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Volunteer Orphanage Abroad Jamaica

Additional Info
  • Processing Fee: $150 - $300 USD
  • Weekly Cost: $725 usd 1 week
  • Dates Available: Year round
  • Volunteer Site: Kingston, Montego Bay, Ocho Rios
  • 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 (For 5 or more)
  • Tour Discount: 10% off all tours/excursions
Description

Join Meaningful Volunteer Orphanage Abroad Work In Jamaica

Looking to make a difference in a child’s life abroad? Why not come to Jamaica and join us for our volunteer orphanage abroad projects? Jamaica, like most countries in the world, has many sides. Aside from the beautiful sandy beaches, warm and friendly locals and reggae festivals, there are also poor and destitute families, single mothers with multiple children and many orphans placed in the care of the state.

 

Many of these children are vulnerable, and these orphanages are usually not equipped to provide the love, care, support and guidance that these children so desperately need in order to become fully functional members of society and industrious adults.

 

Why You Should Embark On Our Volunteer Orphanage Jamaica Program

If you would like to leave a lasting memory on the minds and hearts of these children in Jamaica, then our overseas orphanage volunteer work is definitely for you. You will be amazed at the love and affection these children show you, despite their circumstances. Watch as they laugh, sing, dance, share and eagerly ask you questions about yourself and your culture.

 

By joining our programs you will undoubtedly leave a lasting impact on the lives of these children, and give them hope and inspiration of doing the best they can in life while remaining positive and hopeful.

 

How You Can Help On Your Jamaica Orphanage Volunteer Abroad:

  • *Help with homework
  • *Show love and affection
  • *Help prepare meals
  • *Playing fun games
  • *Doing arts and craft
  • *Teaching them about your culture
  • *Reading to the children and teaching them to read
  • *Do a fundraising campaign back home to raise cash and kind to donate to the orphanage
Project Details

Volunteer Abroad Orphanage Project Placement


You will be placed in orphanages, children homes and child care facilities in either Kingston, Montego Bay or St. Ann area, based on your preference and availability.

 

Amount Of Participants:

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

 

Requirements:

You must love working with children, and be willing to devote enough time and effort to commit to a meaningful project.

 

Experience:

No Prior experience is needed to join our childcare volunteer abroad programs, however any experience would be a great asset. Please let us know if you possess any skills that you could use to assist the children and the facility.

 

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.

 

Here Is A List Of Activities That You Can Choose From:

• Help the children with homework after school
• Care for babies and small children
• Help house mothers in the kitchen to prepare meals
• Teach the children reading and writing exercises
• Organize Arts and Crafts sessions with the children
• Play games and tell stories
• Share your culture and experiences
• Organize mini fashion shows

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

 

Resources:

Oftentimes the orphanages and childcare facilities will not have adequate resources for the children. It would be a big help if you are able to raise funds and do a collection drive back home so that you could bring down these resources with you to Jamaica. We will send you a list of needed resources for the facility you are placed in, as well as those needed for the activities you have chosen.

 

Combine Experiences

If you would like to combine your volunteer in Jamaica orphanage experience with another project, please let us know on your application. Popular projects that get combined with this project are:

Volunteer Teaching
Volunteer Building Projects
Sports Volunteering
Human Rights Volunteer
Volunteer Business Development
Women's Empowerment
Humanitarian Volunteer & Sponsor A Family Or Child

 

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 the orphanage, where you will be introduced to the staff and given a tour of the property. We will spend some time to ensure that you are settled in comfortably, and that you know what you will be doing for the remainder of the day.

 

We will also make necessary arrangements so that you know where you can purchase lunch.

 

Transportation:

We provide company operated transportation to and from your project daily. This cost is included in your project 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 volunteer abroad in orphanage project, we will award you with a Certificate of Participation, 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 experience 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
  • *A camera to take pictures
  • *Sunscreen if you intend to play in the sun or sunbathe
  • *A water bottle
  • *Comfortable shoes

 

Volunteer Placements Only

If you only wish for us to arrange your volunteer orphanage abroad program while you arrange all other aspects of your trip, we can arrange this as well. This is called a Volunteer Placement Only Package. You will be responsible for arranging your own accommodation, daily transfers, airport pickup/return and meals. We will still arrange your volunteer program, process your documents and provide pre-arrival support. Our program advisor will also accompany you to the project on your first day and you will receive your certificate at the end of your program.

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 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 affordable IMG travel medical insurance here)
*Weekend tour and adventure projects

 

Availability:

Volunteer overseas orphanage Projects are available all year round.

 

Project Dates and 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. You may also opt to volunteer on a Saturday, if your volunteer site is open.

 

Afternoon And Weekends:

On weekends, and some weekday afternoons, you can 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 tours and adventure packages and purchase a tour package to maximize your experience in Jamaica.

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 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

For volunteer abroad orphanage groups, you 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 and room deposit to be paid during orientation. This will be refunded upon checkout once the keys are returned and the room is undamaged. If you lose your keys or damage the room we will use your deposit to cover their replacement/repairs.

 

Welcome Meal:

On your date of arrival, following your orientation, you will be served with your welcome meal. This will consist of an authentic Jamaican 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. We can customize menus for special diets such as gluten free, vegans, diabetic etc.

 

Transportation

 

Airport Pickup:

Your volunteer work orphanages 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 email, 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 Volunteer 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 and submitting your volunteer application form 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 (if you do not have insurance you can purchase it HERE)
• 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 And Service Agreement to know your responsibilities if you embark on this program.

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