- Montego Bay
Why you should serve
The need in Jamaica
- Montego Bay
Jamaica is the second poorest country in the Caribbean - a fact often overlooked by tourists. Just miles away from tourism destinations, villages are living in deep poverty. We are partnering with ministries on the ground who are already doing the work to help meet both the material and spiritual needs of their neighbors. Our desire is to help sustain these nationals by coming alongside the local church.
Jamaica Trip at a glance
Here is some helpful information about our trips to Jamaica and a look at the cultural statistics.
All Ages - Family Friendly
7 Days / 6 Nights
Jamaica Cultural Statistics
Current Temp. 79°
Living in Poverty
Ways to serve:
Click on the buttons to review all the ways you can serve in Jamaica.
In Jamaica, children and youth are a big focus of the ministry you'll be doing. Depending on the time of year, your team may have the opportunity to go into a local school (or schools) and present the gospel through skits, music, crafts*, etc. All throughout the year, your team will have the chance to build relationships with Jamaican youth at a local community program.
* Teams are responsible for bringing necessary craft supplies and should budget appropriately.
Sports are a great way to connect with people whom you’ve never met before! Kids and teens in Jamaica love soccer and basketball especially - we love using sports as a way to enter into conversation and relationship.
We know that many children living in orphanages around the world are economic orphans rather than orphans in the traditional sense of having lost both parents. Our child sponsorship program is proof that we aim to keep families together by alleviating some of the financial burden that many families around the world face. While all of this is true, it is also true that there are children living in orphanages who deserve to be held, played with, and offered the hope that comes from knowing that there is a Heavenly Father who loves them unconditionally if we cannot bring about the change that would reunite them with their families.
It is important to Bold Hope that we serve not only individuals and families, but whole communities. Behaviorally challenged and intellectually delayed adults are an important part of the community. We come alongside local ministry partners to provide support for the good work already being accomplished. We help tackle each physical and emotional need that presents itself while sharing the gospel.
As in many countries around the globe, families often do not want or are unable to care for children with special needs. We partner with a Jamaican ministry that houses approximately 80 children and young adults with moderate to severe special needs. We want to see God’s name glorified among those whom society often forgets. We encourage teams to come prepared with songs, skits, crafts, games, and stories and to interact with these precious children of the King.
Many of the ministries we partner with in Jamaica focus their attention and funds on those whom they serve. As is often the case, that leaves very little time or money for facilities upkeep or upgrades. We believe that coming alongside ministries in this way will help them to continue to make an impact for the Kingdom. If your team is specifically interested in construction, we have a local Jamaican partner who builds homes for families who’ve been identified as needing housing in order to regain custody of their children or to keep their children out of state care.
Trip Pricing Info:
All pricing is accurate as of 02/28/2020
Pricing Per Person:
- Individual Pricing: $1095
- Family & Small Group Pricing: $1095
- Team Pricing: $995
- Team Members: $995
Team Registration Fee
- Team of 10 or more: $495
- Create your own trip
- Gives team members a $100 discount
7 Days / 6 Nights
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- To/From Airport
- To/From Ministry sites in-country
Translators (if needed)
3 meals/day (excludes food at airports)
- American or Jamaican cuisine
1 Bold Hope staff member
- Training presentations & handouts
- Devotional guides
- Re-Entry guides
Basic Ministry Supplies:
- Paint and brushes
- Coloring books & crayons
Reusable Water Bottle
Recreation or Local Cultural Experience
Airfare (Bold Hope can book)
Construction and/or Ministry Projects
- Bold Hope t-shirts will typically be on sale during your trip, but limited quantities are available.
- If you would like to make your own shirts, feel free to grab our logos here: Bold Hope Media Kit
What's Not Included
Transportation to/from U.S. airport
Jamaica Information -&- Frequently Asked Questions
Be sure to read through this information.
Teams will stay at a hotel in Montego Bay in rooms of 4. Double- and single-occupancy rooms are available upon request for an upgrade fee.
All international travelers should research the area they are visiting. Please Click here for Jamaica vaccination information and consult with your primary care physician or a travel clinic at least 4-8 weeks prior to your departure to make decisions that are best for you or your family members.
Trip participants should be up to date with vaccinations common to those living in the United States, such as tetanus and measles/mumps/rubella.
