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Rastafarian Village Supporter RSVP Caribbean Volunteers

RSVP Caribbean Volunteers

Rastafarian Village Supporter
Montego Bay, Jamaica RSVP Caribbean Volunteers Agency | RSVP Caribbean Volunteers
Provide assistance with the day-to-day activities in the rastafarian village - the wellness centre, farm, music, arts and culture centre and plan various events.
Medical Intern and Assistant
Mandeville , Jamaica RSVP Caribbean Volunteers Agency | RSVP Caribbean Volunteers
Providing assistance to doctors and nurses at hospitals and health centers to help with patient care.
Humanitarian Assistance
Mandeville , Jamaica RSVP Caribbean Volunteers Agency | RSVP Caribbean Volunteers
We need volunteers to help build homes for poor persons and renovate schools in the Caribbean.
Elderly  Care Assistant
Mandeville , Jamaica RSVP Caribbean Volunteers Agency | RSVP Caribbean Volunteers
You will provide assistance with the day-to-day needs of the elderly in government run facilities.
Child Care Assistant
Mandeville , Jamaica RSVP Caribbean Volunteers Agency | RSVP Caribbean Volunteers
Providing assistance with the day-to-day needs of children in orphanages, day care centres and government run facilities that address the care and protection of children.
Assistant Teacher at Local Schools
Mandeville , Jamaica RSVP Caribbean Volunteers Agency | RSVP Caribbean Volunteers
Help to improve literacy and numeracy by children at a school or in a community.

Project Details

To identify programs/projects that are aligned to local needs and provide mutually beneficial opportunities for volunteers and partners to make a real difference.

Overview

RSVP Caribbean Volunteers was conceptualized and developed based on the need for suitable, affordable and safe needs-based programmes and projects for volunteers who wish to come to the Caribbean. RSVP Caribbean offers programmes and projects that are properly researched and make a meaningful difference. If you give of your time as a volunteer you need to know that it was worth it, you need to know that it was useful, you need to know that the company truly cares about the programmes, projects and communities that you work in and that is what RSVP Caribbean does - Respond...Discover...Change Lives.

RSVP Caribbean Volunteers is a registered company with its head office in Jamaica and sub-offices across the Caribbean. The focus is on the Caribbean because the socio-economic issues such as illiteracy; poor health services and facilities; inadequate access to, or, unaffordable health care; high unemployment; poverty; improper sanitation in schools and communities; lack of access to basic necessities (food, clothing and shelter); insufficient programmes for the elderly, the homeless and persons with disabilities and many other issues continue to be a challenge in Caribbean islands. As a volunteer you can accept the invitation from RSVP Caribbean to come and do your part to positively change the lives of persons through the various volunteer programmes.

RSVP Caribbean Volunteers coordinates safe, affordable, high quality needs-based programmes and projects for overseas volunteers from any country who want to give of their time, skills and resources to their chosen location. The company manages and coordinates all aspects of the volunteer's experience including, but not limited to, providing the necessary information about the programmes, projects and accommodation as well as advice on the culture, travel and volunteering requirements. Ongoing support before arrival and while volunteers are in-country is an important part of the service provided. RSVP Caribbean Volunteers provides efficient service for the entire volunteering experience and takes the burden off the volunteers. Let us take the hassle out of your volunteering experience.

The RSVP Caribbean Volunteers Team has over 20 years combined experience in volunteer placement and working with volunteers from over 40 countries. The team members have vast cultural exposure based on their extensive international travel experience; which includes the countries of our volunteers and, of course, the Caribbean nations that will facilitate the RSVP Caribbean Volunteers experience. As a result, RSVP Caribbean has first-hand knowledge of what it means to live and work in the Caribbean; which is coupled with our sound knowledge of the Caribbean's hospitality, travel and tourism industry. RSVP Caribbean is very passionate about helping others which is an extension of the fact that we believe 100% in what we do and, as a result, have been active in volunteering on various programmes and projects for many years.

Our Approach

All programmes and projects are based on specific situations that have been highlighted through research, consultations and reports. RSVP Caribbean cannot fix everything but we believe in doing our part to change lives.

