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Volunteer in Jamaica

Volunteer in Jamaica with International Volunteer HQ. Join a number of Jamaican volunteer programs including Teaching and School Support, Kindergarten, Sports Development, Animal & Vertinary Care, Business and Community Development, Marine Conservation, Special Education and Child and Youth Development. Our Jamaica Volunteers are based throughout a variety of communities, volunteering in and around the parish of St Mary in the northeast of Jamaica. IVHQ offers safe, responsible and affordable volunteer opportunities in Jamaica and we are proud to have hosted over 112,000 travellers on our volunteer projects so far. Read more about our volunteer projects in Jamaica below.

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At a glance…

  • Available year-round
  • Projects based in the parishes of St Mary and St Ann, nearby the popular port town of Ocho Rios.
  • Accommodation in a dormitory-style volunteer house or local homestay
  • Between 5 and 15 volunteers start in Jamaica each month
  • Program fees include airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, breakfast and 24/7 in-country support
  • Program fees from US$395 (approximately AU$570) for 1 week

Volunteer opportunities in Jamaica

Animal Care in St Mary
Animal care volunteering in Jamaica with IVHQ
Protects animals
3-5 hours volunteering per day
Hands-on volunteer experience
Help a local dog shelter to care for up to 200 dogs, giving them the best chance of being re-homed. Assist with playing, cleaning, feeding and shelter upkeep in a busy but rewarding environment for animal lovers.
Suited to:
Active Volunteers College Students Solo Travelers Vets Animal lovers Families

Animal Care in

For dog shelters, caring for up to 200 dogs at once, while trying to give them the best chance of being re-homed, can be a daunting task. As an animal care volunteer, you’ll provide much valued human company, as well as medical treatment and general care to ensure these dogs, many of whom have been abandoned, are fully taken care of.

You’ll assist shelter staff with cleaning, feeding, training, walking and playing with the animals, as well as any shelter maintenance and upkeep that’s required. Local staff will help to guide you in these tasks, and all dogs are vaccinated. You can also help with rescue missions for street dogs and in the re-homing process.

Animal Care volunteer in Jamaica with IVHQ

Many dogs are adopted by families from overseas, and you’re also able to help to create online profiles for dogs so this can happen. Volunteers who are training or qualified veterinarians may also have the chance to perform small procedures such as cleaning and dressing wounds.

The Animal Care project is best suited to volunteers who love dogs, are passionate about supporting animal rights and don’t mind getting their hands dirty.

The project typically takes place in the morning, from 8am until noon and you will be welcome to continue volunteering in the afternoon. All the dogs that are cared for in the shelter are vaccinated.

Project Highlights
What you need to know
  • Affordable fees from $395 for 1 week
  • Volunteer with animals in a dog shelter for abandoned animals
  • Help with exercise, playing, cleaning, feeding and shelter maintenance
  • Suited to enthusiastic volunteers who like working with animals
  • Volunteer for up to 4 hours per day
Destination Highlights
Jamaica at a glance
  • Based around the popular town of Ocho Rios in Jamaica
  • Program fees include airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, daily breakfast and 24/7 in-country support
  • Accommodation in a volunteer house or local homestay
  • Between 5 and 15 volunteers start in Jamaica each month
Also available in Jamaica
Our project options
Animal Care Volunteer Program in Jamaica Business and Community Development Volunteering in Jamaica Child and Youth Development Volunteer Program in Jamaica Kindergarten Volunteer Program in Jamaica Marine Conservation Volunteer Program in Jamaica Special Needs Care Volunteering in Jamaica Youth Sports Development Volunteer Program in Jamaica Teaching English Volunteer Program in Jamaica Animal Care Volunteer Program in Jamaica
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Business and Community Development in St Mary
Business and Community Development volunteer in Jamaica with IVHQ
Supports community development
3-5 hours volunteering per day
Requires prior experience
Use your business experience to help local start up enterprises to get up and running, or go to the next level.
Suited to:
College students Solo travelers Qualififed volunteers Mature volunteers

Business and Community Development in

There are some great government grants available for start-up businesses in Jamaica, but for some, it can be a challenge getting themselves to a point where they’re eligible to apply for them. Volunteers can help these local enterprises to scale up their efforts and improve operational efficiencies, while also enabling them to take advantage of these central funding schemes.

