Volunteering in Roatan
Although the island is developing it has always relied on the helping hands of people near and far away. Some facilities are scarce and the help and skills of others are much appreciated. Volunteering on the island is also a great way to immerse yourself with expats and locals alike. There are many ways to volunteer and wide array of not for profits on the island to choose from whatever your interest is, fundraising here or abroad, marine conservation, animal shelters, helping women in small businesses, teaching English or any language you see fit, tutoring and more.
Some examples are below but the list is endless, people here tend to do their bit whether its formally volunteering or not.
Roatan Marine Park
This is a grass roots not-for-profit organization focused on protecting and preserving the coral reef and shorelines around Roatan. Focusing on patrols with an education program and a local shop based in West End where you can shop to support.
A marine conservation organization, taking care of mangroves, focus on education and community activism in a sustainable and transparent way. Based in Sandy Bay,
Provides an array of activities for kids such as sports and free meals, their volunteer chefs are running the Junior Chef program providing skills for the future,
Abundant Life Foundation
Concentrating on community, education and conservation. They provide affordable housing with a community focus, they have a library open to all in Flowers Bay and sports activities and playgrounds for the kids.
Roatan Animal Support
Dedicated to alleviating the suffering of helpless animals on the island. They run foster and adopt programs, provide vaccination and free neutering to as many animals as possible.
Roatan Because We Care
RBWC is about reaching communities all over the island in the most remote places offering a helping hand and a shoulder to those forgotten.
There are many more organizations like this and Facebook Groups that keep you up to date on community events such as Positively Roatan. Because positivity produces productivity.