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Dental Volunteering Abroad

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1 Week to 3 Months
Availability : Year Round
Worldwide
Kingston
Min Age : 12
Max People : 30

Overview

Do you crave the opportunity to travel to a developing country and volunteer your time, skills and efforts to complete dental volunteering abroad projects? If the answer is yes, then you are in the right place, as we offer the most impactful dentist volunteer opportunities in Jamaica.

Whether you are a dentist with your own practice, a dental aid/assistant, or a dental student seeking to gain work experience, our dental volunteer abroad projects can be customized just for you to help you achieve your goals. You can shadow a local dentist, on one hand, perform complex dental work and procedures (if you are suitably qualified), visit children homes and poor communities to perform dental check-ups, and much more.

Our dentistry volunteering projects are available year-round, so if you are interested in joining read through the information about this project, then submit a booking form if you are ready to join, or you may submit an inquiry to ask us any questions.

Your Rewards

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

Details

Qualifications/Experience

No qualifications or experience is required if you are a high school student, or a dental/medical student looking to learn more about the field of dentistry while observing and performing basic tasks.

Dentists, dental hygienists, or other dental professionals seeking to do more advanced procedures, or to fully practice must be certified by a reputable institution in your home country. You are required to submit proof of your qualifications along with your application to join advanced volunteer dentistry abroad projects.

Ideal Volunteers

  • Students studying Dentistry
  • Medical students
  • Teens and young adults with an interest in the field
  • Mature volunteers
  • Couples and families, with at least 1 member being qualified to join
  • Corporate groups who operate in the medical/dental field
  • Business owners with an interest in dentistry, or who operates in the field

Planning Your Project Activities

Once you are accepted to join our dental volunteering abroad project, your Project Advisor will get in touch with you to discuss your goals for your project, and the various activities you would like to engage in. You should begin thinking about these activities from now so that your project can make the best impact as possible.

Some ideas you could think about include:

  • Go to clinics, schools, and orphanages to educate and train Jamaicans on proper dental practices
  • Practice in a private dental firm with a certified dentist to shadow them and assist in dealing with serious oral diseases
  • Join a team of dentistry volunteer workers in a clinic to provide practical work in general dentistry, such as scaling, extractions, fillings and root canal work
  • Conduct dental health and hygiene expos and presentations
  • Provide free dental check-ups in poor communities, schools, and orphanages
  • Do a fundraising campaign back home to raise cash and kind to donate to the dental care facility where you will be volunteering
  • Plan special activities based on your career, skills, and talents

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

Your First Day

Your Project Advisor will accompany you to your volunteer site on the first day of your dental volunteer abroad project to introduce you to the local team you will be working with, show you around the property and assist you with making lunch arrangements. You will get orientation and training from your direct supervisor, who will guide you during your project.

Afternoon And Weekends

During weekends and some weekdays after you have completed your volunteer dentistry abroad project, you can embark on fun cultural immersion activities and excursions to see some of the top attractions in Jamaica, while you are immersed in our culture. Visit our tour and adventure website to browse all our amazing packages to add some excitement to your dentist volunteer opportunities.

Project Completion

When your dental volunteering abroad project is complete, you will be awarded a Dentistry Volunteering Certificate, signed by our Managing Director. We will also sign any documents that you need to certify volunteer/service hours completed on your trip.

Resources For Dental Volunteer Abroad Trips

You may collect or purchase cash or items back home that you can take along with you to Jamaica. These resources could range from medical supplies to help with your volunteer work, toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, pamphlets/guides, equipment and more.

We will send you a list of needed resources for the facility you are placed in, as well as those needed for the activities you have chosen to do during your dentist volunteer abroad trip.

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

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Accommodation

Barnetts Homestay Photo

Barnett’s Home Stay

During your volunteer dentistry abroad project you can stay with Jomo, the owner of Jamaica International Projects and his family. This option houses up to 5 people comfortably in a dorm room equipped with air conditioning.

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Port Royal Grand Hotel

Grand Port Royal Hotel (Couples & Groups Only)

Couples and groups may choose this 3-star hotel as their accommodation for their dental volunteer programs. We will still provide you with our full support services with this option.

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Custom Group Accommodations

For groups, you will be able to choose from a wide list of guest houses or hotels close to your project 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

Our dentistry volunteer opportunities include daily breakfast and dinner. You will receive mostly Jamaican cuisine, and we cater for all diets and special eating requirements such as gluten allergies, diabetics, vegans and more.

Daily Cultural Training

Dentistry volunteering programs include daily 30-minute training sessions on the different aspects of the Jamaican culture. We will cover food, history, traditions, religion, economy, government and more.

Jamaican Language Classes

Included in your dentist volunteer opportunities are lessons on how to speak, write and understand Patois (pronounced Pat-Wah), which is our local dialect.

Orientation

All volunteers joining our volunteer dentistry abroad 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.

Mentorship Session/Review Of The Day

We also provide daily mentorship sessions for teenagers or a general review of your day’s activities for more experienced volunteers. You are free to discuss the challenges you faced that day, the activities you completed at your project site, your plans for the following day and ask any questions you may have. This is roughly 30 minutes daily.

Transport

Airport Pickup

Our dental volunteering abroad package includes pickup at the Airport closest to your accommodation. We will meet you at the airport with a sign marked “Jamaica International Projects”. You will be transferred directly from the airport to your accommodation.

Daily Transfers

Each day, you will be transferred from your accommodation directly to your project by a team member. We will also pick you up at your project at the agreed upon time and transfer you either back to the accommodation, to change money/purchase supplies or to a cultural immersion activity/excursion, depending upon your itinerary.

Tour Transfers

If you book any tours on your dental hygiene volunteer abroad project, you will have a Project Advisor accompany you to point out important landmarks and to function as a guide. You will be transferred to and from all excursions and outings.

Return To Airport

Following the conclusion of your dental volunteer abroad program, we will take you back to the airport to catch your flight back home.

Pricing

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

Dental Volunteer Abroad Placement Only

1 Time Payment – $300
(Per Person)

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

1 Day Dentistry Volunteering

Cost – Varies

We arrange 1-day dental volunteer programs for those with little time but a desire to give back

Full Dental Volunteer Projects

Dental Volunteering Abroad Processing Fee (Added To Total)

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

Home Stay Dorm Room

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

Hotel Double Room

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 volunteer dentistry Jamaica placement
  • 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
  • Dentistry volunteering 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

Payment Methods

We offer two payment methods depending on the cost of your dental volunteering abroad package.

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.

Booking

Step One (Research and Booking)

Once you have decided to join our dentist volunteer opportunities, 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, skills and ask us questions. This is where you will learn of your acceptance into the program.

Step Three (Document Submission)

If you are accepted into our dentistry volunteering projects, your documents will then become due for submission so that we can fully arrange your placement. 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 (You can purchase affordable IMG travel medical insurance here)
  • Flight itinerary
  • Completed volunteer application form

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).

Reviews

  • 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
  • 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
    Christelle Ugbaja
  • 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
    Asimina Kosti-Stavri
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