Teaching Assistant

Develop your passion for teaching whilst vacationing in Jamaica. Assist with lesson planning and delivery and provide one-on-one support to students.

Whether you're a qualified teacher, a trainee or just passionate about education, our teaching assistant program is an excellent opportunity for to develop your passion for teaching and gain international work experience.  You will gain an in-depth understanding of the Jamaican curriculum and the teaching methods that are popular here, and be able to share your own methods and ideas with the teachers.   You will assist with lesson planning and delivery and provide one-on-one support to students, whilst building rewarding relationships with the students and the local teachers.  

Working with children is always a rewarding experience.  With V2, you will be providing much needed assistance and support to children who are often overlooked, as despite the dedicated teachers' best efforts, schools in some areas can be very underfunded.  In addition to this, you will explore a side to Jamaica that many other tourists do not get to see and enjoy the unspoilt landscapes, vibrant communities, and beautiful sandy beaches that have not incorporated into the mass tourism industry.  

Suitable for


Program Requirements

Minimum Age
18 years
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level)
Criminal Background Check
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 15:00

Do you have any questions concerning this volunteer opportunity in Jamaica? Volunteer World directly connects you with V2 Volunteer & Vacation

Teaching Assistant Prepare to make lots of new friends! Enjoy the beaches on your downtime Supervise playtimes and get to know the kids Support teachers in the classroom Make the most of living by the sea

Free-time activities

V2 organises trips that highlight the best of Jamaican culture. Volunteers can trek through the island's stunning Blue Mountain (some say you can see Cuba on a clear day!), climb the beautiful Dunn's River waterfalls, and explore the city of Kingston, amongst many other options. We are always on the look out for new trips and excursions and we are open to suggestions from volunteers. We can also help volunteers organise solo trips, if they wish.

Water Sports


What's included?
Fees include accommodation, meals, and in-country transportation, as well as tours and leisure activities. It also covers 24 hour support from the V2 team on the island, pre-departure webinars and full orientation when you arrive, a mobile phone to use during your stay and a recommendation letter that can be used to support future job or college applications.
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

No worries, Volunteer World supports you in raising funds, checking your visa regulations and travel insurance. We also assist you in finding the cheapest flights for your journey.
Airport Pickup

We provide airport transfers. Once you have confirmed your booking with us and booked your flights, let us know when you arrive and we will make sure that one of our team are there to greet you in a bright green V2 t-shirt!


We house our volunteers in carefully selected guesthouses or with local families who have been fully vetted for safety and comfort. All of our accommodations have internet, so that you can keep in touch with loved ones back home.

Guest Family Bedroom (Single) Bedroom (Double) Youth Hostel
Food & Beverages

We provide fresh, homemade breakfasts and dinners everyday as part of the price. We do not provide lunch but there are plenty of inexpensive options in the area, and we make sure to provide you with snacks. We can cater to any dietary requirements, including vegetarian and vegan, and any allergies or religious requirements.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
1 week (min. stay)
2 weeks
3 weeks
4 weeks
5 weeks
6 weeks
8 weeks (max. stay)

You can volunteer at the project site in St Mary/Jamaica between 1 weeks and 8 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. V2 Volunteer & Vacation will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
Deposit (20%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (80%)
Your final payment must be made up to 30 days before to the volunteer program starts. This payment is also securely handled by PayPal or credit card.

Get ready to volunteer in Jamaica

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Visa Regulations
Depending on your nationality, you have to arrange your visa for Jamaica. Please check the visa regulations for Jamaica.
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Jamaica.

What's next?

The nearest airport is Sangster International (MBJ) in Montego Bay. We assist you to find cheap flights to Jamaica.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Jamaica provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccine Checker
If you are intending to volunteer in Jamaica you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Jamaica.
Packing List
Packing our bags is important to prepare your trip, but often turns into a last minute horror. Make sure you don't forget the essentials by creating a personalised packing list for your volunteer program in Jamaica upfront.
Oracabessa, St Mary, Jamaica