Volunteer in Mexico

VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS IN MEXICO

If you belong to the volunteer programs in Mexico you will be able to know the rich history and plurality of the pre-Hispanic cultures of the country, live the experience of Mexican traditions, music and cuisine that its warm and colorful villages offer, as well as the attractions that the big cities in Mexico they offer.

And above all you can approach very interesting local experiences and ways of life in the volunteering in Mexico.

Volunteer in Mexico focus on supporting local organisations focused on education, environmental preservation, social and community development, taking into account the multiple needs found throughout the country.


FUNCTIONAL DIVERSITY AND SPECIAL NEEDS

The aim is for children to successfully acquire skills such as writing, drawing, learning and communicating effectively and affectively.

The general activities that are programmed in the functional diversity volunteering in Mexico are the following:

  • Assessment of social and motor skills
  • Writing of results
  • Classification of groups
  • Preparation of programmes per group (general objective) and pupil (specific objective)
  • Delivery of timetables to parents, management and teachers in charge of each pupil.
  • Implementation of activities:
    • Stimulation work with the children
    • Language development
    • Support in workshops
    • Assistance to children
    • Planning of activities
    • Observation and reporting
    • Play and play activities

Open all year round except at Christmas and Easter. Opening hours from Monday to Friday.

  • Minimum age: 18
  • Maximum age: None
  • Copy of CV required: No
  • Qualifications required: Sexual Offences Certificate
  • Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian

In this programme you can go from 2 weeks and it has a cost with the donation included:

WeeksCost
2495€
3620€
Additional125€

WHAT IS VOLUNTEERING IN MEXICO?

  • Orientation and induction to the project or programme
  • 24/7 support from the Adventure Volunteer team
  • Programme monitoring and evaluation
  • Certificate of weeks spent volunteering
  • Tax certificate to be deducted in your income tax return
  • Guidance, advice and management in the choice of the programme
  • Liability and volunteer insurance
  • Accommodation during your volunteering stay
  • Daily breakfast and use of common areas
  • 24/7 support from the local organisation
  • Orientation and induction to the project

WHAT IS NOT OFFERED IN VOLUNTEERING IN MEXICO?

  • Flight to Mexico
  • Pick up from Puebla bus station (low cost)
  • Visa if required
  • Vaccinations, if required
  • Internal transport or excursions
  • Airport pick-up
  • Meals, use of common areas in the volunteer’s home
  • Travel or excursions within or outside the country
  • Travel medical insurance with Covid coverage
  • Beverages, special diets or meals

ANIMAL AWARENESS AND VALUES EDUCATION WITH CHILDREN

In this beautiful program of the volunteer in Mexico you will be able to intertwine your passions, you will be able to work with the dogs and cats of the area, as it is a project where they are protected as they are in a situation of street, abandonment and mistreatment, as well as join your collaboration carrying out tasks of awareness in values and support to the children of the area.

In this project you can distribute the tasks according to two programmes, i.e. you can dedicate more time to one of them, depending on your skills and preferences.

In the awareness and inclusion programme, awareness talks are given to children, giving importance to the values of animals, as well as teaching workshops.

This programme has the task of generating awareness of inclusion in society, so we will carry out campaigns in primary, secondary and technical schools, as well as in indigenous communities, with the aim of reaching children, adolescents, parents, and teachers, with the design and delivery of material, as well as a follow-up to them to know the impact.

On the other hand, it is also possible to participate in therapeutic tasks of support with animals for vulnerable groups, such as adolescents or children with disabilities, and in correctional institutions, homes, etc.

In the shelter management programme, we take care of street and abandoned dogs and cats, where your tasks will be; walking dogs in the forest in groups of 4 per walk, buying natural food at the market, cooking and feeding the 32 dogs and 16 cats, giving food and water to street dogs, cleaning the spaces, taking care of our disabled dog.

The programme is open all year round. It is recommended that the volunteer arrives during the weekend for a previous induction.

