Volunteer in St. Lucia to Help Children Thrive

Help children and mothers break through the challenge of poverty as a volunteer in St. Lucia.  You’re needed to tutor, mentor and encourage students of all ages in Anse la Raye’s classrooms and preschools. No previous teaching experience required. Help mothers provide nutritious meals for their families. Encourage and support local people making a difference. Build on our  legacy of service beginning in 2012 in this island nation of crystal-blue bays, sand beaches and life-limiting poverty. Review a standard St. Lucia volunteer work schedule.

FAQs: How to Volunteer in St. Lucia

  • EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

    Care for and instruct children 1 to 5 years old through arts and crafts, storybooks, music and games, and assist with 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.

  • CLASSROOM EDUCATION

    Work with teens in an alternative and technical school on classroom subjects, physical fitness, disease prevention, and trades skills.

  • 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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

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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