March 31st – April 6th 7th – 13th 14th – 20th 21st – 27th
Summer Teenage Volunteer Abroad (2 Week Trips)
23rd – July 6th
7th – 20th 2 1s – August 3
4th – 17th 18th – 31st
Maximum Group Size
1 Week Trips – 20 hours 2 Week Trips – 40 hours
Cultural Immersion Hours
Jamaican Cultural Immersion certificate
Patios certificate (our local language)
Housing & Living
Barnett’s Home Stay in St. Catherine
Our accommodation is Barnett’s homestay, where you will stay with Jomo Barnett (the owner of Jamaica International Projects) and his family. You will stay in dorm rooms on bunk beds, with air conditioning, free wifi, cable television, and hot water.
Our food is second to none, and at Jamaica International Projects we pride ourselves on providing our clients with a wide range of delicious food, consisting of both local and international dishes. We cater to all diets and dietary restrictions, such as gluten allergies, hypertension, diabetes, vegans and more. You will never go hungry or thirsty on our teenage volunteer abroad projects.
Each day your housing will be cleaned, to ensure your surroundings are always clean. This includes having your beds made, bathrooms, dorm rooms and common areas cleaned daily.
Make A Difference
Joining teenage volunteer opportunities abroad will allow you to spend your break from school doing good and making a lasting impact on others
Meet New Friends
Meet many new friends, from locals, your host family, our team members, to the other teenaged volunteers who will join our projects from around the world
Prove your independence to yourself, your parents and your friends by traveling to Jamaica and embarking on a thrilling adventure, all on your own
You will not only experience personal development but professional development as well, as you benefit from a wide range of training and classes with us
The Jamaican cuisine is delicious, and we cater for volunteers with all eating habits and dietary restrictions such as vegans, allergies, diabetics, and more
We offer full support to each volunteer, and our projects are structured to ensure every minute will keep our volunteers fully engaged
Before you leave to head back home you will learn a lot about the Jamaican culture, including our language, history, traditions, religions, food and more
It's A Fun Experience
You will have fun! Your teen volunteer abroad trip is balanced between hard work and exhilarating fun, so you can go on some amazing adventures/tours
NB: All prices below are quoted in USD and are based per person
Teen Volunteer Processing Fees (Add to total)
1 Person – $150
Teen Volunteer Abroad Package
Spring Projects (1 Week)
Childcare – $1,815 Building – $2,065 Medical – $2,065 Human Rights – $1,815 Conservation – $2,065
Summer Projects (2 Weeks)
Childcare – $2,325 Building – $2,525 Medical – $2,525 Human Rights – $2,325 Conservation – $2,525
Full pre-arrival support and guidance
Airport pickup and return
All in-country transportation
Daily meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
Bunk accommodation with air conditioning and free wifi
24-hour emergency support while in Jamaica
Full-time local staff and house leaders to guide and supervise teens
All equipment and materials needed for each project
Volunteer certificate at the end of the project
Volunteer supervisor and mentor at the volunteer site
Project training for your volunteer project
Planned social events, activities, and outings
Jamaican culture course
Patois speaking course
All volunteer or community service documentation
Automatic enrollment in our alumni program for huge discounts and perks
Fun tours and cultural immersion activities
Visa application cost or fees (if applicable)
Any additional expenses
Insurance (we can help provide coverage)
About Our Prices
The prices listed above for our teen volunteer abroad programs are all-inclusive and cover accommodation, 3 meals per day, all transportation, and all tours and excursion entry fees. Some packages have add-ons during checkout that you can purchase to enhance your trip.
This is a sample 1 week itinerary for our teen volunteer abroad programs
Step Two (Follow Up Interview)
1st DayArrive At Airport in Jamaica
Fly into Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston (KIN). We will meet you with a sign saying Jamaica International Projects and transfer you to your accommodation where you will check in and meet the other members of your trip. Get your welcome dinner, orientation and settle in.
2nd DayBegin your teenage volunteer abroad project
Start your teenage volunteer abroad by visiting children home in Kingston. Meet the children, tour the property and begin your volunteer duties. Do painting, landscaping, repair swing sets or do other projects around the property.
3rd DayContinue your volunteer abroad teens Project
Day 2 of your volunteer work, you will take part in arranging and organizing a game of bonding and recreation with the children at the orphanage, such as a sports day, talent show, games day, tournament or other fun activities.
4th DayContinue Volunteer Project
On the final day of your volunteer project hand out any donations you brought along to the children, take part in a fun farewell lunch with the children and spend the remainder of the day playing with them.
5th DayCultural Outing
Take part of a group cultural outing where you will learn more about Jamaica. Go to the blue mountain to visit a coffee plantation, go to Bob Marley Museum to learn about his life, and stop at Devon House for a tour of the historic mansion and enjoy Jamaica’s number 1 ice cream.
6th DayTour Day
Go to Dolphin Cove in Ocho Rios to swim with dolphins and sharks, go kayaking, tour their animal farm and more. Afterward, head to Green Grotto Cave to safely explore the natural limestone cave. Have your farewell group dinner and receive your certificates.
7th DayDepart Jamaica
Depart Jamaica having successfully completed your teenage volunteer abroad programs and having met many new friends along the way.
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.