There is a timetable of 2 or 3 hours approximately, divided between the day and the afternoon, with free days to be arranged with the local coordinator.

  • Minimum age: 18
  • Maximum age: None
  • Copy of CV required: No
  • Qualifications required: None
  • Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Certificate of sexual offences
  • Adaptability and love for animals, it is required that the volunteer has dealt with animals before, as he/she will be living in the volunteer’s house with a disabled dog and that implies to be very careful with certain aspects.
  • No specific equipment is required

In this programme you can go from 1 week and it has a cost with the donation included:

WeeksCost
1395€
2545€
Additional125€

WHAT IS VOLUNTEERING IN MEXICO?

  • Orientation and induction to the project or programme
  • Accommodation in the volunteer’s home
  • 24/7 support from the Adventure Volunteer team
  • Monitoring and evaluation of the programme
  • Certificate of weeks spent volunteering
  • Tax certificate to deduct in your income tax return
  • Guidance, advice and management in the choice of the programme
  • Liability and volunteer insurance
  • Accommodation during your volunteering stay
  • 24/7 support from the local organisation
  • Orientation and induction to the project

WHAT IS NOT OFFERED IN VOLUNTEERING IN MEXICO?

  • Flight to Mexico
  • Visa if required
  • Vaccinations, if required
  • Internal transportation or excursions
  • Airport pick-up
  • Meals, use of common areas in the volunteer’s home
  • Travel or excursions within or outside the country
  • Travel medical insurance with Covid coverage
  • Beverages, special diets or meals

SEA TURTLE CONSERVATION

You will be able to collaborate in the Pacific of Mexico helping to preserve the species of sea turtles in two different beach areas. It can be either in group mode with dates indicated or individually choosing your own starting dates.

This volunteering is for you if you are looking to regenerate the environment, always with an open mind and if you are willing to live in a very different environment and with very different people.

This project combines conservation, learning, leisure and adventure in a paradisiacal
adventure in a paradisiacal environment: the most unknown Mexico.

The greatest arrival of sea turtles is observed from mid-June to February. With the largest populations of Olive Ridley turtles, Hawksbill turtles, green turtles and leatherbacks also nest here.

We have two sea turtle conservation programmes:

  • Location in Puerto Escondido: meals are not included (in case you choose the individual modality with meals, please ask our coordinators), but there are common areas for cooking in the volunteer’s house. Daily transportation to the programme is covered.
  • Location on the Oaxaca Coast: includes meals and coordinated bus transportation to the programme. Consists of formed groups that arrive on stipulated dates. These groups are dedicated to conservation, ecotourism and sustainable development of their communities. They carry out activities such as: Protecting sea turtles, planting trees in the jungle, monitoring marine fauna by boat, environmental education workshops, beach clean-ups, etc. In group volunteering we follow an itinerary, which depends on the dates and the biological and social cycles, as well as the natural conditions, so it is orientative.

Your coordinator in both programmes will indicate the activities that you will have to carry out depending on the season you go, according to the existing and priority needs of volunteering with turtles in Mexico:

  • Preparation of sand for the creation of nurseries
  • Beach cleaning
  • Night work such as: Patrols on the beach where turtles nest.
  • Protection of the female turtles. When patrols are carried out and you see a turtle arriving on the beach, the patrolling group should wait without making as little noise as possible, and wait for the sea turtle to begin the process of laying eggs and then proceed to take measurements, identify the type of turtle species and relocate the eggs to the hatchery.
  • Both volunteers and local staff must monitor and care for the nests in the hatchery.
  • In case of hatching, the hatchlings are released on the beach.
  • During the day, all volunteers and local staff carry out activities and maintenance tasks on the beach, in the village and in the area where the project takes place.
  • Organic gardening or mangrove reforestation activities.
  • Environmental education
  • Scientific ringing

In group volunteering, the next dates are:

  • From 26 September to 10 October (special women’s healing).
  • 25 October to 8 November (special day of the dead).
  • 24 November to 8 December (whale season).
  • 23 January to 6 February (whale season).

