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Virgin Islands National Park Volunteer Vacation

Date and Time

Sunday, February 18, 2018 - Saturday, February 24, 2018

Location

St. John, Virgin Islands,
Other U.S.,
U.S. Virgin Islands - St. John

Registration

Registration is required for this activity.

Overview

*NOTE: Due to hurricane damage to the island all 2018 programs are cancelled. We will start up these programs again in 2019. THE WEEK'S SCHEDULE: Crews will work five days during the work week, averaging 4-6 hours per day in the field, with Sunday and mid-week afternoons free for enjoying the island. All meals, prepared as a group, are included in the program for volunteers from dinner on the first Saturday of the crew through breakfast on the last Saturday of the crew. Breakfast and dinner will be at the camp and lunches will be packed and eaten on the trail. TRAIL WORK: Project-related training will be provided by AMC Trails crew leaders, under direction from the Park. Our volunteer crews accommodate all levels of trail work experience and we will teach you all of the techniques. With that said, this is one of our toughest crews. Travel will involve up to an hour hike from the trail head, carrying heavy loads of 20-30 pounds. Projects may largely be focused on storm recovery like opening up of trails, removing trees and debris from trails and correcting trail erosion. WEATHER: The weather in the Virgin Islands in February is consistently around 80-85 degrees with showers each day from the humidity build up. Be prepared to work in all kinds of weather (except in extreme weather events). A gear list will be included in the full registration packet. ACCOMMODATIONS: Cinnamon Bay Campground has a volunteer camp where 2-4 volunteers will share tents. Tents and cots are provided but volunteers will need to bring a personal sleeping bag, as nights can be cool. The camp waterfront is excellent for swimming and snorkeling. Deep sea fishing, sailing, mountain bike rentals, sea kayak tours, and other activities can be arranged during free time via local businesses. What is included in the cost? All Food, Lodging, Leadership, Tools, Protective Equipment, and Transportation to and from project locations. Vols will fly into the St. Thomas airport and catch a ferry for a short ride to St. John. More information provided upon registration. HOW TO REGISTER: First fill out the Application by clicking "Register Now". This is wait-list only at this point. When we know if the crews will be able to run we will contact you for payment and registration information. You will later receive an email with the full registration packet containing info and forms. If you have unanswered questions, please check the FAQ page, send us an email, or give us a call! PROGRAM DATES: February 18-24, 2018 February 24- March 3, 2018

AMC Trip Policy

Cost*

Adult: $490 member / $540 non-member
*Camping accommodations Saturday night - Friday night, 3 meals/day plus snacks, Leadership, Instruction, Use of Tools and Safety Gear.

Past participants say...

"I had a great time- it was so good I almost feel guilty." "Excellent vacation and fun work with amazing leaders!!"

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FAQ
Cinnamon Bay Campground Website
Virgin Islands National Park Website

Driving Directions


Participants will arrive in St. Thomas and take ferries from Red Hook to Cruz Bay, St. John. The Red Hook ferry is a 15-minute ride that runs hourly until midnight. It is a 15-minute taxi ride from Cruz Bay to Cinnamon Bay Campground. Taxis are located just off the ferry dock. More info is available upon registration.

USVI National Park

Volunteering Type

Trail Work

Activities

Conservation
Hiking
Camping

Offered By

AMC Staff

Status

Cancelled

Audience

Adults (18+)


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