• Puerto Rico
    • San Juan
1 to 12 weeks

Program Details

Short Term Spring Break Summer Winter Year Round
Small Group (1-15)
Travel Type
Budget Family Older Travelers Solo Women


Starting Price
Price Details
Fully hosted experience from only $625 for 1 week - this includes airport pick-up, accommodation, meals, orientation and 24/7 in-country support.
What's Included
Accommodation Airport Transfers Some Meals Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare Travel Insurance Visa
May 01, 2024
May 09, 2023
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About Program

Trusted by 136,000+ volunteers, IVHQ offers the world's #1 rated volunteer programs in Puerto Rico and 50+ destinations worldwide.

For the past 6 years, we've won the "Top Volunteer Abroad Provider Award" from GoOverseas, so you can trust that you're in the safest hands with IVHQ.

Our affordable projects start from $47/day for your accommodation, meals, airport pick-up, project placement and local support. Projects run year-round, with durations from 1-12 weeks. Choose from 4 projects, including Youth Support, Environmental Sustainability, NGO Support and Community Development based in the coastal capital of San Juan. Plus, you’ll stay in a dormitory-style hostel with other like-minded, impact-focused travelers from around the world (private room options available).

With IVHQ’s superior pre-departure support services, you’ll gain exclusive access to your own Volunteer Travel Specialist, comprehensive preparation tools and volunteer training before you leave home.

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Program Highlights

  • Cheapest volunteer programs from $47/day for your accommodation, meals, airport pick-up, project placement & local support.
  • Volunteer for 1-12 weeks, year round start dates most Mondays.
  • 15+ years experience & only B Corp certified volunteer travel organization.
  • Get free changes up to 14 days before you start with our flexible booking policy.
  • Affordable way to earn college credit - gain 5 credits for only US$500!

Popular Programs

Volunteer in Puerto Rico with IVHQ

As a Youth Support Volunteer, you'll help mentor Puerto Rican youth within community centers and after school programs. You'll provide valuable assistance with homework, playing games and providing a good example to foster positive interactions. Volunteer for up to 5 hours per day.

Volunteer in Puerto Rico with IVHQ

Get involved in this diverse volunteer project and help deliver valued support to low income communities. Volunteer duties are fluid, and will depend on the local needs and priorities when you visit. It could involve renovations, painting, clean ups, administration - this is an open project that can also take your skills and interests into account.

Volunteer in Puerto Rico with IVHQ

As an Environmental Sustainability volunteer, you’ll be on the front line supporting initiatives that help Puerto Rico work through existing challenges and be as prepared as possible for the future. You'll assist local organizations and support proactive and reactive ways of protecting the natural environment, making Puerto Rico a better place to live.

Program Reviews

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  • Impact 5
  • Support 5
  • Fun 5
  • Value 4.75
  • Safety 4.75
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Yes, I recommend this program

Volunteer in Puerto Rico

The people from the volunteer organization were very kind and eager to explain to us what they do. We maintained the community garden, took care of the plants, picked up trash, etc. Puerto Rico is a safe and relaxing place. The days spent facing the environment and plants and then spending free time on the beach afterwards were great! It was my first time to volunteer in a foreign country, but the staff was very supportive and I did not feel uneasy about participating by myself. Recommended for people who love the sea.

  • Beautiful beach
  • Friendly people
  • Public Safety
  • Poor public transport
54 people found this review helpful.
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Great Experience in Puerto Rico

I loved volunteering in Puerto Rico via the IVHQ organization. They provided all of the resources and tools necessary for a successful cultural experience. From assigned locations and duties, the Airport pickup, and the arranged outings, the whole experience opened up a world of future opportunities. I was placed in an English Speaking classroom wherein the students spoke minimal English and were instructed by a certified school teacher who was bilingual. I observed and assisted the Head teacher with the daily classroom assignments and learned a little about the culture and the Educational system. I plan on returning one day for a longer period of time. At any rate, it was definitely an enlightening opportunity and I would encourage others to volunteer to assist in some way through one of the available IVHQ programs.

  • Awesome Program Guide Rep
  • Great shopping
  • Wonderful cultural experience
  • Dorm type stay was a little uncomfortable
  • Had to pay to do laundry
  • No free transportation to and from Beaches
57 people found this review helpful.
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Environmental Sustainability Programme - Puerto Rico

I couldn't recommend this volunteering programme enough! For anyone looking to make instant impacts in environmental conservation, whilst meeting amazing people, then this is the place for you. I was greeted by the amazing Estefania, she ensured that my trip went as smoothly as possible and was always there if I needed anything. A huge shoutout to Juan and Yvette, they made the experience one that I will never forget. They were so helpful, letting me get stuck in with whatever I was comfortable doing and always made sure that they were taking the time to educate us. It was one of the best experiences of my life and I highly recommend :)

80 people found this review helpful.
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IVHQ Puerto Rico

The trip was very rewarding. The project that I was assigned was clearly outlined before I arrived at the destination. I enjoyed the hostel and the local community. The environment of the location was pleasant and I was able to be immersed in their culture. The volunteering projects had a short and long-term impact on the future of the organization's mission. I had a good work-life balance and the organization I was working for was very accommodating to the volunteer's needs. I was able to explore the community and the coordinator provided excellent trips. I highly recommend IVHQ for planning and I feel comfortable in the future booking with IVHQ. The company does the heavy lifting and planning to make sure you are with the best local team to walk you through the ropes of the program. The team also goes above and beyond and cares about all the volunteers.

86 people found this review helpful.

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