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If you are seeking projects to volunteer with animals abroad, then we have the perfect opportunity for you in Kingston. You will be placed in the island’s top animal care facility, where you can lend your time, efforts and skills to care for a wide range of animals.
While volunteering with animals abroad in Jamaica, you can also request a placement with veterinarians and private practices, as well as a zoo. Our projects run year round and are perfect for animal lovers, as well as seasoned vets looking to give back (and even vets in training).
Join our projects to volunteer abroad with animals 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. You may also schedule a Skype meeting with your Project Advisor to discuss placements and the activities that you have planned.
Some tasks you can do on your volunteer abroad with 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 care volunteer abroad project, you will be accompanied to your volunteer site by your Project Advisor to get a tour of the property, meet with your supervisor and team members, receive a project orientation and get updates on where to get lunch.
During the weekends and some afternoons after your project is over, you can purchase a tour and cultural immersion adventure packages. These trips add fund and excitement to your international animal volunteer opportunities while showing you the full beauty of Jamaica.
Following the completion of your volunteering with animals abroad trip, you will receive your Volunteer Certificate, signed by our Managing Director. 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 abroad with animals 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 in Kingston or St. Catherine to accommodate your members. You can choose from small guest houses 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 care volunteer abroad projects include daily breakfast and dinner. We cater to volunteers with special dietary requirements such as diabetes, allergies, vegans and more.
You will receive daily Jamaican culture lessons while you volunteer with animals abroad with us in Jamaica. These lessons are roughly 30 minutes each, and cover topics such as our food, government, history, traditions, norms, religion and more.
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.
While you volunteer abroad with animals you will also learn how to speak, write and read Patois (pronounced Pat-Wah), which is our local dialect.
At the end of each day, we provide daily mentorship sessions for younger volunteers or a general review of the work day 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 30 minutes or less daily.
We provide you with airport pickup at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston (KIN). We will meet you at the airport with a sign saying Jamaica International Projects. You will be transferred directly from the airport to your accommodation.
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 you are volunteering 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 volunteer with animals 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 – $150
5 or more people – $100 per person
1 Week – $900
2 Weeks – $1,650
3 Weeks – $2,450
4 Weeks – $3,250
Extra Weeks – $800 per week
You can choose between 2 payment methods to secure your volunteer 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 4% processing fee.
Wire Transfer: If your package is greater than $8,000 USD, you will have to pay via wire transfer. This method of payment will also incur a processing fee that you will be responsible to cover, which may vary depending on your bank of choice.
Once you have decided to join our volunteer with animals abroad project, proceed to the booking form, enter the relevant info, select your preferred payment option (30% deposit or full payment) and submit. After submission, you’ll be sent a list of documents to be submitted, payment instructions and a link to the volunteer application form.
If you are interested but not ready to book, please contact us or submit a message using the enquiry form.
Note: By submitting the booking form you will NOT be making a binding commitment to join the project.
We will review your booking and application within 24 hours and reach out to you via your preferred means of contact. You will get to discuss your goals, the areas you are interested in teaching, and ask us questions. This is where you will learn of your acceptance into the program.
Once you are accepted into volunteering with animals abroad project, you will be required to submit your documents as soon as possible. These Include:
You will then be notified to clear up all outstanding fees and balances (if you made a 30% deposit or made any additional changes to your package).
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.