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Sports Volunteer Abroad In Jamaica

Additional Info
  • Processing Fee: $300 USD
  • Dates Available: Year round
  • Volunteer Site: St. Catherine, Kingston, Montego Bay, Negril, Ocho Rios
  • Max Participants: 30
  • Age Range: 12 - 85
  • Minimum Stay: 1 week
  • Maximum Stay: 3 months
  • Our Social Work: We donate 5% to charity
  • Group Discount: Yes (5 or more travelers)
  • Tour Discount: 10% off all tours/excursions
Description

Become A Sports Volunteer Abroad – Join Our Sports Volunteering Abroad Programs

Are you a big sports fan? Talented in a specific sport? Eager to pass on your knowledge and skills to children abroad? Then congratulations, by viewing this article about our sports volunteer abroad programs in Jamaica you have taken your first step into making your goal a reality!

 

Jamaica is a country that is very passionate about sports, and our children in particular are always ready and eager to practice and compete in their favourite sports, whether in schools or in their communities.

 

This program is perfect for high school, college and university students, mature individuals, sports enthusiasts, professional coaches or anyone who is looking to partake in sports volunteering abroad and helping children and athletes to stay active.

Why You Should Volunteer Abroad In Sport Coaching

From seasoned sports professionals to casual sport fans, whatever your skills and aptitude level, we will customize a program to suite your desires, and pair you with a local team for the sport of your preference who needs your guidance.

 

This is a quick way to develop relationships in Jamaica that will last you a lifetime while helping youth in underprivileged communities realize their full potential. Who knows, you might even help to discover a young Usain Bolt in the making!

Some Activities That You Can Do On Your Volunteer Sports Coaching Abroad Are:

  • *Visit a local school and volunteer in the Physical Education department
  • *Become a school coach in a sport that you have experience in, and teach students the fundamentals
  • *Visit communities and conduct a sports clinic. Teach the youth about the various sports, such as basketball, soccer, track and field, volleyball, netball and more
  • *Visit the YMCA and work as a swimming coach, or conduct swimming classes for locals at the beach
  • *Skilled and experienced volunteers can work with professional Jamaican sports teams and clubs
  • *Do a fundraising campaign back home to raise cash or collect used sports gear to donate to local teams
  • *Play your favourite sports with locals
  • *For sports psychologists and therapists, special projects can be arranged
Project Details

Sport Volunteer Abroad Placements In Jamaica


Depending upon the nature of your sport coaching volunteer abroad project, you will be placed in either a school, with a sports team or at a community sports centre. We offer projects all across Jamaica, in areas such as Kingston, Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, Falmouth, Portland, St. Catherine, Negril and more.

 

Amount Of Participants:

This project is open to individuals, couples and groups. We can accommodate as many as 30 volunteers at a time, however pre-booking is needed. Special arrangements are needed for larger groups.

 

Experience:

No prior experience is needed to join our sports volunteer opportunities abroad in Jamaica, however experience in sports may qualify you for an advanced placement.

 

Project Activities:

After you apply, our Program Advisor will contact you to discuss the activities that you would like to engage in during your project. Pre-planning is an important step to making an impact, so please think carefully on what your goals are during this time.

 

Some Activities That You Can Do On Your Volunteer Sports Abroad Project Are:

*Volunteer in Jamaican schools to help coach students during physical education exercises
*Introduce Jamaicans to your favourite sport, especially sports that are not widely played in the Caribbean such as rugby, tennis, badminton etc.
*Go into Jamaican communities to put on clinics for the children, teenagers and adults alike.
*Teach locals how to properly play basketball, soccer, football, tennis, volleyball and much more
*Spend some time at the YMCA to teach students how to swim or volunteer as a lifeguard
*For qualified and experienced volunteers, there may be an option to work with some of the island’s top sports teams
*There is also an opportunity for sports therapists and sports councillors to volunteer their skills to local teams
*Raise awareness about your sports volunteer project back home and collect sports equipment to take with you to Jamaica to be donated to locals.

If you would like to suggest an activity not listed above, please discuss this with your Program Advisor.

 

Resources:

Based on the type of sports volunteer programs abroad you request, there may be a list of resources that your host project site may need. We will keep a list of items that each project is in need of, and send it to you as a part of your application. This will allow you to seek these resources back home, if you are able. This is NOT a mandatory aspect of your program, so feel free to let us know if you do not wish to do this.

 

If however you are interested in gathering resources back home before your trip to Jamaica, we will be happy to send you any support documentation that you may require, and we ask that you read our Fundraising Guide for some fun and exciting tips to help you earn funds quickly.

