Get in touch with your rhythm on a Caribbean volunteer vacation

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Feel the rhythm of the Caribbean with its dreamy beaches, exotic landscapes, and a tropical climate that beckons thousands to these magical islands.


People come to the Caribbean to escape the hectic, stressed permeated world to float into a dream with sunny days, seashells, and tropical mimosas. And yes, the Caribbean islands weave enchantment that lulls visitors to a world of relaxation and escape.

The Caribbean islands are complex and diverse, since it’s a composite of many small countries. Some of these nations suffer from poor economic growth. Volunteers in these less sustainable nations offers mutual benefits: 1) it adds value and hope for a better future to the community and 2) the volunteers gain immeasurable rewards by sharing their vacation time and skills with these countries.

What are some of the rewards for volunteers?

  1. You’ll have a one-of-a-kind experience. 
    No matter the destination, your trip will be unlike your other travels, since you’ll be far from the tourist trail, immersing yourself in the area’s daily life.
  1. You’ll learn something new every day. 
    Travel is one of the best forms of education. It’s guaranteed that you’ll be making daily discoveries.
  1. You’ll support the communities you visit. 
    If you Travel with a responsible volunteer vacation company, you’re ensured that your money goes straight to the people and economy of your destination.
  1. You’ll challenge yourself (and grow). 
    Though a volunteer vacation may not be as easy as a cruise. 
 At any age, it’s important to challenge yourself physically and mentally. And traveling with all it new experience is one of the best ways to challenge and grow.
  1. You’ll connect with other people. 
    Think back to your favorite travel memories. They probably have one thing in common: they were times when you truly connected with other people. 
 Volunteer vacations allow you an unparalleled opportunity to connect with both your fellow travelers and locals
  1. You’ll make the world a better place. 
    Volunteer vacations are more than just a sustainable form of travel; they are actually a way to contribute to the greater good.
  1. You May Get a Tax Break

Many volunteer vacations and companies are 100 percent tax deductible so you can write off or deduct the expenses you incur during tax season.

A suggestion for your volunteer vacation:

If you’d like to vacation and volunteer in Jamaica, Trinidad, and Tobago, then explore V2Volunteers .

What is V2Volunteers?

It’s a social enterprise that partners with local NGOs, schools, and development organizations to offer productive and meaningful volunteering projects.

What kind of volunteer projects?


Experience Highlights:

  1. Contribute to positive social change in areas where poverty is often overlooked
  1. Learn new skills and gain practical experience
  1. Learn how to make famous Jamaican cuisine
  1. Immerse yourself in local culture and traditions
  1. Enjoy some of the Caribbean’s most stunning landscapes

Volunteer Projects:

  • Community Development in rural Jamaica
  • Animal Care and Veterinary Medicine


  • Teaching




Experience Jamaica



Tobago and Trinidad

Tobago, the sister island of Trinidad, is hailed as one of the world’s top eco-tourism destinations. This small island is an untouched paradise with a small population that depends mainly on tourism for income.

Despite being part of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, the Caribbean’s richest nation, wealth is disproportionately centered in Trinidad; while many as 19% of Tobagonians live below the poverty line.

Experience Highlights:

  1. Support local Tobagonian organizations by volunteering and gaining international experience
  1. Discover one of the world’s first protected rainforest, home to many unique and exotic species
  1. Explore Buccoo Reef, one of the world’s most spectacular coral reefs
  1. Experience Tobago’s rich cultural heritage by sampling local delicacies and dancing to the music of the famous steel pan

Volunteer Projects:

  • Equine Therapy
  • Teaching


  • Animal Care and Veterinary Medicine


Experience Trinidad and Tobago






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Judy Kundert

Judy Kundert, a recipient of the Marquis Who’s Who Excellence in Authorship award, loves storytelling, from folk and fairy tales to classics for elementary school children. She authors award-winning middle-grade novels designed to inspire and intrigue children. After she left her career as a United Airlines stewardess, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola University, Chicago and a Master of Arts from DePaul University, Chicago. Most recently, she completed a master’s Certificate in Public Relations and Marketing from the University of Denver. For fun, she likes reading (usually three or four books at a time), watching movies from the oldies to the current films, traveling, biking, and hiking in vast Colorado outdoors with her husband. Learn more at can find me at the foot of the Colorado Rocky Mountains hiking, biking

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