Volunteer in Jamaica With Children and in the Community

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Volunteer in Jamaica for the experience of a lifetime. There are Opportunities to make a difference, life changing experiences, and thrilling adventures. It is your chance to touch, feel and see the ‘Real Jamaica.’

New and Exciting Ways to Volunteer
Yes! We offer a variety of NEW AND EXCITING WAYS TO volunteer. You can teach in schools, be a Sports Coach, work in an orphanage, work with a building maintenance team, or help in a Community based Organization. These programs are suitable for students in college, high school, university, youth looking for work experience, individuals, and families seeking to bond and work together.

As you grow and develop during your volunteering trip you will feel like a bird which has just learned to fly as you will do things you’d never imagine yourself capable of.

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Reviews

94%
based on 93 reviews
  • Impact 9.2
  • Support 9.6
  • Fun 8.5
  • Value 9
  • Safety 9.7
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Danielle
7/10

Great experience at the orphanage. My help was very appreciated by both staff and children.

The guest house was lovely. Louise, the house keeper and cook is very pleasant. Would have liked a more varied menu (fruits, vegetables) at the guest house and more suggestions on low cost activities.

How can this program be improved?
More low cost activities at the guest house.
Yes, I recommend
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danielle
10/10

i would recommend this program, great experience!!

while participating in the Jamaica volunteer program i completed 4 days at an orphanage and one day at the children s school. It was an amazing experience! i would recommend this program to anyone wishing for a safe vacation, volunteer experience, and anyone wishing to learn about other cultures. The children are amazing loving and eager to learn about you and where you are from. Mrs Evans and her family is very welcoming, and treat you like family. this was the first time i ever traveled outside the united states and was very nervous when i arrive but they made me feel comfortable and made me feel like i was home. The food they prepare for you is delicious and like nothing i have had before. the accommodations are very clean and comfortable. the tours i took were also good. i will definitely be returning!

How can this program be improved?
no complaints
Yes, I recommend
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Laura
10/10

Girls Home

I had the most amazing experience at the girls home and am so thankful to this program for arranging both my volunteering and opportunities to see some true Jamaican culture! I felt I was really making an impact on the girls at the home and even more so that they were left an impact on me. I was so happy to be able to help out the Aunties that do so much for the girls every day. I am also so thankful for the Evans family and the kindness they showed me during my stay at Smokey Manor. They were so helpful in planning activities and recommending the best places to go!

Yes, I recommend
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Dani
10/10

Unforgettable Experience

Jamaica Volunteer is a great opportunity for anyone wanting to help in the communities of Jamaica. It is a great learning experiencing that will leave a life lasting impact. Visiting the orphanages and salvation army was an incredible experience as well as the satisfaction of making a difference in the lives of children who are less fortunate.

Jamaica volunteer provide excellent service and catering during your stay as well as providing opportunities for fun activities and tours.

I would recommend Jamaica volunteer for anyone who is looking to volunteer. The experience will make you want to come back again!

Yes, I recommend
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Hannah
10/10

Christmas Volunteering

This was a wonderful experience!! I highly recommend it to all. The children do nothing but smile when you enter the home and you can immediately tell the difference you make. All the children want is love and attention and it brings me so much joy knowing I can give that to them in my short stay.
The country of Jamaica has so much to offer, the scenery, the people, these memories will last a lifetime and I will most definitely return!

How can this program be improved?
Knowledge of all costs up front. Have a baseline cost for all tours, it makes it easier when preparing for the trip.
Yes, I recommend
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Sarah
9/10

Christmas in Jamaica

This was one of the best weeks ever! Seeing how excited the children were to see us each day was so humbling. They really are a joy to be around! It is a wonderful experience and I recommend it to everyone who has it in their hearts to help the unfortunate.

Yes, I recommend
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Kiara
10/10

3 weeks in Paradise

Volunteering with Jamaica Volunteer Programs was an amazing experience. I met so many incredible people and stayed in a beautiful location, I couldn't have asked for anything more. Take the plunge and do it!

