Returning volunteer? First-time volunteer? Seeing what we’re all about? Regardless of why you’re here, we’re glad you are because tomorrow is the day we’ve been waiting for! Registration for all of our projects opens up tomorrow, Thursday March 1st!

With that in mind, here is a quick recap of all four of our humanitarian projects.

1000 Smiles

  • Dental Project that provides free access to dental care and education to families in the Caribbean including in Jamaica and St. Lucia
  • Volunteers provide people with fillings, cleanings, extractions, sealants, dentures and oral health education in temporary dental clinics and schools
  • All types of dentists are welcome and not all volunteers have to be dental professionals
  • Temporary MASH-style clinics are set up using some of the best military-grade mobile equipment
  • Volunteers are divided into 3 to 4 teams consisting of dentists, assistants, hygienists, and other support and are then assigned to different locations in the area



  • Vision Project that cares for more than 1,500 patients a week
  • All patients receive a full eye exam, get fitted for prescription glasses, readers, and/or sunglasses, as needed
  • In some cases our ophthalmologist volunteers provide surgeries for glaucoma or cataracts at nearby hospitals
  • Ophthalmologists, opticians, nurses, front desk staff and anyone interested can be volunteers



  • Literacy Project that provides resources, curriculum, volunteers and training in rural area schools with a literacy rate of about 40%
  • Focus on literacy, computers, art, music and sports for thousands of children in 1st-6th grades to help build a strong foundation of reading
  • Volunteers range from certified teachers and specialists to students, retired individuals or anyone with a love for kids
  • IT team builds computer labs, installs software and trains school staff on basic computer maintenance
  • Volunteers are divided into teams and assigned to different schools in the area


Teach the Teachers

  • Partnership for professional development and computer training with Jamaican educators to collaborate for inspiration, resources and proven techniques
  • Ultimate beneficiaries are the children of Jamaica
  • Volunteers separate into appropriate tracks of education with focus on Computer Education, Language Arts and Behavioral Management
  • Volunteers range from those with computer expertise, to certified teachers, professors, behavior management specialists such as counselors, pre-service teachers, youth program coordinators, etc.
  • Orientation is provided to assure consistency in principles/practices


Did a project stand out to you? Are you hoping to join us this year? We would love to have you volunteer in Jamaica or St. Lucia with us! Learn more about each project including dates and project fees on our website at: https://greatshapeinc.org/