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Nutrition Volunteer Abroad Kingston

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1 Week to 3 Months
Availability : Year Round
Worldwide
Kingston
Min Age : 16
Max People : 30

Overview

Nutrition and Dietetics are two crucial components of general well being, so naturally, we offer substantive nutrition volunteer abroad programs in Jamaica. Whether you are a fully licensed and practicing nutritionist or dietitian, or a student studying nutrition, dietetics, diabetes or other food-related fields, you are more than welcome to join this project. Our volunteer dietician work abroad projects are available year round, so you can join anytime.

What would one of our typical nutrition volunteer programs abroad entail? Well, you could shadow a local nutritionist, get placed in a local diabetic clinic or private medical facility to practice or observe, conduct clinics in areas of Jamaica to test sugar, pressure and cholesterol levels while advising locals on proper nutrition, and so much more.

Interested in joining our nutrition volunteer abroad programs? Read through the additional information on this page to learn more, or you can just go straight to the booking form to book your project or submit an enquiry.

Your Rewards

  • 10% off all tours & adventures
  • Nutrition volunteer 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 are just interested in learning more about the nutrition/dietetics fields.

However, if you plan on doing hands-on volunteer work with professionals, or work directly with patients, then ongoing training as a medical student, nutritionist, or certification/credentials that allow you to legally practice in the medical/nutrition field in your home country is required.

Ideal Volunteers

  • Students studying Nutrition/Dietetics
  • 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/nutrition/dietetics/diabetes field
  • Business owners with an interest or who operate in the field

Planning Your Project Activities

After you submit your application and have been accepted to join our nutrition volunteer programs abroad, your Project Advisor will contact you to discuss the activities you would like to engage in during your project. You are advised to brainstorm to think of the activities you would like to do during your project to make the biggest impact that you possibly can.

Some ideas you could think about include:

  • Work in a medical facility to advise patients on how to eat a balanced diet
  • Give dietary advice to patients suffering from a wide range of health issues and diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol etc.
  • Shadow a nutritionist to asses and diagnose patients, perform administrative tasks and more
  • Visit local schools and communities to spread the importance of proper nutrition to locals
  • Conduct presentations and expos on proper nutrition and distribute educational material throughout communities in Jamaica
  • Go to companies and communities to offer free medical check-ups and test cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar, weight etc.
  • Do a fundraising campaign back home to raise cash and kind to donate to the hospital, clinic, or medical facility where you will be volunteering
  • Work with a local charity to feed the homeless and hungry
  • 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 your first day 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

On weekends, and some weekday afternoons, you can partake in our cultural immersion activities and excursions. You can see some of Jamaica’s top attractions, learn about our culture and have some mind-blowing adventures. Check out our tour and cultural immersion adventure page for our different tour packages that you can purchase to enhance your nutrition volunteer programs abroad package.

Project Completion

After you have successfully completed your nutrition volunteer abroad project, we will award you with a Volunteer 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 Nutrition Volunteer Abroad Programs

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, food items, 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.

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

Port Royal Grand Hotel

Grand Port Royal Hotel (Groups Only)

You will stay at this 3-star hotel while receiving our full support.

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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

The volunteer dietician work abroad project cost includes breakfast and dinner each day. You will be served Jamaican cuisine during your stay. If you have any special dietary needs we will make special preparations for you.

Daily Cultural Training

Each day of your nutrition volunteer abroad programs you will get a 30-minute training session on the different aspects of the Jamaican culture. We will cover food, history, traditions, religion, economy, government and more.

Orientation

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

As a part of your nutrition volunteer programs abroad package, you will also learn how to speak, write and understand Patois (pronounced Pat-Wah), which is our local dialect.

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 with the children, your plans for the following day and ask any questions you may have. This is roughly 30 minutes daily.

Transport

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, 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

For your tours, you will have a Project Advisor accompanying 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

After your nutrition volunteer abroad trip has come to an end, 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

Nutrition Volunteer Abroad Processing Fee (Added to Total)

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

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 nutrition volunteer programs abroad 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
  • Double room accommodation at Grand Port Royal Hotel in Kingston. Air conditioned rooms, swimming pool, bar, restaurant, spa, room and bathrooms cleaned daily etc.
  • Full breakfast and dinner daily
  • Daily transportation to and from volunteer work site
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • 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
  • 1 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 volunteer dietician work 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 nutrition volunteer abroad programs, 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 nutrition volunteer programs abroad, 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 medical travel 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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