All programmes and projects at RSVP are linked to the global sustainable development goals that many Caribbean islands are signatories to. These are specific local, national, regional and international priorities that are critical in improving the lives of persons. Of the seventeen (17) sustainable development goals, RSVP Caribbean through the work of its volunteers will focus on seven (7) of these goals. These are no poverty, good health and well-being, quality education, clean water and sanitation, decent work and economic growth, sustainable cities and communities and climate action. Every action or task undertaken by a volunteer is connected to a framework for short, medium and long-term improvements.

The communities and partners are the greatest assets and beneficiaries. RSVP Caribbean believes in tangible outcomes and so the programmes and projects are developed with the sole purpose of ensuring that over time there are visible differences within the populations that we serve. Our local partners are vital to this process and we recognize, appreciate and honour that.

RSVP will focus on one region – the Caribbean. This is important as it allows careful in-depth research, assessment, intervention and monitoring and evaluation of programmes and projects within a specific context. The similarities and differences across the Caribbean allows for case studies, communities of practice and documenting best practices. This targeted approach fosters better impact and use of resources.

Our Core Values

Integrity; Community Impact; Mutual Respect; Sustainability; Quality Service; Cultural Exchange; Environmental Preservation

Interested persons of all backgrounds, experience and nationalities can apply – we welcome diversity.

The Caribbean

The head office for RSVP Caribbean Volunteers Limited is located in Jamaica. RSVP Caribbean currently offers programmes in Jamaica, St. Lucia and Grenada and will continuously expand to the rest of the Caribbean each year. The Caribbean is made up of many islands all sharing some similarity in history, vibrancy and issues but each very unique in its culture and way of life. 

The Caribbean is an idyllic get away known for its beautiful beaches, breathtaking sunsets, lush vegetation, mountainous and flat landscape, rivers, caves, food, warm people and a place full of life and adventures. English is spoken in most Caribbean islands with other languages such as Creole, Dutch, Spanish and French in some islands. In countries where the second language is spoken more widely than English, RSVP Caribbean staff and partners will provide support.

Volunteers will be exposed to aspects of the Caribbean culture such as music, dance, fashion, food, history, achievements, sub-cultures, art, craft, folklore, drama, language and many others. Not only will volunteers learn the culture but there will also be opportunities for volunteers to share their culture with people in the Caribbean. Of course there is also the sand, sea and sun that volunteers can bask in on the weekend.

Safety

Volunteering abroad is a great opportunity to experience new cultures, make a contribution to society and grow as an individual. However, like with any form of travel there are some associated risks which must be understood and managed.

Your safety is our number one priority. We ensure that programmes, projects, accommodations and communities are safe for our volunteers to work and live by conducting risk assessments and preparing risk management and safety plans. We provide a detailed orientation the day after arrival which includes the necessary safety tips. Background and reference checks of staff, host families and volunteers are completed. We have first aid qualified staff and proper emergency response planning.

As a responsible provider of volunteer placement opportunities, RSVP Caribbean ensures that we provide information and support about safety and security to our volunteers. With our risk management and safety plans across programmes and countries, we take a comprehensive approach and provide volunteers with the relevant knowledge needed for them to keep safe, secure and healthy while volunteering on our programmes. Before leaving home our staff will provide safety tips and information to volunteers. On arrival there is a comprehensive one day orientation that further helps to prepare volunteers for their experience. 

The main focus of the project is on
Foundation Year
2015
Contact Person
Bridgette Barrett
Spoken Languages
English

Social Impact

Through our programs and projects we are contributing to the seven (7) of the seventeen (17) UN sustainable development goals. These are no poverty, good health and well-being, quality education, clean water and sanitation, decent work and economic growth, sustainable cities and communities and climate action.

Our organization conducts poverty assessments and develops interventions in poor and vulnerable communities to address key issues such as water, sanitation and proper housing. Through our medicine and health care programs we provide resources to hospitals and health centers and assist with patient care through the help of volunteers. In the educational system there is the need for additional teaching assistants to help with slow learners and children with special needs. Our aim is to help to improve literacy and numeracy in primary schools. Our organization promotes entrepreneurship to help with providing jobs for young people as the unemployment rate in the Caribbean is high and actively work to ensure that a more focused approach is taken towards the care and protection of the environment.

We have been working primarily to address these concerns in poor rural communities, with the homeless and vulnerable adults and children. We have been assisting in preventing families from being homeless, working with the homeless population to take care of their day-to-day needs, provided medical supplies to medical facilities, families and communities, supported literacy and numeracy classes, support computer classes and provided support to child care facilities.

Pursued Sustainable Development Goals