For the individual volunteer, the programme is open all year round. It is recommended that the volunteer arrives during the weekend for an induction beforehand. November to December is the most expensive time due to the Laud season.

In both projects there is a timetable of approximately 3 or 4 hours spread over the day, afternoon and evening, with days off to be arranged with the local coordinator.

  • Minimum age: 18
  • Maximum age: None
  • Copy of CV required: No
  • Qualifications required: None
  • Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • The work is at night and a good physical condition is required.
  • English language skills are preferred in order to give workshops
  • Adaptability and flexibility required
  • No specific equipment is necessary

In this programme you can go from 1 week and it has a cost with the donation included:

WeeksINDIVIDUALGROUP
1495€ (enero-oct)/ 595€ (nov-dic)
2990€ (enero-oct) / 1200€(nov-dic)1080€

WHAT IS VOLUNTEERING IN MEXICO?

  • Orientation and induction to the project or programme
  • 24/7 support from the Adventure Volunteer team
  • Programme monitoring and evaluation
  • Certificate of weeks spent volunteering
  • Tax certificate to deduct in your income tax return
  • Guidance, advice and management in the choice of the programme
  • Liability and volunteer insurance
  • Accommodation during your volunteering stay
  • 3 meals per day in group mode except on free leisure days (individual meals not included in the group mode).
  • Transport during the days of activities, except transport on free days (group mode)
  • 24/7 support from the local organisation
  • Orientation and induction to the project

WHAT IS NOT OFFERED IN VOLUNTEERING IN MEXICO?

  • Flight to Mexico
  • Visa if required
  • Vaccinations, if required
  • Internal transportation or excursions
  • Airport pick-up
  • Meals, use of common areas in the volunteer’s house (individual)
  • Travel or excursions within or outside the country
  • Travel medical insurance with Covid coverage
  • Beverages, special diets or meals

HOME FOR CHILDREN IN POVERTY

This children’s home in Chiapas seeks to improve the situation of vulnerability of these young people who have found themselves on the streets due to situations they did not choose, such as parental abuse, abandonment, exploitation or parents in detoxification centres.

The volunteer is in charge of caring for the most disadvantaged children in the community with tasks of:

  • Motor development with younger children
  • Support in reading and writing for children of various ages.
  • Educational accompaniment for the children, based on free digital textbooks, which are public school books in Mexico.
  • Workshops to help develop different skills (music, painting, drawing, singing, reading comprehension or even a trade).
  • Support in monitoring children’s progress, for example with the elaboration of academic records and/or follow-up.
  • Encouragement of recreational activities
  • Collaboration in the maintenance of a small greenhouse
  • Help in the maintenance of the centre

Open all year round from Monday to Friday.

It is advisable to arrive during the weekend for a previous induction to the programme.

  • Minimum age: 18
  • Maximum age: None
  • Copy of CV required: No
  • Qualifications required: Sexual Offences Certificate
  • Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian

In this programme you can go from 2 weeks and it has a cost with the donation included:

WeeksCost
2495€
3540€
Additional50€

WHAT IS VOLUNTEERING IN MEXICO?

  • Orientation and induction to the project or programme
  • 24/7 support from the Adventure Volunteer team
  • Programme monitoring and evaluation
  • Certificate of weeks spent volunteering
  • Tax certificate to be deducted in your income tax return
  • Guidance, advice and management in the choice of the programme
  • Liability and volunteer insurance
  • Accommodation during your volunteering stay
  • Use of common areas for cooking
  • 24/7 support from the local organisation
  • Orientation and induction to the project

WHAT IS NOT OFFERED IN VOLUNTEERING IN MEXICO?

  • Flight to Mexico
  • Visa if required
  • Vaccinations, if required
  • Internal transportation or excursions
  • Airport pick-up
  • Meals
  • Travel or excursions within or outside the country
  • Travel medical insurance with Covid coverage
  • Beverages, special diets or meals


TEACHING AND TUTORING

We seek to enhance the learning of children with learning difficulties through collaborative work environments.

