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Child Development and Guidance Centre

Enjoy a working holiday in the Caribbean!

If you are a speech and language therapist, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, or educational psychologist who loves working with children but needs a holiday, get out your atlas and have a look at St. Lucia in the West Indies, just 13 and one-half degrees north of the equator.

The Child Development and Guidance Centre, founded in 1998 by Dr. Brigitte Schüling, a paediatrician and psychotherapist from Germany, is in need of volunteers for its centre, located in Castries, the capital city of St. Lucia. Volunteers are welcome from October to July for any length of time longer than three weeks. Between 1998 and 2002 volunteers from England, Germany and America have made it possible for the centre to offer a three-week Summer Camp. Click here to find out more about the summer camp.

The CDGC is grateful that in the past some volunteers have been able to find support in their home area to pay part or all of their expenses of traveling to St. Lucia. However, the CDGC offers airfaire, accomodation and a stipend to cover basic living expenses for volunteers who are willing to assist us for at least six weeks.

Although we have more than 400 children waiting for therapy, there will still be time for some sightseeing, and sampling the local Creole cuisine, along with Piña Coladas made with St. Lucia’s own Bounty Rum. For information on things to do in St. Lucia, visit www.stluciatravel.com.lc/thingsto.htm.

In addition to sampling the island life, you will return from your holiday with a real feeling of satisfaction, knowing that you have used your talents to help make life a little brighter for the special needs children in St. Lucia.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Dr. Brigitte Schüling by using our contact site.
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