1 Day Volunteer Programs

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Overview

If you are looking to spend a few hours out of a day to volunteer and give back to the less fortunate, then our 1 Day Volunteer Programs are perfect for you. This program was made specifically for the volunteer who would like to give back and make a difference in a short space of time.

Details

What To Expect

On the day of your project, we will pick you up at your hotel or cruise ship port and transfer you to your volunteer site either in Kingston or Montego Bay, whichever is closest. Some projects may be available in other locations that would be closer, however, if this applies we will advise you of this during booking.

When you arrive at your volunteer location you will be given an orientation on the project, meet with the local team you will be working with and settle in to begin the day’s activities. You will also find out the lunch arrangements for the day.

Once you have completed a day’s volunteer work, we will either transfer you back to the accommodation or cruise port we picked you up from, or take you to other scheduled activities and excursions (if you had purchased any).

1 Day Volunteer Trip Highlights

  • Choose from a wide range of volunteer projects
  • Share your skills, knowledge, and expertise with locals and the less fortunate
  • Get a first-hand experience into the Jamaican culture as you escape your resort to see our roots
  • Have a Project Advisor accompany you to your project and act as your guide
  • We donate 10% of the profits of this project to charity
  • You choose how long you wish to volunteer for, so you can volunteer for as little as 1 hour up to 8 hours
  • Take along donations for your project

Types Of Volunteer Projects You Can Join

Why You Should Book With Us

  • We have over 8 years experience with volunteers and arranging meaningful projects
  • We specialize in ensuring volunteers are safe at all times
  • From the moment you contact us and even after you leave we support you
  • Our 1-day volunteer projects are fully flexible with dates, times and the activities you do
  • With pre-commencement support, you can still make an impact in just 1 day
  • We are a 100% Jamaican owned business so you will be supporting locals
  • We welcome all volunteers regardless of gender, race, religion or sexual orientation
  • By joining our 1-day volunteer projects you will be pre-approved for our alumni program
  • Useful training and orientation is included
  • Transportation with our experienced drivers can be provided (cost not included in fee)

Volunteer Locations

  • Kingston
  • Montego Bay

Requirements/Qualifications

No academic qualification needed

What To Bring

We recommend you take along the following items with you:

  • Insect repellent to prevent mosquito and bug bites
  • Supplies to assist with your project
  • Sunscreen if you intend to play in the sun or sunbathe
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Notebook or electronic device to take notes
  • Cash for any shopping or excursions
  • Water shoes if you plan on swimming

Itinerary

9:00 amHotel/Cruise Ship Port Pickup

Transfer from your accommodation or cruise port to the volunteer site closest to your project.

9:30 amBegin Your Volunteer Duties

12:00 pmLunch

1:00 pmContinue volunteer duties or other planned activities

5:00 pmReturn To Accommodation Or Cruise Ship Port

Pricing

NB: All prices below are quoted in USD and are based per person

1 Day Volunteer Project Prices

1 to 2 People – $150 per person

3 or More People – $100 per person

Add-On Packages For 1 Day Volunteer Trips

Lunch 
Stop for lunch or have it brought to you

Combined Volunteer Experience
Add tours and excursions to your volunteer experience, so you can put in important volunteer work, and still explore and enjoy Jamaica during your downtime. Devon House Ice Cream, Blue Mountain, Bob Marley Museum, Dr’s Cave Beach, Rose Hall Great House and Dunns River Falls are a few popular excursions you can add to your volunteer experience.

Price Includes

  • Pre-arrival support, project planning, and assistance
  • Sourcing volunteer project placement
  • Brief orientation before you begin
  • Volunteer certificate upon successful completion of your program
  • Successful program grants pre-approval for alumni discounts and perks
  • Culture and Patois course with certificate

Price Excludes

  • Round trip transportation (we can arrange this for an additional cost)
  • Travel health insurance (we will send a link where you can get this affordably)
  • Any personal shopping money
  • Lunch
  • Beach or extra tour outing
  • Gratuities (recommended)

Payment Methods

You can pay with a credit card or wire transfer when booking a 1 Day Volunteer Project. After you make your booking we will send you payment instructions.

Booking

Step One (Research and Booking)

If you have decided to book this project after reading the information above, proceed to the booking form, enter the relevant information and submit the booking. After you’ve submitted your booking, you will be sent an application form which you must fill out. This form will give us information about yourself so we can make the relevant preparation for your volunteer experience.

If you are interested in this project but you are not ready to book, please complete our enquiry form, utilize the live chat option, give us a call or send us an email for more information.

Step Two (Follow Up Interview)

A Project 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. You may also schedule an interview to learn more about us and tell us more about yourself and your goals. After we have had a successful interview, we will then proceed to send you a request for payment of the processing fee, as well as the volunteer project cost. By making a deposit you will secure your space in this project. Only then will your project be guaranteed.

Step Three (Document Submission)

After making the payment as per your payment plan, and submitting your volunteer application you will be sent a list of documentation that you need to submit. Please submit these documents as soon as possible. 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, school id or driver’s license)
  • 1 police report/criminal background check
  • Proof of travel insurance (you can purchase travel medical insurance here)
  • Flight itinerary
  • Completed volunteer application form

Step 4 (Finalizing Payments)

Once you are accepted into the volunteer project, have submitted the relevant documents and have secured your placement with a payment, you will need to cover all your remaining expenses, such as cultural immersion/adventure costs, remaining balances from deposits or any outstanding processing fees owed. If you wish to update your package during or after this period please contact your program advisor.

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Reviews

  • 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

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