Topics to Study
The JAFSP regularly brings healthcare volunteers to Jamaica. Our community health majors function as health teachers in the local schools. Nursing students can volunteer in the local hostpitals and infirmaries. On some of the JAFSP trips, volunteers also work in the local geriatric and homeless centers, doing volunteer work and “comfort visits” with the elderly and homeless of Jamaica.
The materials, ideas, and lesson plans below are specifically appropriate to our health majors working in Jamaica. Health majors should be familiar with these materials prior to their trip. Due to the sensitive nature of some topics in Jamaica (especially HIV and homosexuality) each of our healthcare volunteers will meet with the site director of their trip for an orientation session before teaching any health lessons. Healthcare volunteers with questions specific to their volunteer work in Jamaica should contact the JAFSP prior to their departure, for additional details as to their work assignments.