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Alternative Spring Break Volunteer Trips

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  • 8 Day Spring Break Trip$999
  • 5 Day Spring Break Trip$799

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8 Days or 5 Days
Availability : March 1 - May 31, 2020
Worldwide
Jamaica
Min Age : 12+
Max People : 10

Overview

Are you looking for alternative spring break volunteer trips in Jamaica to do some impactful volunteer work while exploring amazing adventures? Then this special offer is right for you! Ideal for college students, couples, families, professionals and even large groups, you can choose between a 7 Night/8 Days package for $999 USD, or a 4 Night/ 5 Day package for $799 USD.

Our alternative spring break volunteer trips include accommodation, airport transfers, daily transfer to and from your volunteer site, breakfast and dinner daily, full support before, during and after your trip, beach transfers to Fort Clarence beach and a day in Ocho Rios exploring some of Jamaica’s top tours.

Alternative Spring Break Volunteer Trips Project Types

Choose between the following areas to specialize your alternative spring break volunteer trip around:

  • Childcare
  • Working with animals
  • Human rights
  • Sports Coaching
  • Business
  • Teaching
  • Medical projects (dentistry, nursing, eye care etc.)

Ideal Volunteers For this Project

This project is ideal for volunteers who work well with others, are willing and eager to give back, and those who are looking to use their spring break to do some volunteer work and have fun while exploring Jamaica. These volunteers may include:

  • College & university students looking to use their spring break to do good while enjoying themselves
  • Teenagers and parents looking for a structured spring break program (teens under 14 must be accompanied by a guardian)
  • High school teachers planning volunteer trips abroad for their students
  • Families seeking a fun-filled yet structured volunteer trip
  • Mature volunteers and career breakers
  • Vacationers seeking a vacation with a difference
  • Companies looking for a meaningful trip for their members to join
  • Travel influencers and bloggers seeking new experiences

Project Details

Duration

You can join this project for 1 Week (7 Nights/8 Days) or a long weekend (4 Nights/5 Days).

Dates

Alternative spring break volunteer trips will be open from March 1, 2020 to May 31, 2020 during the spring months. You may book your flight for Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston (KIN) and should be booked for your arrival and departure dates.

Application Deadline

This is an open trip, so you can book whenever you decide to join, however you must book at least 3 days before your arrival date. 

Support For Alternative Spring Break Volunteer Trips

Immediately after booking this project, you will begin receiving our support services, which include the following:

  • A signed fundraising letter that you can use in your home country to raise funds and collect donations for your project
  • University and high school students may be able to utilize the volunteer hours completed during this project at school. We will gladly sign any documentation that verifies volunteer hours completed, and all volunteers will receive a volunteer certificate
  • We provide full pre-arrival support to all volunteers, so we can always set up a 1 on 1 Skype session to discuss this project or any questions you may have, as well as to give you a better understanding about us and this project

Culture Class

As a part of your package, we provide you with a complimentary class on the Jamaican culture, which you will receive a certificate for upon the completion of your project.

During the cultural class we will touch on the following topics:

  • Traditions/Norms
  • Religion
  • Food
  • Language
  • Art and Recreation
  • Our history
  • Values
  • Government
  • National Monuments

The date of the class will be listed on your itinerary.

Patois Class

We will also give you a lesson on Patois (pronounced Pat-Wah) which is our local dialect. It is a second language you will hear many locals speaking around you.

As soon as you begin your Patois lesson you will learn the following:

  • Greetings and salutations
  • Gender-specific words and terms
  • Popular words and phrases
  • The history of Patois
  • The social standing of Patois
  • Exercise to use Patois

Pricing

Price

8 Day Package — $999 USD Per Person

5 Day Package — $799 USD Per Person

 

Price Includes

  • Shared dorm room at Barnett's Home stay (room equipped with AC)
  • Full breakfast and dinner
  • Room and bathroom cleaned daily
  • Cable television & Netflix
  • Refrigerator access
  • Transfer to and from your volunteer project
  • Daily transfer to Fort Clarence Beach if desired
  • Security systems in place
  • Staff trained in first aid available 24 hours
  • In-house entertainment or Nightlife activities on select nights
  • Orientation and support document on the day of arrival
  • Cultural training session (certification awarded at the end)
  • Patois class (certificates awarded at the end)
  • Volunteer certificate upon successful completion of your program
  • Successfully completing your program grants pre-approval for alumni discounts and perks
  • Pre arrival support and assistance
  • Entrance fee to all planned excursions
  • Bob Marley Museum Tour, Devon House Tour & Ocho Rios Tour
  • Airport pickup and return

Prices For Alternative Spring Break Volunteer Trips Excludes

  • Flight
  • Lunch
  • Insurance (we can help you get this)
  • Visa
  • Gratuities
  • Additional meals
  • Additional adventures
  • Personal shopping funds

Payment

To secure your space on these alternative spring break volunteer trips, you will need to book and make your payment in full, as space is limited and will go quickly. Immediately after all the spaces in this project are booked the booking option will be disabled, so act fast to secure your space!

