Welcome to Jamaica International Projects!

Volunteer in Jamaica and LIVE our Culture

We offer much more than just Jamaica volunteer programs, or posh Instagram traps where you stop by to snap a few pics of you helping the needy and fly off back into first-world bliss. We curate and customize authentic experiences into impactful projects, where you see, touch, hear, feel, taste and LIVE the real Jamaica.

  • 100% Support & Safety
  • Projects With Impact
  • Boost Your Employability
  • Immerse In Jamaica

Get much more than volunteer opportunities in Jamaica – get the REAL Jamaica!

Ready to travel with a purpose? When you volunteer in Jamaica with Jamaica International Projects, you get a rewarding and unique experience where you help others while helping yourself. How do you help yourself? You have the peace of mind knowing that you helped send a child to school who would miss it otherwise, or you helped a community access free health checkups and advice. You help yourself by plying your trade and getting on-the-job experience.

As our motto states, we strive for change and self-growth, not only for ourselves but our clients. Jamaica is so much more than just stunning beaches, good music, and amazing food. We help our clients truly dive into the REAL Jamaica, whether they are volunteering in Jamaica, interning, taking a gap year, studying, or embarking on a journey of cultural immersion to explore the magic of this beautiful country.

Find a project customized to your goals, skillset, availability, and budget when you work with us to do volunteer work in Jamaica. Whether you are a solo traveler, family, corporate group, mature volunteer or a teen looking to travel and do some good, we have the ideal volunteer programs in Jamaica lined up for you.

Jamaica Volunteer Programs

What’s included in our projects

Safety & Security

Our projects, accommodations, and transfers are all secure


Safe and well equipped accommodations for your comfort

Daily Meals

Full projects include breakfast & dinner daily, for all diets


Airport transfers, trips to and from your volunteer site and excursions

100% Support

From the time you contact us until you leave, you are fully supported

Cultural Immersion

Join our culturally immersive activities & adventures

Flexible Programs

Projects run 365 days per year, so join whenever convenient

Travel Insurance

We can help you get travel medical insurance to cover your trip

Special Projects

Group Projects

Group Volunteer Projects in Jamaica

We offer custom projects for corporate groups, families, high schools, and universities who want to join impactful projects in Jamaica. Options include volunteer work, service learning, cultural immersion, team building, and volunteer vacations.

Volunteer in Uganda

Volunteer in Uganda

We have partnered with a school in Uganda to help them get volunteers to help them operate and grow. It is a nonprofit school started by a passionate Ugandan who has changed the lives of hundreds of kids for the better.

Get Volunteer Hours

Volunteer Hours in Jamaica

Do you need volunteer hours to graduate from high school or to get your next promotion? Or perhaps you want to give your resume or college application a boost? We help you get volunteer hours in Jamaica or online.

What our Volunteers, Interns, and Students say about us


    This was a life changing experience. The children were so great. They gave me and taught me so much more than I gave them. This was one of the most satisfying trips I’ve ever done. Jomo, his mother, and Dwayne were great hosts and caretakers. Jamaica and its people will forever be in my heart.


    Child Care/Orphanage Volunteer
  • Amazing experience as a volunteer in Jamaica

    I spent (only) 5 days at Reliance Basic School at Braeton and I can say it was one of the best experiences in my whole life. I was there as an Italian/English teacher but mostly I helped the teacher out with the program. The whole staff was very kind and supportive of me and the children were simply amazing. They called me Uncle David and they were so cute. I honestly think that five days were not enough but unfortunately, I couldn’t stay longer. I definitely recommend this volunteering program to anybody who wants to have a great experience in a real Jamaican environment. It’s not just about teaching to them, but also about learning from them.



    Teaching Volunteer
  • Lifetime Memories

    Unforgettable experience! All of you should try it. It was only my first-time volunteering and I’d love to do it again through the same Jamaica International Projects.


    Orphanage/Childcare Volunteer & French Teaching
  • Amazing, Incredible, a life-changing experience

    During my time in Jamaica with Jamaica International Projects, I have had a very enjoyable time. The volunteering gave me a fantastic experience that I will never forget. The excursions we were able to do gave us an authentic vision and experience in Jamaica. The food was amazing and nobody ever went away hungry, and whenever we needed to buy lunch we were always given plenty of options for food. The accommodation was very good and the staff at the hotel very useful. Jomo Barnett was an amazing guide and support during our time in Jamaica.


    Girlguiding Leader/ Volunteer Vacation
  • Incredible authentic experience

    A fantastic first experience of Jamaica! The volunteer aspect was well organized and incredibly worthwhile. The experience and bonds made will last forever. The excursions were well thought out and gave a real authentic experience of the country. One of the best trips I’ve ever done and I am so impressed with every aspect of the project and especially loved the Jamaican food every night.


    Girlguiding Leader/ Volunteer Vacation
  • Amazing trip, amazing experiences. JIP the best for Jamaica

    This has been a fabulous trip, 18 months planning resulted in our having as near as perfect experience as possible. Spending time in the children’s home was life-changing and bonds made with the home will last a long time. The Grand Port Royal hotel was a great place to stay and was more than we expected. The caterers provided us with great food and were so accommodating when we were late. The excursions were amazing and all of it was made possible by the fantastic attention to detail by the wonderful Jomo.


    Girlguiding Leader/ Volunteer Vacation
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Why We Stand Out

We are one of the top volunteer organizations in the world. These stats are a few reasons why.

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