You have thought about giving back to those in need, exploring the Caribbean and making sure that you live – not just exist. You have wondered what it would be like to live for a while in a developing country and experience the real situations that exist, not just what is advertised as the tourist product. RSVP Caribbean offers the solution to these wondering thoughts and will coordinate a one of a kind, safe and affordable volunteering experience for you. The Individual Volunteering Service is a trip for a person who will be travelling alone, or with less than 5 friends, to volunteer in the Caribbean. You can choose from any of the advertised programmes. Volunteers can select a programme based on their interests, skills and background. Dependent on your date of arrival, other volunteers will already be in-country and there is always 24/7 staff support. Please see Programme and Project Information for full list of offerings.
If you want to experience the Caribbean with your friends, colleagues or family, we have the right projects just for you. Through our Group Volunteering Service we organize trips for groups such as universities, churches, community groups, sports teams, service learning groups (faculty-led or student-led), medical campaigns, friends, families and any other group that wants to volunteer in the Caribbean. You can choose from one of the advertised projects. Please see Group Trip Projects for full list of offerings. You can also tell us about your specific needs and we will tailor a project just for your group. RSVP Caribbean will work with you to determine the specific objectives of your trip and then prepare a timetable which will be sent to the group leader prior to arrival. You don’t have to do it alone, get your group together and Contact Us for more details.
The Caribbean is an interesting and exciting place to earn your university credits; volunteering in the Caribbean provides the opportunity to do just that. The Caribbean offers you a different perspective on a number of issues, as it is made up of developing countries. You will see, observe and learn about issues that you may never see in your country. Our systems, procedures, resources and ability to creatively use what we have available is a must see. Don’t do your internship and dissertation in your country – what fun is that? Do it in the Caribbean with RSVP. If you are a volunteer who has specific requirements related to your university studies and would like to achieve these objectives on a project in the Caribbean then please see Internship and Dissertation Projects and Contact Us today. A full description of the internship is required which will be passed on to the partner agency. Any associated forms which must be completed need to be sent before acceptance so we can determine if we have a suitable internship for you.
No-one wants to sit at home for the summer. Everyone wants to do something fun, exciting and meaningful. RSVP Caribbean offers carefully tailored projects for high school students (16-18 years old) who want to volunteer during the summer (June – August). As a volunteer you will work on projects that will change your life and the lives of persons that you will work with. You will leave the Caribbean country you have selected with a sense of purpose and fulfillment. This project is designed to provide ongoing support to volunteers while in-country as you are fully chaperoned and parents and guardians can take comfort in knowing that that their children will receive special attention. RSVP Caribbean will prepare a timetable which will be sent to you and your parents prior to arrival. Please see Summer Projects for full list of offerings. Apply Now – don't be left out of this incredible experience.
Do something different for spring break. Do something that will allow you to experience life in another country while helping those in need. If you are a university student who wants to use your spring break in a productive way, then RSVP Caribbean has the right project for you. These short-term projects are customized to suit the limited timeframe but also ensure that the volunteering experience is mutually beneficial. Please see Spring Break Projects for full list of offerings. Apply Now – don't be left out of this incredible experience.
Our corporate volunteering service is designed for corporate teams to increase innovation, improve leadership skills, encourage a culture of giving and contribute to sustainable development. The Corporate Volunteering Service experience improves team building skills, bolsters group dynamics, supports the development of problem-solving skills, fosters resilience, highlights the importance of giving and promotes corporate social responsibility. It allows for a greater understanding of cross-cultural issues, stimulates creativity, challenges leaders and the team to operate outside of their comfort level and contributes to a shared learning experience. Employers can send a group of their employees to volunteer in the Caribbean for short periods so that the activity does not affect productivity. Employers can also use this as a performance incentive whereby employees are awarded a trip to the Caribbean to volunteer and enjoy the culture. Please see Corporate Projects. You can also tell us about your specific needs and we will tailor a project just for your group. RSVP Caribbean will work with you to determine the specific objectives of your trip and then prepare a timetable which will be sent to the group leader prior to arrival. Contact Us for more details and we will coordinate a once in a lifetime experience for your team.
If you have been working in your field but need to experience how others in your field operate in a developing country then RSVP Caribbean has just the project for you. Professional volunteering allows for a mutual learning experience. You bring your skills and expertise to the partner agency but you also learn from them. Some processes may be similar, others quite different but in the end, all the persons involved would have benefited from the process. So if you are qualified and have been working in your field for at least one year and would like to give of your time, skills and expertise on a programme in the Caribbean why not volunteer with us? Please see Professional Projects for more details.
Do you want to improve your English while in the Caribbean? Then choosing the language lesson service is just for you. Language immersion provides, possibly, the very best way to improve your use of a second language; the immersion is inevitable if you visit a Caribbean country. English is the first language of most Caribbean islands and as such, we are able to teach written and conversational English very well. A trained teacher will facilitate these structured lessons with volunteers. If you would rather learn Patois which is the dialect of Jamaica then you can – yeah mon (yes you can)! A competent Patois teacher will facilitate these structured lessons with volunteers. Please see Language Lessons for more details.
If you have checked out the programmes and projects but you are not seeing anything of interest to you please Contact Us and let us know. If you have a particular interest then complete the Enquiry Form and our team at RSVP Caribbean will research your interest and let you know if it is possible. If it's possible we will do everything to make it happen.