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Wide Variety of BVI Service Projects

VISIONS participants have completed some fantastic service projects over the years in the BVI. See a few highlights below and read more about the program here.

Volunteer service teens celebrate construction of community playground "ship" and seating area

Playground with Seating Area = Fun Service Project

VISIONS teens built a large playground structure and seating area at the Killi Killi Community Center. We’ve worked in the BVI for 25 years and completed many service projects that benefit the entire community, and often children.

High school summer volunteer proudly displays soiled hands after planting seedlings for local organic farmer

A “Growing” Interest in Organic Farm Service Projects

Teen volunteers worked with organic farmer Khoy Smith, building a trellis for passion fruit, clearing garden space, pruning banana trees, and planting seedlings. Organic and local food projects have become more a part of our work in recent years.

VISIONS teen works on trail maintenance as conservation service project

Botanic Garden Improvements

Students worked with the BVI National Park Trust at Queen Elizabeth II Park and the Botanic Gardens for trail maintenance and other improvements. The Park Trust is one of our long-term partners, and is doing important conservation work for the islands.

Human Society dog benefits from the attention of two high schoolers

Service Project Going to Dogs

Teen volunteers did construction work at the Humane Society’s new facility, and also helped care for some of the animals. With few animal care resources in the BVI, VISIONS has worked with the Humane Society to help in their expansion efforts.

Needed renovations to a rudimentary private home keeps summer students working at carpentry

Home Renovation Service Project

High school volunteers renovated a family’s home by building a porch to extend the small living quarters, and creating an outdoor cooking and eating space. While some of the BVI benefits from tourism, a vast number of islanders live in poverty and with very rudimentary housing.

Cooperative social service projects, such as teaming with the Red Cross, are important to VISIONS goals

Adult Swimming Lessons

Working with the Red Cross, summer volunteers offered swimming lessons to a small group of adults with disabilities. In addition to construction projects, social service projects are an important component to the program and cultural experience.