Environmental Awareness and Protection Programme

  • Location: Jamaica
  • Types of Partners: Poor and vulnerable communities, government agencies
  • Population Served: Children and adults
  • Age Group Served: All
  • Number of People Cared For: Varies for each community
  • Minimum Stay: From 2 weeks
  • Sustainable Development Goal: Clean Water and Sanitation, Climate Action
  • Programme Requirements: Volunteers with studies or experience in marine biology, waste water management, environmental education, watershed management, tropical ecology, climate change adaptation, sustainable development or any related area are suitable.
  • Work Schedule: 5 hours per day, Monday – Friday
  • Activities: Weekly workshops and cultural events
  • Accommodation Type: Host Family
  • Price: From $1,300USD per person, convert to your currency. Please see Programme and Project Price for Jamaica
  • Meals Included: Breakfast and dinner (adapted to dietary requirements as necessary)
  • What is Included: 24-hour support, accommodation, programme, two meals, transportation to and from the airport, taxi cost from host family to partner agency, please see What is Included for a full list
  • What is Not Included: Airfare, daily lunch, internet, laundry, travel and health insurance, please see What is Not included for a full list
  • Start Dates: Flexible
  • Age of Volunteer: Must be 18+

The Caribbean is affected by many natural disasters primarily hurricanes, droughts, landslides and earthquakes. Many of these are as a result of how the environment has been treated overtime. Within the last decade there have been extreme changes in weather patterns which make Caribbean islands more at risk for these disasters. With the effects of climate change and the continued lack of focus on ensuring that general practices do not further cause deterioration in the environment, much more needs to be done to address this. On the Environmental Awareness and Protection Programme volunteers will be involved in beach monitoring, maintaining an active buoy deployment, community education and beach and ocean clean-up. It is recommended that volunteers for this project have previous experience and are knowledgeable in marine biology, waste water management, environmental education, watershed management or tropical ecology.