There are many ways to volunteer your time and Puerto Rico appreciates your help and is grateful for your interest!!
INFORMATION FOR VOLUNTEERS
Please see below for resources on volunteering and visit our new page for Volunteer Events and Opportunities in Puerto Rico.
INFORMATION FOR NGOS AND NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
If you are an NGO or nonprofit organization you can list your volunteer opportunities and events in Puerto Rico here. Please note: you will need to create a login to add events. To create a login, simply click ‘register’ to the right-hand side of the page. We will not use or sell your email to anyone.
FOR VOLUNTEERS ALREADY IN PUERTO RICO
CLEANING UP EL YUNQUE NATIONAL RAINFOREST
The National Rainforest needs your help! The only tropical rainforest on U.S. soil was destroyed by Maria. Nature has a way of springing back to life, but in order to thoroughly enjoy the forest, paths and trails need cleared and debris needs to be moved to make it a safe environment for all.
THE CENTER FOR VOLUNTEER DEVELOPMENT, PUERTO RICO
In response to Hurricane Maria, the Center for Volunteer Development will be mobilizing volunteers to help shelters and relief and recovery organizations after a natural disaster.
Municipalities, NGOs, groups and communities, if you need volunteers, complete the requisition of volunteers.
OPEN FOOD PUERTO RICO
¡COMIDA GRATIS! ¡Todos los días! Para recogido de comida o coordinar entrega de alimentos, pueden comunicarse con Ginnie al (787) 988.8808 o enviar mensaje de texto.
Esta operación de comida está en el Choli (Coliseo Jose Miguel Agrelot).
¡El Choliseo se encuentra en Hato Rey cerca del BPPR en la milla de oro!
NECESITAMOS VOLUNTARIOS. Horario: lunes a domingo 8am a 6pm. Simplemente lleguen y les asignarán un área para cooperar. No tiene que tener experiencia previa cocinando.
VOLUNTEERS OUTSIDE OF PUERTO RICO
Delivering Good has almost 900 non-profit community partners in our network in need of volunteers, and we can help to connect you with an organization that receives our donations and distributes them to people in crisis. Our community partners serve many different types of needs, allowing us to match you with an organization that offers support to a cause that is important to you.
Currently, Puerto Rico is asking volunteers to be deployed to communities affected by hurricanes Maria and Irma, as this will create an additional burden for first responders to arrive on the island. Our members are fully-vetted, experienced, and dedicated professionals who will use your time wisely.
Looking for City Coordinators – http://puertoricorises.com/volunteers.html
Sign up to volunteer with the Red Cross through this online volunteer application.
COMPUTER PROGRAMMERS / PROFESSIONALS
If you have coding, programming, or technical skills, Startups of Puerto Rico has opened a registry to connect with organizations or agencies with pressing needs in Puerto Rico. This “inventory” of talent will be connected with opportunities to help develop support services or create and innovate new solutions.
The National Alliance for Hispanic Health, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of Hispanics, has teamed up with Project HOPE, an organization that specializes in bringing medicines and health experts to areas impacted by disasters. Specifically, it is expected that they will be looking for internists, infectious disease experts, family physicians, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, and mental health professionals.
A federal program created to support states and territories in establishing standardized volunteer registration programs for disasters and public health and medical emergencies.
A national network of volunteers, organized locally to improve the health and safety of their communities. The MRC network comprises 991 community-based units and almost 200,000 volunteers located throughout the United States and its territories.
VOLUNTEERING WITHIN THE U.S.
Feeding Children Everywhere
This group collects donations in different cities across the United States.