V2 Volunteer & Vacation

We are a dynamic team with vast experience working with charities and development organisations. We have extensive local connections in Jamaica and Tobago and we are committed to providing the best experience and service for our volunteers.​

We work closely with our partners and volunteers through a process based on shared principles, collaboration, mutual trust and respect for the environment. We make a positive contribution to the communities served by our programmes at every stage. We also have local staff in both Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago who work with us whenever our programmes take place.

Jade Whyne

Jade Whyne

Founder & Managing Director

Having Caribbean roots, I have always been determined to give back to the region. I have a BA in International Development and an MA in Caribbean and Latin American studies. I also have experience working with NGOs and charities creating and delivering programmes concerned with preventing violence, sexual health, and teaching life skills to local communities and target groups. I founded V2 with the hope of showcasing not only the beauty but also the reality of the Caribbean.

I am responsible for the overall management of the organisation, with direct involvement in locating new projects and overseeing volunteer recruitment. I looking forward to see you in the Caribbean 🙂

 

Welcome to V2!

 At V2, we believe in a tourism model that connects visitors with hosts, showcases local heritage and culture, and supports local communities. Our travel experiences appeal to a wide range of people including young professionals, students and travel groups.

At V2, we offer an alternative holiday experience, one which allows you  to explore, engage and immerse into local life. Our local knowledge, training sessions and 24-hour support enable you to safely discover the Caribbean and Latin American the local way! At the core of each of our experiences is cultural exchange and community outreach. 

By partnering with local charities, NGOs, schools, animal care and conservationist organisations in destination countries, we are able to offer meaningful volunteering opportunities to travellers. In turn, volunteers are able to give something back to the places they visit. 

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