Volunteerism and community involvement
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.
Animal shelters on all 3 islands always need volunteers.
animal shelter, home for the aged, queen Louise home,....
Just pick up trash if you move to STT 🙂
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.
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.
Thanks for all the resources! This is great info!!
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.
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!
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.