Caribbean Volunteering: How to Give Back on Your Next Vacation

You’ve likely heard it before—and it’s true: The best thing travelers can do to support the islands affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria is to visit. But for those who want to give more than just tourism dollars, there are plenty of ways to actively contribute.

Until it reopens in November, Dominica’s hurricane-damaged Secret Bay is organizing a five-night visit that includes accommodations at the neighboring Tibay Villas (from $98 per night). The fully furnished apartments, each with blue-painted shutters and wide verandas, are surrounded by palm trees and overlook the Portsmouth coast; this is a comfortable home base for activities that the resort arranges, such as cleaning up boat passages on the Indian River or taking coastal surveys with a local fisherman. (For…

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