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Are you looking for a legal volunteer abroad program in Jamaica? Or are you looking to participate in human rights volunteer abroad projects? This is your chance to work with Human Rights organizations to help in the struggle to defend the rights of families and children who have become abuse victims when you join our legal volunteer opportunities abroad.

In addition to the many children who suffer from abandonment, neglect, and abuse, Jamaica faces the challenge of a rising number of missing children being reported each year. According to the Office of the Children’s Registry (OCR), 984 children were reported missing for the period of January to June 2014 and of this amount, only 614 have since returned. As you can imagine this figure increases each year.

How You Will Make A Difference During Your Human Rights Volunteer Abroad Law Project

Your efforts will produce a positive influence on poor communities in Jamaica and possibly assist with reducing the number of missing children in Jamaica each year. Your chance to help in the fight for the rights of those who are helpless or too afraid to fight on their own starts right here.

Project Rewards

  • 10% off all tours & adventures
  • Legal volunteer abroad certificate
  • 40 or more volunteer hours each week
  • Daily mentorship sessions
  • Jamaican culture course
  • Patois (local dialect) language course



Although a background in law, social work or psychology would be beneficial, there are no special requirements or qualifications to join our human rights and lawyer volunteer opportunities abroad.

Volunteers with experience will be eligible for more advanced placements.

Ideal Volunteers

  • Lawyers
  • Human rights professionals/advocates
  • Social workers
  • Paralegals and law students
  • Teens and young adults who would like to explore the fields of human rights or law
  • Couples and families, with at least 1 member qualified to work in law or human rights
  • Corporate groups
  • Business owners
  • Mature volunteers
  • Professionals
  • High school and university groups

Planning Your Project Activities

We suggest our volunteers do some pre-planning before you begin your human rights volunteer abroad project. This ensures that your project will be impactful for both yourself and the local beneficiaries. Once you have been accepted into the program, you should begin planning and thinking about the activities and goals you wish to accomplish during your project. Your Project Advisor will be available to speak with you via Skype to help with your planning.

Here are some ideas of what you can do during your volunteer abroad human rights project:

  • Help with counseling abuse victims
  • Support the local Human Rights team with administrative support
  • Conduct legal research and work with a local team of experts
  • Visit schools, organizations, and communities to educate locals about their human rights
  • Assist in supporting the legal/counseling team
  • Assess communities that need assistance, and implement conflict resolution strategies
  • Embark on outreach programs at children’s homes and women’s shelters
  • Do a fundraising campaign back home to raise cash and kind to donate to the human rights organization and shelters in Jamaica

These are just some examples. Feel free to discuss any other activities you would like to engage in during your project.

Your First Day

The first day of your legal volunteer opportunities abroad trip, your Project Advisor will accompany you to your volunteer site to show you around, introduce you to your team, assist with your orientation and show you where to get lunch.

Afternoon And Weekends

You can purchase tour and excursion packages to add some fun and adventure to your legal volunteer work abroad trip. These can be done on weekends, and some weekdays after you complete your project.

Project Completion

When your volunteer abroad law project is completed, we will award you with your Volunteer Certificate, which will be signed by our Managing Director. If you have any additional documents that you need to be signed to prove the volunteer hours you have completed, we will sign those as well.

Resources For Human Rights Volunteer Abroad Projects

It is recommended that you collect some resources and donations back home to take to your legal volunteer abroad work site. We can send you a list of needed resources if you wish.

Recommended To Take With You

  • Money to purchase lunch ($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 reusable water bottle
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Notebook or electronic device to take notes
  • Cash for any shopping or excursions
  • Water shoes if you plan on swimming


Barnett’s Home Stay

Barnetts Homestay Photo

You may stay with Jomo, the owner of Jamaica International Projects and his family. This option houses up to 5 volunteers comfortably in dorm rooms equipped with air conditioning.

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Port Royal Grand Hotel

Grand Port Royal Hotel

Stay at this lovely 3-star hotel in Port Royal while you receive our full support services.

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Custom Group Accommodations

For groups, you will be able to choose from a wide list of guest houses or hotels in Kingston or St. Catherine to accommodate your members. You can choose from small guest houses to fancy business hotels, depending on your group’s budget. Of course, we can handle the booking of group accommodations for you if you desire.

Daily Meals

Volunteer abroad human rights projects include breakfast and dinner each day. If you have special dietary needs, such as diabetes, allergies, you are a vegan etc, we will work with you as well.

Daily Cultural Training

Each day you will be given a lesson on the Jamaican culture. We will teach you about various aspect of the Jamaican lifestyle such as our food, traditions, religion, customs, government etc.


