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Volunteer in Puerto Rico with International Volunteer HQ

Volunteer in Puerto Rico

Want to know how to volunteer in Puerto Rico? With International Volunteer HQ, you can support a wide range of volunteer abroad 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. As the world’s most popular and affordable volunteer travel organisation, IVHQ is proud to be the trusted choice for volunteer opportunities in Puerto Rico.

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Puerto Rico Volunteer Highlights

  • Volunteer work in Puerto Rico is available year-round with programs starting every Monday
  • Meaningful projects include Youth Support, Environmental Sustainability, NGO Support and Community Development
  • Volunteer work is located in San Juan, Puerto Rico’s capital and largest city
  • Accommodation is in a dormitory-style hostel
  • Affordable volunteer program fees from US$575 (approximately £440) for 1 week
  • Program fees include airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, breakfast and 24/7 support in Puerto Rico
  • Between 5 and 10 volunteers start in Puerto Rico each month

Volunteer opportunities in Puerto Rico

Supports community development

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from £440

  • Duration: 1 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every Monday
  • Based in low-income communities
  • Volunteers aged 16+ and families

A varied project based on helping low income communities any way you can. Tasks can suit your experience and can involve renovations, clean ups and NGO support.

Conserves the environment

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from £440

  • Duration: 1 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every Monday
  • Based with community initiatives
  • Volunteers aged 16+ and families

Take a hands-on role in addressing local challenges that stem from climate change, and implement proactive measures to conserve life on the island. Suitable for hard-working, passionate conservation volunteers.

Supports community development

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from £440

  • Duration: 1 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every Monday
  • Based with NGOs
  • Volunteers aged 16+ and families

Support community-based NGOs working on a range of important initiatives, including long-term redevelopment after Hurricane Maria. Assist in a range of roles, including marketing, fundraising and website development.

Supports community development

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from £440

  • Duration: 1 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every Monday
  • Based in community centres and after-school programs
  • Volunteers aged 16+ and families

Help to mentor Puerto Rico’s young people in community centers and after school programs. Assist with homework, playing games and providing a good example to foster positive interactions.

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  • Most affordable fees - as the world leader in affordable volunteer travel, we’re able to keep our fees low by partnering with a local organisation in Puerto Rico to support meaningful community projects and local employment.
  • Superior support - your experienced IVHQ Program Manager, teamed with our local team in Puerto Rico will ensure you feel supported every step of the way - from planning to volunteering.
  • Responsible projects - we’re dedicated to ensuring that our projects are responsibly run and have sustainable positive impacts that are supporting local needs.
  • Online training - as soon as you register on an IVHQ program, you will gain access to our interactive volunteer training to ensure you’re well prepared for your program.
  • Safety-first - volunteer safety is a top priority for IVHQ and we have clear standards for risk management on each program. You can feel confident that you are placed with trustworthy institutions, organisations and families that have been screened by our local teams.
  • New friendships - as an IVHQer, you’ll always be in the company of friendly locals and like-minded volunteer travellers who will quickly become your life-long friends.
  • Epic weekend adventures - you’ll have your weekends free to explore Puerto Rico with your new-found friends.

How to get started

Pick a destination + project and apply for free
Meet your personal volunteer travel expert
Pay the Registration Fee to secure your place and upgrade your MyIVHQ account
Get ready to volunteer abroad, we’ll support you every step of the way!