Volunteer at a Sustainable Forestry Project in Puerto Rico

Location: Puerto Rico: Rural Areas

Program Duration: 1-2 Weeks

Dates: Year Round

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200 W. Superior Suite 300 United States Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States

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Phone: 888.227.6231

Description

Located on a 1,000-acre reserve in the southern mountains of Puerto Rico’s rainforest, and in junction with the government, this forestry project was developed as a way to research and develop alternative ways of planting and extracting natural timber resources with a focus on sustainable and ecological practices.

As a volunteer you will help by:
- Measuring tree diameter, density, and health for various species of trees
- Caring for and maintaining the saplings and trees in the project nursery
- Maintaining and creating new trails in the area
- Tending to the on-site organic garden
- Data entry & cataloging of ongoing research

Qualifications

To be eligible to apply, you must be:
- 18 years or older — retirees welcome!
- Consent to criminal background check (Greenheart Travel will process this for U.S. citizens)
- Beginner level of Spanish preferred
- Be in good physical shape due to manor labor nature of the work

You should apply at least 6 weeks before your preferred departure date.

Cost in US$:

Contact Provider for Cost Details

Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

• Full accommodation for the duration of your stay, 5 days and 4 nights
• 3 meals a day*
• Daily onsite transportation
• Airport pick up and drop off at San Juan airport
• Pre-Departure & on-site orientation & training
• 24/7 on-site staff support and training
• Medical/Accident insurance
• Personal assistance from a Greenheart Travel program manager
• Certificate of Completion upon request for successful completion of the program
*Some meals are prepared for you, others you are expected to contribute to the cooking

Credit Available

no

Volunteer Types
  • Tree Planting
  • Reforestation
  • Environment
  • Conservation
This Program is open to

American, European, Canadian, Australian, South African, Kiwi Participant.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Guest House
  • Other

Participants Travel to Puerto Rico

Independently

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
Year Founded

1985

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