Individual Impact Program

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is a beautiful and unique ​Caribbean paradise!

Puerto Rico is known for its rich history & culture, food, beaches, mountains, and much more. Although Puerto Rico has so many wonderful things going for it, it has recently been devastated by natural disasters and almost half of its citizens live below the poverty line. Enjoy a beautiful paradise while making a difference and gain a full appreciation for Puerto Rico through our volunteer program! 

Our Community Projects

We have a variety of projects for you to choose from!

Environmental Sustainability

As our world faces the effects of climate change, organizations dedicated to promoting environmental sustainability becomes more and more crucial. The Environmental Sustainability project is perfect for those volunteers excited to support sustainable efforts.

 

Volunteer tasks widely vary from supporting recycling efforts to working in community gardens or urban farms removing invasive species, maintaining bioswales, or planting.

Community Development

Through the Community Development project, you’ll gain a greater understanding of the communities you work with. It is ideal for those hard-working volunteers who want to support low-income communities in any way they can.  

 

Work is varied depending on location and community need but can include: working with a homeless shelter, community center, or urban garden, sorting donated household goods, helping organizations beautify their spaces, and more.

Youth Support

Are you passionate about supporting our young people? The Youth Support project works to help those organizations dedicated to providing safe spaces that promote learning and development for disadvantaged children and teens.

 

Volunteer tasks can include helping schools, community centers or churches facilitate their programing, beautifying spaces, re-organizing classrooms, administrative support tasks, and more.

Administrative Support

Many nonprofits are understaffed and under-resourced. They don’t just need hands-on support, they also need help with the day to day administrative duties so that they can focus on achieving their missions. The Administrative Support is ideal for volunteers who want to help build these organizations’ capacity.

 

Volunteer tasks will depend on the needs of the organization you are placed with but can include general administrative tasks, research, website development, fundraising, and more.

Our Services

We manage all logistics to provide a full turn-key experience.

Project Identification & Coordination 

Airport Pick Up

Programmed Orientation Day & Activity

Housing

24/7 Staffing & On Ground Support

Continental Breakfast

Additional Information

Airport Pick-Up

Between 8 am - 8 pm on the Sunday of your arrival, we’re happy to pick you up from the airport! If you’re already in town, just let us know where you’re staying and we’ll make arrangements to pick you up from your hotel/hostel. The hostel's check-in time is 3:00 pm

Accommodation

Volunteers are hosted in a dormitory-style urban beach hostel. This location is a short drive to the beautiful and historic neighborhood of Old San Juan with easy access to shopping and restaurants nearby.

This hostel boasts a fun rooftop common area with a beautiful view of the neighborhood, a fully equipped kitchen, bars for socializing, WiFi, and numerous comfy couches and chairs for getting comfortable. Their staff is bilingual and eager to make your experience as rewarding as possible.

Breakfast

You will have access to a continental breakfast each morning, comprised of a variety of cereals, coffee, tea, bagels, fruit, etc. If you have any special dietary requirements for breakfast, please let us know when you apply for the program so we can make arrangements for you. While we do our best to accommodate volunteer needs, breakfast is basic and you may wish to supplement the options with your own food and snacks which can be purchased from grocery stores nearby.

Program Fees

Our program starts every Sunday and ends on Saturdays.
 
You can stay from anywhere between 1 to 12 weeks! 
Pricing = the # of weeks you'd like too participate in the program.
 
See the table for reference
Please note the Construction & Renovation Project has a required donation of $50 per week to help the community partner with materials and other costs.

Program Requirements

  • A one-time low registration fee of $25

  • Program fee

  • Must be 18 years or older 

    • Volunteers age 14-17 can join the program but must be accompanied by a guardian

    • Unable to accommodate volunteers under ​the age of 14

  • Basic background check

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