Are you a student studying to become an Addiction and Substance Abuse Counsellor, hoping to gain practical experience? Have you or a family member overcome an addiction, and you are looking to travel abroad to help others to do the same? Or perhaps you are a passionate volunteer seeking a program that will make a difference in the lives of many abroad? Whatever your circumstances, our substance abuse volunteer opportunities in Jamaica are perfect for you.
This program will cover a wide range of duties and responsibilities, including assisting with educating the Jamaican public, particularly at-risk youth of the dangers of drug use, conducting research on what factors contributes to drug use, assist in treatment of patients, helping with adolescence gambling programs, working with counseling both individuals and groups, drug testing procedures and much more.
Volunteer Work With Addicts In Jamaica
Because of the technical nature of this program, it is perfect for those in medical school seeking practical experience, and we are able to offer an internship for this program as well if requested.
So if you are looking to do some volunteer work with drug addicts abroad, or seeking to do some good in this world and possibly save lives, our drug and alcohol volunteering abroad program in Jamaica is awaiting your help.
No qualifications or experience is required if you are a high school student, or a dental/medical student looking to learn more about the field of dentistry while observing and performing basic tasks.
Dentists, dental hygienists, or other dental professionals seeking to do more advanced procedures, or to fully practice must be certified by a reputable institution in your home country. You are required to submit proof of your qualifications along with your application to join advanced volunteer dentistry abroad projects.
Once you are accepted to join our dental volunteering abroad project, your Project Advisor will get in touch with you to discuss your goals for your project, and the various activities you would like to engage in. You should begin thinking about these activities from now so that your project can make the best impact as possible.
Some ideas you could think about include:
These are just some examples. Feel free to discuss any other activities you would like to engage in during your project.
Your Project Advisor will accompany you to your volunteer site on the first day of your dental volunteer abroad 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. You will get orientation and training from your direct supervisor, who will guide you during your project.
During weekends and some weekdays after you have completed your volunteer dentistry abroad project, you can embark on fun cultural immersion activities and excursions to see some of the top attractions in Jamaica, while you are immersed in our culture. Visit our tour and adventure website to browse all our amazing packages to add some excitement to your dentist volunteer opportunities.
When your dental volunteering abroad project is complete, you will be awarded a Dentistry Volunteering Certificate, signed by our Managing Director. We will also sign any documents that you need to certify volunteer/service hours completed on your trip.
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, toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, 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 to do during your dentist volunteer abroad trip.
During your volunteer dentistry abroad project you can stay with Jomo, the owner of Jamaica International Projects and his family. This option houses up to 5 people comfortably in a dorm room equipped with air conditioning.
Couples and groups may choose this 3-star hotel as their accommodation for their dental volunteer programs. We will still provide you with our full support services with this option.
For groups, you will be able to choose from a wide list of guest houses or hotels close to your project 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.
Our dentistry volunteer opportunities include daily breakfast and dinner. You will receive mostly Jamaican cuisine, and we cater for all diets and special eating requirements such as gluten allergies, diabetics, vegans and more.
Dentistry volunteering programs include daily 30-minute training sessions on the different aspects of the Jamaican culture. We will cover food, history, traditions, religion, economy, government and more.
Included in your dentist volunteer opportunities are lessons on how to speak, write and understand Patois (pronounced Pat-Wah), which is our local dialect.
All volunteers joining our volunteer dentistry abroad 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.
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 at your project site, your plans for the following day and ask any questions you may have. This is roughly 30 minutes daily.
Our dental volunteering abroad package includes pickup at the Airport closest to your accommodation. We will meet you at the airport with a sign marked “Jamaica International Projects”. You will be transferred directly from the airport to your accommodation.
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.
If you book any tours on your dental hygiene volunteer abroad project, you will have a Project Advisor accompany you to point out important landmarks and to function as a guide. You will be transferred to and from all excursions and outings.
Following the conclusion of your dental volunteer abroad program, we will take you back to the airport to catch your flight back home.
NB: All prices below are quoted in USD and are based per person
1 Time Payment – $300
We arrange your volunteer project & provide you with pre-arrival support
Cost – Varies
We arrange 1-day dental volunteer programs for those with little time but a desire to give back
1 Person – $150
5 or more people – $100 per person
1 Week – $780
2 Weeks – $1,360
3 Weeks – $1,990
4 Weeks – $2,620
Extra Weeks – $550 per week
1 Week – $900
2 Weeks – $1,650
3 Weeks – $2,450
4 Weeks – $3,250
Extra Weeks – $800 per week
We offer two payment methods depending on the cost of your dental volunteering 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.
Once you have decided to join our dentist volunteer 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.
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.
If you are accepted into our dentistry volunteering projects, your documents will then become due for submission so that we can fully arrange your placement. These Include:
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!
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.
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.