Join us in Jamaica on Treasure Beach
Please join us for two weeks in July or August along with our local partner Likkle Swimmers in Jamaica.
We are looking for volunteers to join us in Jamaica, swimming teachers or assistants, also if you are passionate about the environment and you would like to teach the children about the environment and water you can come along too.
Just register your interest and find out more.
Register your interest
Treasure Beach is a remote fishing village strung along six miles of sandy beaches and rocky coves on the south coast of Jamaica. Far away from the islands busy resorts, it is a close-knit community renowned for its relaxed and friendly spirit. There are no flashy hotels or cocktail bars or jet skis in Treasure Beach, just potholed roads and rum shacks, simple guest houses, a boutique hotel and rustic beach cottages and villas. It is one of the few places in Jamaica where locals and tourists can mix freely, make true friends, and share each other love for this unspoilt Caribbean hideaway.
The children play a huge part in this unique community. They have very little in material terms, but an awful lot to offer the world, and they long to develop. If we can teach their generation to swim, we will help Treasure Beach for a lifetime.
Treasure Beach has so much love to give, it really is a special place.
Likkle Swimmers is created for the public benefit of a rural community on the south coast of Jamaica called Treasure Beach. Its purpose is to provide free swimming lessons to children aged 4+, and recently adults. This coastal community had no access to a public pool or swimming lessons until recently, and this has led to multiple incidents of drowning.
What they say:
‘It was a wonderful experience this summer for the children. Little Swimmers is one of the best things that ever happen to Treasure Beach. I would like to thank you for your time and effort. The love and hard work put forward by the team was truly amazing. I will definitely recommend little swimmers to every parent. It’s the best decision I ever made when I send my six-year-old son to the program this summer. Now he’s swimming and has such confidence. Words can’t explain how thankful I am to Likkle Swimmers and all the person who sponsored it. I’m truly thankful. I truly appreciate your efforts in making this program a success. Thank you Little Swimmers from me and Deshawn and all the parents and children. We truly appreciate you all’
Volunteer fundraising target donation:
Each volunteer will need to raise the target amount to be able to join a SwimTayka programme. We work out all costs for each unique project and provide you with a target donation amount to raise. The list below is all provided as part of your SwimTayka fundraising donation target:
Included in the SwimTayka Project Fund-raising:
- Lodging for the duration of the project
- In-country ground transportation
- SwimTayka t-shirt
- Equipment donations
- Likkle Swimmers donation
- SwimTayka donation
NOT covered by your Donation:
- All international and domestic airfare to, from and within the project country
- Recommended traveller’s insurance to cover illness, injury, or emergency evacuation
- Any necessary visa application fees, which vary by nationality
- Optional extended personal leisure travel before/after the project