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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An area being cleared for construction as part of building volunteer work in Jamaica with a group.

From $3070 USD

Building Volunteer Work in Jamaica with a Group
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Work with a group to build vital infrastructure like modern toilets in disadvantaged communities

  • Fixed dates throughout the year
  • Anyone aged 18 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
Apply Now for Easter
A volunteer works with children on English lessons in Jamaica with a group.

From $3070 USD

Childcare Volunteering in Jamaica for Groups
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Travel to the Caribbean to support early childhood development at disadvantaged care centers

  • Fixed dates throughout the year
  • Anyone aged 18 or over can join
  • From 1 week
A team from Projects Abroad take part in construction volunteering in Jamaica to build playhouse for local school

From $2720 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
A local child has his teeth checked by a student doing her Dentistry internship in Jamaica.

From $3065 USD

Dentistry Internship in Jamaica
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Learn from local professionals and gain international work experience at a dental clinic

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 18 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
Disaster Management Interns developing plans outside during their International Development Placement in Jamaica.

From $3065 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 Human Rights intern in Jamaica gains work experience during an outreach.

From $2720 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
Female medical intern examines a young boy's mouth in a care centre during a medical internship in Jamaica.

From $3065 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 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
A student doing a Psychology internship in Jamaica with Projects Abroad talks to an experienced psychologist.

From $3065 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
Students learn the basics of basketball during volunteer sports coaching in schools in Jamaica

From $3065 USD

Volunteer Sports Coaching in Jamaica
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Coach sports in disadvantaged schools and help children develop their fitness and sporting ability

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
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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

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.

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.

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