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Diabetes Volunteer Abroad In Jamaica

Additional Info
  • Processing Fee: $150 - $300 USD
  • Weekly Cost: $725 usd 1 week
  • Dates Available: Year round
  • Volunteer Site: St. Catherine, Kingston, Montego Bay, Ocho Rios
  • Max Participants: 30
  • Age Range: 12 - 85
  • Room Types: Dorm
  • Minimum Stay: 1 week
  • Maximum Stay: 3 months
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Transfers: To/From Airport & Project
  • Our Social Work: We donate up to 50% to charity
  • Group Discount: Yes (5 or more travelers)
  • Tour Discount: 10% off all tours/excursions
Description

Diabetes Awareness Volunteer Programs Abroad – Help Diabetes Education In Jamaica

Are you seeking to travel abroad to join thousands to help fight diabetes? Are you a health care worker, a diabetic patient, medical personnel/student or a casual volunteer looking to come to Jamaica to help provide diabetes education? Or perhaps you wish to teach Jamaicans about diabetes awareness, management and prevention? If so then this project was made with you in mind.

 

Jamaica International Projects has partnered with diabetic associations across Jamaica to have our volunteers lend their skills, time and knowledge to help locals who suffer from diabetes. There are many ways that volunteers can help, from administering blood sugar tests, educating locals on the dangers of diabetes and how to prevent it, and so much more.

 

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for you to help prevent the growing cases of diabetes diagnosed in Jamaica each year, and also to reach out to the thousands of Jamaicans living with this disease and help them to manage it. By joining our volunteer for diabetes program you will be helping to set the foundation for many generations of Jamaicans for years to come.

 

What You Can Do When You Become A Diabetes Volunteer In Jamaica:

  • *Helping local health organizations to put on diabetic clinics across the island
  • *Do blood sugar testing island wide and give out educational material
  • *Visit schools and communities to educate locals on diabetes awareness, management and prevention
  • *Work in labs and medical facilities to test samples for diabetes
  • *Counsel diabetic patients on exercising, nutrition, caring for the feet etc.
  • *Do presentations and expos to teach locals diabetes education
  • *Do a fundraising campaign back home to raise cash and kind to donate to the diabetic facility where you will be volunteering
Project Details

Diabetes Education Volunteer Programs Placements

You will be placed at diabetic centres and clinics in Kingston, Saint Catherine, Montego Bay or St. Ann.

 

Amount Of Participants:

This project can accommodate up to 30 volunteers at a time. If you have a larger group we will need to make special arrangements.

 

Experience:

Although you do not need prior medical experience to join our diabetes volunteer opportunities abroad, volunteers with experience working in this field, medical students and doctors/nurses will receive advanced placements where they can perform more complicated tasks.

 

Project Activities:

Your Program Advisor will work with you during the application process to outline and discuss your goals for your program, and the activities that you would like to perform in Jamaica. We ask that you pre plan for your program, so that you will have clear objectives to follow and we can find a placement that can facilitate your needs.

 

Resources:

We encourage volunteers to collect resources back home to donate to the facility where they will be volunteering. We will provide you with a list of their greatest needs. This is NOT a mandatory part of your program, so let us know if you are unable to do this.

 

We will provide you with any assistance you may need regarding documentation to apply for grants or funding, and we suggest that you read our fundraising & crowdfunding guide for great ideas and tips to help raise funds to cover your trip to Jamaica.

 

Duration:

Diabetes volunteer abroad programs start from a minimum of 1 week in length and run for up to 3 months. You will need to consult your country’s consular office for visa requirements if you wish to stay longer.

 

Your First Day:

On your first day you will be accompanied to your project by your Program Advisor, who will introduce you to the local staff and ensure that you are settled in. After you tour the property you will be shown where to purchase lunch daily.

 

Transportation:

Each day our trusted company representatives will transport you to and from your project. Our drivers are courteous and operate on a timely manner. The transfer times are based on your itinerary, so if you wish to spend more or less time at your project on a particular day, please advise us in advance.

 

Project Completion:

When you complete your project, you will be presented a signed Certificate of Participation from our General Manager. We will also sign any documentation that you require to authenticate community service hours.

 

Recommended To Take With You:

If you wish to volunteer and help fight diabetes abroad in Jamaica we recommend that you take the following items along with you:

 

Money to purchase lunch – lunch in Jamaica is very affordable, and would cost about $3-$5 USD per day.
Insect repellent to prevent mosquito and bug bites
A camera to take pictures
Sunscreen if you intend to play in the sun or sunbathe
A water bottle
Comfortable shoes

Dates and Costs
Processing Fee (Add to Total)
$150 USD

 

Shared Dorm Room In KINGSTON Hosted By JIP (USD)
1 Week $725
2 Weeks $1,270
3 Weeks $1,815
4 Weeks $2,360
5 Weeks $2,910
6 Weeks $3,455
7 Weeks $4,000
8 Weeks $4,545
Extra Weeks $545

 

Shared Dorm Room In KINGSTON GROUP RATES (5 or More Volunteers) (USD)
1 Week $699
2 Weeks $1,215
3 Weeks $1,735
4 Weeks $2,255
5 Weeks $2,775
6 Weeks $3,295
7 Weeks $3,810
8 Weeks $4,330
Extra Weeks $520

 

Private Room With Local Host (USD)
1 Week $990
2 Weeks $1,790
3 Weeks $2,580
4 Weeks $3,375
5 Weeks $4,170
6 Weeks $4,965
7 Weeks $5,760
8 Weeks $6,600
Extra Weeks $720

 

Placement Only Processing Fee
$300 USD

Prices Include:


