Summer Volunteer Abroad Programs

Summer Volunteer Abroad Abroad Programs


Overview

Summer Volunteer Abroad Programs

If you are planning a summer volunteer abroad programs, why not come to Jamaica and make a difference? This is your chance to do something different, share your love, impact the world and immerse in a new culture.

Jamaica is an exotic island known for it crystal clear beaches, reggae music and world-class track & field stars. Its population is more than 2.7 million and consists of people of mainly African descent blended with many other ethnicities who have landed on the island’s shores over the centuries. People have come from the east and west to merge into a melting pot of cultures.

You’re in for the adventure of a lifetime as you experience a Jamaica summer program with the people who know and understand the culture. Hear stories of famous landmarks as you journey through the mountains and villages. Learn about our customs and get fun facts from the family owners and team here at Jamaica Volunteer Programs.

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Summer Volunteer Abroad programs for high school students, if you are a teen or a student enrolled in high school, summer volunteer opportunities with Jamaica Volunteer Programs is the perfect chance for you to get valuable experience, learn and develop job skills. Plus, you’ll be bringing much needed help to the local communities you’re staying in while having incredible fun.

Summer faculty led- groups

Take learning outside the classroom with your Summer Faculty Led- Groups from a college or university and explore Jamaica’s historical sites, religion, tourism, our economy and culture.

Group volunteer trips

Are you thinking of organizing a group trip for summer 2015 of more than 5 persons? If you are contact us to help you get started. Whether it is a mission group, high school & teen group, family volunteering group or just a group of friends, we can create a magical experience and special moments you’ll cherish for a lifetime.

Family volunteer

Our organization loves working with families especially because the owners of our company are a family based team. Just imagine the wonderful memories you’ll share forever when you volunteer abroad for summer and get to know family members in a different way. If you are looking to plan a family volunteering opportunity and have challenges in planning this, we can help to work out flexible dates and any special accommodation that is required. Our popular projects are teaching, Orphanage, building & construction and sports volunteering.

YMCA camps

Volunteer at a summer camp and put a smile on the faces of children from some of the poorest neighbourhoods in Jamaica.

Just imagine! You get the opportunity to have incredible fun this summer volunteering in Jamaica and learning about a new culture while giving back! Click here to apply while you are thinking about it.

Project Info

Project Info

Still looking for summer volunteer abroad programs? If you are a college or a high school student looking for international summer volunteer opportunities you have come to the right place. But before you get started analyze yourself to see if you have these top there characteristics.

  1. Passionate
  1. Looking to immerse in a new culture
  1. Want to give back and improve the lives of other people

Here are the steps to make a start:

  • Do your research to find a program for the skills and experiences you have
  • Complete an application. The earlier you plan ahead the better your chances of having an impactful volunteer experience
  • Create your itinerary and start collecting resources and be prepared when you arrive

Some of the activities for Summer Volunteer Abroad Programs

  • Show the children love and affection by playing or talking with them
  • Show them you care by listening to their  problems
  • Help them with their homework
  • Give them  reading lessons
  • Teach them basic computer skills
  • Help them create art and craft items
  • Have fun with them by playing video games
  • Play a local sport with them or teach one of your own

You will have opportunities to live like a local by working alongside the local staff. Come with an open mind and you will surely be enlightened by what you discover about this beautiful island, its loving people and dynamic culture.

Contact us now. A warm welcome awaits you.

Project days & times:

Our projects are usually run Mondays – Fridays with flexible times. We can arrange shorter days for those who require. Some projects might have some activities on Saturdays but these are usually pre-planned so we would work with you to make all the arrangements.

On some afternoons and weekends our organization offers day excursions and cultural immersion experiences. Our goal is not to only offer you volunteering projects but help you immerse in the local culture.

Duration of this project

This program allows you to volunteer for no less than a week and for as long as three months.

Interested in Combining Projects?