Yes, I recommend
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MAI
10/10

Satisfied with staying in Jamaica

It was first time to come here. I felt confidence to come here because I experienced lots of incredible experiences such as teaching cultures to students and talking lots of things with Jamaican. I think that I want to share my experiences to children in my country.

How can this program be improved?
There are lots of mosquito in my room, so maybe I needed to have something to prevent to.
Yes, I recommend
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Gina
9/10

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 children. Jamaica Volunteer Programs placed me at Therapy Plus, a phenomenal organization that services private clientele as well as children in the state special education school system and underprivileged disabled children. Jamaica Volunteer Programs provided me room and board, laundry services and transportation to and from Therapy Plus so my focus could be on teaching.

How can this program be improved?
Provide more interaction with Jamaican locals, exposure to Patois
Yes, I recommend
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Tracey
9/10

Rejuvination

Needing some perspective on life I wanted to volunteer working with children. I chose Jamaica as a destination. And Jamaica delivered. JVP assisted me with having the experience I wanted and needed. The staff were helpful, the children were wonderful and my heart leaves more full. As I said to one of the other volunteers "Good-byes are not easy but I am a better person for having said hello."

How can this program be improved?
Just more time!
Yes, I recommend
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Kim
10/10

Trip of a Lifetime

This is the first time we have visited Kingston and worked with Jamaica Volunteer Program. I really did not no what we had in store. As soon as we arrived at the airport we knew we were going to have an amazing experience. This was a trip of a lifetime! The staff was amazing and exceeded all expectations. The accommodations were extremely comfortable and the food was the best! We worked hard volunteering, but we were able to get great rest as well. WE WILL BE BACK! We really could not imagine going anywhere else.

I will miss everyone until we meet again!

Love
Kim Maher

How can this program be improved?
I am telling you, I really would not change a thing.
Yes, I recommend
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Dennis
10/10

Family Trip

We came into the trip for the most part not knowing what to expect and we now depart with an amazing experience and memories. Maureen, Audlui, Marlon of Jamaican Volunteer Programs greet you with warm hearts, embrace you with warm hearts, and send you off with warm hearts. Additionally, Louise the resident Mom works so hard to made sure our family was fed well. She has a very special place in my heart. This experience for me and most importantly for my family will be ever lasting in our hearts. The orphanage had an awesome impact personally. When you look into each of the childrens eyes you see their heart and you see their soul. When you hug all of these children you receive will a gift for eternity.

How can this program be improved?
There is nothing I would change
Yes, I recommend
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Amanda
10/10

My stay at with the Evans family

I loved my stay! Everybody was so nice to me and made me feel super welcomed! I was a solo volunteer for 3 weeks and I never had a problem with anything. I loved the school and orphanage I was at also. I feel like they treated me like I was apart of their family. I don't have anything negative to say at all.

How can this program be improved?
I would just say some costs were a surprise. It wasn't that big of a deal though.
Yes, I recommend
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Danialle
10/10

Spring Break 2014

This program showed me how people here live and it amazed me! Everyday we woke up are there was a warm delicious breakfast waiting for us then we boarded the buses. I went to Constant Springs Primary and Jr. High and I loved it! The kids and the teacher were welcoming with open arms. After school we came back to the house and had free time, until dinner. Which was always amazing. The people at Smokey manor are the most welcoming and loving people i have ever met. they made this experience amazing and unforgettable for me.

How can this program be improved?
More cooking classes!
Yes, I recommend
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Jeff
10/10

Treated like family

Maureen and Linette and Marlin and Louise and Jerry treated us like family. They provided clean rooms and towels, cooked an unbelievable variety of outstanding Jamaican food, and encouraged us to use common areas inside and out, which we did indeed make good use of, whether for meetings, to relax or to play basketball or frisbee. We made great connections with students and staff in the schools we volunteered in.

How can this program be improved?
More planning/direction on what we would be doing in the schools.
Yes, I recommend

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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...