Work Exchange Program
Spend a month in the US Virgin Islands on a working vacation in paradise! Concordia Eco-Resort's work exchange program begins June 1st and ends November 15th.
Applications for the Work Exchange Program are accepted online between January 1st and April 15th for the summer season.
The work Exchange Program is an economical way to experience the island of St. John and the surrounding United States and British Virgin Islands. In exchange for free lodging, we ask for a commitment of one month working in one of our various departments. If you are accepted for the program you will probably work in maintenance or housekeeping and/or other major summer construction projects on property. There is a very small chance we'll have openings for the kitchen, the store, or in guest registration. You will be placed depending upon our changing needs and your skills.
If you are 21 years or older you are welcome to apply. Sorry, we cannot accommodate families with children under 18. We look for enthusiastic individuals or couples with skills that will help us keep Concordia Eco-Resort up to par during the off season and help us to prepare the property for the coming high season.
We ask your commitment to 4 hours of work for each night of lodging at Concordia. A stay of 30 days would require 120 hours of work. Volunteers generally work 6 hours a day for 5 days with 2 days off each week. Duties might include: tent-cottage renovations, painting, cleaning restrooms, pruning the bush, office work, pressure washing boardwalks and stairs, cashiering in the store, pool cleaning, customer service, etc.
Benefits include: free housing, 25% discounts at our store and cafe, and 50% discounts on snorkel gear and chair rentals.
Summer time in the Caribbean is quite hot and humid, though not as hot as summer in most of the states, and our white sand beaches and crystal clear waters are the perfect remedy. You will also enjoy our fresh water swimming pool, and Salt Pond Bay beach and hiking trails within a short walking distance.
If this sounds like a mutually beneficial arrangement, please fill out the application form. We accept 12 to 16 applicants each month. Last year we had hundreds of applications so it can be a bit competitive. We look forward to having you join us!
On the Application Form, please be sure to fill in all applicable boxes or your application may not transmit properly.
Thank you and good luck!