Volunteer in St. Lucia

Share knowledge and compassion as a volunteer in St. Lucia. Since 2012, team members have provided instruction, care and support to families in this nation of crystal-blue bays, soft sand beaches and life-limiting poverty.  You’re needed to tutor, mentor and encourage students of all ages in Anse la Raye’s classrooms and preschools. Review a standard St. Lucia volunteer work schedule here.

FAQs: How to Volunteer in St. Lucia

  • EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

    Care for and stimulate children 1 to 5 years old through arts and crafts, reading storybooks, music and games, and model hand washing with soap and water, brushing teeth, and other life skills.

  • TUTORING NUMERACY

    Are your math skills sharp? Volunteer one-on-one and in small groups to help primary school students with numeracy and math comprehension.

  • FAMILY GARDENING

    Help plant and maintain the unique and patented EarthBox container gardens assigned to participating families to improve mothers’ and children’s diets.

  • REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE

    Do you like to work with your hands? Many labor projects become important throughout the year – including painting and repairing community buildings, and providing plumbing, carpentry and electrical assistance.

  • HEALTHY LIFE EDUCATION

    Occasionally, volunteers may be asked to teach students about healthy diets, physical fitness, disease prevention, and washing hands with soap and water.

  • SEWING/CLOTHES MAKING

    Help a group of eager young women improve their skills in making dresses and other clothing items.

Food and Lodging

Your health and safety are our first priorities when you volunteer in St. Lucia. Your secure and comfortable hotel accommodations at JJ’s Paradise Resort, on Marigot Bay, are about 20 minutes north of Anse la Raye. Each cottage is double occupancy, and features a private bathroom, inside and outside seating areas, ceiling fan, and air conditioning. Fall asleep to the sounds of the tropics – steps away, the hotel pool is surrounded by a lovely terraced garden area and lounge chairs.

  • Television with international news channels
  • Single room available for an extra fee
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry services
  • Refrigerator
  • Landscaped campus with pool
  • Bar and restaurant
  • Beach access

You can expect dinners of spectacular seafood, meat, tropical fruits, vegetables, and rice at local restaurants and prepared by the hotel cook. American-style breakfast is served in the outdoor dining/meeting room, where you will also received your packed lunch. Bottled water is provided daily. Vegetarian diets can generally be accommodated.

“It’s very encouraging to see how engaged and curious the children are. Not only do they listen when we talk with them, but they ask questions that show they are thinking and processing what is said. This reminds me that these children, who are struggling with their schoolwork, are also so full of potential.”

Lisa JohnsonSt. Lucia Volunteer

“The people in the village, although they have little, provide the best they can within their means. I do believe (they) understand the unselfish goals of Global Volunteers, and respect us for our work and commitment. Community leaders are very dedicated to helping the families and children of Anse-la-Raye.”

Russ TonkinSt. Lucia Volunteer

“It was extremely rewarding and even more exciting than what I expected. It was one of the most enjoyable experiences I’ve ever had. The more we can teach people about using earthbox gardens, the more we can help this entire community. I just hope this project can continue to grow.”

Julie SchexnaildreSt. Lucia Volunteer

“We served community leaders to lay a foundation, a framework to deliver 12 essential services in the vital areas of health, hunger, and intellectual development. And, did we succeed? Yes, I believe this hard-working team of doctors, nurses, teachers, farmers and other team members – many retired and some still working full time – did leave a mark on the map in tiny St. Lucia.”

Roger YockeySt. Lucia Volunteer

Be The Change.

Through important, full-day volunteer assignments and free-time activities, you’ll learn about St. Lucia and the significant ways you improve children’s lives. Our time-tested and proven philosophy of service ensures your efforts help advance the host community’s development vision and goals. You contribute to genuine development projects, and in doing so, you’re accepted as family. Our commitment to work in partnership on long-term community projects enables you, in just a short time, to serve as a critical link in a chain of volunteer support spanning three decades.

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