A colourful neighbourhood seen while volunteering in Jamaica with Projects Abroad.

Volunteering in Jamaica

Support local communities while experiencing life in this beautiful Caribbean island nation

Volunteer in Jamaica with Projects Abroad and help communities in need where it’s needed most.

You’ll work with us to achieve long-term goals on a volunteer program that addresses specific needs. You can help children improve their reading and comprehension at schools. Or, teach adults who did not receive an adequate education. You can also choose to work outdoors and get your hands dirty building toilets and playgrounds. Or, gain experience working in a hospital on a medical internship.

You’ll live and work in and around Mandeville. Our full-time staff in Jamaica are there to support you 24/7 if you need it.

Get ready to dance to reggae rhythms and enjoy the warm Caribbean sunlight. You can also relax on beautiful white beaches or explore Jamaica’s lush green interior on hikes.

Projects available in Jamaica

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A Projects Abroad volunteer on her Spring Break Project coloring books with the children at her Childcare placement in Jamaica
Volunteer with Children for Spring Break in Jamaica
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  • Price: $1,770 USD for 1 week
  • Extra Weeks: $270 USD
  • Start Date: Over Spring Break
  • Minimum Duration: 1 week
  • Ages: 18 or over
Two volunteers gain teaching work experience in Jamaica
Volunteer Teaching in Jamaica
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  • Price: $3,140 USD for 2 weeks
  • Extra Weeks: $420 USD
  • Start Date: Anytime
  • Minimum Duration: 2 weeks
  • Ages: 16 or over
A volunteer working with children in Jamaica does an activity with a ball to improve hand-eye coordination at our Childcare Project.
Volunteer with Children in Jamaica
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  • Price: $3,140 USD for 2 weeks
  • Extra Weeks: $420 USD
  • Start Date: Anytime
  • Minimum Duration: 2 weeks
  • Ages: 16 or over
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We have the expertise and staff on the ground to create a custom project for you, or simply help you find the best option.

Speak to one of our Jamaica experts on:

(+1) 619 320 2424

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to start planning your project

Where we are based in Jamaica


Most of our Jamaica volunteer projects are based in and around Mandeville. We have an amazing local team in Jamaica who will make your experience one to remember.

Mandeville is a university town located in the lush green parish of Manchester. It’s about four hours’ drive from the popular tourist destination of Montego Bay.

There’s plenty to see, do, and eat around Mandeville. Try foods like jerk chicken and saltfish and ackee - some of Jamaica’s most famous dishes. You can visit idyllic white beaches in Montego Bay and Treasure Beach, and we also recommend YS Falls or the famous Blue Mountains. Hikes are also a great for exploring!

Airport pickup, flights and visas

When you arrive at your respective airport, a member of Projects Abroad staff will be there to meet you. You can find more detailed information on arrival airports, orientation, and visas on our Jamaica Arrival Procedures page.

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Safety and staff support

Your safety and security is our prime concern. We have many procedures and systems to ensure you have the support you need to enjoy your trip with peace of mind. Our Projects Abroad staff are available 24 hours a day to help, and will be on-hand to make sure you settle in well at your accommodation and placement. If you encounter any problems, they will be available to help at any time.

Find out more about safety and backup.

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