As a volunteer you will be supporting the following activities:

  • Assistance during English classes, in this case volunteers must have a demonstrable level of English.
  • Academic support to the children during the school day in subjects that the volunteer is proficient in.
  • Sports, cultural and integration activities for the children.
  • Courses, workshops, talks and activities on civic and community education, human rights, equity and inclusion, and environmental education.
  • Support in reading and creative writing workshops.
  • Collaboration in the continuous training of teachers according to the topics of the volunteer’s domain.
  • Guidance work with parents and guardians of the school’s children.
  • Participation in the school canteen.
  • Rehabilitation and restoration of the common and recreational areas of the school.
  • Collaboration in “school-community” advocacy activities: community work, school festivals, collaborative projects with other local schools, intercultural camp, collections and donations for social aid organisations.
  • Participation in “Escuelita de verano” activities, in case the volunteer is on holiday.

Open all year round except Christmas and Easter week, in summer open from 15 July to 15 August. Opening hours from Monday to Friday with shifts in the morning and in the afternoons.

  • Minimum age: 18
  • Maximum age: None
  • Copy of CV required: No
  • Qualifications required: Sexual Offences Certificate
  • Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian

In this programme you can go from 2 weeks and it has a cost with the donation included:

WeeksCost
2495€
3620€
Additional125€

WHAT IS VOLUNTEERING IN MEXICO?

  • Orientation and induction to the project or programme
  • 24/7 support from the Adventure Volunteer team
  • Programme monitoring and evaluation
  • Certificate of weeks spent volunteering
  • Tax certificate to be deducted in your income tax return
  • Guidance, advice and management in the choice of the programme
  • Liability and volunteer insurance
  • Accommodation during your volunteering stay
  • Daily breakfast and use of common areas
  • 24/7 support from the local organisation
  • Orientation and induction to the project

WHAT IS NOT OFFERED IN VOLUNTEERING IN MEXICO?

  • Flight to Mexico
  • Pick up from Puebla bus station (low cost)
  • Visa if required
  • Vaccinations, if required
  • Internal transport or excursions
  • Airport pick-up
  • Meals, use of common areas in the volunteer’s home
  • Travel or excursions within or outside the country
  • Travel medical insurance with Covid coverage
  • Beverages, special diets or meals

SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY GARDENS

Our duty is to raise awareness among our children and young people about environmental, domestic and community care to ensure healthy food.

The general activities that are programmed within school garden volunteering in Mexico are the following:

  • Work to care for the countryside.
  • Environmental education workshops, training campaigns and complementary educational activities.
  • Work with groups of children, teachers and parents from the school community.
  • Participate in school outside the classroom (EFA).
  • Participating in circles of reflection and accompaniment of learning processes.
  • Participation in field trips and guided tours.
  • Participation in the planning of activities.
  • Systematisation and reporting of activities.
  • Management related to the project.
  • Reforestation and pruning activities.
  • Participation in the planning, organisation and execution of the “Alternative and barter market” that takes place at the end of the project.

Open all year round except Christmas and Easter week, in summer open from 15 July to 15 August. Opening hours from Monday to Friday with shifts in the morning and in the afternoon.

It is advisable to arrive during the weekend for a previous induction.

  • Minimum age: 18
  • Maximum age: None
  • Copy of CV required: No
  • Qualifications required: Sexual Offences Certificate
  • Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

In this programme you can go from 2 weeks and it has a cost with the donation included:

WeeksCost
2495€
3620€
Additional125€

WHAT IS VOLUNTEERING IN MEXICO?

