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Helping Out

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Helping Out

We’ll be down in August. It’s my opinion to try and leave a place better than I came. Is there anyone or anything I can bring to do this?

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1. Re: Helping Out

There is an animal shelter on Caye Caulker that is always looking for volunteers to walk dogs, etc.

http://cayecaulkershelter.org/

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2. Re: Helping Out

And if you prefer cats...

http://www.pawanimalsanctuarybelize.com/

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3. Re: Helping Out

William @ Belize Shuttle seems to provide supplies for schoolchildren: https://williamshuttlebelize.com

Also, bring natural, reef safe sunscreens that don't contain the following chemicals: oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate and octinoxate. The science is sound that these chemicals destroy coral reefs (and harms human bodies).

If you have questions about the safety of your sunscreen, please check out the Environmental Working Group's website: https://www.ewg.org.

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4. Re: Helping Out

Absolutely use barrier reef safe sunscreen as Skaerje mentioned :) There are at least a couple brands out there now. It costs a little more so it is best to bring it instead of buying local from my experience.

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5. Re: Helping Out

I've been "auditioning" reef safe sunscreens for use on my vacation in Belize later this month. I found two at my local Sprout's and found that I like Goddess Garden 30 SPF sport and MyChelle Sun Stick SPF 50. Rubbed in really well, that don't leave as much of a white residue as others I've tried.

I also found these two pages for charities in Belize (although totally defer to locals to say whether or not they're legit):

guidetobelize.info/en/yellow-pages/belize-re…

www.belizefirst.com/indexvolunteer.html (this one features both volunteer opportunities and charities)

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6. Re: Helping Out

Go spear lionfish! They are invasive and harm the ecosystem there.They are also good to eat. I also wonder if you are able to donate your catch to restaurants or local families. If anyone knows of a place that will take you to do this I really want to do this on my trip and maybe a get a couple lobsters along with it. I am going January 3-10th 2019.

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7. Re: Helping Out

Good idea, Reggi M!

Hamanasi Resort will take folks lionfish spearing: https:/…

Ecomar accepts donations for their Belize Lionfish Project if you don't have time or don't want to spear lion fish: http://www.ecomarbelize.org/lionfish.html

According to Reef.org the following restaurants in Belize serve lion fish:

Da Lazy Fish in Punta Gorda, Belize

Pablito's Estrellas Del Mar in Sarteneja Village, Belize

Omar's Restaurant in Placencia Village, Belize

Placencia Supper Club in Placencia Village, Belize

Rumfish y Vino in Placencia Village, Belize

Enjoy Restaurant in Caye Caulker, Belize

Habanero's Restaurant in Caye Caulker, Belize

Asha's Culture Kitchen in Punta Gorda, Belize

Backpacker's Paradise in Sarteneja Village, Belize

Gomier's in Punta Gorda, Belize

Hour Bar & Grill in Belize City, Belize

The Lionfish Grill in Hatchet Caye, Belize

Pirates Treasure Restaurant and Bar in Ambergris Caye, Belize

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