Always ask demanding questions of volunteer programs – many are short-term projects designed to suit the needs of volunteers rather than beneficiaries.
The following local environmental organizations sometimes take foreign volunteers:
Visitors are admitted to Jamaica on the condition that they ‘not engage in any form of employment on the island.’ Professionals can obtain work permits if sponsored by a Jamaican company, but casual work is very difficult to obtain. For more information on work permits, visit the Ministry of Labour & Social Security.
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