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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.