Disaster Management Volunteering in Jamaica

Company : Projects Abroad
Activities: Career Break / Community Volunteer Projects / Summer Volunteer Programs
Country: Jamaica
Location : Manchester Parish
Duration: 4 weeks to 1 Year+
Approx Costs: 2000 to 3000+ £ Pound (UK)

Volunteers on this Projects Abroad placement will support local staff in improving the management of disasters by developing community plans and delivering educational workshops to local people.

 

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) are responsible for disaster management in Jamaica. Volunteers will work within this agency and with regional coordinators to assist with plans to mitigate and respond to all types of disaster.

A big part of the volunteer role is to help with educating communities, schools and businesses about disaster management through the Community Disaster Management Project (Operation Get Ready). The project aims to engage the most vulnerable communities in a preparedness campaign, decrease the damage which results from natural disasters, and to increase the knowledge of the community members with regards to natural disasters.

Tasks volunteers may be involved in include:

- Public education awareness campaigns
- Helping to train teachers, students and community groups in basic disaster management
- Developing evacuation plans and strategies
- Planning and coordinating workshops
- Developing and implementing basic mitigation projects

 

How to apply?

Feel free to give us a call or email - we have a friendly team ready to answer your questions!

When you're ready to apply you can complete an application form on the Projects Abroad website.

A deposit of £195 is required with your application. We will immediately acknowledge receipt of your application and deposit payment.

Start Dates

Flexible

Costs / Benefits

Prices start from £1,895 for four weeks.

Projects Abroad cover:
- All your food and accommodation
- Transfers to and from the airport
- Transport to and from your placement (where required)
- Travel and medical insurance
- Support and 24 hour back-up from both our local and UK staff

Requirements

Volunteers must have completed at least one year of related university studies (eg. international development, urban planning, environmental science)

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