Charities and Organizations in the US Virgin Islands
Virgin Islands Community Spirit
If purchasing real estate to relocate to either St Croix, St Johns or St Thomas Islands in the US Virgin Islands and would like to get involved with the locals and community activities, a very good option is to join one of the many volunteer associations on the islands. If this is something you would be interested in, you can find below a directory of the organizations on the US Virgin Islands who are looking for volunteers.
Service Organizations in the Us Virgin Islands
- Methodist Ourtreach. Priscilla Stridiron, 776-4455.
- Lutheran Social Services. Lelia Felix, 776-7499.
- Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands. Dee Baecher Brown, 774-6031.
- Chamber of Commerce. Joe Aubain, 776-0100.
- Council on Alcohilism and Drug Dependence (C.O.A.S.T.), 774-4358.
- Clear Blue Sky. Arlene Monaghan, 774-9668. Serves mentally ill with day program and assistedliving residence.
- Diabetes Association, 693-1399.
- Disability Rights Center, 776-4303.
- Habitat for Humanity. Dianne Wells, 714-5678.
- St. Thomas Historical Trust. Ronnie Lockhart, 774-5541.
- V.I. Alliance for the Mentally Ill. Rooney Rimer, 775-3740.
- Partners for Health. Gerta Gottlieb, 774-1092 or Ex 2281 at Schneider Hospital.
- V.I. Council on Arts. Betty Mahoney, 774-5984.
- We Grow Food. 334-8118, 774-4204. Market at Bordeaux Tennis Coursts, last Sunday of month--advice about growing and plants.
- AARP. Contact Denyce Singleston at State office on St. Croix for information on local chapter meetings and activities, 713-2002.
- League of Women Voters (men also welcome). Eleanor Cerge, 776-9357. Involved and influential in legislation and elections.
- Humane Society, 775-0599, building a new campus, fund raising, flea market, fostering animals.
- Friends of the St. Thomas Public Libraries--www.fostpl.org. Judy King Edmeade, president, 776-3966, advocating for new library and promoting literacy activities.
- Red Cross, 774-0375, preparing for emergencies.
- Family Resource Center, 776-3966, needs volunteers for fund raising, helping in boutique, training to assist victims of violence.
- United Way, 774-3185, fund raising and support for agencies.
- American Cancer Society. Fern LaBorde, 775-5373. Fund raising and support.
- American Lung Association, 774-8620, providing support and education.
- Catholic Charities, 777-8518, numerous programs.
- St. Andrews Outreach, Elrose Chalon, 774-1223, helps elderly.
- Salvation Army, Captain Collette Mason, 776-0070. Feeding homeless daily, building program to expand space, distributing school supplies, thrift shop, senior citizens computer training.
Virgin Islands Education and Youth Programs
- Boy Scouts. Matt Holmes, 774-2752.
- Girl Scouts, Jacqueline Dennis, 774-1064.
- Girls on the Go. Camela Francis, 643-3446, mentoring.
- Boys and Girls Club. Jackie Brown, 715-3052.
- Baseball Parents Association, Shirely Sadler, 775-9928.
- Beacon After-School Program, Diana Parker, 775-9300.
- Caribbean Dance Company, 778-8824.
- Kidscope, Dilsa Capdeville, 714-1012. Serves children who are vicitms of domestic and sexual abuse.
- Pistarkle Theatre, Nikkin Emerich, 775-7877. Children's activities.
- Nanababay Children's Home. Beulah Wilson, 775-0044. Foster care.
- Miracle Babies Support Foundation. Cleone Boston, 774-8876. Support for parents of premature babaies and awareness.
- Marine Action Group. Harry Clinton, 344-7898. Teaching marine skills.
- St. Thomas Swimming Association. Greg Fischer, 779-2500. Teaches swimming at new pool.
- Caribbean Literacy Exchange. Beth Marshall and Lisa Morris, 344-6458. Training and professional development, family literacy programs, book distribution.
Quality of Life in the US Virgin Islands
- Tutu Housing. Stephanie Scott Williams, 775-0635.
- Fortuna-West End. Raul Carrillo, 776-5430.
- Red Hook Alliance. Andrea King, 344-2143.
- Friends of Chrismats Cove/St. James Sanctuary Work Group. Drew Russo, 775-4010.
- Bevoni Homeowners. Clarence Payne, 244-2658.
- WAPA Ratepayers Association. Getting organized to have a forum. In the meantime, contact Rosemary Sauter, 777-5900 or Clarence Payne, 244-2658, for more information about meetings of PSC.
Environment Concerns in the Virgin Islands
- Year of the Reef. Reef Jam planned for Cec. 6th at Smith Bay Park to make everyone more aware of the importance of protecting our reefs. Lihla Noori, marine stewardship coordinator for marine and environmental studies, University of the Virgini Islands, 693-1392, nees help in fundraising and organization activities.
- Environmental Rangers. Anna Wallace works with students to appreciat eand protect environement. 775-7742 or 344-9035.
- Environmental Assocation of St. Thomas (E.A.S.T.). Carla Joseph, president, 715-3684. Whale watches, advocting for beach access.
- Recycling Program. Julie Wright, 692-9632, just getting started with lots of ideas and plans.
There are many organizations and charities to take part in when living in the Virgin Islands. Many residents who have purchased a villa or condo on one of the islands enjoy occupying their retirement time through one of these organizations.