this is a volunteer-powered disaster relief organization working around the world to help communities affected by natural disasters. Saint Thomas, VI

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    18/04/2018

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  • Description

    Description

    On September 6, Hurricane Irma slammed into the US Virgin Islands as a category 5 hurricane.The islands suffered severe wind and flood damage, reducing many areas to rubble. In light of the almost absolute devastation in the USVI, Volunteers sent an Immediate Response Team to St. Thomas. Less than a month later, the team was evacuated due to Hurricane Maria, which struck the islands on September 20 as a Category 4 storm. Today, we are back on the ground to finish what we started and our operations have expanded to both St. Thomas and St. John.

    this is a volunteer-powered disaster relief organization working around the world to help communities affected by natural disasters. We don't require any construction experience to join us, and we provide accommodation and meals for each workday. As we continue rebuilding homes and schools that were devastated by the hurricanes, we are dedicated to becoming a part of the community we serve and to build relationships with the local people. Not only is it a great way to learn new skills and meet people from all over the world, but it also helps the local community recover to a sense of normalcy post-disaster.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Building
    General Maintenance
    Charity work
    Other

  • Help

    Help

    No construction experience is required, and each site is supervised by a trained team leader to ensure that volunteers have a fun, safe and positive experience. Typical day-to-day tasks will include mucking and gutting, sanitizing from mold, repairing fencing, installing insulation and/or drywall, flooring, light carpentry, and painting. We will train each volunteer on the proper use of power tools before they use them.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural immersion comes in two ways when volunteering with us. First, you'll meet volunteers from all over the world who come down to lend a hand in times of disaster. We have welcomed volunteers from over 70 different nationalities, which provides an incredible opportunity to learn, grow and work together. We also make it a part of our culture to engage with the local community, inviting homeowners to dinner and participating in various community events.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    This is communal living at its finest! You will be provided a bunkbed and air mattress, but you'll want to bring your own bedding and towels.

    we provide accommodation and meals for each workday.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have Sunday and Monday off, so we'll often take those days to explore the community, camp, and hang out in the local community!

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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