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Sports Volunteer Abroad Kingston

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

Overview

Jamaica is a hot spot for sports lovers from around the world. From track and field, soccer, basketball, cricket and athletics, Jamaica is home to many sports that we tend to excel at. By joining our sports volunteer abroad projects you can pass on your knowledge and love for your sport of choice.

You have many options in Kingston to choose from for your sport volunteer projects abroad, such as volunteering with a sports club or facility, going to schools and teaching students Physical Education, working with local sports teams as a coach and much more.

Continue reading to learn more about our sports volunteer programs abroad and book your trip to Jamaica today.

Your Rewards

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

Details

Qualifications/Experience

You do not need any experience or qualifications to join our sport volunteer projects abroad, however for volunteers seeking more advanced placements such as sports psychology need qualifications in that area.

Ideal Volunteers

  • Sports lovers
  • Members of sports teams and coaches
  • Teenagers and young adults with a passion for sports
  • Couples and families looking to do sports-related volunteer work
  • Corporate groups involved in the sports niche
  • Business owners
  • Mature volunteers
  • Professionals
  • High school and university groups looking to volunteer in sports

Planning Your Project Activities

Before engaging in your volunteer abroad sports programs, it is advised that you do some pre-planning back home to decide on what activities you would like to do during your project. Once you have been accepted to join this project, you may schedule a Skype call with your Project Advisor to brainstorm ideas for your project.

Some sports volunteer programs abroad ideas include:

  • Visit a local school and volunteer in the Physical Education Department
  • Become a school coach in a sport that you have experience in, and teach students the fundamentals
  • Visit communities and conduct a sports clinic. Teach the youth about the various sports, such as basketball, soccer, track and field, volleyball, netball and more
  • Visit the YMCA and work as a swimming coach, or conduct swimming classes for locals at the beach
  • Skilled and experienced volunteers can work with professional Jamaican sports teams and clubs
  • Do a fundraising campaign back home to raise cash or collect used sports gear to donate to local teams
  • Play your favorite sports with locals
  • For sports psychologists and therapists, special projects can be arranged

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

Your First Day

Day 1 of your sports volunteer opportunities abroad placement your Project Advisor will accompany you to your volunteer site to show you around the property, introduce you to the local team, as well as your supervisor, and outline lunch arrangements. You will also receive a brief project orientation.

Afternoon And Weekends

You may purchase a tour and cultural immersion packages that you can embark on during weekends and some weekdays after you complete your project. This is an excellent way to have fun during your sports volunteer abroad project while you explore Jamaica’s top attractions.

Project Completion

Once you have completed your sport volunteer projects abroad, we will award you with your Volunteer Certificate, as well as sign any documents that you have to verify volunteer hours completed.

Resources For Sports Volunteer Programs Abroad

We encourage all volunteers joining our sports volunteer programs abroad in Jamaica to do some fundraising back home for items to donate to your project. These include balls, pumps, shoes, socks, sporting wear etc.

We will send you a list of needed resources for your volunteer site.

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
  • Sports gear and equipment

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Accommodation

Barnetts Homestay Photo

Barnett’s Home Stay in St. Catherine

You will stay with Jomo, the owner of Jamaica International Projects and his family. This option houses up to 10 people comfortably in dorm rooms equipped with air conditioning.

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Port Royal Grand Hotel

Grand Port Royal Hotel (Groups Only)

Volunteers doing group (5 or more people) projects in Kingston, you can choose to stay at the Grand Port Royal all-inclusive hotel instead. We give you full support services for 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 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

Volunteer abroad sports programs include breakfast and dinner each day, and we cater for all special diets and eating restrictions such as gluten-free, vegans, diabetics etc.

Daily Cultural Training

Each day during your volunteer abroad sports programs, you will receive daily cultural immersion classes to learn about the Jamaican culture. Each session will be 30 minutes or less, and we will cover various topics such as our traditions, history, religion, food, 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

On your sports volunteer opportunities abroad you will learn how to speak, write and read Patois (pronounced Pat-Wah), which is our local dialect.

Mentorship Session/Review Of The Day

At the end of each day, we provide daily mentorship sessions for younger volunteers or a general review of the work day for more mature volunteers. We will discuss the day’s activities, the challenges you faced, how you overcame them, and your plans for the following day. You can also ask any questions that you may have. This session lasts about 30 minutes or less 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

Sport volunteer projects abroad include daily transportation to and from your volunteer site each day.

Tour Transfers

If you purchase any tour add-ons for your sports volunteer abroad trip, we will take you to and from all excursions and act as your tour guide.

Return To Airport

After your sports volunteer opportunities abroad have come to its end, we will return you to the airport to catch your flight back home.

Pricing

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

Sports Volunteer Abroad Processing Fee (Added To Total)

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

Home Stay Accommodation Packages

Dorm Room

1 Week – $780
2 Weeks – $1360 
3 Weeks – $1990
4 Weeks – $2620
Extra Weeks – $550 per week

Price Includes

  • Pre-arrival support and assistance
  • Sourcing your sports volunteer opportunities abroad
  • 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 with a local host family in Kingston or St. Catherine. Accommodation equipped with fans or ac, bunk or double beds, kitchen access, free wifi, cable television, bathroom, security features and more
  • Full breakfast and dinner daily
  • Daily transportation to and from volunteer work site
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • Sports 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
  • Weekly 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

You can choose between 2 payment methods to secure your sports volunteer abroad trip:

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 sports volunteer programs abroad, 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, the activities you would like to do during your volunteer abroad sports programs, and ask us any questions. This is where you will learn of your acceptance into the program.

Step Three (Document Submission)

Once you are accepted into sports volunteer opportunities abroad project, you will be required to submit your documents as soon as possible. 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 (if you do not have insurance you can purchase it here)
  • Flight itinerary
  • Completed volunteer application form
  • Proof of qualification to teach (if you are seeking a placement as a qualified teacher)

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

  • 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
    Child Care/Orphanage Volunteer
  • 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
    Orphanage/Childcare Volunteer & French Teaching
  • This has been a fabulous trip, 18 months planning resulted in our having as near as perfect experience as possible. Spending time in the children’s home was life-changing and bonds made with the home will last a long time. The Grand Port Royal hotel was a great place to stay and was more than we expected.

    The caterers provided us with great food and were so accommodating when we were late. The excursions were amazing and all of it was made possible by the fantastic attention to detail by the wonderful Jomo.

    Joanne Lambert
    Girlguiding Leader/ Volunteer Vacation
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