Jamaica-May 2014-Group

The Jamaica Experience

Monday, May 11, 2015 -- Wednesday, May 20, 2015



Ten to twelve Loyola students are selected each year.   

Participants work at several sites in Kingston, Jamaica.   Participants will have the opportunity to work the entire week at one site or move to various sites.

The volunteer work sites can vary, but most likely will be:

  • Riverton City Early Education Centre,  a school located at a shanty town settlement built on the old Kingston garbage dump.
  • Calaloo Mews Basic School, a primary school located across from Riverton City.
  • The Home for the Destitute and Dying, a home for the elderly run by Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity.

The type of work will vary at each site, and include helping serve meals, washing/shaving, entertaining or writing letters, tutoring or sports & games, painting/ cleaning/ fixing up. 

COST:  Fundraising with a goal $1500.   This covers air transportation (New Orleans /Kingston) local transportation, housing and meals for the entire week.

Participants will be asked to fund-raise as a group and individually and assistance in such will be given. $100 deposit is required.  


  • Orientation overnight retreat in January 2015.  This retreat is required. 
  • Participants are required to get a Hepatitis A & Hepatitus B immunizations. 
  • U.S. Passport required and/or Jamaican visa for non-U.S. citizens
  • Participants will gather weekly preceding the trip to time to meet each other and learn more about Jamaican culture.

    For further information, write igvols@loyno.edu 

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