Working in coalition and community with local businesses to keep Vieques' boat captains up-to-date with licensure. Humans have been fishing and enjoying the waters around Vieques for thousands of years. Following Hurricanes Irma and María, one of the community needs that presented itself was gaining up-to-date licensure for the boat captains of the island, many … Continue reading Vieques Captain’s Course with 100% Pass Rate
Sail Relief Team has been busy promoting Resiliency on Vieques! Our newest project consists of creating a volunteer house that can be resilient and self-sufficient in the face of future disasters. The volunteer house farm became a project after local home owner became unable to continue to care for their animals and Sail Relief Team … Continue reading Resiliency in the Face of Disaster Through Farming
For those volunteers wishing to learn what non-profits are active on the island of Vieques, below is a list of the ones of which we are aware. Please contact them directly to arrange your volunteer opportunity. Please be aware that some of these organizations are Spanish speaking only. Health and/or Unmet Human Needs Sail Relief … Continue reading Non-profits on the Island of Vieques
Volunteers and staff joining together to complete exterior work in order to reopen the Senior Center Vieques has an aging population and the Senior Center is a vital resource, comprised of multiple buildings in the Monte Santo neighborhood. We worked in community with staff members and a wide roster of volunteers to scrape and paint … Continue reading Painting the Luisa Guadelupe Senior Center on Vieques
Vieques relies on its natural beauty to support a tourism economy. We've teamed up with local groups to clean up trash and storm debris on beaches and in neighborhoods around the island. Projects like this help support community resilience through a stronger local economy and stewardship of public spaces.