As a volunteer, you’ll be working alongside small businesses, charities and NGOs as a business mentor to provide guidance and assistance with the basics of getting an organisation off the ground or take it to the next stage. You will be able to assist with business planning, bookkeeping, website design, social media, financial planning and IT skills.

Business and Community Development volunteer in Jamaica with IVHQ

Creativity and an entrepreneurial mindset are a must as you will be working with limited resources. You will also need to be proactive in learning about the market or community in which the enterprise operates, so you can best support it to succeed.

Volunteers are required to have relevant study or work experience. We recommend you bring your own laptop to Jamaica, however this is optional. You’ll usually split your time between meetings in the local community and working from the program office.

Please note that once you have registered for this project, you will need to supply a copy of your resume so you can be placed with the most appropriate enterprise.

Project Highlights
What you need to know
  • Affordable fees from $395 for 1 week
  • Help on a range of community-based projects
  • Assist with a range of school lessons, care projects and other local initiatives
  • Placements based on projects that need help at the time
  • Suited to volunteers who want to make the biggest difference, regardless of the type of work
  • Volunteer for up to 5 hours per day
Destination Highlights
Jamaica at a glance
  • Based around the popular town of Ocho Rios in Jamaica
  • Program fees include airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, daily breakfast and 24/7 in-country support
  • Accommodation in a volunteer house or local homestay
  • Between 5 and 15 volunteers start in Jamaica each month
Also available in Jamaica
Our project options
Animal Care Volunteer Program in Jamaica Business and Community Development Volunteering in Jamaica Child and Youth Development Volunteer Program in Jamaica Kindergarten Volunteer Program in Jamaica Marine Conservation Volunteer Program in Jamaica Special Needs Care Volunteering in Jamaica Youth Sports Development Volunteer Program in Jamaica Teaching English Volunteer Program in Jamaica Animal Care Volunteer Program in Jamaica
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Child and Youth Development in St Mary
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Improves health and wellbeing
3-5 hours volunteering per day
Supported volunteer experience
For those with a passion for promoting wellness among young people, volunteers help to work through mental health and emotional understanding, running workshops to equip students with the tools to deal with the challenges of growing up.
Suited to:
Teachers Solo travelers Qualified volunteers Mature volunteers Gap year Spring break

Child and Youth Development in

For those with an interest in promoting health and overall wellbeing in young people, this unique project is well suited to you. Based in local schools, volunteers act as wellbeing ambassadors with a focus on emotional and physical health.

It’s well documented that poverty, dysfunctional family structures and other social challenges can have a long term impact on the development of young people. With limited resources, time and knowledge there can be little or no support for children and young people who have these kinds of day to day stresses, leading to poor emotional well-being.

The Child and Youth Development project seeks to equip children with the skills to understand, cope with and improve their emotional and physical intelligence and resilience. You’ll engage students in conversations about well-being, encouraging them to talk about feelings in a way that helps them to understand their own emotions. In a country that stigmatises mental illness, your role as a volunteer is to promote mental health and breakdown stereotypes.

Child and Youth volunteer in Jamaica with IVHQ

You will create and deliver workshops and offer one-on-one support to students in order to help them deal with any mental health issues and promote long-term wellness practices. This will include providing support to young people with learning needs, facilitating health workshops, managing behavior and conflict situations, creating boundaries and supporting young people to express emotions.

This project is ideal for those studying psychology, social work or international development. It will develop your practical skills in group management, facilitation and also your reflective skills about your own role and personal development.

To take part on this project, you need to be at least 18 years old and have one years relevant experience or study in psychology, social work, education or international development. Volunteers are also required to complete a 12-hour online training program in managing challenging behavior in Jamaican schools. This is an accredited certification that we recommend you complete the course before starting your volunteer program, in order to be as effective as possible. The program is delivered independently by UK-based Neuro Champions and costs an additional US$200.

Please note that during school exams and holidays (early January, April, July - August, and late December), this project closes temporarily. Volunteers will need to choose another project to support if you can only travel in these times. Animal Care, Business and Community Development are available year-round, or volunteers can assist in a local summer camp for children between July and August.

