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Relaunch Special

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This project is available for 2 ppl or more
From$900$745
This project is available for 2 ppl or more
From$900$745
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1 Week to 3 Months
Availability : Jan 19 - July 28, 2019
Worldwide
Kingston
Min Age : 12
Max People : 20

Details

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.

Volunteer Projects

To take advantage of this deal, you will need to join a volunteer project from one of the available fields below:

  • Child care/children home
  • Animal care
  • Teaching
  • Sports coaching
  • Human rights
  • Business
  • Women’s empowerment
  • Deaf/ASL
  • Eye care
  • Dentistry
  • Diabetes
  • Nutrition

Volunteer Highlights

Here are some of the highlights of joining a volunteer project with us

  • Receive pre-arrival support with planning your project
  • Meet other volunteers from around the world who may join during your stay
  • Get a massive discount on a life-changing experience
  • Do meaningful volunteer activities at your volunteer project
  • Visit Lime Cay on the weekend to swim and enjoy the day (complimentary)
  • Stop at Devon House after your last day at your volunteer project to purchase Jamaica’s number 1 ice cream
  • Enroll in our Jamaican cultural course weekdays after volunteering to get a thorough lesson on the different aspects of the Jamaican culture
  • You will also receive lessons on Jamaican Patois, which is spoken frequently in Jamaica
  • Get daily mentorship sessions to discuss the day’s activities at your volunteer site
  • Receive full breakfast and dinner each day
  • You will be transferred to and from your volunteer project daily
  • 24-hour support while in Jamaica
  • We will pick you up at the airport, and transfer you back at the end of your project
  • Receive a volunteer certificate at the end of your project
  • Completing up to 40 volunteer hours per week during your project
  • Develop your critical thinking skills to solve issues as they arise
  • Purchase tours and cultural immersion excursions on the weekends to explore the fun side of Jamaica

Ideal Volunteers

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:

  • Budget volunteers/travelers
  • Teens and first-time volunteers
  • Gap year takers
  • Career breakers
  • High school and university students
  • Couples, and families and small groups of up to 10
  • Medical students/professionals seeking work experience, to shadow a professional or help out
  • Travelers looking to make an impact while on vacation

Duration

During this project, you can volunteer for as little as 1 week up to 3 months.

Transfers

We will provide you with all necessary transportation as a part of your package. This includes:

  • Airport pickup
  • Return to the airport
  • Daily transportation to and from your volunteer site
  • One transfer to Devon House to buy ice cream
  • Any stop to visit the supermarket, visit an atm etc.
  • Any additional tours/excursions that you may purchase on weekends

Project Location

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.

Culture Classes

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:

  • Traditions/Norms
  • Religion
  • Food
  • Language
  • Art & recreation
  • Values
  • Our history
  • Government
  • National monuments

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.

Patois Classes

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:

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

Housing

Grand Port Royal Hotel

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.

Amenities

  • Shared double room with your companion
  • Room equipped with 2 beds. Extra beds or the ability to share a bed can be requested
  • Air conditioning
  • Free-wifi
  • Cable television
  • Swimming pool
  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Laundry service
  • 24-hour front desk access
  • Restaurant on property, with a popular seafood restaurant nearby
  • Rooms cleaned daily
  • High walls with security guards
  • Daily interaction with your Project Advisor to provide guidance and support
  • Free boat ride out to Lime Cay on the weekends
  • Other activities such as trips to the movies, going to a bar/club, visiting a nice restaurant and more can be arranged
  • Full breakfast and dinner daily

Meals

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.

Health And Safety

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:

  • A Program Advisor who is certified in first aid will accompany you to your project on your first day, as well as be on site at the accommodation during work hours 9 am to 5 pm each day to answer all of your questions, provide support and provide emergency assistance
  • We only work with volunteer partners whose premises are secured, so you will always be safe while engaging in your volunteer duties
  • We provide all transportation to and from all activities so you will be kept safe at all times
  • Your accommodation is fully walled and highly secure, with access to a safe
  • All volunteers are required to be covered by travel health insurance. We can provide you with coverage if you do not have a plan

Prices And Payment

Weekly Double Room Package (Minimum of 2 ppl to book)

$745 USD per person

Extra Weeks

$660 USD per person

Non-Refundable Volunteer Processing Fee (Add To Total)

$100 USD each

Price Includes

  • Shared double room at Grand Port Royal Hotel (share with your friend/companion)
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Full breakfast and dinner each day
  • Clean bathroom access
  • Cable television
  • Bar, spa and swimming pool access
  • Rooms, bathrooms and common areas cleaned daily
  • Airport pickup
  • Return to airport
  • Transfer to and from volunteer project in comfortable air-conditioned vehicles
  • Team members trained in first aid available 24 hours
  • Safe access to store valuables
  • Clean drinking water
  • Orientation and support documentation on day of arrival
  • Cultural training sessions (certificate awarded at the end)
  • Patois classes (certificate awarded at the end)
  • Volunteer certificate upon successful completion of your program
  • Successful program grants pre-approval for alumni discounts and perks
  • Pre-arrival support and assistance
  • Complimentary trip to Lime Cay on your first weekend
  • 1 Stop at Devon house to purchase ice cream

Price Excludes

  • Flight
  • Lunch
  • Ice cream at Devon House or mansion tour cost
  • Insurance
  • Visa
  • Gratuities
  • Additional meals
  • Personal shopping money
  • Additional tours/adventures
  • Costs for any additional outings or night activities

Payment

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!

Supplies For Your Project

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.

Booking

Step One (Research and Booking)

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.

Step Two (Follow Up Interview)

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.

Step Three (Document Submission)

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:

  • Volunteer application form
  • 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 (if you do not have insurance you can buy health insurance here)
  • Flight itinerary

Step 4 (Finalizing Payments)

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.

Itinerary

Here is a sample itinerary of what a week of a volunteer project would look like:

Day 1Arrival

Arrive in Jamaica at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston (KIN) and be picked up there and transferred to Grand Port Royal Hotel.

Day 2Volunteer Project

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.

Day 3 – 6Volunteer Project

Continue your volunteer activities.

Day 7Weekend Excursion

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.

Day 8Departure or Rest Day

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.

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