For those wanting a special and unique way of being a volunteer over Christmas, the Holiday Experience provides the opportunity to participate in a variety of projects and activities in the local community. The project was designed by our local team as an alternative to the standard projects which have frequent public holiday closures over the Christmas and New Year period.
You’ll be volunteering with children from low-income communities, coordinating holiday parties, working in an animal shelter, helping with renovation tasks and on a sustainable coffee farm. You’ll get to enjoy all the festive activities while also adding to the giving season as a Christmas volunteer. Volunteers also have the day off on public holidays around Christmas and New Year to enjoy Antigua and its surrounding areas, which are decorated and colorful over the holidays.
This year, the Holiday Experience schedule is as follows:
Sunday - Arrival and Orientation
Monday - Childcare Project/Holiday Party:
Working with Kids – Holiday Party: Show underprivileged kids a great time for the holiday! Celebrate by bringing gifts and food to the project.
Tuesday – Elderly Care/Holiday Party: Working with the elderly Holiday Party: Show the elderly a great time for the holiday! Celebrate by bringing gifts and food to the project.
Wednesday – Construction Project Construction: Construction: Paint, garden, or work in light repairs or construction work varies depending on what is needed in the community.
Thursday – Conservation: Conservation: Support an eco-sustainable farm with the daily work.
Friday – Christmas Day/New Years Day: Public holiday, no placement work.
Please note, the order of this work may be subject to change based on local requirements. In 2020, this project is only available to volunteers who begin the weeks of 21st and 28th December - volunteers should arrive in the morning the day before your project starts.
The Holiday Experience project requires an extra cost of US$75 per week for additional supervision, materials and logistics involved. This will be included in the program fee quoted to you by IVHQ when you apply. Volunteers who continue on the program beyond these weeks will transfer to another volunteer project of their choice.Apply now