Project Highlights
What you need to know
  • Affordable fees from $395 for 1 week
  • Help young people to understand and combat mental health, emotions and social challenges
  • Deliver workshops in schools, promoting long term wellness practices
  • Suited to volunteers interested in psychology and mental health
  • Requires prior online training
  • Volunteer for up to 5 hours per day
Destination Highlights
Jamaica at a glance
  • Based around the popular town of Ocho Rios in Jamaica
  • Program fees include airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, daily breakfast and 24/7 in-country support
  • Accommodation in a volunteer house or local homestay
  • Between 5 and 15 volunteers start in Jamaica each month
Also available in Jamaica
Our project options
Animal Care Volunteer Program in Jamaica Business and Community Development Volunteering in Jamaica Child and Youth Development Volunteer Program in Jamaica Kindergarten Volunteer Program in Jamaica Marine Conservation Volunteer Program in Jamaica Special Needs Care Volunteering in Jamaica Youth Sports Development Volunteer Program in Jamaica Teaching English Volunteer Program in Jamaica Animal Care Volunteer Program in Jamaica
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Kindergarten in St Mary
Volunteer on the Childcare project with IVHQ in Jamaica
Increases access to education
3-5 hours volunteering per day
Hands-on volunteer experience
Assist in busy kindergartens with all aspects of daily tasks. Help teachers to provide more focused attention to children during lesson and play time, with a flexible approach to helping wherever it’s required.
Suited to:
Students Early childhood teachers Gap year Families Solo volunteers First time travelers High school students

Kindergarten in

Kindergartens are busy places, often with many children with many demands for the few staff working there. As a volunteer on the Kindergarten project in Jamaica, you will play an important role in assisting local teachers with informal learning and developmental activities. The children are aged between 3 - 5 years old and are full of energy and an enthusiasm for learning.

Your tasks will involve assisting with arts and crafts, singing songs, reading stories and organising outdoor games. You’re encouraged to come prepared with ideas to bring to the classroom, which you can also discuss with the local team.

Kindergarten volunteer in Jamaica with IVHQ

This project is well suited to energetic volunteers who love working with children and are passionate about supporting their development. If you’re new to international volunteering, this project is a great option as you will be working alongside local teachers who can guide you in your daily tasks and activities.

Please note that during school exams and holidays (early January, April, July - August, and late December), this project closes temporarily. Volunteers will need to choose another project to support if you can only travel in these times. Animal Care, Business and Community Development are available year-round, or volunteers can assist in a local summer camp for children between July and August.

Project Highlights
What you need to know
  • Affordable fees from $395 for 1 week
  • Volunteer in kindergartens with children between 3-5 years old
  • Help to offer support in all aspects of daily routines
  • Suited to enthusiastic, lively volunteers who work well with children
  • Volunteer for up to 4 hours per day
Destination Highlights
Jamaica at a glance
  • Based around the popular town of Ocho Rios in Jamaica
  • Program fees include airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, daily breakfast and 24/7 in-country support
  • Accommodation in a volunteer house or local homestay
  • Between 5 and 15 volunteers start in Jamaica each month
Also available in Jamaica
Our project options
Animal Care Volunteer Program in Jamaica Business and Community Development Volunteering in Jamaica Child and Youth Development Volunteer Program in Jamaica Kindergarten Volunteer Program in Jamaica Marine Conservation Volunteer Program in Jamaica Special Needs Care Volunteering in Jamaica Youth Sports Development Volunteer Program in Jamaica Teaching English Volunteer Program in Jamaica Animal Care Volunteer Program in Jamaica
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Marine Conservation in St Mary
Marine Conservation volunteer in Jamaica with IVHQ
Conserves the environment
4-7 hours volunteering per day
Active volunteer experience
Use your scuba diving skills (or learn before your projects starts) to conserve and improve coral reefs around Jamaica, assist on clean up programs around beaches and help educate communities ways to help preserve the local environment.
Suited to:
Independent travelers Spring break Gap year Nature lovers Active volunteers Solo volunteers

Marine Conservation in

Coral reefs are an attraction in tropical countries all over the world, but are sadly being damaged by the effects of climate change and litter. On top of that, marine debris represents a significant threat to the ecosystem and is having a devastating impact on marine life. However, volunteers are able to help to reduce these effects by using your scuba diving skills to help with important conservation efforts.

Volunteers on the Marine Conservation project in Jamaica focus on the restoration of the coral reef in Ocho Rios. You’ll support marine life and local community through a range of initiatives, including:

  • Dive tasks: Coral cleaning and monitoring, removing invasive species, transplanting, coral surveying and data collection.
  • Site maintenance: Beach cleans to remove damaging litter and other waste, and helping with ground beautification of the local area, through painting and other maintenance tasks.
  • Administrative tasks: Update records, help with preparing written reports, planning, monitoring and data evaluation.
  • Community outreach: Help to improve environmental awareness in schools and community groups in order to proactively assist conservation efforts.

