Program posted by: The Development Gap
Posted on: December 8, 2012
The Development Gap is a non-profit social enterprise that deals with international cooperation. Volunteers will come to Manchester, Jamaica on holiday but also to work. Our many projects include rehabilitation of mined lands, creation of a summer school programme for children who often have access to none, helping to build parks, giving workshops and training for sustainable, ecologically aware small business development.
All of these goals fall under the Manchester Parish Development Committee's Local Sustainable Development Plan which in turn has taken its orders from the Jamaica Vision 2030 Plan. Under these plans Jamaican changemakers hope to achieve Developed Nation status for Jamaica by 2030 under sustainable and environmentally mindful conditions.
We're excited, you should be excited and you should be ready to get in on the fun! Scuba-diving clean-ups, wildlife rehabilitation, historical map-making and trail clearing... they don't sound like your average volunteering jobs, but they are much more involved than your average tourist activity! It's the golden ratio of charitable work, plus you get to stay with a host family for free and do not need to pay to volunteer like with most other organizations!
An investment in The Development Gap is an investment in Jamaica's future. Visit our website for more information.
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If you would like to be a part of our volunteering projects you can come for either short or long term by filling in the following form: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/embeddedform?formkey=dGxVSzhLam9FV3dGNmlqMVZFNGFOcmc6MQ