Love St. John. Love Our Park.

Stunning beaches, miles of trails, marine life, fauna and flora in abundance, and a rich cultural history! Some 60% of St. John is Virgin Islands National Park and Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument.

Founded in 1988, Friends of Virgin Islands National Park is the official philanthropic partner of the Park.  The Friends assists and advises the National Park Service in assuring the Park's unique terrestrial and marine resources are protected, the Virgin Island's cultural treasures in the Park are preserved, and visitors and community are connected to their Park through volunteerism, education, and advocacy.

Thank you for making the work we do possible!

Virgin Islands National Park

Gifts That Keep On Giving

Visit National Park Visitor Center & Store in Cruz Bay or shop online!   Proceeds go directly towards funding Park projects and programs.   Thanks for your support!


Friday With Friends

Explore and learn about Virgin Islands National Park through a series of hikes, nature & culture walks, and turtle talks. Free for members!  Join us!


Volunteer On Our Trails

Our walkup trails volunteer program operates every Tuesday and Thursday until the end of May 2022.  Your assistance in maintaining our trails and ruins is much appreciated!


Make A Difference

Help protect and preserve the Park we all love!  The Friends supports and manages over 30 projects and programs annually! Your support makes our work possible! Thank you for sharing our passion!

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Sea Turtle Protection

Our Sea Turtle Program aims to protect sea turtle nests, facilitate research projects, and spread awareness of sea turtle conservation. Learn about how to snorkel safely with turtles!

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Playground Funding

We need your help on this important project!  Much of the open play space for children in Cruz Bay was lost as a result of the hurricanes in 2017 making the reconstruction and completion of the playground outside of the Virgin Islands National Park Visitors Center so important to our island youth!


Join Our Team

Do you love Virgin Islands National Park?  Would you like to be a part of its success?  Friends is hiring Park Ambassadors / Sales Associates for the National Park Visitor Center & Store in Cruz Bay!  If this part time position was made for you, please leave your resume at the Visitor Center or email it to Lydia Boynes at

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Villas For The Park

Online Auction & Fundraiser ended November 26, 2021. Huge thanks to the villas and hotels on St.John, St.Thomas, St.Croix and Lovango that donated incredible stays! 


Folk Life Film

Watch the mini-documentary created to mark the 30th anniversary of Virgin Islands National Park's celebration of cultural arts, music and crafts of the Virgin Islands. 

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Scholarships & Teacher Grants

The Friends offers a number of scholarship and grant opportunities to students and teachers aimed at Instilling a passion for conservation in the youth.  They are the environmental stewards of the future.


Become A Member

Be a Friend! Renew or become a member! As a member of Friends of Virgin Islands National Park, you are part of an impressive network of people who share your passion for protecting and preserving our Park.

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Caneel Bay's Future

As an organization committed to the protection and preservation of the natural and cultural resources of Virgin Islands National Park, Friends of Virgin Islands National Park is concerned about the future of Caneel Bay.


Black Lives Matter

Friends' position on diversity, equity and community.

"I have lots of heroes: anyone and everyone who does whatever they can to leave the natural world better than they found it."

Dr. Sylvia Earle