Individual volunteers


With the objective of promoting alternative models of international cooperation, RJI offers to customize projects for volunteers with specific needs that are interested in developing their own development initiatives. In this way, we create, in coordination with the volunteer and the community, projects that suit their requirements and expectations

Customize your volunteering project

RJI organizes projects that adapts in time and conditions of the volunteer. We also match the participant with a community where you can develop an initiative that you feel passionate about. Please visit where we work to learn more about our projects in every country. Remember that RJI has more than 20 years working in the region, so the communities and projects we currently show at our page are only a fraction of our scope. Make sure you contact us to let us now about your ideas and how we can work together.

Participation fee

RJI is a non-profit organization dedicated to the development of communities and youth leaders. Nevertheless, we depend on the fundraising efforts of our youth volunteers to cover expenses like alimentation, materials, transportation and administrative costs.
Participation fee may change depending of special conditions of a particular community, but the information below can help you have a good idea of the funds that need to be raised for your project. If you wish to have the exact information of a specific possibility, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Make sure you ask about special offers and opportunities!
Two weeks USD$750  


To enrol for individual volunteer programs, please fill an Online Application (link a online application) and send an email directly to Yazmín Ruiz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a copy of your CV and a Statement of Purpose.

The participation fee includes

  • Airport Pick-Up & Drop-Off
  • Transportation to & from Project
  • Basic lodging and meals in the community
  • Orientation sessions
  • Project Training and In-Country Support
  • Participation certificate and Reference letter (when requested)
  • 24 hour in-country emergency service
  • 24/7 Staff Support

The participation fee does not include

  • Airfare
  • Airport Exit Taxes
  • Personal Spending Money
  • Travel Insurance
  • Optional Tours
  • Laundry Service
  • Hotel reservations in case of late flights



Project fees are sometimes the biggest obstacle for volunteers. For this reason, RJI gives support to its prospective volunteers to fundraise in their home communities with staff advices and online fundraising tools. Fundraising can be an important part of planning your experience and it is amazing what you can raise when you tell people about the great work that you will be doing in the communities. Fundraising can be used to collect sponsorships for volunteers, or to collect donations to take on your trip. You can, for instance, host events to raise your funds such as garage sales, car wash, or sell beverages/food at diverse activities. If you have any questions or want our advice on how to raise money for your group trip, please don't hesitate to contact us.