  • Orientation and induction to the project or programme
  • 24/7 support from the Adventure Volunteer team
  • Programme monitoring and evaluation
  • Certificate of weeks spent volunteering
  • Tax certificate to be deducted from your income tax return
  • Guidance, advice and management in the choice of the programme
  • Liability and volunteer insurance
  • Accommodation during your volunteering stay
  • Daily breakfast and use of common areas
  • 24/7 support from the local organisation
  • Orientation and induction to the project

WHAT IS NOT OFFERED IN VOLUNTEERING IN MEXICO?

  • Flight to Mexico
  • Pick up from Puebla bus station (low cost)
  • Visa if required
  • Vaccinations, if required
  • Internal transport or excursions
  • Airport pick-up
  • Meals, use of common areas in the volunteer’s home
  • Travel or excursions within or outside the country
  • Travel medical insurance with Covid coverage
  • Beverages, special diets or meals


SHARK RESEARCH AND CONSERVATION

Enjoy the ocean while volunteering at the same time. It is very important for the conservation of the environment and species to contribute to the conservation of shark species. The volunteer will be with professionals in marine biology.

In this volunteering programme you will be in contact with nature and the environment that surrounds you. In addition, you will have the opportunity to train and learn more about the ocean from the best professionals.

You will carry out activities such as:

  • Underwater and land-based studies of sharks.
  • Shark health assessments for toxicological and nutritional purposes.
  • Shark monitoring by passive and active acoustic telemetry.
  • Surveys in artisanal fishing camps to determine shark abundance and species composition.
  • Support to our scientific team with biopsy techniques and blood sampling.
  • Shark morphological and visual assessment techniques to estimate shark growth.
  • Dietary and nutritional analysis of sharks to assess their health and physical condition.
  • Habitat sampling (plankton sampling, eDNA sampling, habitat mapping).
  • Underwater and aerial surveys of sharks with drones.
  • Photo-identification techniques and use of identification software.
  • Deployment of underwater video camera stations (BRUVS).
  • Data entry and analysis techniques using statistical software.
  • Outreach projects with schools and the local community Assistance on shark tagging trips with our team and local artisanal fishermen.
  • Beach conservation work.
  • Environmental training and shark conservation talks.

Maximum of 4 volunteers at a time, as the aim is for volunteers to learn and take responsibility for their activities.

The programme is open all year round. You will work for approximately 5-6 hours. Depending on the weather the working hours may vary.

You will work 5 days a week, normally from Monday to Friday, but it can vary, and some days at the weekend depending on the weather.

You will have hours where you will be in the offices, collecting data, at sea, on the beaches, on the boat and training.

  • Minimum age: 18
  • Maximum age: None
  • Copy of CV required: No
  • Qualifications required: Basic English
  • Good health and fitness required

In this programme you can go from 2 weeks and it has a cost with the donation included:

WeeksCost
21495€
42240€
AdditionalConsult

WHAT IS VOLUNTEERING IN MEXICO?

  • Pick up at La Paz airport
  • Return to La Paz airport on the same day as the end of the volunteer placement.
  • Orientation and induction to the project or programme
  • 24/7 support from the Adventure Volunteer team
  • Follow-up and evaluation of the programme
  • Certificate of weeks spent volunteering
  • Tax certificate to be deducted from your income tax return
  • Guidance, advice and management in the choice of the programme
  • Liability and volunteer insurance
  • Private accommodation during your volunteering stay
  • 24/7 support from the local organisation
  • Orientation and induction to the project
  • Bicycle for your daily transport

WHAT IS NOT OFFERED IN VOLUNTEERING IN MEXICO?

  • Flight to Mexico
  • Visa if required
  • Vaccinations, if required
  • Internal transportation or excursions
  • Meals, you have a kitchen for your use
  • Travel or excursions within or outside the country
  • Travel medical insurance with Covid coverage
  • Beverages, diets or special meals

What are the requirements for volunteer in Mexico?

All volunteers who want to be part of a volunteer programs in Mexico must:

  • Be of legal age
  • Be a committed person
  • Be willing and able to work in a team
  • Be empathetic
  • Be flexible and adaptable

Where will I be during my volunteering in Mexico?

