World Humanitarian Day: Humanitarian Organizations in Jamaica


As mentioned in our earlier post, today is World Humanitarian Day, chosen to honour those that help others and to encourage people to give back. In the spirit of this day, take a look at this list of humanitarian organizations that you can volunteer with or donate to in support of a worthy cause.

In Jamaica

Jamaica Foundation for Lifelong Learning– Mission: To provide in partnership with other organisations, adult education programmes which will establish a culture of lifelong learning that will empower individuals and contribute to national development.

RISE Life Management– Mission: To provide educational, vocational  and health-related services for at-risk populations, including those suffering from addictive disorders, in order to facilitate healthy, fulfilling and productive lifestyle choices.

Women’s Resource and Outreach Centre– Mission: To build and sustain an organization that promotes gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.

Operation Friendship– Mission: To open portals of opportunity for urban youth by empowering them with marketable skills so that they may become contributing members of society.

Support from the Diaspora

National Association Of Jamaican And Supportive Organizations– Mission: To be internationally recognized as the representative umbrella organization of Jamaican and supportive organizations distinguished by strong relationships with member organizations, quality programs and excellent service to our communities and homeland.

The American Friends of Jamaica– Mission: Supporting Jamaican charitable organizations and social initiatives targeted at improving the lives of Jamaicans through systemic development in the areas of education, healthcare and economic development.

If these options don’t match your interests don’t give up! There are countless deserving causes out there that need support. Please continue to look through our DirectoriesDo Good Jamaica, and our Youth Organizations post to find the right match for you.