VI National Park Looking for Volunteers

vi park sign march 5 2018

Hello everyone and happy Friday! We receive so many emails here at News of St. John asking how you can volunteer and help out with the clean up efforts during your vacation. Well, the Virgin Islands National Park would love your help!

Friends of Virgin Islands National Park is looking for volunteers to help clear ruins, trails, and vistas. As you probably know, all of the trails have been cleared to become passable following the storms, but now Friends of Virgin Islands National Park is doing its best to bring the trails back to the beautiful condition they were in before the hurricanes. Volunteers meet every Wednesday morning at 8 a.m. at the maintenance area, which is located next to Mongoose Junction. The day usually ends at 2 p.m.

If you are interested, you are asked to wear closed toe shoes. You are also asked to bring your own water and such. Tools, gloves, ice water and transportation will be provided.

Please email mgestwicki@friendsvinp.org for more information. Thanks everyone!!

1 comment for “VI National Park Looking for Volunteers

  1. Donna Broderick
    March 9, 2018 at 2:41 pm

    We volunteered this past February with the Friends of VINP and were glad we did. Errrrrrr actually, I worked for about 90 min. then watched the remainder to conserve energy to climb back up L’Esperance :-( Oh, to be young again……….. But I can attest my husband worked the whole time with the Friends of VINP employees who continued to uncover the over brush from prior civilizations. The VINP employees were hard workers and clearly appreciated being treated to lunch afterward if that is within your budget. (PS: You might want to bring your own gloves).

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