Volunteer in Vieques, Puerto Rico!

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Puerto Rico

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  • Description

    Description

    Welcome! We would love to host you in our volunteer house! Our organization is focused on hurricane response and recovery and resiliency against future hurricanes on the small island of Vieques. We are involved in many community projects and working on making our volunteer house self sustainable.


    Some of the projects we focus on include debris clearing, building a large scale chicken coop for a resident's farm who grows food to help sustain the island, providing access to clean water for residents, and coordinating the installment of solar panels on the local cancer center. We work with other non profit organizations on the island so we can be as efficient as possible. There are also environmental projects to help with such as beach clean ups, trail management, and the clearing of historical sites. Our motivation there is to help sustain the tourism on the island, which many residents depend on. We would love to use your help in the development and clearing of some hiking trails on the island and clearing a park that will be used as a disc golf course!

    Come join us at our volunteer house to help out in the community with various recovery efforts and/or help make our house sustainable! We are in the process of establishing a farm and garden at the house that we would love your help with! We have chickens, sheep, pigs, turkeys, ducks, cats and a dog but the list is growing! We need your help with caring for the animals and adding to/caring for our garden.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Charity work
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The locals we help often love having visitors and telling them about their lives and experiences. Vieques has a very unique history that not many people are aware of. There's no better way to learn about it than hearing first hand stories from the people who lived through it. People are always willing to help you learn Spanish here as well! Vieques is expanding as a tourist destination. The island is home to the brightest bio luminescence bay in the world! The island is the home to many beautiful beaches and thousands of wild horses. There is amazing wildlife everywhere you look and the people here are incredible! You won't want to leave once you arrive!

  • Help

    Help

    The Team is a nonprofit helping with recovery from Hurricane Maria on the island of Vieques. Our projects we are working on range from ecological to construction to gardening. We work with all of the other nonprofits on the island to be as productive as possible in aiding Vieques. Given your interests and skills, we will find a fitting project for you! Our biggest need right now is having people help with the house and farm. This includes tasks such as feeding the animals, making sure all the animals have water, helping clean their living areas, planting seeds, weeding, and caring for the garden.

    We ask volunteers to work a minimum of 4 hours a day, 5 days a week while staying here. We ask that people staying at the house pick up after themselves to help keep the living space clean and tidy.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Spanish, Italian, French

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    The volunteer house is two stories with the upstairs being inhabited by long term volunteers and downstairs level for short term volunteers. Each story has a full kitchen. The bottom story includes 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, living room, and laundry room. We have 10 bunk beds. There are 5 cots and 2 air mattresses. We also have space available outside for camping. We have WiFi and cars for transportation.

    We are in the process of making the house self-sustainable. As our garden develops we will have produce available but for now we provide fresh eggs, bread, rice, beans, and pasta.

    There are multiple supermarkets on the island and volunteers are welcome to buy their own fresh produce and other preferred food items.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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