Marine Conservation volunteering in Jamaica with IVHQ

This is an exciting opportunity for volunteers to help with contemporary conservation efforts. You’ll receive training on coral reefs and get a good understanding of environmental challenges, as well as an understanding of methods being used to combat these issues. Volunteers are required to bring their own diving equipment. Scuba tanks will be provided. You also need to have completed at least 20 dives before starting conservation efforts.

Those without the required experience have a range of options to upskill in Jamaica before starting on the volunteer project. A complete two-week pre-project training course that includes dive certification and 20 open water dives is available for US$1300. If you are certified but haven’t yet completed 20 dives, you’re able to take a 10-day, 20-dive experience for US$900, or gain dive experience with an instructor for US$50 per dive.

Project Highlights
What you need to know
  • Affordable fees from $395 for 1 week
  • Use your scuba diving skills to help to restore coral reefs
  • Assist on beach clean ups, beautification and outreach tasks to preserve the marine environment
  • Suitable for volunteers who’ve completed at least 20 scuba dives
  • Opportunities to learn to dive before volunteering
  • Bring your own diving equipment (tanks provided)
  • Volunteering for up to 6 hours per day
Destination Highlights
Jamaica at a glance
  • Based around the popular town of Ocho Rios in Jamaica
  • Program fees include airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, daily breakfast and 24/7 in-country support
  • Accommodation in a volunteer house or local homestay
  • Between 5 and 15 volunteers start in Jamaica each month
Also available in Jamaica
Our project options
Animal Care Volunteer Program in Jamaica Business and Community Development Volunteering in Jamaica Child and Youth Development Volunteer Program in Jamaica Kindergarten Volunteer Program in Jamaica Marine Conservation Volunteer Program in Jamaica Special Needs Care Volunteering in Jamaica Youth Sports Development Volunteer Program in Jamaica Teaching English Volunteer Program in Jamaica Animal Care Volunteer Program in Jamaica
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Special Education in St Mary
Volunteer on the Special Education project with IVHQ in Jamaica
Increases access to education
3-5 hours volunteering per day
Supported volunteer experience
Assist in special education classes in schools, helping local teachers to provide attention and stimulation to students with a range of learning challenges.
Suited to:
Active volunteers Teachers College students Solo travelers

Special Education in

Many children in Jamaica grow up with undiagnosed learning difficulties and developmental or behavioral disorders. Specialised academic support and better identification resources make a huge difference to the lives of young people facing these challenges.

Volunteers work at a local primary school with children, mostly aged between 8-10, who need more support in the classroom. By addressing their individual differences and needs, volunteers can help students get the assistance they require.

Special Education volunteer in Jamaica with IVHQ

The aim is to ensure all students are engaged in the school curriculum and continuing to develop. Volunteers assist local staff and can either be teaching groups of students or providing individualised learning opportunities, such as help with reading and writing.

This project is well suited to compassionate, patient and caring volunteers. Although you will be working closely with the local placement staff, it’s important that you have relevant experience working in special education.

Please note that during school exams and holidays (early January, April, July - August, and late December), this project closes temporarily. Volunteers will need to choose another project to support if you can only travel in these times. Animal Care, Business and Community Development are available year-round, or volunteers can assist in a local summer camp for children between July and August.

Project Highlights
What you need to know
  • Affordable fees from $395 for 1 week
  • Volunteer in schools, assisting in classrooms for students with special learning requirements
  • Assist local staff by providing individual care and attention
  • Suited to caring and compassionate volunteers, who value education
  • Requires some experience in special education
  • Volunteer for up to 5 hours per day
Destination Highlights
Jamaica at a glance
  • Based around the popular town of Ocho Rios in Jamaica
  • Program fees include airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, daily breakfast and 24/7 in-country support
  • Accommodation in a volunteer house or local homestay
  • Between 5 and 15 volunteers start in Jamaica each month
Also available in Jamaica
Our project options
Animal Care Volunteer Program in Jamaica Business and Community Development Volunteering in Jamaica Child and Youth Development Volunteer Program in Jamaica Kindergarten Volunteer Program in Jamaica Marine Conservation Volunteer Program in Jamaica Special Needs Care Volunteering in Jamaica Youth Sports Development Volunteer Program in Jamaica Teaching English Volunteer Program in Jamaica Animal Care Volunteer Program in Jamaica
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Sports Development in St Mary
Volunteer on the Sports Development project with IVHQ in Jamaica
Improves health & wellbeing
3-5 hours volunteering per day
Active volunteer experience
Volunteer in local schools, helping to teach or practice new sports with students aged between 5-12. Assist local teachers or take charge, and even introduce your own favorite sports from home.
Suited to:
Active volunteers Teachers College students Solo travelers Sports lovers Backpackers

