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Working and volunteering


St Lucia has a more developed volunteering program than many of the neighboring islands. A number of pay-to-volunteer opportunities are advertised on international recruitment boards but finding a placement directly in country is also possible.

Opportunities for qualified volunteers exist in nongovernment organizations working in education, health care, tourism and community development.


Despite its growing economy, unemployment and underemployment remain issues in St Lucia and there are few opportunities for foreigners to turn up and find a job.

If you plan on working, you'll need to obtain a work permit in advance of your arrival in the country.

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