Free (or Cheap) Volunteer Work in the Caribbean
There is not a lot going on volunteerwise in the Caribbean so most of the West Indies is having to share a page here. Congrats to St Kitts and Nevis for winner of our Best Flag in the Caribbean award. The prize is it gets used here. Sorry to everyone else whose flag didn't and doesn't.
Grassroots Volunteering in the Caribbean
The organisations listed below have either got in touch with us to add their details to this or another of our websites, or we otherwise have reason to believe they are actively looking for international volunteers and charge reasonable or no fees to join in, live and work with them:
An NGO based in Sweden which carries out educational projects in a Dominican village and its surrounding area. The organisation is made up of a small group of international volunteers from Sweden, the US and the UK. Several roles are available: they are looking for native English teachers (or near native) as as well anyone with experience or knowledge of women's groups and anyone anyone with good computer skills. All volunteers must speak at least some Spanish.
Where: The village of Ramón Santana, Dominican Republic.
Accommodation & Costs: They don't charge a fee (though there is a refundable €65 deposit) and all volunteers will get free board with a Dominican family and airport pick-up.
Help Exchange Networks in the Caribbean
Workaway - Dominica | Dominican Republic | Haiti | Martinique | Montserrat | Saint Lucia | Saint Vincent and the Grenadines | Turks and Caicos Islands | British Virgin Islands | US Virgin Islands
HelpStay - Dominican Republic | Haiti
HelpX - http://www.helpx.net/hostlist.asp?host_region=907&network=9
WWOOF - http://www.wwoof-caribbean.org
Other Ways to Travel or Stay for Free in the Caribbean
Stay for free in return for caring for local residents' homes or pets. Join Trusted Housesitters to live rent free as a house sitter (Americans may prefer this link). You can also get a free $25 Airbnb credit from us here.
Helping Local Volunteers Help Haiti - Kirsty Henderson reports on a locally developed project in Haiti that helps other members of their community.
Volunteer Life at the Concordia Eco Resort in the Virgin Islands - Jacqueline Boss feeds pasta to sand crabs.
* not all these volunteer experiences are with grassroots NGOs or low cost organisations
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