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Working and volunteering

Volunteering

Friends of Virgin Islands National Park (www.friendsvinp.org) Volunteer for weekly trail or beach clean-ups on St John.

St Croix Environmental Association (www.stxenvironmental.org) Help clean beaches where sea turtles nest.

Ridge to Reef Farm (www.ridge2reef.org) Stay on an organic farm in St Croix's rainforest and work in the fields.

Work

US citizens can work legally in the USVI without any red tape. Everyone else needs a work visa, which is secured through a sponsor (meaning an employer). Contact your embassy or consulate for more information.

Marinas are a good place to look for jobs on yachts; check the bulletin-board notices or ask around at the nearest bar or restaurant. You can also use a crew placement agency such as Crewseekers International (www.crewseekers.net).

VI Moving Center (www.vimovingcenter.com/employment) has further information on jobs and requirements in various fields.

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