AYUDA is a non-profit volunteer organization that empowers youth to serve as agents of change in diabetes communities around the world. AYUDA is dedicated to supporting local diabetes communities in their development and implementation of sustainable and global diabetes programs. AYUDA’s innovative peer learning model uses international volunteers as catalysts for empowering local youth living with diabetes to live happy and healthy lives.

In the Dominican Republic, I will be working with kids living with diabetes and teaching them how to best manage their health.

AYUDA endeavors to remain a grassroots volunteer organization in a unique way: by asking its volunteers to participate in fundraising for their programs. Without fundraising by volunteers like me, AYUDA’s in-country work would not be possible.

For more information about AYUDA and its important work, please visit their website (

I will be traveling to the Dominican Republic in June, but my journey begins today! I need to reach my fundraising goal by June 2nd. Please support me in this important goal by making a contribution. A tax-deductible donation online makes supporting AYUDA quick and easy. You can also send your contribution to the address listed below.

To mail in a donation, please, make all checks payable to: AYUDA Inc. and please put my name in the Memo field.

Mail to:

AYUDA Inc, 1700 N Moore St, Suite 2000, Arlington VA 22209

Your tax-deductible gift makes a difference. Your support will ensure that local diabetes programs will continue to thrive and that young people in these communities will have access to education and tools that will help them live happier, healthier lives with diabetes. Whatever you can give will help - it all adds up!

I greatly appreciate your support and will keep you posted on my progress.

All the best, 


¡Juntos Somos Más Fuertes!
Together We Are Stronger!

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