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 team from Projects Abroad take part in construction volunteering in Jamaica to build playhouse for local school
Building Volunteer Work in Jamaica

From $3065

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Use your hands to make a difference and build important infrastructure in disadvantaged communities

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks
A local child has his teeth checked by a student doing her Dentistry internship in Jamaica.
Dentistry Internship in Jamaica

From $3065

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Learn from local professionals and gain international work experience at a dental clinic

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

From $3755

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Get work experience with NGOs and help local communities prepare for and cope with disasters

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 4 weeks
A Human Rights intern in Jamaica gains work experience during an outreach.
Human Rights Internship in Jamaica

From $3755

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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 over 16 can join
  • From 4 weeks
Female medical intern examines a young boy's mouth in a care centre during a medical internship in Jamaica.
Medical Internship in Jamaica

From $3065

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

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks
A student doing a Psychology internship in Jamaica with Projects Abroad talks to an experienced psychologist.
Psychology Internship in Jamaica

From $3755

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Gain psychology work experience at a mental health clinic or during community-based outreach work

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 4 weeks
Students learn the basics of basketball during volunteer sports coaching in schools in Jamaica
Volunteer Sports Coaching in Jamaica

From $3065

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Coach sports in disadvantaged schools and help children develop their fitness and sporting ability

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks
Two volunteers gain teaching work experience in Jamaica
Volunteer Teaching in Jamaica

From $3410

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Gain practical teaching experience and help raise literacy levels in local schools and through community programmes

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 3 weeks
A volunteer working with children at a Summer Camp in Jamaica, leads a ball activity at her placement.
Volunteer with Children at a Summer Camp in Jamaica

From $3270

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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 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

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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