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Legal Volunteer Abroad Human Rights Projects

Additional Info
  • Processing Fee: $150 - $300 USD
  • Weekly Cost: $725 usd 1 week
  • Dates Available: Year round
  • Volunteer Site: Kingston, Montego Bay
  • Max Participants: 30
  • Age Range: 12 - 85
  • Room Types: Dorm, Double, Private
  • 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

Legal Volunteer Abroad Human Rights Projects In Jamaica

Are you looking for a legal volunteer abroad program in Jamaica? Or are you looking to participate in a volunteer abroad human rights project? Here at Jamaica International Projects we offer excellent opportunities for you to work with Human Rights organizations on impactful and meaningful projects. This is your chance to help defend the rights of families, women and children who have become abuse victims by joining our legal volunteer opportunities abroad.

 

In addition to the many children who suffer from abandonment, neglect and abuse, Jamaica faces the challenge of a rising number of missing children being reported each year. According to the Office of the Children’s Registry (OCR) 984 children were reported missing for the period of January to June 2014 and of this amount, only 614 have since returned. As you can imagine this figure increases each year.

 

How You Will Make A Difference During Your Legal Volunteer Work Abroad

Although a background in law, social work or psychology would be beneficial, there are no special requirements for human rights and law volunteers. Your efforts will produce a positive influence on poor communities in Jamaica, and possibly assist with reducing the number of missing children in Jamaica each year.

 

Your chance to help in the fight for the rights of those who are helpless or too afraid to fight on their own starts right here.

 

How You Can Help On Your Human Rights Volunteer Abroad Projects:

  • *Help with counselling abuse victims
  • *Assist in supporting a legal/counselling team
  • *Support a local Human Rights team with administrative support
  • *Conduct legal research and work with a local team of experts
  • *Visit schools, organizations and communities to educate locals about their human rights
  • *Assess communities that need assistance, and implement conflict resolution strategies
  • *Embark on outreach programs at children’s homes and women’s shelters
  • *Do a fundraising campaign back home to raise cash and kind to donate to the human rights organization and shelters in Jamaica
Project Details

Human Rights & Lawyer Volunteer Opportunities Abroad Placements In Jamaica


You will be placed at a local human rights agency or a law firm in Montego Bay or Kingston.

 

Amount Of Participants:

This project is open to individuals, couples and groups. We can accommodate as many as 30 volunteers at a time, however pre booking is needed. Special arrangements are needed for larger groups.

 

Experience:

No prior experience is needed to join our volunteer opportunities for lawyers overseas in Jamaica. If you do have experience or training as a lawyer or human rights advocate you can receive an advanced placement where you will be able to fully utilize your skills and experience.

 

Project Activities:

After you apply, our Program Advisor will contact you to discuss the activities that you would like to engage in during your project. Pre-planning is an important step to an impactful project, so please think carefully on what your goals are during this time.

 

Some Activities That You Can Do On Your Volunteer Abroad Law Projects Are:


*Counsel and support abuse victims

*Volunteer in a local Human Rights organization’s headquarters and lend your support to their cause
*Perform legal research and provide legal expertise as you work closely with local experts as well as victims
*Visit a school, community or organization and inform locals about the various human rights and the importance of respecting the rights of every human being
*Help to seek out communities or families who are in need of aid and develop conflict resolution strategies
*Go to children’s homes and women’s shelters to perform outreach activities
*Raise funds and collect donations back home to donate to a local human rights agency/shelter of your choosing

If you would like to suggest an activity not listed above, please discuss with your Program Advisor.

 

Resources:

There is a possibility that your volunteer lawyer abroad placement site may need specific supplies or resources to help improve their daily operations. We will request a list of items that the agency may be in need of, and send you a copy so that you can attempt to source some of the items through fundraising or donations back home.

 

We will also provide you with any necessary documentation that may aid you in your fundraising. This is NOT mandatory, so you may opt out if you wish.

 

Combine Experiences

You may combine this project with any of the following volunteer programs:

Volunteer Teaching
Childcare & Orphanage
Sports Volunteering
Business Management
Building & Maintenance
Women's Empowerment
Social Work
Disability Care/Special Needs

 

Duration:

We offer projects for a minimum of 1 week and a maximum of 3 months. For projects longer than 3 months, you will need to contact us to check visa and other requirements.

 

Your First Day:

On the first day of your project, a Program Advisor will accompany you to your project site, where you will be introduced to the staff. You will be given a tour of the office and after you have settled in your objectives will be made clear. Before your Program Advisor departs he/she will ensure that you know where to purchase lunch.

 

Transportation:

We provide company operated transportation to and from your project daily. This cost is included in your package cost. We will work off the time indicated on your itinerary, so if you would like to spend more or less time at your project on a particular day, let us know so that we can pick you up at the desired time.

 

Project Completion:

Upon the completion of your project, we will present you with a Volunteer Certificate signed by our General Manager. We would also be happy to sign any documents that you would need to prove community service hours.

 

Recommended To Take With You:

In order for your volunteer abroad human trafficking and legal placement to be completely fulfilling, we recommend that you take along the following items 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
*Supplies to assist with your project (if any)
*A camera to take pictures
*Sunscreen if you intend to play in the sun or sunbathe
*A reusable 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

Legal Volunteer Abroad 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 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
*10% discount off all tours & adventures

 

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 health travel insurance here)
*Weekend tour and adventure projects

 

Availability:

Human rights volunteer lawyers abroad projects run 365 days a year.

 

Project Dates & Times:

Projects normally run Monday through Friday, so we ask that volunteers arrive on the weekend, preferably Saturday. If you cannot come on a weekend, we will still accommodate you.

 

Afternoon & Weekends:

On weekends, and some weekday afternoons, you can opt to partake in our cultural immersion and excursion tours. This is the perfect opportunity for you to not only have fun and blow off steam, but also learn about our rich culture and experience our top attractions. View our available excursion and adventure tours in Jamaica and purchase a tour package.

Accommodation and Transportation

 

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 or Montego Bay. 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 legal and human rights volunteer 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 legal & human trafficking volunteer abroad 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.

How to Join Us

Research:


Read through the other information on this page about this program thoroughly and decide 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 Processing 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 & Service Agreement to know your responsibilities if you embark on this program.

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