You may pay using either a credit card or bank wire transfer. All credit card payments will incur a 4% processing fee, and for wire transfers, you will be responsible for covering any wire transfer fees.

Fundraising

We encourage all of our volunteers to do some fundraising back home before you arrive in Jamaica. This can help you cover the cost of your trip, as well as allow you to collect donations in cash or kind that you could take along to give to your volunteer site.

We can also provide you with a sponsorship letter that you could take to businesses, schools, churches, family members and friends back home to help collect items or cash to purchase items for you to donate to your volunteer site. When you board your flight, you can take along donation items in an extra suitcase.

Itinerary

Day 1Arrival

Arrive in Jamaica at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston (KIN)

Firstly, we will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to Barnett’s Homestay where you will be checked in.

Secondly, meet with Jomo Barnett and the other members of your team and grab refreshments

Thirdly, have a quick introductory session to be formally introduced to any other volunteers joining this trip and do a quick icebreaker

Finally, enjoy your Jamaican welcome dinner

Day 2Volunteer Project

Prior to commencing your volunteer duties, receive an official welcome and orientation on your 2020 spring break volunteer trip in Jamaica, receive your printed itinerary and orientation guide and tour the property

Enjoy breakfast

Do a team-building exercise to strengthen your bond and get to know each other better

Travel to your volunteer project site to meet the people you will be working with, as well as to take a look around the property.

Travel back to the accommodation to relax, or get changed and grab a refreshment to head to the beach

Enjoy dinner

Receive your Patois class

Day 3Volunteer Project

Enjoy breakfast

Travel to your volunteer site to resume your work

Travel back to the accommodation to relax or visit the beach

Enjoy dinner

Games Night!

Day 4Volunteer Project & Devon House

Enjoy breakfast

Travel to your volunteer site to resume your volunteer work

Stop at Devon House for a tour of the mansion and Jamaica’s best ice cream

Travel back to the accommodation to enjoy the pool, rest, visit the bar or unwind

Enjoy dinner

Receive your Jamaican Culture Class

Day 5Volunteer Project

Enjoy breakfast

Travel to your volunteer site to resume your work

Travel back to the accommodation to relax or visit the beach

Enjoy dinner

Movie Night!

Day 6Volunteer Project & Bob Marley Museum

Enjoy breakfast

Travel to your volunteer site to wrap up your work

Visit the Bob Marley Museum to learn all you can about the King of Reggae’s Music

Travel back to the accommodation to relax or visit the beach

Enjoy dinner

Day 7Ocho Rios Tour Day

Firstly, enjoy breakfast

Secondly, travel from your accommodation on the highway to Ocho Rios to enjoy Green Grotto Cave, Lunch & Dunn’s River Falls.

Afterwards, head back to the accommodation to enjoy a special farewell dinner and a farewell ceremony

Day 8Departure

Enjoy breakfast

As your alternative spring break volunteer trips come to an end, say your goodbyes to the team and the other volunteers

Travel to the airport and depart Jamaica with a heart full of fondness for your new-found friends and the memories of an amazing spring break volunteer adventure

Housing

Accommodation

Locations

Barnett’s Home Stay (Portmore)

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Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hot water
  • Rooms cleaned daily
  • Free Wifi
  • Living room with cable tv with Netflix
  • Learn about the Jamaican culture by staying with a local family
  • Daily transfer to Fort Clarence Beach (less than 10 mins away)
  • Beautiful & tranquil garden outside
  • Refrigerator to store your snacks, juice and water

Meals

Full breakfast and dinner daily are included in our alternative spring break volunteer trips. We cater for volunteers with special dietary requirements such as gluten allergies, diabetes, vegans and more.

Health and Safety

The health, safety, and security of all our volunteers always remain our top priority. Here are some of the steps we take to ensure you remain safe during this project:

  • A Program Advisor who is certified in first aid will be with you at the accommodation and during all excursions
  • We provide all transportation to and from all activities, so you will be kept safe at all times
  • Barnett's Home stay is equipped with cameras, panic buttons and additional security features
  • All volunteers are required to be covered by travel health insurance. We can provide you with coverage if you do not have a plan

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Renee Barrett

Solo Traveller

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.

April 14, 2018

Joanne Lambert

Group Traveller

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.

August 20, 2017
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