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There are many ways to volunteer your time. You can make such a positive impact if you have the time and we appreciate it! Whether you are a medical professional, engineer, computer programmer or a lawyer or have experience in construction or rebuilding, or simply an extra hand to lend – Puerto Rico needs you!

Scroll down to find the right volunteer job for you!

If you do not currently live in Puerto Rico, it is highly recommended that you find an established organization to volunteer with and contact them BEFORE making your way to Puerto Rico. Otherwise, you may end up as another mouth to feed, as water and food are not easy to find.

We will be updating this page regularly – please check back or if you know of a place that needs volunteers, please tell us!

FOR VOLUNTEERS ALREADY IN PUERTO RICO

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.

Register to Volunteer: https://hoc.voluntariospuertorico.com/volunteer-sign-up

Municipalities, NGOs, groups and communities, if you need volunteers, complete the requisition of volunteers.

Make a Request for Volunteers: https://www.voluntariospuertorico.com/huracanmaria

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 VOLUNTARIOSHorario: lunes a domingo 8am a 6pm. Simplemente lleguen y les asignarán un área para cooperar. No tiene que tener experiencia previa cocinando.

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/openfoodpr


VOLUNTEERS OUTSIDE OF PUERTO RICO

Delivering Good, Inc.

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.

Learn more about volunteering with Delivering Good

National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster

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.

Puerto Rico Rises

Looking for City Coordinators – http://puertoricorises.com/volunteers.html

Red Cross

Sign up to volunteer with the Red Cross through this online volunteer application.


COMPUTER PROGRAMMERS / PROFESSIONALS

Start Ups of Puerto Rico

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.


MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS

Doctors Brigades 

A group of health organizations are helping to organize brigades of doctors and other health experts.
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.

The Emergency System for Advance Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals (ESAR-VHP)

A federal program created to support states and territories in establishing standardized volunteer registration programs for disasters and public health and medical emergencies.

Find out more about volunteering through ESAR-VHP here. 

Medica Reserve Corps

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.

Find out more about volunteering with the Medical Reserve Corps here.

National Disaster Medical System

Join the nearly 6,000 health and medical professionals who have made a commitment to protect health and save lives when disaster strikes.


VOLUNTEERING WITHIN THE U.S.

Feeding Children Everywhere

This group collects donations in different cities across the United States.

Find an opportunity to volunteer with Feeding Children Everywhere here

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