Volunteer in St. Lucia, the West Indies and leave a legacy. As one of the world's most beautiful islands, with its crystal-blue bays, soft beaches, and mountain vistas, the island's poverty is hidden from the average tourist. Amidst this tropical paradise, children face life-limiting nutrition, health and education challenges.
Over 30 percent of the island's people live in poverty. Recent global research shows that insufficient nutrition and persistent parasitic and diarrhoeal disease in developing countries like St. Lucia adversely impacts children's brain development, especially in the earliest years. Generations are affected, resulting in entire populations who struggle to develop their human potential.
Global Volunteers works with community leaders in Anse la Raye, on the western coast of the island, to help deliver the 12 Essential Services to local families. This small village is helping demonstrate how good nutrition and protection from infectious disease can ensure that children's brains develop fully. Add good education, and children can reach their potential. Short-term volunteers, working under the direction of community leaders, assist parents and local organizations to provide the nutrition, health care and education that every child needs.
We're replicating the Reaching Children's Potential method in partner communities on the island - and in other host countries around the world. The St. Lucia Project will demonstrate that local people, with the catalytic assistance of short-term volunteers, can ensure that every young child receives the development assistance they need to thrive.
No matter your background, your personal efforts will help improve this community's future, and perhaps the future of the entire planet. This opportunity enables you to contribute to a momentous - and literally - life-changing project. Volunteer in St. Lucia, become a sponsor, donate funds for materials, or support program efforts in additional ways to change the arc of children's lives forever.