Great Shape! Inc. SuperKids Volunteer Application... Skills to Read, Power to Lead
Dear Potential SuperKids Volunteer:

Thank you for expressing interest in volunteering on the Great Shape! Inc. SuperKids Literacy Project 2017. Volunteers will work in four primary schools in the Westmoreland/Hanover Parishes around Negril, Jamaica. We work with Grades 1-6. Sometimes schools have 2 classrooms per grade. Class sizes vary between 25-40 students per class.

SuperKids is an instructional literacy enrichment program including: Language Arts/Reading, Computer Skills, Art, Music & Sports. Project Dates: Week One/October 27 - November 5. Week Two/November 4 - 13.

Project fee: $775 (1 or 2 wks). Volunteers pay their own airfare. The project fee is “how we make it happen” and includes shipping supplies from Miami to Jamaica to use and distribute in the schools. Volunteers are responsible for any necessary shipping fees from their hometown to Miami.

Volunteers serve for one or two weeks, depending on project availability. 65 Volunteers will be selected. All volunteers are housed 3 roommates per room at Sandals/Beaches Resorts. The Sandals Foundation generously provides all accommodations and meals for free.

Please complete the following form and hit submit. We will notify you when we receive your information. If you have any problems, email georgenegreatshapeinc@gmail.com

All applications will be reviewed in a timely manner. Final volunteer selections will be made soon. If you are selected, an acceptance letter will follow with a registration form.

Please return application forms as soon as possible. We welcome your questions and comments and we look forward to hearing from you soon.

Great Shape! Inc. SuperKids Literacy Project Co-Directors:
Georgene Crowe, Logistics/Registration: georgenegreatshapeinc@gmail.com, 541-821-6182
Gretchen Lee, Language Arts/Reading: inityini@gmail.com 541-535-9861
Brad Adams, Computer/IT Team: blutoadams@gmail.com, 509-325-3623

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During the course of the project you may be photographed and/or videotaped by our staff, hotel sponsors, Ministry of Education, media or others. You must choose to allow or deny Great Shape! Inc. PR & Communications publications in support of our programs. By granting permission you may hereby release and hold harmless Great Shape! Inc. from any claims, judgements, or demands that may arise from the use of above referenced photographs or videotapes.
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Travel and work in the developing nation can be physically and emotionally taxing. Is there anything Great Shape! Inc. should know in order to ensure a successful experience for you?
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Room accomodations for each volunteer will be three people per room. By checking below volunteers indicate their understanding that they will be sharing a room and they will be flexible and understanding in dealing with roommates.
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