Mission Experience to Jamaica

June 19 - June 27

Get ready for an adventure! There are many needs in Jamaica. People need adequate housing, kids need help in school and other just need someone to care. This is your chance to make a difference.

Join a group of volunteers and assist the Divine Word Missionaries in southeast Jamaica in their day-to-day ministries.  Activities include:

  • Building a house
  • Parish maintenance
  • Bible Study with youth
  • Visit a school
  • Assist with food program
  • Other day-to-day activities

Program Goals

The goals are to expose those interested in the missionary work of the Church to the day-to-day activities of some missionaries, to learn more about the Divine Word Missionaries, and learn more about Jamaican language and culture.


June 19 - June 27, 2023

June 19:                   Arrival and Orientation  
June 20 - June 26:  Mission Jamaica
June 27:                   Return to the States


The cost of the Mission Experience trip is approximately $1,000.

This includes air travel plus $400.  The $400 covers the cost of housing, meals and travel while the group is in Jamaica.  It also includes the cost of some supplies and materials for the housing project. Other travel is at the participant’s expense. Partial scholarships are available.

Mission Jamaica participants take a selfie with Jamaican children


During your stay in Jamaica, volunteers will stay at St. Patrick Parish Rectory.  Accommodations are modest, but adequate.  Each volunteer will have his/her own bed, though some may be a mattress on the floor.  The team prepares it's own meals from funds provided by participants.  Most evenings will be spent with fellow volunteers and missionaries discussing the day’s experiences and learning more about the missionary work of the Church.

Participation Criteria

The Mission Experience trip is planned principally with Catholics in mind, but can accommodate people of other faiths under special circumstances. In addition, those wishing to participate must:

  • Be 18 years or older
  • Have a passport to travel outside the country
  • Be physically able to participate in some manual labor
  • Have health insurance or purchase insurance
  • Sign a liability waiver

Apply Today!

Please contact:

Mr. Len Uhal
Divine Word College Seminary
PO Box 380
Epworth, IA 52045

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