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Customer Stories

Looking to learn more about what Jamaica International Projects has to offer? Why not read up on some of the reviews our past clients who have traveled with us have left? Scroll down and browse through the various reviews we have received.

Great placement, lots of fun

I had a wonderful placement at the pediatric center where the Dr and staff were very welcoming. I was able to develop my manual blood pressure taking ability and other key skills that I’m not able to practice in my typical clinical environment.

Renee Barrett
Pediatric Intern

I had such a great experience!

Overall, I had an amazing time with this program. I love how individualize the projects were and how Jomo really invested his time into making sure you enjoyed each experience. Working with the nutritionist was a wonderful time for me and taught me many lessons that I will use as a further in my career. As well as, as the children’s home open my eyes to a whole different side of life that I have never seen before. As far as the accommodation goes, it was excellent. I enjoyed getting to know him and his guest that were staying.

For the future, hopefully, there will be more volunteers than one at a time. I enjoyed the alone time because part of the reason I came on this trip was to get away from all the drama in my life back home! But for others, they might get kind of bored or lonely. All in all, I will remember this trip always and glad I had such a great experience!

Lindsey Swidergal
Nutrition Volunteer

Volunteering in Jamaica

This was my first volunteering trip abroad that I have planned out on my own, so without a school or supervisor doing it for me. I am very pleased with the overall experience, could not have been happier about it! The people behind it were so helpful, generous, and welcoming, I would definitely work with Jamaica International Projects again! Even when sudden issues would arise, (i.e. accommodation changes and minor problems), they were dealt with as soon as possible and in the best manner. The volunteering itself was greatly enjoyable and taught me a lot on a social, humanitarian and even personal level. Overall very impressive service provided by such a small organization, leaving me with the most positive feeling about it.

Julia Piekarczyk
Child Care/Orphanage Volunteer

WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE

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.

Christelle Ugbaja
Child Care/Orphanage Volunteer

Amazing experience

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.

Thanks!
Davide.

Davide Dainotto
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.

Asimina Kosti-Stavri
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.

Emily Solloway
Girlguiding Leader/ Volunteer Vacation

A Fantastic two weeks!

We spent two weeks in Jamaica alternating between painting bedrooms in JNCH and exploring Jamaica through excursions. Our food was provided by a fantastic catering company who gave us traditional Jamaica eating experience every night. Port Royal hotel was ideal for us as we could stay for the full two weeks. It was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had!

Emily Hunt
Girlguiding Leader/ Volunteer Vacation

Life changing experience

The whole experience has shown me sides of Jamaica I never thought I’d see. The whole trip was an incredible journey. Although some things didn’t go to plan, they were sorted quickly and well. I loved painting the children’s home and meeting everyone.

Millie Groves
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.

Holly Emmerson
Girlguiding Leader/ Volunteer Vacation

JIP JIP Hooray!

We volunteered by painting the girl’s dorms at Jamaica National Children’s Home. It was the most wonderful experience as we really got to know the girls and their personalities. I really enjoyed spending time with the children and playing with them. It truly was an amazing experience. The excursions really immersed us in the culture of Jamaica. The food and accommodation were lovely and gave us an authentic experience of Jamaica.

Saffy Truman
Girlguiding Leader/ Volunteer Vacation

My whole experience in Jamaica has been amazing.

Working in the home and seeing the bedrooms, bathrooms, and corridor of the girl’s part being made to look more decorative and seeing the girls smiles when asked if they liked it. The hotel was perfect, it is by the sea. Lovely friendly, helpful staff and the caterers who came in were wonderful. They catered for all of us. We tried a lot of different Jamaican dishes and they were wonderful and took requests.

Tricia Collen
Girlguiding Leader/ Volunteer Vacation

Exciting, extraordinary experience

Although the excursions were amazing it could have been nice to spend more time in JNCH as there were still things we couldn’t get done. The caterers were really good and offered lots of variety. The accommodation was great. The staff there were super friendly and the bar was a bonus. Having Jermaine for photos on some excursions was great and really useful. The whole experience has been incredible and I’m really sad it has come to an end. Jomo is the best!!

Grace Groves
Girlguiding Leader/ Volunteer Vacation

A fantastic experience with memories that I will share back home and that will stay with me forever

We have had an amazing two weeks in Jamaica. It has been a full programme and a good mix of volunteering at the children’s home, plus visiting different attractions around the island. At the children’s home, I spent most of my time decorating which was hot and sweaty work, but it was very satisfying to see and hear the difference we had made. Our sightseeing days were long and busy days, but there was so much to see and do – from climbing waterfalls to swimming in the sea to visiting a plantation. Food and hotel have been good and everyone has been friendly and welcoming. Thanks for the great experience.

Jo Ross
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.

Joanne Lambert
Girlguiding Leader/ Volunteer Vacation