Jamaica Sports

  • Who?Groups of at least 5
  • When? Projects have flexible dates and run all year round
  • Where? Mandeville, Jamaica.
School sports coaching in Jamaica

Sports are given a high priority in many Jamaican schools and the country is extremely proud of its sporting achievements, including having the most Olympic success per capita of any country in the world in track and field. By taking part in a voluntary Sports project in Jamaica you can help to inspire the next generation of sporting talent.

Volunteer Coaching sports in Jamaica

Your group will help coach children in both primary and secondary schools in and around the inland town of Mandeville. The most popular sport is football, but cricket, basketball, athletics and netball are also widely taught in schools. Whichever sports you enjoy, your help will encourage children take part in activities which improve their health and fitness as well as giving them a sense of belonging to a team with a shared passion and goal.

The Caribbean island of Jamaica is well known for its idyllic beaches, turquoise seas and romantic sunsets, however beyond the tourist brochure façade is a country of laid-back welcoming people, smiling children and a lush mountainous interior well worth exploring. Projects Abroad Jamaica is based in the University town of Mandeville, far removed from the main tourist trail. There are areas in and around Mandeville which are home to poorer communities, where there is a real need for help. Volunteering in Jamaica is a unique way to experience the real Jamaica, a world away from the tourist trail.

This placement is fully researched, safety audited and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure Travel Sector.

 

Sample Itinerary

Placement: Bethabara Primary & Junior High
Project: School Sports
Region: Mandeville, Jamaica
  • First week (Click for details)

    Day No. Weekday Time Activity
    1 Sunday 16:15 Arrival at Kingston International Airport
    17:30 – 19:00 Introduction to Host Family, settle in
    19:00 – 20:30 Introduction dinner with Projects Abroad Staff
    2 Monday 08:30 – 10:30 Tour of Madeville
    10:30 – 12:00 Project Overview
    12:00 – 13:00 Lunch at City Restaurant
    13:00 – 17:00 Introduction to Bethabara Primary & Junior High School
    17:00 – 18:00 Dinner with Projects Abroad Staff
    18:00 Rest & Relax
    3 Tuesday 8:30 - 12:00 Begin sports lessons at Bethabara Primary & Junior High School
    12:00 – 13:00 Packed Lunch
    13:00 – 16:00 Continue sports lessons
    16:00 – 17:00 Patois lesson
    17:00 – 18:00 Dinner at Host Family
    18:00 – 20:00 Karaoke
    4 Wednesday 8:30 – 12:00 Sports lessons at School
    12:00 - 13:00 Packed lunch
    13:00 – 16:00 Sports lessons at School
    16:00 – 18:00 Reggae Dance Class
    18:00 – 19:00 Dinner at Host Family
    19:00 Rest & relax
    5 Thursday 8:30 – 12:00 Sports lessons at School
    12:00 - 13:00 Packed Lunch
    13:00 – 16:00 Sports lessons at School
    16:00 – 17:00 Rest & Relax
    17:00 - 18:00 Dinner Host Family
    18:00 Rest & Relax
    6 Friday 8:30 – 12:00 Sports lessons at School
    12:00 – 13:00 Packed Lunch
    13:00 - 16:00 Sports lessons at School
    16:00 – 17:00 Rest & Relax
    17:00 - 19:00 Dinner at Jamaican style restaurant
    19:00 – 21:00 Reggae Concert
    7 Saturday 9:00 - 12:30 Visit Lover’s Leap and Treasure Beach
    10:00 – 12:30 Check in at Michaels Inn Hotel
    12:30 – 16:30 Lunch and swimming at Jake’s Treasure Beach
    16:30 – 18:00 Travel back to Madeville
    18:00 – 19:00 Dinner at Host Family
    19:00 Rest & Relax
  • Second week (Click for details)

    Day No. Weekday Time Activity
    8 Sunday 08:30 – 13:00 Day trip to Trelawny
    13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
    14:00 – 16:00 Head to Reggae Beach
    16:00 – 18:00 Tour of Ocho Rios, sightseeing and shopping.
    18:00 – 19:00 Dinner
    19:00 – 21:30 Travel to Madeville
    9 Monday 8:30 - 12:00 Sports lessons at School
    12:00 - 13:00 Packed Lunch
    13:00 – 16:00 Sports lessons at School
    16:00 - 17:00 Rest & Relax
    17:00 – 18:00 Dinner at Host Family
    18:00 Rest & Relax
    10 Tuesday 08:30 - 12:00 Sports lessons at School
    12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
    13:00 – 16.00 Sports lessons at School
    16:00 – 17:00 Rest & Relax
    17:00 – 21:00 Dinner and social with Projects Abroad staff and Volunteers
    11 Wednesday 08:30 - 12:00 Sports lessons at School
    12:00 - 13:00 Packed Lunch
    13:00 – 16:00 Sports lessons at School
    16:00 - 17:00 Rest & Relax
    17:00 – 18:00 Dinner at Host Family
    18:00 Rest & Relax
    12 Thursday 08:30 - 12:30 Sports Community Outreach
    12:30 - 13:30 Lunch at Jerk Café
    13:30 – 17.00 Sports Community Outreach
    17:00 – 18:00 Dinner at host Family
    18:00 Rest & Relax
    13 Friday 8:30 – 12:30 Sports Day in local community
    12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
    13:30 – 17:00 Last minute shopping
    17:00 – 18:00 Packing
    18:00 - 19:00 Farewell meal at Projects Abroad Office
    19:00 Rest and Relax
    14 Saturday   Departure

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