Build A

Book

Cove

Build a Book Cove trip is a short-term service trip where you can volunteer abroad with Caribbean with Purpose

WHAT IS A BOOK COVE?

The Book Cove is a place of inspiration, exploration, and discovery.  Each Book Cove serves a multi-functional role of library, technology hub, and science lab complete with accommodations for workshops and presentations.
 
The Book Cove aids schools and educators in the pursuit of literary competency and fluency.  This is achieved by providing access to a variety of engaging literary text, useful resources, and modern technology that extends beyond a traditional library.
 
Each Book Cove is created to accommodate flexibility in learning centered around literary comprehension, and extending to science, math, and practical technical skills.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

With Caribbean with Purpose, you have the opportunity to impact hundreds of children around the Caribbean.

Because of the help of people like you, schools improve and completely transform. When a child has access to books, they have the opportunity to expand their mind, creative problem solving, and explore a new world of possibilities for their future. Through this transformation, students achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life.

Learn how you can join us as a volunteer by choosing from the options below.

TRAVEL AND BUILD

Take a volunteer trip while immersing yourself in a new culture.

READ AROUND THE ISLE

Introduces children to stories, leaders, and inspirational voices that will ignite the spark to a child’s bright future.

BOOK CAMP

Book Camp is a summer literacy and enrichment program for students in grades kindergarten through 6 grade.

TRAVEL AND BUILD

Take a volunteer trip while immersing yourself in a new culture. Caribbean with Purpose offers you various opportunities to build BOOK COVES, Read Around the Isle, and experience vibrant cultures throughout the Caribbean with our Global Village program.

GROUP OPPORTUNITIES

Take a volunteer trip while immersing yourself in a new culture. Caribbean with Purpose offers you various opportunities to build BOOK COVES, Read Around the Isle, and experience vibrant cultures throughout the Caribbean with our Global Village program.

BUILD EVENTS

Take a volunteer trip while immersing yourself in a new culture. Caribbean with Purpose offers you various opportunities to build BOOK COVES, Read Around the Isle, and experience vibrant cultures throughout the Caribbean with our Global Village program.

FAQs

We welcome everyone who wants to contribute to our work, no matter your age, background, religion or race. Previous construction experience or fluency in a second language is not required. Please note, however, that manual labor is a part of the trip, so all participants should be in good health. If you are under 18, please see our minor policy.

You can apply for any trip listed on our website. As trips fill up, they are removed from the website so it’s best to apply now rather than later.

Caribbean with Purpose offers volunteer opportunities through Build A Book Cove for both individuals and existing groups. Visit our trip schedule to view all of the trips open to individuals.

If you’d like to organize a trip for an existing group such as a school, church, business, friends, family, or colleagues, contact us at info@caribbeanwithpurpose.org or 800-358-4090 to discuss locations and timing that work for you and your group.

Caribbean with Purpose has a long history of working in other countries, and volunteer health and safety is our top priority. Our partners in the Caribbean know and live in the area, and help ensure a safe and valuable experience for volunteers year after year. We also regularly follow international travel advisories closely. While we cannot guarantee personal safety, we do everything possible to keep volunteers out of harm’s way, both on and off the work site, and also include travel medical insurance in the trip cost. However, it is up to each individual to assess the host country and trip details for their own comfort level. You must also be willing to follow the Caribbean with Purpose trip guidelines and follow the instructions of trip leaders and in-country connections for the best experience possible.

Building a Book Cove is no simple task! Construction activities vary in length, but our goal is always to complete the build of the Book Cove from start to finish in one week.

Your trip isn’t just about the work you’ll complete on the build site. Build A Book Cove trips are holistic experiences in which you’ll deepen your understanding of the local culture and community in addition to working alongside educators to create strength, stability and self-reliance among early child and primary school-age students in under resourced schools.

GET INVOLVED!

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Make a difference in someone's life!

When students have access to the right resources, they can achieve great things. When teachers have the right resources, they can help even more.

GET INVOLVED!

Enter your information below to get involved today!

Make a difference in someone's life!

When students have access to the right resources, they can achieve great things. When teachers have the right resources, they can help even more.

Book Cove

Grab a team, roll up your sleeves and spend a week building a BOOK COVE and sharing the love of literature.

Read Around The Isle

Turn the page on illiteracy. Display your love for Literature by joining us for a day of reading.

School Challenge

An exciting and unique opportunity for young people of any age to get involved and create positive change in the world.

Team Building

Read Around the Isle

BOOK COVE Programs

INVESTING IN STUDENTS

Beyond access to great books, each student will have the opportunity to envision a future of endless possibilities through:

Resourcing Teachers

A partnership with administrators and educators are each school is an essential element to the success of each Book Cove and includes:

PARTNERING WITH COMMUNITY

A child’s prospects for the future increase when they have support from parents at home. Our goal is simply to:Make a Global Village trip donation.

Make a donation directed toward a trip you are joining, or the trip of a friend, co-worker or loved one.