Volunteering in Jamaica

Travel in Jamaica for a life-changing experience !

 Jamaica is a destination everybody loves to visit. This Caribbean island, with beautiful beaches, stunning mountains and purple sunsets is a “must-see” destination.

Jamaica became world known thanks to Bob Marley’s reggae music. Nowadays the island is also internationally known thanks to its super athletes, like the Olympic champion Usain Bolt. Unfortunately Jamaica’s population lives in absolute poverty. 
Tourism is Jamaica’s most important source of income, but the economic crisis severely affected the island and high unemployment rates still continue to increase.
Commit yourself to international volunteering in Jamaica and discover this mysterious island in another way, by helping the population. 
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Who can volunteer in Jamaica ?


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« Everybody can be important; we all can be useful » – M.L. King.
Everybody can join this programme ! We all have something to give, even without professionnal skills or qualifications. All it takes is the urge to invest some of your time and discover a new culture. 
Bénévolat associatif en Jamaïque
The Blue Mountains are the longest mountain range in Jamaica. They include the island's highest point, Blue Mountain Peak, at 2256 m. From the summit both the north and south coasts of the island can be seen. 
The island is surrounded by an extraordinary coastal plain with the main cities such as Kingston or Montego Bay.
Volunteer in a orphanage - GlobAlong Jamaican climate is said to be tropical with a hot and humid weather, but the interior is more temperate. Cyclones are frequent during the end of the summer and early fall and can cause considerable damages.
Kingston town:
Kingston is surrounded by the Blues Mountains, Red Hills and Long Mountain. Kingston harbor has a tropical climate, characterized by a rainy season from May to November and a dry season during the rest of the year. Like many other capitals in developing countries, Kingston struggles with poor suburbs.
GlobAlong volunteer in Jamaica People fleeing from the countryside into Kingston every day, increases the growth of slum areas throughout the city. 
The world famous reggae artists such as Bob Marley, Peter Tosch and Burning Spear all came from the popular Trenchtown district in Kingston. The influence of Rastafarian believes in is easy to notice in Kingston, mostly in the southern suburbs. The poorest and the unhealthiest parts of the city.

The volunteer programme in Jamaica !

Volunteer in education in Jamaica - Globalong Jamaica is often associated with crystal clear water and beautiful beaches, but the island is much more than that. The number of poor communities is growing and many of the inhabitants are children. 
In order to try to solve the problems the Government, religious communities and NGO’s have decided to help orphanages and shelters for children and adults.
International volunteer help is needed to realize projects, to support the staff working in the centers and help with the education of children and teach basic lifestyle rules.

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Many of the children do not receive the education and affection they deserve, and volunteers play an important role, assisting local staff.
The volunteer programme in Jamaica starts on Mondays. You have to arrive the day before the programme starts. You will be welcomed at the Kingston Airport by a local employee.
Safety of participants is our priority! Therefore Globalong and its partners have implemented strict security rules in Jamaica. This allows you to participate with family members, and even small children.

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Upon arrival in Jamaica, you will be picked up from Kingston Airport. Wherever you will be on the island, you will be in connection with the project leaders and employees will be available in case of any problem 24 hours and 7 days a week.
They are also there to help you organize outings or excursions during your time off if you want.
You can choose to volunteer in many different areas such as social work, medical work, eco-volunteering, Human Rights, protection and animal care, education and organic farming.
In Jamaica, you can enroll for a minimum of two weeks and up to 3 months. If you wish to volunteer or be an intern for more than three weeks, please contact us at info@globalong.com to get a quote
Signing up for this volunteer programme means you will learn a lot about the Jamaican culture. You will be surrounded by members of the team and local friends, who will tell you those stories and secrets of the island you'll never find in a travel guide. You will be able to live like a local inhabitant, so that you can feel and live the 'real' Jamaica.
Jamaica is sunny all year round and very popular with students looking for a warm climate to study, especially during winter months.
Food and accommodation in Jamaica:
Volunteer with animals - GlobAlong Jamaica is a multi cultural country which means you will get multi cultural food. You will be accommodated with half board in the volunteer house and sleep in dormitories. It is possible to get a private room, provided of course, there is space available.
You will have the unique opportunity to experience different languages and cultures in the volunteer house.
Welcome to Jamaica, the homeland of Usain Bolt, Bob Marley and the Rastafarians!


Useful information to your volunteer programme

Volunteer in South America - GlobAlong Included in the programme: 
Initial membership fee (200 €) enrolment as a member of the GlobAlong Association is valid for a period of 9 years (renewable).

Programme, follow up and personal service:

  • Airport pick up and drop off after end programme stay
  • Assistance from the Globalong team before programme start
  • Transportation to your accommodation
  • Accommodation
  • Half board during your entire programme stay (Breakfast and dinner) 
  • Introduction day(s) after arrival, preparing you to your volunteer work.
  • Daily transportation to your work place. 
  • Personal assistance
  • Access to Internet
  • 7/7 support from the local team in case you need help
  • Assistance from the Globalong team while in Jamaica and after returning home
  • Your own blog 
  • Advice about visa application, if needed 
  • Country guide
  • Travellers guide (download)
  • Certificate of participation in volunteer work
  • Humanitarian action in Jamaica - GlobAlong Donation to a local project, according to the actual needs
  • Organizational expenses

Not included in the volunteer programme in Jamaica:

  • Lunch
  • Flights to and from Jamaica 
  • Visa fee, if needed 
  • Personal expenses
  • Excursions et activities 
  • Travel insurance (compulsory) and cancellation insurance.
  • Laundry expenses
  • Vaccinations (click here for more information)
International help in Jamaica - Globalong Official holidays 2018 in Jamaica: 
  • 1st and 2nd January 2018: New Year celebrations
  • 14th February 2018: Day of the Ashes
  • 30th March 2018: Good Friday 
  • 1st and 2nd April 2018: Easter
  • 23rd May 2018: Labour day
  • 1st August 2018: Abolition of slavery (in several Caribbean countries)
  • 6th August 2018:  Independence day
  • 16th October 2018: Day of heroes
  • 25th December 2018: Christmas day
  • 26th December 2018: Boxing Day

Climate in Jamaica :

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For further information, feel free to contact us at info@globalong.com

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