Can you accommodate for private group or solo travel? Yes. We provide small and large groups of travelers with an excellent experience and can customize the trip to your or your group’s needs. Please contact us so we can start the conversation.
What does a typical trip involve? Depending on the length, the itinerary would be something like this: the first day would be a travel and welcome day (with orientation that evening over an authentic Jamaican dinner), followed by work on the selected service project, getting immersed in the culture, meeting folks, touring the countryside, with the last day dedicated to traveling home. Other activities could include meeting up with local artisans, checking out the Peter Tosh Memorial, glass bottom boat tours, Mayfield Falls, and attending local events (beach karaoke, anyone?).
How much does it cost to build a rainwater catchment system? Each home’s needs are different, but on average a full system is around $700. This includes a 650-gallon tank, all piping and guttering, a poured-in-place concrete footer, and filtering. If you’d like to help fund projects like these visit our Give Back page to donate.
How much does it cost to travel? While this fluctuates with the cost of commodities, on average, the total cost of a nine-day, eight-night trip is between $1,200-$1500, plus air. This includes lodging, some meals, transportation in Jamaica, and a donation towards the cost of project materials. Not included are airfare, passport, souvenirs and ground travel or meals in the United States. Once announced on our Events page, each trip will have it’s own cost breakdown explaining exactly what is or is not included in the cost of trip.
What if I’ve never traveled internationally/built anything/participated in humanitarian aid or service opportunities? As they say in Jamaica, “no problem”! If it is on your heart to serve people, then it is the right thing to do; don’t let your head stop you. There are many ways to lend your own talents and gifts to the team, apart from the projects we take on. You will also have the opportunity to grow in your gifts and talents while on the ground. Many of our past team members have had no construction experience or are brand new to these types of trips.
Do I need a passport? Yes, all travelers need a valid passport book. Information on cost and process can be found on the US Department of State website.
What ages can participate? People ages 18 and up can travel with Jah Works, Inc.
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