*Pre-arrival support and assistance
*Sourcing volunteer project placement
*Orientation and support documentation on day of arrival
*Pickup from airport and transfer to accommodation.
*Private room with a local host near the parish your program is in (Kingston, St. Ann, St. Catherine or Montego Bay.) Accommodation equipped with fans/air conditioning, double or queen bed, kitchen access, free wifi, cable television, bathroom and more.
*Full breakfast and dinner daily.
*Daily transportation to and from volunteer project
*24/7 in country support
*Certificate of participation upon successful completion of your volunteer program
*Return transfer to airport

 

Prices Do Not Include:

Visa application cost or fees (if applicable)
Daily lunch
Personal shopping money
Airfare expenses or taxes
Travel insurance (You can purchase affordable travel medical insurance here)
Weekend tour and adventure projects

 

Availability:

Volunteer for diabetes abroad projects are available all year round from Mondays to Fridays. It may be possible to arrange projects on the weekends if you desire.

 

Project Dates & Times:

We asks that volunteers book their flights to arrive in Jamaica on the weekends, preferably Saturday so that your project can commence on a Monday. If it is not possible for you to arrive on weekend, we will still accommodate you.

 

Afternoon & Weekends:

We offer cultural immersion tours and fun adventures during weekends and some afternoons. This is to help volunteers inject fun and excitement into their volunteer program, while learning more about our people and culture. You can view our Excursion, Tour & Adventure page and let us know which tours you wish to add to your package in Jamaica.

Accommodation and Transportation

 

Accommodation

 

Where You Will Stay:

You will stay with a pre-vetted local host in houses or apartments that are equipped to accommodate our volunteers and interns. You will get a chance to experience the Jamaican culture first hand. On your application form you will select the area you would like to stay in, and choose from St. Catherine, Kingston, Montego Bay, or St. Ann (Ocho Rios). All local hosts we work with are safe and will treat you like a member of the family.

 

Accommodation Features:

• Double or queen beds
• Air Conditioning or fans
• Private or shared bathrooms
• Cable television
• Free Wi-Fi access
• Closets
• Chest of drawer and night table
• Locker or safety box with lock (storage)

 

Group Accommodations

Groups joining our mental health volunteering abroad programs will be able to choose from a wide list of guest houses or hotels that we work with or manage to accommodate your members. You can choose accommodations in the most popular areas of Jamaica, equipped with dorm rooms, double rooms and private rooms and modern day amenities.

 

Orientation:

We provide all of our volunteers with orientation on your date of arrival. Once you are settled into your accommodation, you will be given your finalized itinerary and your orientation guide. During orientation we will go over project dates and times, transportation, meal times, cultural/excursion activities and you will be given tips on Jamaica.

 

Key Deposit:

We require a $20 USD key deposit to be paid during orientation. This will be refunded upon checkout once the keys are returned. If you lose your keys we will use your deposit to cover their replacement.

 

Welcome Meal:

On your date of arrival, following your orientation, you will be served with your welcome meal.

 

Daily Meals:

Your Package Cost covers breakfast and dinner daily. You will be served Jamaican cuisine during your stay. Indicate if you have any special dietary requirements on your application so that we can make preparations for you.

 

Transportation

 

Airport Pickup:

Your diabetes awareness Project Cost also covers the cost of airport pickup at the Norman Manley International Airport or Sangster International Airport, depending on where you will be staying. We will meet you at the airport with a sign saying Jamaica International Projects. You will be transferred directly from the airport to your accommodation.

 

You should book you flight to the airport that is nearest to the parish you will be staying in. We will advise you during application.

 

Daily Transfers:

Each day, you will be transferred from your accommodation directly to your project by a team member. We will also pick you up at your project at the agreed upon time and transfer you either back to the accommodation, to change money/purchase supplies or to a cultural activity/excursion, depending upon your itinerary.

 

Tour Transfers:

For your tours, you will have a Program Advisor accompanying you to point out important landmarks and to function as a guide. You will be transferred to and from all excursions and outings.

 

Return To Airport:

At the end of your project, we will provide return transportation to the airport or bus stop.

How to Join Us

Research:

Read through the all of the information about our diabetes volunteer program and make a decision if it is the program for you.

 

Apply:

Click APPLY NOW and complete the application form as thoroughly as possible. In the meantime start thinking of the activities that you would like to engage in during your project.

 

Interview:

A Program Advisor will review your application and contact you within 24 hours via Skype, Google Hangouts or telephone. You will get a chance to discuss your goals, skills, fundraising and ask us any questions.

 

Secure Your Placement:

As soon as you are accepted, you will need to pay your Non-Refundable Processing Fee so that we can begin making your placement and processing your application. You may also pay a deposit or make payment in full once you are sure of your date of travel, because availability is on a first come first serve basis.

 

Submit Documentation:

After paying the processing fee you will be sent a list of documentation that you need to submit. We ask that you submit these documents as soon as possible, so if you are planning to join this program then you should start the process of obtaining them from now. These documents are:

 

• 2 Reference letters (1 personal, 1 professional)
• 1 recent photo id (passport, national id or driver's license
• 1 police report/criminal background check
• Proof of travel insurance
• Flight itinerary

 

Finalize All Payments:

All payments must be finalized no later than 60 days before your travel date. This means that the entire package cost, including Program Fee, Project Cost and Cultural Immersion/Excursion cost must be settled 60 days before your arrival date. You can update your cultural immersion/excursion package or purchase additional tours while you are in Jamaica.

 

You will receive updates on your project and itinerary via emails, phone calls and through Google+ or Skype calls.

 

Remember to read through our Terms and Service Agreement to know your responsibilities if you embark on this program.

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