Sports Development in

Sport has a genuine ability to be a vehicle to strengthen community ties, improve quality of life and support collaborative community development efforts. As a volunteer on the Sports Development project in Jamaica, you will play a leading role in teaching local school children and wider community members a range of sports.

By volunteering in sport, you can teach local school children new sports, or practice ones they already know. Track and field, football, basketball and netball are popular with most students in Jamaica. You’re welcome to introduce a sport from home, but keep in mind you may need to bring some equipment with you.

Sports Development volunteer in Jamaica with IVHQ

Volunteers spend between four to six hours per day teaching and organising lessons for students aged between 5-12 years old. You’ll be in charge of classes, running games and drills for students with a range of abilities. You can also help to organise community sports events.

The students are very energetic, so volunteers should love the company of children and understand their behavior, while being comfortable with maintaining discipline among the groups. It’s also well suited to self-motivated volunteers with a passion for sport and exercise. There is a need to be flexible on this project, as the day-to-day work often doesn’t follow a set structure.

Please note that during school exams and holidays (early January, April, July - August, and late December), this project closes temporarily. Volunteers will need to choose another project to support if you can only travel in these times. Animal Care, Business and Community Development are available year-round, or volunteers can assist in a local summer camp for children between July and August.

Project Highlights
What you need to know
  • Affordable fees from $395 for 1 week
  • Volunteer in schools, teaching and practicing sports with students between 5-12 years old
  • Play popular local sports or introduce your own games from home
  • Suited to active volunteers who love playing games with children
  • Volunteer for up to 6 hours per day
Destination Highlights
Jamaica at a glance
  • Based around the popular town of Ocho Rios in Jamaica
  • Program fees include airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, daily breakfast and 24/7 in-country support
  • Accommodation in a volunteer house or local homestay
  • Between 5 and 15 volunteers start in Jamaica each month
Also available in Jamaica
Our project options
Animal Care Volunteer Program in Jamaica Business and Community Development Volunteering in Jamaica Child and Youth Development Volunteer Program in Jamaica Kindergarten Volunteer Program in Jamaica Marine Conservation Volunteer Program in Jamaica Special Needs Care Volunteering in Jamaica Youth Sports Development Volunteer Program in Jamaica Teaching English Volunteer Program in Jamaica Animal Care Volunteer Program in Jamaica
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Teaching English in St Mary
Volunteer on the Teaching English project with IVHQ in Jamaica
Increases access to education
3-5 hours volunteering per day
Guided volunteer experience
Assist local elementary school teachers in busy classrooms of up to 30 students. Help to give students learning support and be on hand for assistance wherever it’s needed.
Suited to:
Teachers Solo travelers Mature volunteers Gap year Spring break College students

Teaching English in

Teachers in Jamaica are commonly in charge of more than 30 students per class, creating a busy environment where not every student can get the attention they need to learn. Volunteers are able to help both students and teachers with everyday education by assisting as a hands-on supporting teacher in elementary schools.

Teaching volunteers assist local teachers in all aspects of lesson time, including both academic and non-academic tuition. You can help to follow a government-issued curriculum and also assist with subjects like home economics and arts and crafts.

Your primary role is to support the head teacher by providing attention to students who need it. They can be individuals, in groups or the whole class, where students range in age from between 5-12 years old.

Teaching volunteer in Guatemala with IVHQ

This project is well suited to creative volunteers with strong initiative and an enthusiasm for teaching. You’ll spend between four to six hours per day at local schools, with guidance from your local teacher for upcoming lessons.

As you will be volunteering with the support of the teaching staff and IVHQ’s local team, you don’t need to be a qualified teacher. However, we encourage you to come prepared by completing some relevant training. Visit our Online TEFL Course page to learn how to gain an internationally-recognised TEFL certification at a discounted rate.

Please note that during school exams and holidays (early January, April, July - August, and late December), this project closes temporarily. Volunteers will need to choose another project to support if you can only travel in these times. Animal Care, Business and Community Development are available year-round, or volunteers can assist in a local summer camp for children between July and August.

