So you find yourself in Jamaica and are thinking to join a volunteer orphanage Jamaica experience for a day. You are definitely in the right place, as we would love to help you arrange an impactful day of volunteering with children. Escape your hotel or guest house for the day and let our expert Project Advisors guide you to a unique experience that only a select few enjoy in their lives.
Jamaica has two faces – the much more famous side known for stunning beaches, soothing reggae music, breathtaking landmarks, and our warm climate, among other things. The lesser-known side consists of many Jamaicans living in less than ideal circumstances, with the cost of living being at an all-time high.
As a result, many families are either unwilling or unable to properly care for their own children, who are then forced to live in children homes or ‘orphanages’. And just like Jamaica as a country, the children homes in Jamaica are home to a multitude of minors of varying ages and backgrounds. Not only do they house kids whose families can’t care for them, but they also accommodate those that are orphaned, as well as children who suffer from behavioral issues.
By joining this volunteer orphanage Jamaica project you probably won’t solve all the problems of the children, but you will definitely spend a day meaningfully while you get an insight into the Jamaican culture and make some new friends along the way.
Your volunteer orphanage Jamaica Project Advisor either meet you at the orphanage you will be volunteering, or contact you by phone/WhatsApp to ensure you fully settle in. We offer the option to provide you with accommodation at an additional charge if you desire. On our volunteer in Jamaica orphanage project you can be placed in Kingston or Montego Bay.
When you arrive at the children home, you will be introduced to the local staff, shown around the property and introduced to the children. Once you are settled in you can begin your volunteer abroad in orphanage tasks, until lunchtime when you can take a break and enjoy a meal. You can take along your own lunch, or arrange with your driver to be transferred to a restaurant or food store nearby.
After lunch, you will continue volunteering until you complete your tasks for the day. At the end of the day, you can hand off any supplies and donations you brought with you and say goodbye to the children and the staff. We will then provide you with your volunteer certificate for successfully completing your volunteer project.
Some ideas of what you could do on your volunteer abroad in orphanage 1-day trip include:
These are just some examples. Feel free to discuss any other activities you would like to engage in during your project.
No academic qualification needed
We recommend you take along the following items with you:
Transfer from your accommodation to the children home nearest to your accommodation.
Settle in, get introduced to the staff and kids and tour the property. Start doing the volunteer orphanage Jamaica activities you had planned before your arrival.
Take your lunch break. Either take your own lunch, or arrange with your driver to take you to a food joint nearby to eat.
Say goodbye to the kids and the team at the home you visited after a fulfilling and adventurous day. Have your driver take you back to your accommodation.
NB: All prices below are quoted in USD and are based per person
1 Person – $120
3 or More People – $75
Round Trip Transportation – $50
One of our vetted drivers will pick you up at your accommodation, take you to the orphanage, and take you back to your accommodation after you are through.
Lunch – $20
Stop for lunch or have it brought to you (meal cost not included)
Combined Volunteer Experience – $70
Combine this project with another volunteer experience, half a day at the beach (Dr’s Cave in Montego Bay & Fort Clarence Beach or Lime Cay for Kingston) or another tour near your volunteer area (entrance for tours other than beach not included)
You can pay with a credit card or wire transfer when booking a 1 Day Volunteer Project. After you make your booking we will send you payment instructions.
If you have decided to book this project after reading the information above, complete the 1-Day Volunteer Application Form. Once your application is submitted, we will get back to you within 2 business days with the cost, and a link to complete your booking by making the payment for the processing fee.
If you are interested in this project but you are not ready to book, please complete our enquiry form, utilize the live chat option, give us a call or send us an email for more information.
If you wish to know more about how this process works, you can Book A Meeting with a Project Advisor. This is an excellent chance for you to learn more about us and tell us more about yourself and your goals.
After submitting your payment for the volunteer in jamaica orphanage project, you will be required to submit the following documents. If you are planning to join this program then you should start the process of obtaining them from now. These documents are:
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.
During my time in Jamaica with Jamaica International Projects, I have had a very enjoyable time. The volunteering gave me a fantastic experience that I will never forget. The excursions we were able to do gave us an authentic vision and experience in Jamaica. The food was amazing and nobody ever went away hungry, and whenever we needed to buy lunch we were always given plenty of options for food. The accommodation was very good and the staff at the hotel very useful. Jomo Barnett was an amazing guide and support during our time in Jamaica.
We volunteered by painting the girl’s dorms at Jamaica National Children’s Home. It was the most wonderful experience as we really got to know the girls and their personalities. I really enjoyed spending time with the children and playing with them. It truly was an amazing experience. The excursions really immersed us in the culture of Jamaica. The food and accommodation were lovely and gave us an authentic experience of Jamaica.