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Volunteer opportunities STX

jwsommer
August 19, 2016 04:19PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 88

Good afternoon!

Hope you've all enjoyed the summer. Anyone have any information on volunteer opportunities that would be good for families with young children to do together?

We already know the big names like the Animal Shelter, Women's Coalition, CleanUpSTX, Boys & Girls Club, Lighthouse Mission, My Brother's Table, and the new Project Promise VI. We're going to check out many of these this year, but also wanted to check out and help spread the word on other good organizations that could use an occasional hand or donations.

Thank you!

Julie

Re: Volunteer opportunities STX

Alana33
August 19, 2016 04:28PM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 11,584

There are so many.
Grab a phone book and look in the beginning pages for the Community Organization Services pages.
Take your pick.

Re: Volunteer opportunities STX

jwsommer
August 19, 2016 04:49PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 88

Thank you --

I was hoping for some personal references if anyone has experience with activities that might be particularly good for families!

Re: Volunteer opportunities STX

Alana33
August 19, 2016 05:35PM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 11,584

How about Cruzan Cowgirls and Jamison's rescue organizations, both on STX?

[pawsitivevi.com]

[www.cruzancowgirls.com]

Both STT and STJ have human rescue organizations that always need funding. They're there day or night as first responders, land and sea.

I'd imagine STX must have one, too.

Re: Volunteer opportunities STX

SunnyCaribe
August 19, 2016 06:17PM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 493

There is the Christiansted Community Alliance and the Friends of the National Parks on St. Croix, both of which often have volunteer opportunities varying from clean-ups to archaeology, and natural resource projects as well as monthly lectures on a variety of topics.

Christiansted Community Alliance

Friends of the St. Croix National Parks

Re: Volunteer opportunities STX

OldTart
August 19, 2016 06:34PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 6,524

Maybe do something for the Herbert Grigg Home for the Aged? Many of the seniors in the local homes, some with no families, enjoy company.

Re: Volunteer opportunities STX

watruw8ing4
August 19, 2016 07:21PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 849

Check with Clean Sweep Frederiksted. They have volunteer opportunities and kid-oriented activities.

Clean Sweep Frederiksted Facebook Page

Re: Volunteer opportunities STX

Scubadoo
August 19, 2016 08:30PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,748

St. George Village Botanical Garden

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FLLisa
August 19, 2016 09:38PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 120

S.E.A. - St. Croix Environmental Assoc. [stxenvironmental.org]

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Scubadoo
August 19, 2016 10:21PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,748

SEA members can participate in their turtle hatch watches in summer at Sandy Point which the kids should love too.

Re: Volunteer opportunities STX

jwsommer
August 20, 2016 10:15AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 88

Thank you, everyone! Appreciate it!

Re: Volunteer opportunities STX

speee1dy
August 20, 2016 10:36AM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 8,261

looks like you got them all covered

Re: Volunteer opportunities STX

jwsommer
August 20, 2016 10:46AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 88

Also just learned about the UVI Golden Key Honor Society -- they are hosting a Back to School Drive for Queen Louise if anyone is inclined to donate some school supplies!

Re: Volunteer opportunities STX

islandjoan
August 23, 2016 09:22AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 1,368

Just read on Facebook that CRUZAN COWGIRLS in Frederiksted could use the following volunteer help:

As far as volunteers go, we are desperately seeking someone to help us with our book keeping, someone who is experienced with the 501.c3 process, experienced riders to help us train and very desperately seeking a skilled handiman to help us build fences and make repairs.

1 907-841-1990 | cruzancowgirls@gmail.com

Re: Volunteer opportunities STX

LiquidFluoride
August 23, 2016 11:54AM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 1,935

Quote
islandjoan
Just read on Facebook that CRUZAN COWGIRLS in Frederiksted could use the following volunteer help:

As far as volunteers go, we are desperately seeking someone to help us with our book keeping, someone who is experienced with the 501.c3 process, experienced riders to help us train and very desperately seeking a skilled handiman to help us build fences and make repairs.

1 907-841-1990 | cruzancowgirls@gmail.com


yeah, we are a bit over whelmed smiling

You can add "grass collecting" to that list, as "slow season" continues and horses still eat the same amount.. I think I'm going to have to switch my work out to the old "weed-wacker-core-strength" exercises.

Last year I would fill my horse trailer with grass every 3 days until I broke my knee; it was a good 2+ hour work out when I was the only one cutting and my kids were helping collect.. This farm stuff is hard, especially at the end of a full day working elsewhere!

Maybe I'll get my beach body back (haha!)

Our property is kid friendly and we have a lot of stuff to-do, but we are too busy to entertain like we used to.. it's just work these days; but we have two great vet techs that spend a lot of time with us helping work horses and all the other little jobs around the property (that never stop piling up~ haha) and our trail workers do a great job by giving us a little breathing room to deal with logistics etc...



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/23/2016 11:58AM by LiquidFluoride.

Re: Volunteer opportunities STX

OldTart
August 23, 2016 12:18PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 6,524

I feel for you, LiquidFluoride! When I was younger I owned and pretty much single-handedly operated a stateside 20+ acre boarding, teaching, training and showing stable. As with many occupations it's truly a labor of love and commitment. Many of my students and their parents - and boarders - truly eased the load. It's by no means a thankless task but helping hands are always so appreciated!

Re: Volunteer opportunities STX

Pdmargie
August 23, 2016 01:18PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 286

Would love to lend my handyman skills to the farm. I'd love to learn how to ride, also. I'll stop by when I make one of my many planned PMV's

Re: Volunteer opportunities STX

Alana33
August 23, 2016 01:27PM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 11,584

Good luck, LF!
Especially with getting thru the 501.c3 process.
When you do, it'll help open up your a ability to apply for grants which will help immensely. If you don't know of one, pm me and can put you in touch with someone good.

Re: Volunteer opportunities STX

jwsommer
August 23, 2016 07:11PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 88

Liquid Fluoride....
Please send me a PM with a brief description of your volunteer needs and I will post it on the Volunteer St. Croix Facebook page! Or just send a private message to Volunteer St. Croix.
Best of luck and thank you!!

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