University of Wisconsin!

We are thrilled to be a part of your volunteer experience!

To make your experience even more enjoyable, we've created a guide to help you get ready for your upcoming trip.

Preview Your Trip

Follow the link below to see your itinerary and get an idea of what we'll be doing when you get here.

Sign Your Waivers

First things first: please have your group sign the following waivers!

Your Packing Checklist


  • Clothes that can get dirty/possibly stained. Make sure you check the weather!

  • Comfortable closed-toed shoes that can get dirty

  • Rain gear

  • Sunglasses

  • Hat/bandana (or both)

  • Refillable water bottle (important for hydration and being eco-friendly!)

  • Day bag/backpack

  • Health insurance card (just in case)

  • Student Identification Card 

  • Medications

  • Cell phone & charger

  • Money (we recommend small bills) for souvenirs

  • Linens (Twin or Full) + pillow

  • A towel

  • Toiletries


  • Camera

  • Recreational materials (books, playing cards, etc.) - for travel and downtime

  • Flashlights

  • An extra pillow

Meet Your Lead Coordinator

Veronica Ortiz

Puerto Rico Volunteer Coordinator

(787) 586-1814

Veronica is an outgoing, creative person who is passionate about community service and bringing people together. Over the past few years, she has volunteered with programs for underserved communities across Latin America. She also helped establish NetWork Volunteers' community partnership programs in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. As a Volunteer Coordinator, Veronica hopes to help others experience Puerto Rican culture and engage with her people through service. She recently finished her Bachelor of Science in Cell & Molecular Biology with a minor in Medical Humanities at the University of Puerto Rico in Rio Piedras. In her free time she enjoys outdoor adventures, making crafts and gardening. In the future, she hopes to work with underserved communities on the island as a physician.

Learn More about San Juan

Want to know more about where you'll be doing your service? Check out our resources below.

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