We offer a number of veterinary volunteer abroad opportunities in Jamaica. These include full projects that include accommodation, transportations, and meals, placement-only projects where we arrange a meaningful volunteer placement so that you can volunteer with animals in Jamaica, and online volunteer opportunities where you can work with zoos, veterinarians, animal shelters, and more to lend a hand remotely.
If you are seeking volunteer abroad animal projects, then we have the perfect opportunities for you in Jamaica. You will be placed in one of the island’s top animal care facilities, where you can lend your time, efforts, and skills while you volunteer with animals abroad.
While volunteering with animals abroad in Jamaica, you can work with animal shelters or hospitals, veterinarians, zoos, conservation agencies, marine biology labs, and more. In addition to being impactful, our projects run year-round and are perfect for animal lovers, as well as seasoned veterinarians looking to give back (and even vets in training).
Join our projects to begin animal volunteer work abroad in Jamaica today!
No qualifications or experience is needed to perform basic duties while you volunteer with animals abroad, however more advanced placements such as to do surgeries, x rays and other technical duties require you to be qualified with adequate experience.
When volunteering with animals abroad, it is always encouraged that proper pre-planning is done to ensure that your project will be as impactful as possible. From the moment you are accepted into this program, you are advised to begin brainstorming on the activities you would like to do during your project. Likewise, you may also schedule an online meeting or call with your Project Advisor to discuss placements and the activities that you have planned.
Some tasks you can do on your volunteer abroad animals project include:
These are just some examples. Feel free to discuss any other activities you would like to engage in during your project.
On the first day of your animal volunteer work abroad project, you will be accompanied to your volunteer site by your Project Advisor. While there they will assist you, especially with getting a tour of your work environment, introducing you to the team you will be working with, providing you with a brief orientation and informing you of lunch arrangements.
During the weekends and some afternoons after your project is over, you can purchase a tour and cultural immersion adventure package. These tours are perfect to inject some fun and adventure before, during or after you start to volunteer abroad with animals in Jamaica.
Following the completion of your volunteer work abroad with animals trip, you will receive your Volunteer Certificate, signed by our Managing Director. Furthermore, we will also sign any documents that you need to certify volunteer/service hours completed on your trip.
We encourage all volunteers seeking to volunteer with animals abroad in Jamaica to collect donations and items back home that can be donated to your volunteer site. These include chewing toys, collars, leashes, medication, treats and more.
We will send you a list of needed resources for your volunteer site
For groups, you will be able to choose from a wide list of guest houses or hotels across Jamaica to accommodate your members. You can choose from small guesthouses 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.
Animal volunteer work abroad projects include daily breakfast and dinner. We cater to volunteers with special dietary requirements such as diabetes, allergies, vegans and more.
While you volunteer abroad with animals with us in Jamaica, you will get access to our Cultural Immersion Course online. The moment you pay the processing fee you will get access to the course online, even before you arrive in Jamaica. 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.
As a part of your volunteer work abroad with animals trip, 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.
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.
At the end of each day, we offer optional daily mentorship sessions for younger volunteers or a general review of the workday for more mature volunteers. We will discuss the day’s activities, the challenges you faced, how you overcame them, and your plans for the following day. You can also ask any questions that you may have. This session lasts about 15-30 minutes and will be done in person, online, or over the phone.
We will pick you up at the airport closest to your accommodation. Your driver will have a sign with our name and logo.
You will be transferred to and from your work site each day by our drivers. You may also arrange stops to pick up groceries, change money, embark on cultural tours etc.
While doing your volunteer work with animals abroad, your Project Advisor will accompany you on all tours, excursions and cultural field trips to act as your tour guide.
When your veterinary volunteer abroad trip comes to an end, you will be transferred safely back to the airport.
NB: All prices below are quoted in USD and are based per person
1 Person – $399
3 or More – $200
Stay at home and volunteer online to teach French to Jamaicans
1 Person – $349
3 or More – $175
We arrange your volunteer project & provide you with pre-arrival support
Cost – Varies
We arrange a 1 day animal volunteer program if you are short on time but still want to give back
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 volunteer work abroad with animals trip:
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.
Once you have decided to join our animal volunteer work abroad project, complete the inquiry form or contact us to let us know that you are interested in joining. We will then send you the volunteer application form for the volunteer format that you selected (online placement only or full volunteer project).
Note: By submitting your application you will NOT be making a binding commitment to join the project.
After you submit your application and your placement is approved, we will reach out to you within 24 hours via your preferred means of contact. You will get to discuss your goals, where you would like to be placed, what you want to do on your animal volunteer abroad project, and ask us questions.
Once you are accepted into the animal volunteer work abroad project, you will be required to submit your documents as soon as possible. These include:
Make your outstanding payments. Full volunteer projects have the option to join a 3-month payment plan. Once you are approved for the program then any processing fees will become due immediately.
A fantastic first experience of Jamaica! The volunteer aspect was well organized and incredibly worthwhile. The experience and bonds made will last forever. The excursions were well thought out and gave a real authentic experience of the country. One of the best trips I’ve ever done and I am so impressed with every aspect of the project and especially loved the Jamaican food every night.
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.