All projects of volunteer in Mexico are located in Tlaxcala and San Cristóbal de las Casas, except for the sea turtle projects in Puerto Escondido and Costa de Oaxaca.

The shark programme is located in La Paz.


For more information, questions or assistance with a colleague of our team you can contact us via phone or Whatsapp here.

The steps to follow to register are as follows:

  • Fill out the form to reserve your volunteering.
  • Wait for our confirmation of availability.
  • Make a 1st donation for the registration to the Adventure Volunteer association.
  • You will receive an email with the volunteer agreement to be completed by you.
  • You will return to us by email all the requested information and you will be able to purchase the flight.
  • A few weeks before you start you will receive information from the local organization.
  • Now you only have to pack your suitcase, you have a whole team that will make everything easier for you and you will be in contact at all times, so you don’t have to worry.

REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

To be part of the volunteer programs in Sri Lanka, it is not necessary any specific training and it is only required:

  • To be of legal age (possibility minor with guardian or parents).
  • To be a participative and committed person.
  • Be respectful of people, culture and customs.
  • To know how to adapt and work in a team.
  • Criminal record certificate for social work.
  • Sign cooperation agreement and interview with our team.
  • Appropriate clothing for the destination.
  • Knowledge of Spanish.

ACCOMMODATION IN YOUR VOLUNTEER IN MEXICO IN TURTLES AND SOCIAL PROGRAMS

Accommodation in each of the programs is in volunteer houses with shared rooms and use of common areas, such as living room, kitchen, bathroom.

They are located in safe areas, and will always be with the coordination of the program.

Volunteer accommodation in social programs in Tlaxcala

Volunteer housing in Chiapas home program

What is the volunteer accommodation like?

  • Bed in a room shared with other volunteers.
  • Self service breakfast (Tlaxcala only).
  • All meals at Tortugas group.
  • Use of common areas.
  • Use of washing machine.
  • WIFI (Internet).

ACCOMMODATION IN SHARK PROGRAM

It is a private studio for each volunteer with kitchen and private bathroom. It also has Wifi, and is located about 15 minutes by bike from the project.

It is located in a safe area and there are several supermarkets nearby.

Accommodation of volunteers in shark program

What is the volunteer accommodation like?

  • Bed in private room.
  • Kitchen and private bathroom.
  • Bicycle.
  • Use of washing machine.
  • WIFI (Internet).

WHAT WILL THE ARRIVAL AT THE DESTINATION BE LIKE?

In the case of Tlaxcala, the time and point for welcoming the volunteer may vary depending on the availability of buses at the airport. The pick-up will take place at the bus terminal in Puebla (low cost).

Once at the Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City, the volunteer must board a bus that leaves from inside the airport, through the company “Estrella Roja” or “ADO” to Puebla. Depending on time availability, you must choose the Puebla terminal to be reached: CAPU, 4 poniente or Plaza San Diego.

When taking the bus, volunteers must notify the local coordinator of their arrival point in Tlaxcala. The local coordinator will at all times give you directions to your lodging.

In the case of San Cristobal de las Casas and the Animal Awareness and Values Education Program with children (Chiapas) you should arrive at the terminal and in the same way following the instructions of the local coordinator, get to the lodging.

In the case of Puerto Escondido and Oaxaca (sea turtles) you should arrive at the airport of Puerto Escondido, Bahias de Huatulco International Airport. Once you arrive you will follow the directions of the coordinator.

Finally, in the case of the volunteer in La Paz, shark program, the volunteer must arrive at the La Paz International Airport. There someone from the local coordinators team will pick you up and take you to your accommodation. Once you arrive you will be explained how to proceed on a daily basis.

In all the programs you will have an orientation day where the basic rules of the volunteer’s house, its location and environment will be explained, as well as the program you have chosen to participate in.

VISA IN MEXICO

Depending on the country of origin a visa is not required for stays between 30 and 90 days. In the case of Mexico from Spain, no visa is required for 90 days.

