Jamaica Volunteer Programs in Kingston

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Take learning outside the classroom and discover a whole new world!

Help volunteer while teaching children in Kingston, Jamaica -- one of Jamaica's most beautiful cities.

Working in schools will local children will help educate the community, while allowing you to learn about the food, language and culture in Jamaica. Volunteer opportunities in Jamaica are available for you to work in three types of schools. When volunteering, you will provide individual attention and assistance to children from challenging circumstances and to those who have special needs. There are pre-schools for the little ones ages 3– 6, Primary Schools for the 6 – 12 year olds and Secondary schools for the age groups 12 – 17. Class sizes will vary from class to class but will be approximately 35 – 40 students.

Highlights
  • Volunteer with school children
  • Explore beautiful sites throughout Kingston
  • Received fantastic historical lesson
  • Enjoy famous Jamaican cuisine

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Reviews

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based on 22 reviews
  • Academics 8.6
  • Support 9.8
  • Fun 9.7
  • Housing 9.2
  • Safety 9.8
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Christian
10/10

Amazing Experience

Getting to know all the staff at Smokey Manor and traveling with them across the country of Jamaica was an experience I will never forget. Not only was the staff incredible, but the insight they gave to our journeys and stops made it even more amazing.

My favorite stop was Strawberry Hill. Seeing the Jamaican landscape and beautiful geographical location was amazing. Our local beach trip and going to church also ranked in my other top two things to do with Jamaica Volunteer Programs.

Thanks again guys for everything you did :)

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danielle
10/10

Great!!!!!!!

I had an amazing time at Smokey Manor! The house was beautiful and the staff members were kind and friendly. Could not have asked for a better adventure! I learned more that I ever imagined!!!!!
We were able to go to a local school and spend time with the children. It was interesting to see what the school systems in Jamaica are like. The all of children were so sweet and happy to have more company. Everyone left the school feeling really good.
I was very sad to leave the house because I had sooooooooooooo much fun!! I would definitely recommend this experience to anyone!!

Yes, I recommend
Torin
9/10

Great Time

We had a great time staying here with Jamaica Volunteer Programs! The staff here at Smokey Manor were so great and welcoming. They made every effort to make sure we were comfortable and felt at home. The daily activities gave us an inside look into the Jamaican culture that we would not have gotten staying at a resort! I felt like I learned so much about the different aspects of the culture in just a few days.

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Kahlil
10/10

An opportunity to participate in community service while receiving an education in culture

I first want to say that from the moment I arrived at the facility that the staff was personable, professional and under promised and over delivered. The start of our volunteer trip we had some amazing food prepared by Jamaica renowned chef Auntie Louise who is a woman of few words verbally but, the love and dedication to her craft spoke volumes through the love she presented in all of her meals she prepared for our group. The warm smile,friendly spirit and knowledge that was shared with us about the culture was impossible to not to embrace by Andrene, Khadijah and Michael. The Evans family went above the extra mile when many of our team members luggage was lost, flights were delayed, they made the necessary adjustments, calls and transportation arrangements to ensure that the excursion can continue on without a hitch. Last the passion and commitment that was shown by Mrs. Evans aka Auntie Maureen in demonstrating her passion of teaching, reaching and enlightening our team with the local community's needs, the history from past to present, and Jamaica Volunteer Programs future vision was inspiring and mission essential focused that I will be spreading the word to all of my colleagues back in the USA. I highly recommend that if you have a passion for giving back, making the world slightly better then you found it, and want to learn and have fun at the same time that you contact this organization and see how you can make a contribution.

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Imani
10/10

Drexel University Jamaica Volunteer Program

I loved being here. My group was filled with beautiful, intellectual, kind people who'll I 'll never forget. The staff was amazing people very helpful, informative, professional, and still kind and genuine. The food was amazing every morning and night and exemplified what Jamaica is. I loved traveling to the Maroon camp and dancing on stage with the kids that was a beautiful experience and I will never forget that. Also church was amazing I felt so at home.

How can this program be improved?
Maybe if renovations were done to the restrooms to make the more modern and spreading the word about this program are the only suggestions I would have.
Yes, I recommend
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Ryan
10/10

Excellent Immersion of Culture, Cuisine, and Reggae

The Jamaica Study Abroad is an excellent value of time, experience, and learning. In Kingston, Jamaica, I had the opportunity to understand the culture of the people in Jamaica and the economic landscape that forms the societal values. The Jamaican people are immersed in a rich history that shapes each aspect of their life. As an American student, this all helps me understand their motivation to work hard and how they impact the global economy. Beyond the economic aspects, the cuisine and reggae helped us understand the values they hold close to them. Understanding these values have helped me realize how they deal with adversity and challenges, and how Jamaicans make an effort to provide a better life for their own children.

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Ufuoma Daisy
10/10

Jamaica Volunteer Program

This program was an all inclusive experience. I was able to not only volunteer but be directly submerged in the culture, and get hands on experience of the histories and root of the culture. This is truly a once in a life time experience, rarely do you get the opportunity to take part in a program that gives you the best of everything - from learning of the maroons, to historic cites such as Castelton Gardens, to experiencing the beautiful and diverse cuisine that Jamaica has to offer and finally giving back to the future generation.

How can this program be improved?
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About Jamaica Volunteer Programs

We identify and offer programs where travellers can volunteer, intern or study abroad while immersing in the ‘Real’ Jamaican culture at affordable prices.

When you book with us you will be treated as if you are a relative visiting from overseas and...