All volunteers joining this project will receive orientation and support documentation 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.

Jamaican Language Classes

Our volunteer opportunities for lawyers overseas in Jamaica also include Patois (pronounced Pat-Wah) classes. This is our local dialect that you will hear frequently while volunteering in Jamaica.

Mentorship Session/Review Of The Day

At the end of each day, we provide daily mentorship sessions for younger volunteers or a general review of the work day for more mature volunteers. We will discuss the day’s activities, the challenges you faced, how you overcame them, and your plans for the following day. You can also ask any questions that you may have. This session lasts about 30 minutes or less daily.


Airport Pickup

We provide you with airport pickup at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston (KIN). 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.

Daily Transfers

Each day as part of your human rights volunteer abroad project, we will take you to and from your volunteer site.

Tour Transfers

Any tour, adventure or excursion that you purchase during your legal volunteer opportunities abroad we will take you to and from all activities and act as your guide.

Return To Airport

Once your volunteer abroad human rights project is complete, we will transfer you back to the airport to catch your flight back home.


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

Human Rights Volunteer Abroad Placement Only

1 Time Payment – $300
(Per Person)

We arrange your volunteer project & provide you with pre-arrival support

Human Rights Volunteer Abroad 1 Day

Cost – Varies

We arrange a 1 day human rights volunteer programs if you are short on time but still want to give back

Full Volunteer Packages

Human Rights Volunteer Abroad Processing Fee (Added To Total)

1 Person – $150
5 or more people – $100 per person

Home Stay Package

1 Week – $780
2 Weeks – $1,360
3 Weeks – $1,990
4 Weeks – $2,620
Extra Weeks – $550 per week

Hotel Double Room Accommodation

Minimum of 2 People to Book

1 Week – $900
2 Weeks – $1,650
3 Weeks – $2,450
4 Weeks – $3,250
Extra Weeks – $800 per week

Price Includes

  • Pre-arrival support and assistance
  • Sourcing your lawyer volunteer opportunities abroad placement in Jamaica
  • Orientation and support documentation on the day of arrival
  • Daily cultural training session (certificate awarded at the end)
  • Daily mentorship/review of the day’s activities of your volunteer project
  • Pickup from airport and transfer to accommodation
  • Dorm or double room at the designated accommodation. Live with either a local host family in a home stay (Dorm) or at our partner hotel (Double Room)
  • Full breakfast and dinner daily
  • Daily transportation to and from volunteer work site
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • Legal volunteer certificate upon successful completion of your program
  • Return transfer to the airport
  • Successful program grants pre-approval for alumni discounts and perks
  • 10% Discount off all tours and adventures
  • A complimentary trip to a nearby beach

Price Excludes

  • Visa application cost or fees (if applicable)
  • Daily lunch
  • Additional Meals
  • Personal shopping money
  • Airfare expenses or taxes
  • Weekend tour and adventure projects
  • Gratuities
  • Travel insurance (You can purchase affordable IMG travel medical insurance here)

Payment Methods

You can choose between 2 payment methods to secure your volunteer abroad law & human rights trip:

Credit Card: If your package total is less than $8,000 USD, you may choose to pay with a credit card. All credit card payments will incur a 4% processing fee.

Wire Transfer: If your package is greater than $8,000 USD, you will have to pay via wire transfer. This method of payment will also incur a processing fee that you will be responsible to cover, which may vary depending on your bank of choice.


Step One (Research and Booking)

Once you have decided to join our legal volunteer abroad human rights project, proceed to the booking form, enter the relevant info, select your preferred payment option (30% deposit or full payment) and submit. After submission, you’ll be sent a list of documents to be submitted, payment instructions and a link to the volunteer application form.

If you are interested but not ready to book, please contact us or submit a message using the enquiry form.

Note: By submitting the booking form you will NOT be making a binding commitment to join the project.

Step Two (Follow Up Interview)

We will review your booking and application within 24 hours and reach out to you via your preferred means of contact. You will get to discuss your goals, the areas you are interested in teaching, and ask us questions. This is where you will learn of your acceptance into the program.

Step Three (Document Submission)

Once you are accepted into our legal volunteer abroad human rights project, you will be required to submit your documents as soon as possible. These Include:

  • 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 (go here to purchase travel medical insurance)
  • Flight itinerary
  • Completed volunteer application form
  • Proof of qualification to teach (if you are seeking placement as a qualified teacher)

Step Four (Finalizing Payments)

You will then be notified to clear up all outstanding fees and balances (if you made a 30% deposit or made any additional changes to your package).


  • 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
  • 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
    Childcare Volunteer

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