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1 Week to 3 Months
Availability : Year Round
Jamaica & Online
Min Age : 16
Max People : 30

Are You A Teen Looking to Volunteer Abroad?

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.

Teen Volunteer Abroad Programs In Jamaica

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.

Projects Available For Volunteer Abroad Teens:

  • Childcare & Orphanage
  • Teaching & Education
  • Sports
  • Human Rights/Legal
  • Animal Care
  • Conservation
  • Nutrition
  • Special Needs/Disability Care
  • Engineering
  • Teach French
  • Teach German
  • Teach Mandarin
  • Teach Italian
  • Teach Japanese
  • Teach Spanish
  • Deaf/ASL
  • Business Development
  • Digital Marketing
  • IT
  • Agriculture/Food


Project Rewards

  • Certified volunteer/community service hours completed
  • Add international experience to your resume
  • Learn new skills
  • Meet new friends from different cultures
  • Volunteer certificate
  • Up to 40 volunteer hours each week
  • Daily mentorship sessions
  • Online Jamaican culture course
  • Online Patois (local dialect) language course

Cost For Teen Volunteer Abroad Projects

All prices below are quoted in USD

Online Teenage Volunteer Abroad

1 Person – $399
3 or More – $200

Stay at home and still volunteer and learn about the Jamaican culture while completing volunteer hours

Placement Only Teenage Volunteer Abroad Programs

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.

Full Volunteer Packages

Teen Volunteer Abroad Processing Fee (Added to Total)

1 Person – $199
3 or More – $100

Barnett’s Homestay

1 Week – $640
Extra Weeks – $550 per week

Partner Homestay Accommodation

1 Week – $755
Extra Weeks – $620 per week

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    Price Includes

    • Pre-arrival support and assistance
    • Organizing your volunteer placement
    • Orientation and support documentation on the day of arrival
    • Online Jamaican culture training course (certificate awarded at the end)
    • Online Jamaican Patois course
    • Daily mentorship/review of the day’s activities of your volunteer project
    • Pickup from airport and transfer to accommodation
    • Private room or spacious dorm room at the designated accommodation. Live with a local host family in a home stay
    • Full breakfast daily
    • Barnett's Homestay includes dinner
    • Daily transportation to and from volunteer work site
    • 24/7 in-country support
    • 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 supermarket stop to purchase snacks
    • Volunteer supervisor/mentor at the volunteer site
    • Planned social events, activities, and outings
    • Fundraising assistance

    Payment Methods

    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.

    How It Works

    Step 1
    Select Your Volunteer Field

    Select the field you would like to volunteer in. Choose a field that you have experience or a keen interest in.

    Step 2

    Fill out the Teen Volunteer Application Form to submit your information. We will let you know if you are accepted within 24 hours.

    Step 3
    Speak With Us

    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.

    Step 4
    Make Your Payment

    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.

    Step 5
    Submit Your Documents

    You will need to submit the following documents so we can begin arranging your project:

    • Teen volunteer application
    • 2 References (1 personal, 1 professional)
    • A photo of your face/selfie
    • Flight Itinerary
    • Travel medical insurance coverage
    • Any certificates or proof of qualifications

    Room & Transfer


    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.

    Why Join A Teen Volunteer Abroad Trip With JIP

    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 for years to come

    Self Development

    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

    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

    Structured Projects

    We offer full support to all volunteers, and our projects are structured to ensure every minute will keep our volunteers engaged and interested

    Meet New Friends

    Meet many new friends, from locals, your host family, to the other volunteers who will join our projects from around the world

    Cultural Immersion

    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

    Questions? Contact Us For Answers!






    • 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!

      Lindsey Swidergal
    • 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
    • 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
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