At Jamaica International Projects, we offer a wide range of teen volunteer opportunities for teenagers around the world. You can volunteer online to give back while learning new skills, visit Jamaica on a full project with accommodation, meals, transportation, and live with a host family, or you can join a placement only project if you will be visiting Jamaica with your parents, but wish to give back.
Looking to join teen volunteer abroad programs where you can prove your independence and maturity while giving back and making a difference? Our teenage volunteer abroad programs are designed to challenge teens and encourage them to do some critical thinking and problem solving each day, while they meet new friends from around the world and immerse themselves in the Jamaica culture.
A volunteer abroad teens trip incorporates fun, learning, and volunteer work all into one interactive project that will allow you to escape from your comfort zone while boosting your self-confidence to new heights. These projects are also excellent for students looking to complete some volunteer hours for high school or to boost their resumes for college.
This program will give you the chance to volunteer while you travel and meet new people, integrate into a new culture, and get real-world experience by volunteering in a field you are interested in. We offer many projects for our teens to give back in Jamaica. Our projects run from 1 week to 3 months, are affordable, secured, and highly structured. This is a chance for you to show your parents how independent you can be, and that you are ready and willing to take on any challenges that come your way.
1 Person – $399
3 or More – $200
Stay at home and still volunteer and learn about the Jamaican culture while completing volunteer hours
1 Person – $349
3 or More – $175
We arrange your teenage volunteer project in Jamaica, and you find your own accommodation, transfers, and meals. Must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
1 Person – $199
3 or More – $100
1 Week – $640
Extra Weeks – $550 per week
1 Week – $755
Extra Weeks – $620 per week
You can choose between 2 payment methods to secure your teen volunteer abroad trip in Jamaica:
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 5% processing fee.
Wire Transfer: If your package is greater than $8,000 USD, you will have to pay via wire transfer. You are required to pay the international wire transfer fee for this payment method.
Select the field you would like to volunteer in. Choose a field that you have experience or a keen interest in.
Fill out the Teen Volunteer Application Form to submit your information. We will let you know if you are accepted within 24 hours.
A member of our team will get in touch with you using your preferred method of communication to discuss your goals, your skills, and to answer your questions.
If you will be joining a teen volunteer placement only or an online project, then you are required to make a payment in full once you have been accepted so that we can begin arranging your project. For full-time projects, you can either pay in full or make a 30% deposit and work out a payment plan. The volunteer processing fee is due once you have been accepted.
You will need to submit the following documents so we can begin arranging your project:
You will either stay at Barnett’s Homestay with the Directors of Jamaica International Projects or at one of our Partner Accommodations, which are homes owned by host families across Jamaica. We carefully vet our hosts, so you will be safe and comfortable in your private room. Accommodations come equipped with a bed, private bathroom, air conditioning or fan and the accommodation will have WiFi, cable television, a work station and more.
You will enjoy Jamaican food while on your teen volunteer abroad project, however, if you are a picky eater then we will prepare what you want. Barnett’s Homestay provides breakfast and dinner each day, while our Partner Accommodations provide full breakfast only. Either cook your own dinners while at a Partner Accommodation, order out or purchase meals there. 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.
While on these volunteer trips for teens, we will provide your transportation. This includes taking you to and from the airport, daily transfers to and from your volunteer site, and taking you to the grocery store when needed. We will also schedule some outings if possible, such as trips to the movies, going out to get ice cream, visiting a park, and more. If you purchase any tours in Jamaica, we will also provide transportation for these as well.
Joining teenage volunteer opportunities abroad will allow you to spend your break from school doing good and making a lasting impact on others for years to come
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
Prove your independence to yourself, your parents, and your friends by traveling to Jamaica and embarking on a thrilling 1 or 2-week adventure, all on your own
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 all volunteers, and our projects are structured to ensure every minute will keep our volunteers engaged and interested
Meet many new friends, from locals, your host family, to the other volunteers who will join our projects from around the world
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
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
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.