ST LUCIA – A TASTE OF PARADISE
St Lucia is a small island stretching just 27 miles long (north to south) by 14 miles wide (east to west). During your placement you will travel across the island’s breathtaking beaches and steep coastlines, through its magnificent rainforest-choked interior and up the iconic twin peaks; ‘Pitons’. In this totally tropical mix of volcanic mountains, lush jungles and blooming orchids, waterfalls and healing sulphur springs, something’s always happening…
Based in the north of the island, your accommodation is located perfectly between St. Lucia’s prime tourist and nightlife spot; the Rodney Bay Strip, and the country’s capital Castries. Next door to a shopping mall with all required services; inc. a supermarket, post office, pharmacy, bank, taxi rank and bus stop. The nearest beach ‘Halcyon’ is a two minute walk away.
Our remit to spread our work and projects across the island means your placement will cause you to see all corners of the ‘Helen’ of the West Indies. Conversely you will be afforded enough free time to visit the sites at your own pace.
A large open-plan guest house with plenty of space (holds 14 max). The 3 bedrooms each have flat screen plasma TV with American cable and movie + sport channels, for coach’s downtime. Two large shared bathrooms with showers and all amenities.
Our spacious kitchen area is equipped with all the required utensils and is suitable for multiple people cooking at once.
The majority of in-house social activity takes place either in our living area which has the largest of our four TVs, sofas and a dining area, or the Balcony that looks toward Choc beach and is the notorious heartbeat of the house during gatherings or preparations for nights out.
Fruit & Vegetable garden
Your sports coaching project runs Sunday – Thursday.
You can opt to coach a range of sports that will better enhance your credentials, employers are always impressed by those that give up their free time to give something back to a community and by combining that with the power of sport, your credentials really will stand out from everybody else!
Choose from any of the following sports to coach at the Camp:
If it’s football you opt for, you can expect to developing and training local children’s tactical and skilful knowledge of the beautiful game. If you’re coaching Netball, you will be working with one of the most popular schools on the island to support the fastest growing women’s sport in the Caribbean.
Demand is high for specific sports so we suggest you get your application submitted as soon as possible to get your first choice!
All volunteers staying with us are welcome to join a number of activities some are free and some at an extra cost. Below are some of the available excursions and events:
Hike Gros and/or Petit Piton
Pigeon Point National Park
St. Lucia Carnival (j’ouvert etc.)
Caribbean T20 premier league
Scuba certification and diving
Rhythm of rum distilleries
We want you to get the most out of your island experience and with the Caribbean on your doorstep we are sure you will realise this at every opportunity you have when you aren’t coaching your elected sports. The programme allows you to have days off every Friday and Saturday so you get to make the most of the weekends when the island is inundated by visitors from the other surrounding islands that come to take part is the bustling local markets and sell exotic produce.
It also allows you time to explore the most scenic island within the Caribbean, being based out of Castries, the capital of St.Lucia you get to immerse yourself in Caribbean culture throughout your stay on the island. We suggest getting involved and trying out a traditional Caribbean Curry or getting involved with the monthly Carnivals!
Or… if you’re anything like ourselves, a lot of your free time will be spent soaking up the sun at the stunning beaches the island has on offer!
So what are you waiting for? Click below to Apply!