JIP Annual Volunteer Membership™

Join the movement from ‘yaad’ or abroad

Become a part of a network of volunteers around the world and make a IMPACT in Jamaica.

Ready to Join?

Select your membership and register. 

How It Works

Our small team at Jamaica International Projects carefully reviews the application of our hosts/projects before adding them to our library. This ensures that we list hosts with real needs, so our members help the most vulnerable members of Jamaican society. We conduct site visits and host interviews to ensure our projects are safe and secure. We also facilitate communication between our members and hosts who would otherwise lack the means to connect with volunteers looking to help.

Host Approval

We personally vet and interview each host before they are approved, and we assist with arranging structured trips & projects.

Feedback

Whether feedback from hosts or members, we pay keen attention to feedback and reviews to update our projects for max efficiency.

Quick Support

Our super friendly support team provides support via email, live chat, phone, and Telegram to answer your questions within 24 hours.

Member Profiles

After registering, update your profile and start connecting with other members or hosts. Build your network and get new ideas.

Important Notes

  • There is a processing fee of 5% that will be applied during checkout
  • Once you complete the payment for your membership, we will send you the membership registration link so that you can create your account.
  • Once you create your account, our team will verify and confirm your account within 24 hours, and you will be able to log in and start browsing hosts and projects

Memberships Include

Individual

$49/ YEAR
  • Connect with Jamaican hosts who need assistance and lend a helping hand any way you can
  • Engage with an unlimited amount of projects/hosts
  • Few projects may include accommodation, meals, transfers, etc. in exchange for your expertise and manpower
  • Virtual projects you can assist with right from the comfort of your own home
  • Search for planned volunteer trips to Jamaica, and join if you meet the skill requirements and budget
  • Meet fellow members like yourself on Telegram who will visit Jamaica to plan trips, exchange info, network, and more
  • Find a travel buddy for your next trip to Jamaica
  • Telegram and email support
Join As An Individual

Corporate

$199/ YEAR
  • Plan, submit, and recruit for your own volunteer projects/trips
  • Sponsor individual members and volunteer projects and gain promo on our network (mailing list, social media, blog, and other media)
  • Connect with Jamaican hosts who need assistance and lend a helping hand any way you can
  • Engage with an unlimited amount of projects/hosts
  • Few projects may include accommodation, meals, transfers, etc. in exchange for your expertise and manpower
  • Virtual projects you can help with right from the comfort of your own home
  • Search for planned volunteer trips to Jamaica, and join if you meet the skill requirements and budget
  • Meet fellow members like yourself on Telegram who will visit Jamaica to plan trips, exchange info, network, and more
  • Get assigned a personal Project Advisor to help you plan trips and volunteer projects in Jamaica
  • Phone and Live chat support
Join As A Corporate Member

Additional Benefits for Members

  • Cultural ImmersionImmerse in the Jamaican culture by working, communicating and living with Jamaicans
  • Connect with NGOsConnect with local NGOs and charities who are ready for volunteers like yourself
  • Wide Range of FieldsProjects covering a wide range of fields so you can use your skills and background effectively
  • Reference Letter & CertificatesOnce you complete a project, request a reference letter or certificate of completion from us
  • Sustainable ProjectsJoin sustainable projects such as food security, conservation, beach restoration, and more
  • Farming & AgricultureLive and work on farms across Jamaica to complete a project, learn and teach farming methods
  • FamiliesLive and work with local families and help with babysitting, chores, family life, and more
  • School & EducationGet placed within a school in Jamaica to teach students, build infrastructure, perform outreach, etc.
  • Unique HousingSome projects may include house sitting or living in unique areas, such as on lagoons, mountain cabins, private Rastafarian or Maroon villages, and more

FAQ

What is the age requirement for membership?

Individual members are required to be at least 18 years old. Members under 18 years old need a parent or guardian to register with them.

Why do I have to pay?

While we would gladly operate our memberships and programs for free, we are a small self-funded team with zero sponsors or government funding. We have to cover our operational costs, website and software fees, hosting, marketing, and more. We charge a nominal fee that is affordable when compared to global organizations and enterprises.

How long does the membership last?

Memberships last 1 year, which covers 365 days. This begins on the day you create your account, and you will receive your membership start date in your welcome email.

When the time for renewal comes, we will send you an email asking if you wish to renew your membership, with instructions on how to do so. We will never auto-renew/charge you.

Can JIP sponsor my trip?

No, we cannot. If you intend to plan your own trip, you can send it to us and we will share it with our network to see if any sponsors are interested in helping you fundraise or share your campaign. We can also add your fundraiser/trip to our monthly newsletter
with awareness.

Will I be paid for projects?

Don’t plan on it! If you are seeking a paid work opportunity in Jamaica, this membership is not for you. In some cases though, projects may pay a stipend or offer compensation. This will be outlined on the listing, however, these opportunities will be far and few in between.

Will projects be safe?

Yes. We pre-vet our projects and volunteers.

Will you help with a Visa to Jamaica?

No. You can check the Passport and Immigration Office for visa requirements.

Can you arrange a custom project/trip for us?

Yes! While this is not included in this membership, we offer Placement Only Internships/Volunteer Projects, Group Trips, Cultural Immersion Classes, and Virtual Internships/Volunteer Projects.

Why do I need travel insurance?

It is a requirement that all members who will travel to Jamaica obtain travel medical insurance and submit a copy of their policy to us. This will allow us to assist you by contacting your insurance on your behalf in the event of an emergency. For your convenience, one of our partners offers travel insurance plans for all types of trips.

How do I enroll?

Follow these links to become an individual member or a corporate member.

Meet Our Hosts/Projects

Children's Home that Needs Support
Farm for Sustainable Food Security
Single Father of Sick Child

Registering with JIP

The cost of an annual membership with Jamaica International Projects is $49 USD for individuals and $199 USD for corporate accounts. Memberships are valid for one year (365 days) and enable you to contact any hosts listed on the member page, as well as grant access to all the features outlined on your membership level.

We accept payments by Visa and Mastercard.

Ready to Join?

Select your membership and register. 

Get Travel Insurance

We partner with TRAMEDIN to offer our volunteers affordable travel medical insurance, as well as trip cancelation insurance.

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