About Us



The CVSS/National Volunteer Centre will act as a focal point for coordinating volunteer activities in Jamaica.  It will mobilize and train volunteers to support and implement initiatives by Government and Non-Government organizations while promoting volunteer activity as one of contributing social, cultural and economic value to the sustainable development of Jamaica. 

The main functions of the National Volunteer Centre are to:

  • Mobilize and train volunteers to support and implement initiatives by government and non-governmental organizations requiring such services,
  • Assist with matching volunteers to areas of need. 
  • Develop an advocacy; dissemination and public education programme and engage senior officials and the general public about how best to utilize the inputs of volunteers in all aspects of national development. 
  • Co-ordinate national activities in observance of International Volunteer Day and develop an annual awards programme to recognize outstanding volunteers.
  • Encouraging the pursuit of excellence in volunteer management.



The information contained and accessed on or through this site (the "Site") is provided by the Council of Voluntary Social Services, Jamaica , West Indies as a service to the volunteer sector and the nation as a whole.  The Council of Voluntary Social Services asserts ownership of all intellectual property rights in the site, its design, images and other materials. The Council of Voluy Social Services bears no responsibility for the accuracy and reliability of the information about volunteers published on the site and while every reasonable effort will be made to filter the information provided by users for publication on the site, we acknowledge that sometimes errors may occur. The Council of Voluntary Social Services therefore expressly disclaims all express or implied warranties of any kind as to any matter whatsoever relating to any information published on its site. Accordingly, in no event shall the Council of Voluntary Social Services be liable for any indirect or consequential loss or damage whatsoever arising out of or in connection with the use of this site.