All meals will be eaten at the hotel, with the exception of any meals that occur while in transit to or from Jamaica. The cost of any meals eaten in an airport will be the responsibility of the trip participant.
Clean, safe drinking water is available at all times.
It is each participant’s responsibility to get themselves to and from the airport in the U.S.
Upon arrival to Jamaica, all transportation during your stay is included in the cost of the trip.
All passports must be valid 6 months past the dates of the trip.
Be sure to read through this information.
Is a visa required for travel to Jamaica?
No, a visa is not required for U.S. residents for stays in Jamaica less than 90 days.
What is the dress code for Jamaica?
Dress modestly, but be prepared for the heat. Tank tops are fine as long as bras are not visible. Shorts should at least reach your fingertips. Swimsuits should be one-piece or tankinis that completely cover your stomach. Sneakers should be worn on the mission site; sandals are fine at the hotel.
What time zone is Jamaica in?
Jamaica is in the Eastern time zone.
Do I need to pack towels or toiletries?
You do not need to pack towels. We suggest packing travel-sized toiletries.
What language do the people of Jamaica speak?
What kind of food will I be eating?
The hotel serves a mixture of Jamaican and American food.
Can I drink the water?
Yes, the water is safe to drink.
Accidental Death & Dismemberment
Reduced to $10,000 for those under age 12 or age 70 and over
Medical Expenses - Primary
- $100 deductible
- No preexisting conditions Exclusion.
Primary coverage; $2,500 of this limit is available to pay U.S. or Canadian providers
Excess Medical Expenses - Optional
Preexisting conditions are Excluded. Includes an additional $50,000 Emergency Medical Evacuation limit.
For those age 0-59 at an additional $0.49 per diem
For those age 0-59 at an additional $0.69 per diem
For those age 60-65 at an additional $1.40 per diem
For those age 66-70 at an additional $3.05 per diem
Disability Income Benefit
(no benefit if under age 12 or 70 and over)
First 100 Months — Accident
Months 101–200 — Accident
50 Months — Sickness (after 3 month waiting period)
Available 24/7/365 for assistance with worldwide medical emergencies; provided by Intana Global™
Emergency Medical Evacuation
Coordinated by Intana Global™; will bring participant back to USA if necessary
Crisis Management Service*
Available 24/7/365 for assistance with worldwide non-medical emergencies; provided by red24
Coordinated by red24; for evacuation due to crime, civil unrest, natural disasters, kidnap/hostage situations**
Family Coordination and Repatriation of Mortal Remains
Combined limit for both benefits and includes a sublimit of $2,500 for extra expenses incurred during an approved evacuation
"Door to door" replacement cost coverage includes checked baggage; higher limits available upon request.
Worldwide jurisdiction; includes coverage for injury to a volunteer; covers volunteer and sending organization
$3.30 per person per day
By requesting that we enroll you or your group, you are agreeing to participate in InternationalHelpers (Guernsey) Trust (IHT) for certain benefits and services. The Trust Participation Agreement is attached for signature and return with enrollment. Services & Benefits are provided by service contracts & insurance policies issued to IHT.
*The cost of a security evacuation is only insured up to $1,000 in countries and regions deemed Extreme Risk by red24, unless the volunteer is already in the country and insured by this plan when the country or region is elevated to Extreme Risk status. red24 cannot guarantee service in Extreme Risk areas. If you are traveling to an area that may be subject to this limitation, please contact us.
** While red24 will deploy a specialist or negotiator as needed, this benefit does not pay ransomamounts.
This brief summary is not an insurance policy; rather, it outlines some of the features of this coverage. For specific details, please contact our office or refer to the policy. This is not a major medical policy. MajorMedical Coverage is available for individuals and groups on Short-Termand Long-Term international assignments. AnAggregate Limit of $20,000,000 applies to the above benefits. This limit provides the full $100,000 AD&D benefit for up to 200 persons in a common accident.
To participate and receive the services & benefits of IHT, complete the enrollment formand return along with your check made payable to: Gallagher Charitable International Insurance Services. In computing the number of days, count the departure day as well as the day of return. If the entire group is not traveling on the same dates, please attach a separate sheet grouping the volunteers by their travel dates.