Jamaica is an island in the Caribbean with mountains, rainforests and reef-lined beaches. It’s worth it if you want a good place to relax, appreciate nature, learn about history and get to know the rastafari culture. The main touristic destinations are the resorts in Montego Bay and the city of Negril, known for diving and snorkeling in the turquoise water. Kingston, the capital, is home to the Bob Marley Museum, Murney Tower and other historical attractions. Dunn's River Falls and Dolphin Cove are among the most visited marine attractions where guests can interact with wildlife such as dolphins, sharks, stingrays, birds and iguanas!
Jamaica is a great place to volunteer abroad. English is the official language and people communicate well with foreigners, but most people actually speak Patois or Creole. Like many of its neighbor countries in Central America, Jamaica welcomes volunteer help from all over the world. If you want to know more about the big picture of social work in Jamaica, the National volunteer centre in Kingston is a good place to start. You can help at orphanages, NGOs, eco projects, social projects and more. Check our host list to see places that could use a hand.
Help an NGO, social project or environmental project with a few hours a day and enjoy a caribbean experience in Jamaica! Check our host list for more information. Worldpackers’ hosts can offer many benefits. Besides accommodation in Jamaica, our hosts can offer free tours and drinks, take volunteers on expeditions, teach you the local jamaican language and customs and much more! Open yourself to the world and become a member of the Worldpackers community :)