Situated in the heart of the Caribbean Sea, St Vincent and the Grenadines is a breath-taking island chain renowned for its picturesque beaches, crystal clear waters and lush green jungle. St Vincent, the main island, is volcanic and offers unique black-sand beaches, hidden waterfalls and impressive hiking opportunities in the forests that surround the giant La Soufrière volcano. You could even get the chance to retrace the steps of Captain Jack Sparrow at a number of spectacular locations used in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies.
Despite its natural beauty, the threat of climate change to this Caribbean archipelago is real, unprecedented and urgent. The geography of St Vincent makes it particularly vulnerable to tropical storms and hurricanes, the intensity of which is projected to increase in future years due to global warming. Small island communities are also threatened by rising sea levels, causing contamination of freshwater sources as well as landslides and flooding. Events such as these threaten thousands of locals and there is a high probability that, without adequate action, these communities will be left without drinking water, electricity and homes.
By joining this exciting project, you can be part of efforts to improve the future of this small island nation, as well as the world in general, by volunteering as a Environmental Intern. You will have the opportunity to learn about climate change from passionate teachers as well as educating others and creating awareness of global warming. Volunteers will prepare and implement actions in the community, working alongside Vincentians as active partners. By working together with the communities and utilising their native knowledge, you will develop effectual environmental projects. These activities could involve planting trees and Vetiver grass to prevent landslides, making home gardens with families to secure a sustainable food chain and healthy living, as well as teaching in schools and communities about biodiversity and the effects of global warming.
Visit this remote Caribbean tropical island paradise and enjoy stunning scenery
Assist local communities in their climate change mitigation actions to help make St. Vincent a climate compliant country
Live in a community of like-minded people from all over the world
Location The academy is located on St. Vincent Island
Implementation of climate change mitigation strategies
Plant trees and Vetiver Grass
Beach and river clean ups
Teach in schools and communities about biodiversity and climate change
Make home gardens with local families
Transport Pick up from airport by local Frontier representative (Price not included in project price)
Accommodation Simple twin rooms located in the accomodation with shared bathrooms
Before you go
Pre-departure support & documentation
Travel & medical advice & documentation
Advice on equipment
Transport between project sites
Materials to execute the program’s activities
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier t-shirt (UK only)
3 meals a day
Project orientation and training
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ back-up
A variety of qualifications are available on many of our projects. For example, BTEC certificates and diplomas on our Group conservation projects and TEFL certificates and BTECs on most of our teaching projects. You may also be able to gain a CoPE to support your university application. For more information on these qualifications, please see the qualifications section of our website or ask your volunteer advisor.