About the Caribbean

The head office for RSVP Caribbean Volunteers Limited is located in Jamaica. RSVP Caribbean currently offers programmes and projects in Jamaica, St. Lucia and Grenada and will continuously expand to the rest of the Caribbean each year. As new locations are established we will update our partners and present exciting opportunities for our volunteers to explore.

The Caribbean region is located between the Atlantic Ocean and Central America. It is to east of the Atlantic Ocean, west of Central America and the Pacific Ocean, south of the United States and north of South America. The Caribbean is made up of many islands all sharing some similarity in history, vibrancy and issues but each very unique in its culture and way of life. The islands from Bahamas and Cuba to the south all the way east to Trinidad and Tobago are referred to as the West Indies. These are classified into three main groups: the Bahamas, the Greater Antilles and the Lesser Antilles. The Greater Antilles include Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola (Haiti and Dominican Republic) and Puerto Rico. The Lesser Antilles is divided into the Leeward Islands, the Windward Islands and the Netherlands Antilles.

The Caribbean is an idyllic get away known for its beautiful beaches, breathtaking sunsets, lush vegetation, mountainous and flat landscape, rivers, caves, food, warm people and a place full of life and adventures. English is spoken in most Caribbean islands with other languages such as Creole, Dutch, Spanish and French in some islands. In countries where the second language is spoken more widely than English, RSVP Caribbean staff and partners will provide support.

Volunteers will be exposed to aspects of the Caribbean culture such as music, dance, fashion, food, history, achievements, sub-cultures, art, craft, folklore, drama, language and many others. Not only will volunteers learn the culture but there will also be opportunities for volunteers to share their culture with people in the Caribbean. Of course there is also the sand, sea and sun that volunteers can bask in on the weekend.