Volunteering abroad as a group in a childcare project is an exciting opportunity to share your love and passion for children from marginalized and underserved communities. Although your time with these young ones might be short, you can make an impact as you teach them about your culture, help them dream bigger dreams, and be a mentor. Many of these children have challenges, so being understanding and patient is very important in working with them.
Opportunities to work with children are available in Children’s Home, Kindergarten, and childcare centers. Some of the most urgent help is for caring for the children’s basic needs. Caregivers are often overworked, so providing your assistance will give them a much-needed break to have rest and recreation. Engage children through play and stimulating activities and make an impact by providing educational support for children from poor communities.
When you volunteer with Jamaica Volunteer Programs, you’ll be working as part of the short, mid and long term goals that we have developed in alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).
Also, the Community Experts work closely with Jamaica Volunteer Programs to implement many of our projects.
This collaborative partnership enables us to monitor the impact of our projects and allow us to measure which of the UN SDGs are making a sustainable contribution.
On the first day of your project, you will learn about the UN SDGs objectives and mission and how our project is aligning with these goals. You’ll also get information on how for 17 years, we have been working towards these short, mid, and long term goals. We aim to educate you on local-global issues, and how you can contribute to the organizations’ mission to empower the lives of the people in the community.
JVP offers projects in two different locations — Kingston and Ocho Rios — all with picturesque accommodations and comfortable living and free wifi. Just outside the city is the suburb called St Andrew. You’ll stay at the English-style Smokey Manor Volunteer Home, which offers air-conditioned shared accommodation and western dormitory-style rooms.
There are also a limited number of private and double room occupancy with own bathrooms. For your convenience, Just 10 – 15 minutes away are shopping centers and major hospitals in the city.
When you choose Kingston as your location, you’ll get the chance to sample the ‘heart’ of the island as you immerse yourself in the city that never sleeps. With many landmarks and incredible nightlife, this location is always bustling with life and never short of things to do
For Study Abroad or other groups, there is the option to request a hotel stay.
If you choose to stay in Ocho Rios, you’ll live in the popular tourist destination and cruise ship port on the north coast of the island. It is the capital of adventure. With its many rivers and waterfalls, there’s always something thrilling and exciting to do in this resort town.
In Ocho Rios, we offer two accommodations:
The Harmony Haven Volunteer Home: This villa-style volunteer home offers air-condition, private rooms with its bathroom, double occupancy rooms, dormitory-style bedrooms, shared patios, and a terrace. The property, nestled on the north coast of Jamaica, is also close to nearby shops and restaurants, and within walking distance from famous beaches.
The Bellamour Studios and Apartments: This relaxing volunteer home is in the heart of Ocho Rios and within walking distance from some projects, shops, restaurants, and beaches. The property also offers dormitory-style rooms, shared kitchen to cook your meals.
Please note, meal plans are not at this property.
Looking to customize a tour or build one from scratch? Give us more details and one of our Group Travel Experts will contact you.
Prefer to Call? From USA: 718-878-5588 Other Destinations: 876-969-4158
Comfortable air-conditioned transportation included in your package for all transfers and tours
Your growth is important to us, so we include personalized learning experiences and select projects that are sustainable to make an impact in the local communities. At the end of each day, join in activities, workshops, and reflections
Live in a local community and experience the culture up-close. Immerse in the life of the locals through and community walking tours, reggae & dancehall classes. Talk Jamaican and sample mouthwatering local food.
Before your arrival and during your trip, you will have a dedicated tour coordinator with your group. Get support with tour logistics and see Jamaica through her eyes as you learn the culture.
We know that if you are not safe, nothing else matters, so safety is our #1 Priority.
We are always there for you 24/7. Our dedicated team will respond to any emergencies any time day or night.
We negotiate round-trip Humanitarian Discounts for popular airlines
Stay in comfort and style in Guest Houses in local communities. Stay up close with the culture. Want to stay in a hotel? We have many options for your budget.
Breakfast and dinner included in your itinerary. If requested, lunch can also be included
Guided tours led by expert and licensed tour guides. Your local Tour Guides are hand-picked and know the culture, and will bring alive the history of Jamaica.
Entrance fees to local attractions are included in your package cost.
You are never alone. Our team will support you every step of the way before your arrival and during your trip. Our responsibility is never over until you arrive home safely.
We know emergencies can happen so travel medical insurance is included in your package to cover air ambulance, access to the best hospitals, doctors, or nursing care you need and deserve
Unforeseen things happen so flexible booking option is available for your peace of mind. Change your booking at any time if the need arises.
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