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To celebrate the update and relaunch of our website, as well as the refocusing of our vision and mission, we have decided a gift is in order! The team here at Jamaica International Projects is proud to present our 2019 Relaunch Special Deals. From Saturday, January 19, 2018, to Sunday, July 28, 2019, we will offer a special discounted volunteer package for anyone looking to volunteer during that time. For this special package, the cost will be $745 USD per person for the first week, and $660 USD each following week.
Continue reading for more information about this amazing deal, and feel free to get in touch with us to inquire about this discounted deal or to book.
To take advantage of this deal, you will need to join a volunteer project from one of the available fields below:
Here are some of the highlights of joining a volunteer project with us
This project is ideal for volunteers who work well with others, are willing and eager to give back, and who are excited about becoming a part of a new volunteer movement.
Volunteers Who Are Ideal Candidates For This Project:
During this project, you can volunteer for as little as 1 week up to 3 months.
We will provide you with all necessary transportation as a part of your package. This includes:
Depending upon the volunteer field you wish to specialize in, you will be either placed at a facility in the parishes of Kingston or St. Catherine, both of which are close to your volunteer home base.
As a part of your package, we provide you with complimentary classes on the Jamaican culture, which you will receive a certificate for upon the completion of your project.
During the cultural classes we will touch on the following topics:
We will begin these lessons as soon as you arrive to get you on the fast track to learning about the Jamaican culture so you will better understand the island and its people.
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. During your Patois lessons you will learn the following:
For this special deal, your accommodation will be a double room at the Grand Port Royal Hotel. This is a lovely 3-star hotel just outside of Kingston. You will receive our full support while staying here.
Full breakfast and dinner are included in your package each day. We cater for volunteers with special dietary requirements such as gluten allergies, diabetes, vegans and more.
Our number 1 priority will always be the health and safety of our volunteers. Here are some of the steps we take to ensure your health and safety during this project:
$745 USD per person
$660 USD per person
$100 USD each
To secure your space in this project you will need to make a payment as soon as possible, as space is limited and will go quickly. Each week we only have 10 spaces available (with special arrangements being available for groups), and this discounted package will go quickly, as many volunteers will book for multiple weeks.
Once you apply to book this program you will be required to pay in full. Once all the spaces in this deal are booked the booking option will be disabled, so act fast to secure your space!
We encourage all of our volunteers to do some fundraising back home before you arrive in Jamaica. This can help you collect donations in cash or kind that you could take along to give to your volunteer site.
Whatever items you can collect you can take along with you as an extra piece of luggage.
Read through this page to determine if this project is right for you. If you have decided to book this project, proceed to the booking form and submit it. Once you make a booking you will need to pay your package cost in full to reserve your booking, as space is on a first come-first served basis.
By submitting the booking form, you will NOT be making a binding commitment to join the project, however, it will allow us to better advise and assist you in booking the best volunteer project for you. If you are interested in this project but you are not ready to book, please complete our enquiry form, utilize the live chat option, give us a call or send us an email for more information.
A Program Advisor will review your application and contact you within 24 hours via email. You may then schedule an interview to learn more about us and tell us more about yourself and your goals. After the interview, if you are successful, we will then proceed to send you a request for payment of the volunteer project cost. By making your payment in full you will secure your space in this project. Only then will your project be guaranteed.
After making the payment as per your payment plan, and submitting your volunteer application, you will be sent a list of documents that you need to submit. Please submit these documents as soon as possible, so if you are planning to join this program then you should start the process of obtaining them from now. These documents are:
Once you are accepted into the volunteer project, have submitted the relevant documents and have secured your placement with a payment, you will need to cover all your remaining expenses, such as cultural immersion/adventure costs and add-ons. If you wish to update your package during or after this period please contact your Program Advisor.
Here is a sample itinerary of what a week of a volunteer project would look like:
Arrive in Jamaica at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston (KIN) and be picked up there and transferred to Grand Port Royal Hotel.
Visit your volunteer site to meet the staff and other key people, tour the property and get to know your surroundings. Commence your volunteer project.
Continue your volunteer activities.
Go to the Lime Cay by a boat ride to swim, sunbathe and snorkel. You can also purchase tour/adventure upgrades to do other tours as well.
If you are on a 1-week project you will be returned to the airport to catch your flight, however, if your project lasts more than 1 week you can use this day to rest, explore your community or go on excursions.