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Disabled Care Volunteer In Jamaica

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Life Changing Experience

This was my third volunteer experience in Jamaica, but my first working with severely disabled children and adults. I worked at West Haven Children's Home outside of Montego Bay teaching older teens and young adults in their early twenties. At first, the extent of their disabilities overwhelmed me, but after a short time all I saw was their loving spirits and eagerness to learn. I went there with the intention of inspiring them, but it soon became very evident that they inspired me even more. Jamaica Volunteer Expeditions provided the perfect accommodations for me - I stayed with a Jamaican woman who is also a professional and middle-aged. Her cottage, cooking and hospitality were all incredible, and we developed a wonderful friendship. I can't wait to return.