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(@riverwed070707)
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What's the community involvement scene like on the USVI? One of the things I love about where we are now are the boundless volunteer opportunities. Any suggestions for getting a glimpse of this on our PMV? Any groups or organizations that would be worth talking to? Presently, I teach junior achievement in elementary classrooms and assist in organizing and hosting international visitors during their stay in our community but open to other types of volunteering as well.

 
Posted : March 5, 2014 1:31 pm
(@alana33)
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Animal shelters on all 3 islands always need volunteers.

 
Posted : March 5, 2014 2:21 pm
(@speee1dy)
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animal shelter, home for the aged, queen Louise home,....

 
Posted : March 5, 2014 2:23 pm
(@AandA2VI)
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Just pick up trash if you move to STT 🙂

 
Posted : March 5, 2014 7:50 pm
(@ms411)
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There is Jr Achievement. I vaguely remember seeing online posts about it, so google to see what comes up. Not sure where I saw it.

One problem with volunteering here is high school students have to perform a set number of community service hours in order to graduate, so they have priority. I think stthomassource.com lists most of the non profits, but if not, check www. http://www.virginislandsdailynews.com. I think they link to many non profits.

 
Posted : March 5, 2014 8:36 pm
(@divinggirl)
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There are a number of non-profits on all the islands that would welcome volunteers.
I can tell you that St. Croix has lots of opportunity to help: St. Croix Animal Welfare Center & their retail store The Blue Mutt, Queen Louise Home, Woman's Coalition, Ten Thousand Helpers, Lighthouse Mission, My Brother's Table, Boys & Girls Club, Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts and Junior Achievement just to name a few.

 
Posted : March 5, 2014 8:50 pm
(@riverwed070707)
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Thanks for all the resources! This is great info!!

 
Posted : March 5, 2014 9:12 pm
(@alana33)
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If you look in the VI phone Book, 2014 edition, pg.42, you will find a list of community organization services.
Plenty to choose from.

 
Posted : March 5, 2014 9:25 pm
(@jwsommer)
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Check out the Volunteer St. Croix page on Facebook, which often shares volunteer opportunities in the community. Please feel free to post there as well, everyone!

 
Posted : March 5, 2014 10:31 pm
(@jj00802)
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One of the best ways to get involved in the community is volunteer opportunities. As a volunteer, it is a good way to meet people and build friendships. There are many options and always a need.

 
Posted : March 6, 2014 7:30 am
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