TRAVEL AND BUILD

 Take a volunteer trip while immersing yourself in a new culture. Caribbean with Purpose offers you opportunities to build Early Childhood Education reading literacy Book Coves for elementary schools and experience vibrant culture throughout the Caribbean Village program.

Caribbean VILLAGE

Take a volunteer trip while immersing yourself in a new culture. Caribbean with Purpose offers you opportunities to build Early Childhood Education reading literacy Book Coves for elementary schools and experience vibrant culture throughout the our Caribbean Village program.

Caribbean Village FAQ

Can I volunteer as an individual – or with my group? Can I fundraise to cover my expenses? Find out on our FAQ page.

How to Apply to a Village Trip

Learn more and fill out the online Caribbean with Purpose Caribbean Village application to join a trip.

Volunteer Resources

For volunteers: When you join a Caribbean Village team, you work with Caribbean with Purpose to assist in Early Childhood Education reading literacy.

COLLEGIATE CHALLENGE

  • Service volunteering can be equally transformative for collegiate students as they learn holistic experiences a deepen  understanding of the local culture and community in addition to working alongside educators to create strength, stability on the frontlines and witness potential for making an impact and experience diverse culture.
     
  • You can choose to volunteer close to school or on the other side of the country. No prior experience is needed to volunteer. All you need is a group of five students, ages 18 or older. So, grab four friends or more and apply for a 2022 Collegiate Challenge opportunity today. Then prepare for an incredible experience that you and your friends will never forget! 
     
    As one of the longest running student volunteer programs,  Collegiate Challenge is unique in offering year-round volunteer opportunities for students across the U.S. and the Caribbean.  Below is our posting schedule for summer, fall and winter break opportunities.
     
    If you have a question that is not covered in our FAQs, contact us at info@CaribbeanwithPurpose.org or (800) 358-4090.

Schedule of Opportunities

Break period
Travel months
Date schedule posted
Spring break
March - May 2023
Nov. 1, 2022
Summer break
June - Aug. 2022
Dec. 6, 2021
Fall break
Sept. - Nov. 2022
July 18, 2022
Winter break
Dec. 2022 - Feb. 2023
Sept. 5, 2022

FAQs

Volunteers age 18 and older may participate in this program. Chaperones over the age of 25 are also welcome.

Each location is unique with different group sizes based on local Caribbean affiliates’ needs. Caribbean affiliates will provide the materials and service work for the week, while you are responsible for recruiting your group.  Most groups arrive on Sunday and depart the following Saturday, but this can vary based on the Caribbean with Purpose location.

  • First, you’ll need a group of at least five students (college or youth) in order to participate in Collegiate Challenge. See question “Can I participate as an individual?” for more details.
  • Once you have an interested group of friends, identify a team leader and your preferred travel dates. The team leader will serve as the primary point of contact for Caribbean with Purpose on all matters related to the volunteer trip. The team leader must be someone who is traveling on your trip.
  • Select an opportunity – local Caribbean with Purpose and date — for your group’s participation and click Apply.
  • This will take you to an intake form, which must be completed and submitted by the team leader on behalf of the entire group. Individual group members should not submit separate forms.
  • Within two business days, your selected Caribbean with Purpose Team Lead will contact your team’s leader to complete your registration.

At this time, Collegiate Challenge is only open to groups. The minimum and maximum team sizes are set by each Caribbean with Purpose Team Leader based on the capacity.

The group does have to be an official club or organization to participate. Ask around within your school, church, civic group or friends. You never know who might be interested, and how a trip together might strengthen your relationships!

YOUTH PROGRAMS

Thank you for wanting to invest in the future with Caribbean with Purpose Youth Programs. We aim to instill a love of volunteering from an early age by providing a variety of volunteer opportunities for those ages 5 to 40.

Younger generations have always inspired the rest of us to better our world. That kind of idealism can be infectious, and when paired with tangible service, real change can occur. Our Youth Programs are the intersection of aspiration and action.
 
There are numerous benefits to volunteering in general, but volunteering with Caribbean with Purpose specifically provides the ability to:
  • Meet and work with those who are different than you, including other volunteers and future Habitat homeowners.
  • Understand the needs of others, particularly concerning underserved and under-resourced elementary schools.
  • Participate in meaningful work resulting in a sense of accomplishment.
  • Improve your own life and the lives of others in practical and long-lasting ways.
  • Have fun in a way you may not have thought possible.
There are several ways to engage in our Youth Programs listed below.
 

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.

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.