My experience was very enriching. I was able to broaden my vision of the world.
Volunteer in Puerto Rico
Discover International Volunteer HQ’s exciting Puerto Rico volunteer abroad program. Choose from a wide range of trusted Puerto Rico volunteer projects, including Youth Support, Environmental Sustainability, NGO Support and Community Development. Volunteer work in Puerto Rico is based in the coastal capital of San Juan. With affordable Program Fees and top rated volunteer projects trusted by over 134,000 travellers, IVHQ is the best volunteer organisation in Puerto Rico.
- 4 meaningful project options available year-round
- Program Fees from AU$1002 for 1 week
- Includes airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation and 24/7 in-country support
Accommodation is in a dormitory-style hostel
Projects based in San Juan, Puerto Rico’s capital and largest city
Volunteer opportunities in Puerto Rico
What recent volunteers said about their IVHQ experience
In both projects, I worked with local people. They shared their culture, their country highlights and problems. It was a good feeling to work with local people so closely. For anyone considering this program, like the saying, just do it! IVHQ will support you and be there if needed.
Once in a lifetime experience to get to know the culture, country, and community! You will never regret not participating (if anything, I regret not staying longer).
The first bit of advice is be flexible. Not all things will be as you expect it to be but the experience can be great if you go with few expectations. I was a little nervous because I do not speak the language, but working with the kids taught me the basics of what I need to know to be able to perform my tasks.
It was so important for me to be able to connect with the children and to learn about the culture of Puerto Rico from the locals. If I would have decided to travel to Puerto Rico without volunteering with IVHQ, I would have missed out on the experiences with the local children and adults. It is a beautiful thing to be able to experience life as a local would in order to understand what is important to each individual and the society based on individual and cultural values. At least from my experience, I was greeted by wonderful volunteers as soon as I got to my destination. With the support of the other volunteers, I never felt alone or like I was incapable of doing everything I wanted to do during the experience. This is the perfect opportunity to get out of the culture you are used to and go explore a new one with locals proudly sharing their culture with you. If you want to grow as an independent person, volunteer abroad.
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