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Ready to Join Dietetics & Nutrition Volunteer Opportunities in Jamaica?

Our dietetics and nutrition volunteer programs can be done as either a full project, which means we provide room, transportation, and breakfast, as a placement only where we arrange your nutrition volunteer project without room, meals, or transfer, as well as online.


Nutrition and Dietetics are two crucial components of general well being, so naturally, we offer substantive nutrition volunteer opportunities abroad in Jamaica. Hence, 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. In fact, our nutrition volunteer abroad projects are available year round, so you can join anytime.

What would one of our typical volunteer abroad nutrition projects entail? For example, 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.

In short, if you are interested in joining our nutrition volunteer opportunities, continue reading through the 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
  • Up to 40 volunteer hours each week
  • Daily mentorship sessions
  • Jamaican culture course
  • Patois (local dialect) language course




No qualifications or experience is required to join our nutrition volunteer opportunities in Jamaica.

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 abroad projects, your Project Advisor will contact you to discuss the activities you would like to engage in during your project. In fact, 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 of your volunteer abroad nutrition 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. In addition to the assistance we will provide you with, you will also 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. Before you arrive you should check out our tour and cultural immersion adventure page for our different tour packages that you can purchase to enhance your nutrition volunteering opportunities package.

Project Completion

After you have successfully completed your nutrition volunteer opportunities abroad, we will award you with a Volunteer Certificate, signed by our Managing Director. Furthermore, we will also sign any documents that you need to certify volunteer/service hours completed on your trip.

Resources For Nutrition Volunteer Opportunities

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



Barnetts Homestay Photo

Barnett’s Home Stay

During nutrition volunteer opportunities you will stay with Jomo, the owner of Jamaica International Projects and his family. This option houses up to 5 people comfortably in dorm rooms equipped with air conditioning.

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Custom Group Accommodations

Volunteer groups can also select from a list of guest houses or hotels in Kingston or St. Catherine. Options range from small guesthouses to five-star luxury hotels. In addition to arranging your nutrition volunteering opportunities, we can also handle the booking of group accommodations for you if desired.

Daily Meals

Our nutrition volunteer opportunities abroad projects includes breakfast and dinner each day. You will be served Jamaican cuisine during your stay. Moreover, if you have any special dietary needs we will make special preparations for you.

Daily Cultural Training

Each day of your nutrition volunteer abroad project 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.

Jamaican Language Classes

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


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


Airport Pickup

As part of your nutrition volunteer opportunities in Jamaica 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 then 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 volunteering opportunities trip has come to an end, we will take you back to the airport to catch your flight back home.

Volunteer & InternshipPrices Include:

  • Airport pickup
  • Accommodation with a local family
  • Daily breakfast
  • Round trip transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle to and from your project

Prices Exclude

  • Daily dinner
  • Lunch
  • Airport Return
  • Any personal shopping money
  • Travel health insurance
  • Beach or tour outing
  • Gratuities (recommended)


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

Dietetics Volunteering Online

1 Time Payment – $399 (Per Person)
3 or more people – $200

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

Nutrition Volunteer Abroad Placement Only

1 Time Payment – $300
(Per Person)

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

1 Day Nutrition Volunteer Abroad

Cost – Varies

We arrange a 1-day nutrition volunteer program if you are short on time but still want to give back

Full Nutrition Volunteer Packages

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    Nutrition Volunteer Abroad Processing Fee (Added to Total)

    1 Person – $199
    3 or more people – $100 per person

    Partner Home Stay Accommodation

    1 Week – $755
    Extra weeks – $620 per week

    Price Includes

    • Pre-arrival support and assistance
    • Sourcing your nutrition 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
    • 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 nutrition volunteer 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.


    Step One (Research and Booking)

    Once you have decided to join our nutrition volunteering 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 nutrition volunteer opportunities 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).


    • 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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