An all-inclusive volunteering package to help Dominica's recovery
Dominica was devastated by Hurricane Maria in September 2017, completely destroying the island’s infrastructure, communication systems, forests and homes, and tragically ending the lives of the most vulnerable. The ‘nature island’ of the Caribbean is home to some 70,000 people, all of whom have been severely affected by this disaster, as have Dominica’s natural sites and hiking trails. This was a tropical paradise of 365 rivers and pristine rainforest. It was home to 195 species of fern, 75 kinds of orchid, 50 types of butterflies and 176 species of bird. A few hours after the hurricane struck, most of that was gone, but the island is now recovering and is ready to welcome visitors.
This Voluntourism Package is specifically aimed at “Clearance and Restoration of the Waitukubuli National Trail” and has so far proven to be very successful in terms of what can be achieved to help the island and the participants enjoyment of the experience.
This all-inclusive package is part of the initiatives to help Dominica’s people, nature, agriculture and tourism industry to recover as fast as possible. Interested visitors can actively participate in the clean-up and rehabilitation work and at the same time will learn a lot about the flora, fauna and the forest from the supervising forestry staff.
We will continue to offer this package until the end of 2018.
For all bookings taken before 31st August 2018, there will be a discount of £40.00 on the published price. We will also offer you a US$100.00 Coupon booklet per adult in room (+18 yrs); up to a maximum of two booklets per room; redeemable at participating vendors. Booklet will be given to guests at Hotel Reception on Check-in.
7 nights – TAMARIND TREE HOTEL – All Inclusive (meals, beverages and selected alcoholic drinks)
The one week programme will include up to 4 days of work in the forest, supervised and accompanied by forestry staff, but you can work for as many or as few days, as you wish.
It will also include –
– A full day Central tour (Imperial Road, Pond Casse, Emerald Pool, Castle Bruce, Kalinago Territory, Northern Forest Reserve, Spanny Twin Falls)
– A full day beach walk from Salisbury to St. Joseph, circa 7km, on the beach newly formed since the hurricane.
Tools and protective gear for working with machinery will be provided. You will bring your own hiking/work boots, rain gear and suitable clothing for work in the forest.
You can extend your holiday in Dominica or you can include additional days at leisure in Antigua or Barbados.