 

Combine Experiences

If you would like to combine this experience with another project, please let us know on your application. Popular options to combine are:

Teaching
Orphanage & Childcare
Social Work/Sponsor A Family
Business Development
Building Construction & Maintenance
Women's Empowerment
Human Rights & Law
Special Needs Care

 

Duration:

We offer projects for a minimum of 1 week and a maximum of 3 months. For projects longer than 3 months, you will need to contact us to check visa and other requirements.

 

Your First Day:

On the first day of your project, a Program Advisor will accompany you to your project site, where you will be introduced to the students/community members/athletes (depending on the nature of the program you have chosen.) You will be given a tour of the school/sports centre/community sports area, and after you have settled in your objectives will be made clear.

 

Before your Program Advisor departs he/she will ensure that you know where to purchase lunch.

 

Transportation:

We can provide company operated transportation to and from your project daily, at an additional cost if you desire. Otherwise you can arrange your own transportation, or contact us for assistance.

 

Project Completion:

Upon the completion of your project, we will present you with Volunteer Certificate signed by our General Manager. We would also be happy to sign any documents that you would need to prove community service hours.

 

Recommended To Take With You:

In order for your volunteer sports development abroad program to be completely fulfilling, we recommend that you take along the following items with you:

*Money to purchase meals, pay for transfers and any shopping
*Insect repellent to prevent mosquito and bug bites
*Supplies to assist with your project (if any)
*A camera to take pictures
*Sunscreen if you intend to play in the sun or sunbathe
*A water bottle
*Comfortable shoes
*Any sports equipment that you can easily travel with

Dates and Costs

  

Placement Only Processing Fee
$300 USD

Sports Volunteer Abroad Prices Include:


*Pre-arrival support and assistance
*Sourcing volunteer project placement
*Orientation and support documentation on day of arrival
*Certificate of participation upon successful completion of your volunteer program
*10% discount off all tours & adventures

 

Prices Do Not Include:

*Visa application cost or fees (if applicable)
*Transportation
*Accommodation
*Meals
*Personal shopping money
*Airfare expenses or taxes
*Travel insurance (You can purchase affordable travel medical insurance here)
*Weekend tour and adventure projects

 

Availability:

Sport volunteer projects abroad are available all year round in Jamaica.

 

Project Dates & Times:

Projects normally run Monday through Friday, so we ask that volunteers arrive on the weekend, preferably Saturday. If you cannot come on a weekend, we will still accommodate you.

 

Afternoon & Weekends:

On weekends, and some weekday afternoons, you can opt to partake in our cultural immersion and excursion tours. This is the perfect opportunity for you to not only have fun and blow off steam, but also learn about our rich culture and experience our top attractions. View our available tours and adventures and purchase a tour package to maximize your experience in Jamaica.

Accommodation and Transportation

 

Accommodation

 

Where You Will Stay:

Book your own accommodation in the area where you will volunteer. Choose from many hotels, Airbnb houses, guest houses or other accommodations based on your budget, or even stay with family or friends who live in Jamaica.

 

Transportation

 

Daily Transfers:

If you desire, we can arrange transportation for you by company owned/vetted vehicles.

 

How to Join Us

Research:


Read through the information on this page about this program thoroughly and decide if you truly wish to join our volunteer abroad sports programs.

 

Apply:

Click APPLY NOW and complete the application form as thoroughly as possible. In the meantime, start thinking of the activities that you would like to engage in during your project.

 

Interview/Conversation:

A Program Advisor will review your application and contact you within 24 hours via Skype, Google Hangouts or telephone. You will get a chance to discuss your goals, skills, fundraising and ask us any questions.

 

Secure Your Placement:

As soon as you are accepted, you will need to pay your Non-Refundable Processing Fee so that we can begin making your placement and processing your application. If you will travel as a group, you may also pay a deposit or make payment in full once you are sure of your date of travel, because availability is on a first come first serve basis.

 

Submit Documentation:

After paying the processing fee you will be sent a list of documents that you need to submit. We ask that you submit these documents as soon as possible, so if you are planning to join this program then you should start the process of obtaining them from now. These documents are:

• 2 Reference letters (1 personal, 1 professional)
• 1 recent photo id (passport, national id or driver's license)
• 1 police report/criminal background check
• Proof of travel insurance
• Flight itinerary

 

Finalize All Payments:

All payments must be finalized no later than 60 days before your travel date.

 

You will receive updates on your project and itinerary via emails, phone calls and through Google+ or Skype calls.

 

Remember to read through our Terms & Conditions to know your responsibilities if you embark on this program.

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