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Working and volunteering

Volunteering

There are no BVI-specific volunteering organizations, but you can find opportunities through groups such as Workaway (www.workaway.info) and Help Exchange (www.helpx.com), in which locals provide food and lodging in return for assistance with tasks such as painting, mangrove planting, dock building etc. The websites have details on time commitment, location and other requirements. The groups charge an annual fee (between US$21 and US$29) to join.

Work

Only Belongers (naturalized citizens) can work without a permit in the BVI. The government doesn't issue work permits easily, as it is keen to give jobs to locals. To learn more about the process, check BVI Newbie (www.bvinewbie.com) and click 'relocating.' Find job listings at www.bviemployment.com.

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