Project Highlights
What you need to know
  • Affordable fees from $395 for 1 week
  • Help local teachers in elementary schools, teaching students between 5-12 years old
  • Volunteer as an assistant teacher, helping with academic and non-academic lessons
  • Suited to volunteers interested in education
  • Volunteer for up to 6 hours per day
Destination Highlights
Jamaica at a glance
  • Based around the popular town of Ocho Rios in Jamaica
  • Program fees include airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, daily breakfast and 24/7 in-country support
  • Accommodation in a volunteer house or local homestay
  • Between 5 and 15 volunteers start in Jamaica each month
Also available in Jamaica
Our project options
Animal Care Volunteer Program in Jamaica Business and Community Development Volunteering in Jamaica Child and Youth Development Volunteer Program in Jamaica Kindergarten Volunteer Program in Jamaica Marine Conservation Volunteer Program in Jamaica Special Needs Care Volunteering in Jamaica Youth Sports Development Volunteer Program in Jamaica Teaching English Volunteer Program in Jamaica Animal Care Volunteer Program in Jamaica
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Veterinary Care in St Mary
Veterinary Care volunteering in Jamaica with IVHQ
Protects animals
3-5 hours volunteering per day
Hands-on volunteer experience
IVHQ’s only specialised veterinary project, where you’ll be partnered with a local vet to help to treat animals in a hands-on way.
Suited to:
Vets College Students Qualified volunteers Solo travelers Animal lovers

Veterinary Care in

While IVHQ has a range of projects working with animals around the world, this is a rare opportunity for veterinary volunteers to get tangible experience working in a practicing veterinary clinic.

Volunteer vets work closely with local veterinary staff, observing procedures and practices, making this a great opportunity to learn and gain hands-on experience. You can assist with operations, vaccinations, treatments and examinations, provide general care to animals and assist with the day-to-day operations of the clinic.

Animal Care volunteer in Jamaica with IVHQ

You’re also able to take part in outreach, traveling to farms for treatments to livestock and other animals.

You must be either studying at least pre-veterinary medicine or be fully qualified as a vet, and you’ll need to bring your own scrubs. Volunteers should expect to be working with limited resources, which may also mean treatment options and some medication may not be available.

Project Highlights
What you need to know
  • Affordable fees from $395 for 1 week
  • Assist in a local vet practice, working alongside local staff
  • Help with a range of treatments both in the clinic and in the community
  • Suited to qualified volunteers or vet students
  • Volunteer for up to 5 hours per day
Destination Highlights
Jamaica at a glance
  • Based around the popular town of Ocho Rios in Jamaica
  • Program fees include airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, daily breakfast and 24/7 in-country support
  • Accommodation in a volunteer house or local homestay
  • Between 5 and 15 volunteers start in Jamaica each month
Also available in Jamaica
Our project options
Animal Care Volunteer Program in Jamaica Business and Community Development Volunteering in Jamaica Child and Youth Development Volunteer Program in Jamaica Kindergarten Volunteer Program in Jamaica Marine Conservation Volunteer Program in Jamaica Special Needs Care Volunteering in Jamaica Youth Sports Development Volunteer Program in Jamaica Teaching English Volunteer Program in Jamaica Animal Care Volunteer Program in Jamaica
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  • Most affordable fees - as the world leader in affordable volunteer travel, we’re able to keep our fees low by partnering with a local organisation in Jamaica to support meaningful community projects and local employment.
  • Superior support - your experienced IVHQ Program Manager, teamed with our local team in Jamaica will ensure you feel supported every step of the way - from planning to volunteering.
  • Responsible projects - we’re dedicated to ensuring that our projects are responsibly run and have sustainable positive impacts that are supporting local needs.
  • Online training - as soon as you register on an IVHQ program, you will gain access to our interactive volunteer training to ensure you’re well prepared for your program.
  • Safety-first - volunteer safety is a top priority for IVHQ and we have clear standards for risk management on each program. You can feel confident that you are placed with trustworthy institutions, organisations and families that have been screened by our local teams.
  • New friendships - as an IVHQer, you’ll always be in the company of friendly locals and like-minded volunteer travellers who will quickly become your life-long friends.
  • Epic weekend adventures - you’ll have your weekends free to explore Jamaica with your new-found friends.

How to get started

Pick a destination + project and apply for free
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Pay the registration fee to secure your place and upgrade your MyIVHQ account
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