Human Rights in Jamaica
- Placement location: Mandeville
- Role: To work alongside a local organisation, defending and protecting children in Jamaica from all types of abuse.
- Types of placement: Non-governmental organisation (NGO)
- Accommodation: Host family
- Price: From
- What's included? Food, accommodation, transfers to and from our specified airport, transport to and from work where required, insurance, personal webpage, induction and orientation, 24/7 support
- What's not included? Flights, visa costs, spending money
- Length of placement: From 4 weeks
- Start dates: Flexible
As a volunteer on the Human Rights placement, you will be given the opportunity to work on a valuable project alongside one of the few organisations that offer help to children who are victims of abuse. You will gain first-hand experience fighting for children’s human rights and, at the same time, help many families in Jamaica.
Many abused children in Jamaica suffer from neglect and abandonment; however, with a total of 494 children who were reported missing between March and May 2014 alone, Jamaica also faces a major challenge in addressing the large number of missing children.
Volunteering on the Human Rights Project in Jamaica
Volunteers work alongside the organisation Hear the Children’s Cry and focus mainly on their Missing Children’s Project. As a volunteer you will assist in implementing a school safety programme and establish a community children’s patrol. You will also help the organisation to conduct research on missing children and provide much needed counselling to families of missing children.
Volunteers on the Human Rights project will need a background in social work, psychology or law; retired police officers and anyone with a good understanding of technology will also be able to make a huge difference on this project. Volunteers will also need to be skilled in conducting presentations and managing group dynamics.
As a Human Rights volunteer in Jamaica, you will get a sense of achievement in helping families and hopefully lowering the amount of children who go missing in Jamaica.
This placement is fully researched, safety audited and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure Travel Sector.