If you want to combine projects, teaching at schools in the mornings and working at the orphanage in the afternoons will provide you with the best combined experience.

Orientation

An orientation will be arranged for you when you arrive at our volunteer home. This is designed to give you all the information you need at the start of your stay.

Transportation:

We provide daily transportation to and from your project. Some volunteers travel in groups while others travel alone.

What to expect on the first day of your project

From your arrival to your departure you’ll never be alone or lack support. We take pride in providing 24/7 in-country support. This means we’ll ensure that you are comfortable, whether it’s on the first day of your project, or during your free time at our volunteer home.

Attend Fun Cultural Events:

Attending eye-opening cultural events is one of the most effective ways to learn a new culture. Because of this, during your free time, we sometimes make arrangements for you to attend these events.

Start Dates

Start Dates

Our overseas summer volunteer opportunities are available from May through August allowing you to take part when you can, so on your application, you’ll indicate your start and end dates.

Looking to plan your arrival during major events or celebrations?

It is possible to start your project on a major holiday or during the celebration of an event. This needs pre-planning so that you become part of the event or activities. During major holidays and events your help is especially welcome.

Pre- set arrival dates

If you are travelling as a group or with family members, we’ll work with you to set the dates of your arrival. We ask that you book your flight to arrive on the weekend so that you can start on a Monday. If your arrival date cannot be on a weekend, you need to make special arrangements for a mid–week start date.

Last minute booking

We encourage you to always plan your volunteering trips early as pre-planning allows you to get more out of your trip. If you decide at the last minute to volunteer in Jamaica, it might be possible to make it happen but it will depend on the project. Complete the application form and contact us to find out if we can make the project of your choice happen.

Our Summer Volunteer Abroad programs are available from May through August allowing you to take part when you can, so on your application, you’ll indicate your start and end dates.

Looking to plan your arrival during major events or celebrations?

It is possible to start your project on a major holiday or during the celebration of an event. This needs pre-planning so that you become part of the event or activities. During major holidays and events your help is especially welcome.

How to Get Started

How to Get Started























Prices


Summer

  • Add Program Fee $249 US
  • 1 Week $799 US
  • 2 Weeks $1,500 US
  • 3 Weeks $2,100 US
  • 4 Weeks $2,630 US
  • 5 Weeks $3,150 US
  • 6 Weeks & Over – Request a Quote



Alternative Winter Break

  • Add Program Fee $249 US
  • 1 Week $799 US
  • 2 Weeks $1,500 US
  • 3 Weeks $2,100 US
  • 4 Weeks $2,630 US
  • 5 Weeks $3,150 US
  • 6 Weeks & Over – Request a Quote



Christmas Volunteering

  • Add Program Fee $249 US
  • 1 Week $799 US
  • 2 Weeks $1,500 US
  • 3 Weeks $2,100 US
  • 4 Weeks $2,630 US
  • 5 Weeks $3,150 US
  • 6 Weeks & Over – Request a Quote



Alternative Spring Break

  • Add Program Fee $249 US
  • 1 Week $799 US
  • 2 Weeks $1,500 US
  • 3 Weeks $2,100 US
  • 4 Weeks $2,630 US
  • 5 Weeks $3,150 US
  • 6 Weeks & Over – Request a Quote


Reviews

December 22, 2014

Ashlee Downing

This was an eye opening experience I went to Jamaica and volunteered at the Manning’s Hill Primary School. While there, I was able to work with […]
December 22, 2014

Bill Ferguson

My life has changed because of my volunteer vacation to Jamaica My students and I had arrived very late at the Norman Manley International Airport on […]
December 22, 2014

Gina Ghioldi

I was matched with the perfect organization I was seeking a volunteer experience that would afford me the opportunity to work with learning disabled primary school-age […]
December 22, 2014

Tracey Veivers

Rejuvenation – Jamaica delivered Needing some perspective on life I wanted to volunteer working with children. I chose Jamaica as a destination. And Jamaica delivered. JVP […]




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