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Jamaica welcomes volunteers. For expatriates with value to add, there is an opportunity to work with civil society or government organization. An umbrella group is the Council for Voluntary Social Services (CVSS); they should be in contact with different special-interest advocacy, uniformed, volunteer or non-profit groups or development organizations in different sectors and parts of the island.

Council of Voluntary Social Services
Coronation Building, 122-126 Tower Street, Kingston
Phone: (876) 922-9365-6
Fax: (876) 922-1033
Web Site:
Open: Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

A private charity, Do Good Jamaica, shares useful resources for people who want to get involved with the work of charities and development organizations in Jamaica. They provide an information portal that among other things features a searchable database of civil society organizations, as well as the relevant regulatory, planning and development entities and a calendar to show opportunities for supporting events and volunteering for projects. Go to to view the portal.

Update 13/02/2016


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