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

From $1,520 USD

Early Childhood Development in Jamaica for Spring Break
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Make a difference on your spring break and gain childcare work experience in Jamaica

  • Fixed dates during spring break
  • Anyone aged 18 or over can join
  • From 1 week
A Projects Abroad volunteer helping to build a school at her Spring Break Building Project

From $1,520 USD

Building in Jamaica for Spring Break
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Help build schools and improve the local community in Jamaica

  • Fixed dates during spring break
  • Anyone aged 18 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Female medical intern examines a young boy's mouth in a care centre during a medical internship in Jamaica.

From $3,065 USD

Medical Internship in Jamaica
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Get medical work experience by shadowing local doctors and participating in community outreach work

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 18 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
A volunteer working with children in Jamaica does an activity with a ball to improve hand-eye coordination at our Childcare Project.

From $2,720 USD

Volunteer with Children in Jamaica
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Support disadvantaged children and focus on improving early childhood development and literacy

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
A volunteer working with children at a Summer Camp in Jamaica, leads a ball activity at her placement.

From $3,270 USD

Volunteer with Children at a Summer Camp in Jamaica
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Join a group of teenagers your age and work with young, disadvantaged children at a summer camp

  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A Human Rights intern in Jamaica gains work experience during an outreach.

From $2,720 USD

Human Rights Internship in Jamaica
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Gain work experience by raising awareness for children’s rights and working to reduce violence against children

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
A student doing a Psychology internship in Jamaica with Projects Abroad talks to an experienced psychologist.

From $3,065 USD

Psychology Internship in Jamaica
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Gain psychology work experience at a mental health clinic or during community-based outreach work

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
Disaster Management Interns developing plans outside during their International Development Placement in Jamaica.

From $3,065 USD

Disaster Management Internship in Jamaica
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Get work experience with NGOs and help local communities prepare for and cope with disasters

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
A team from Projects Abroad take part in construction volunteering in Jamaica to build playhouse for local school

From $2,720 USD

Building Volunteer Work in Jamaica
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Use your hands to make a difference and build important infrastructure in disadvantaged communities

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
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Can't find what you're looking for?

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) 212 244 7234

or email:

to start planning your project

Where we are based in Jamaica

Mandeville

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.

Next Steps

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.