YABUCOA, PUERTO RICO
AUGUST 18TH TO 26TH, 2018
Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017. As the six-month anniversary of the storm approaches, Puerto Ricans are trudging slowly away from survival and into the difficult realities of long-term recovery.
Across the island, utility poles are still down. Thousands of homes have yet to be restored. Many still lack walls or windows. Nearly 200,000 families and businesses — 16% of the island — remain without power. Those who do have electricity suffer frequent blackouts. Tourism is down, as is a steady source of income.
If you’re looking to make a real difference, UGO will be heading to Puerto Rico to assist with rebuilding from August 18th to 26th and we are now accepting applications.
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICANTS
VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE NOT NECESSARY
Our program starts with self-directed reflection and group coaching one months prior to departure and continues for one month after you return home. The trip fee includes a donation to our in-country charitable partners, and all volunteer placement or cultural activities. While in Puerto Rico, accomodation, three daily meals, bottled and/or purified water, and entrance fees to activities are included.
Your program fee does not include travel medical insurance, passport and visa fees, or flights.
Where You Will Stay & What You Will Eat
Teams stay at a beach front villa in Palmas Del Mar in Humacao with up to five people per room and enjoy a variety of cuisine prepared by locals. We will be assisting with rebuilding and medical volunteering in nearby Yabucoa.
Additional Questions? Contact:
+1 416 871 8718
+1 647 781 8167