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.
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.
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.
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.