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2330
1 Week to 3 Months
Availability : Year Round
Worldwide
Jamaica & Online
Min Age : 18
Max People : 30

Flexible Sports Volunteering Abroad Projects in Jamaica

We offer full projects that include accommodation, transportations, and meals, placement-only projects where we arrange a meaningful sports volunteering abroad placement where you can give back and find your own accommodations/transfers, and online volunteer opportunities where you can give back while staying home.

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 volunteering abroad projects, you can pass on your knowledge and love for your sport of choice.

You have many options to choose from for your sports volunteer abroad trip, 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 volunteer sports coaching abroad programs in Jamaica and book your trip today.

Requirements

  • You must be enrolled or a recent graduate of a high school, college, university or any other recognized medical school, or be currently working in the field your internship will specialize in.
  • Applicants are required to submit a copy of their CV upon application.
  • A police record/criminal background check may be required upon acceptance into the program.
  • Must be at least 18 years old upon desired start date.

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 volunteer sports abroad projects, 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 sports volunteering abroad project, 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 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 placement your Project Advisor will accompany you to the volunteer sports organizations where you will volunteer 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 package 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 volunteer sports abroad trip, we will award you with your Volunteer Certificate, as well as sign any documents that you have to verify volunteer hours completed.

Resources For Volunteer Sports Coaching Abroad

We encourage all volunteers joining our sport volunteer abroad project 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

Daily Cultural Training

After you pay the processing fee for your volunteer sports coaching abroad project in Jamaica, you will be able to create your account on our website and enroll in our digital culture classes, even before you arrive. This course includes several videos, worksheets, and learning materials where you learn all about Jamaica’s culture, and cover topics such as our food, government, history, traditions, norms, religion, and more.

Jamaican Language Classes

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

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.

Fundraising Assistance

We strive to go the extra mile to help our volunteers and interns raise funds to offset the cost of their volunteer sports coaching abroad project. This is why we created our fundraising guide with fun tips to help you raise funds to offset the cost of your trip to Jamaica.

We are happy to provide you with any documentation that you may need to apply for study abroad funding or grants available at your school.

Pricing

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

Sports Volunteering Abroad Placement Only

1 Person – $249
3 or More – $149

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

Virtual Sports Volunteer Abroad

1 Person – $399

Join a sports volunteer abroad project from the comfort of your home

Sports Volunteer 1 Day

1 Person – $120
3 or More – $75

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

Price Includes

  • Pre-arrival support and assistance
  • Sourcing your placement with volunteer sports organizations in Jamaica
  • Virtual orientation on your start date
  • Online Jamaican culture training course (certificate awarded at the end)
  • Online Patois course
  • Sports volunteer certificate upon successful completion of your program
  • Successful program grants pre-approval for alumni discounts and perks
  • 10% Discount off all tours and adventures

Price Excludes

  • Visa application cost or fees (if applicable)
  • Transportation
  • Meals
  • Personal shopping money
  • Airfare expenses or taxes
  • Weekend tour and adventure projects
  • Gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Accommodation

Payment Methods

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

Credit Card: If your package total is less than $5,000 USD, you may choose to pay with a credit card. All credit card payments will incur a 5% processing fee.

Wire Transfer: If your package is greater than $5,000 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 volunteer sports coaching abroad project, complete the inquiry form or contact us to let us know that you are interested in joining. We will then send you detailed instructions on how to complete the application process. 

Note: By submitting the application you will NOT be making a binding commitment to join the project.

Step Two (Virtual Interview)

We will send you instructions on how to complete your virtual interview and send it to us. Once you have submitted your interview, we will respond to you within 24 hours to let you know if you have been accepted in the project, or if your application has been declined.

Step Three (Document Submission)

Once you are accepted to work with our partner volunteer sports organizations, 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
  • Completed volunteer application form
  • Proof of qualifications (if applicable)
  • Proof of travel insurance (You can purchase affordable IMG travel medical insurance here) *not needed for online projects
  • Flight itinerary *not needed for online projects

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).

Remember to read through our Terms and Service Agreement to know your responsibilities if you embark on this program.

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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