At Sail Caribbean, we know how essential it is to take good care of our community and resources. That’s why we are happy to say that all of our teen summer programs include community service projects with a couple specifically focusing on environmental service and community outreach. We are proud to work with teens each summer to leave the British Virgin Islands even better than we found them!
In the spirit of Earth Month (April), Sail Caribbean would like to remind you that being a good steward of your environment can easily continue beyond a summer-time activity. Getting involved in your local community is rewarding and fun, not to mention a great way to meet interesting new people and make useful connections. Think about what is important and interesting to you and simply start asking how you can make a difference.
There are many ways to get involved in your own community! Most school organizations participate in community service projects, and often if you check out your city’s website you will be able to connect with local events and the organizations that put them on. Of course, you could always organize your own project too!
If you are having trouble figuring out where to begin but want to join the volunteer effort, you’re in luck! April is a great month to get involved in your community because there are usually lots of major events going on. For example, This week is National Volunteer Week, April 20-22 are Global Youth Service Days, and April 22 is Earth Day! Even if it is too late to be a volunteer for these events in your area, go check them out. Attending the events will provide a fun and convenient opportunity to connect with organization leaders and get the scoop about upcoming projects.
We would love to hear about your efforts to take care of and improve your community and environment! If you are involved with any recent or upcoming projects or events, email your story to firstname.lastname@example.org and we may feature your efforts in our next newsletter. So, what are you waiting for? Get out there and make a difference!
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.