  • Passport in order and with a validity of at least six months.
  • Ticket to leave the country.

SECURITY IN MEXICO

Taking into account the problems of insecurity in Latin America and particularly in Mexico, we recommend that you consider the following:

  • Let your coordinator know where you are going if you decide to go on an excursion so that he/she can let you know where you are going.
  • Always have the coordinator’s phone number and the address where you are staying.
  • Avoid giving out information about the house, the work sites and the rest of the volunteers for safety reasons.
  • Do not take anyone outside the organization to the volunteer’s home.
  • Recognize and avoid risky areas in each city you visit.
  • Travel frugally in your daily transfers and excursions.
  • Avoid wearing flashy clothing: very revealing or expensive clothing (jewelry).
  • Avoid taking out your cell phone in public.
  • Use the service of “safe cabs” or services such as Uber or Pronto.
  • Avoid walking alone on the street at night.
  • Never get into your vehicle with strangers.
  • Do not drink any beverage whose origin you do not know.

The financial contribution is divided into two parts:

  1. The registration fee, which you will donate to the Adventure Volunteer association. This contribution has a tax benefit of 80% which you can deduct in your income tax return.
  2. The remaining part of the cost of the programme will go to the partner organisation that we will send in your name as a substitute or you can hand it in directly to the project.
WEEKSIndividual turtles from January to OctoberTurtles groupTeaching, Special needs or gardens in TlaxcalaChiapas HomeSharksAnimal awareness
2950€ (January-October) 860 (Nov-Dec)1080€495€495€1495€545€
Additional300€125€50€Consult125€

WHAT IS VOLUNTEERING IN MEXICO?

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off (Tiburones)
  • Accommodation during your volunteering
  • Breakfast every day (Tlaxcala only)
  • All meals included in Tortugas group (except on free leisure days)
  • Transportation included in Tortugas group and individual (except on free leisure days)
  • 24/7 support from the Adventure Volunteer team
  • Programme monitoring and evaluation
  • Orientation and induction to the programme
  • Certificate of weeks spent volunteering
  • Tax certificate
  • Guidance, advice and management in choosing the programme
  • Private bed for couples in Tlaxcala (additional cost)
  • Bicycle (Tiburones)

WHAT IS NOT OFFERED IN VOLUNTEERING IN MEXICO?

  • Flights
  • Visa if necessary
  • Vaccinations if necessary
  • Travel medical insurance
  • Internal transport and excursions
  • Beverages or special diets or meals
  • Meals are not included at Animal Awareness, Sharks, Casa Hogar and individual Turtles.
  • Bottled water
  • Travel within or outside the country

How to get involved in volunteer in Mexico?

STEP 1

Once you fill in the form to the programme, we will verify and confirm your place.

STEP 2

The registration fee must be paid within 7 days, then your place will be guaranteed and you will be part of the family.

STEP 3

We send you the volunteer guide, compulsory insurances and the international volunteer agreement.

The volunteering in Mexico is surprising venture into a country full of ethnic, cultural and environmental diversity. It is a territory with several climates and landscapes within its great extension, you can enjoy natural paradises such as:

  • The wonderful beaches of the Caribbean.
  • The green mountains, wooded mountains, lakes and rivers.

CLIMATE

Mexico has a climatic diversity. In Tlaxcala the weather is semi dry.

  • June and September is the rainy season.
  • October and February is the dry and cold season.
  • March to May is the warmest season.

 CURRENCY

The local currency of Mexico is the Mexican PesoConvert it

Currency exchange example: 19,74 pesos = 1€ (April 2023).

  • One coffee 15 pesos (€ 0.70)
  • Local menu 80 pesos (€ 3.64)
  • Bus ticket from 7 to 20 pesos (€ 0.94)
  • 1 liter of water 10 pesos (€ 0.47)

FLIGHT

To reach your volunteer destination in Mexico, you must take a plane to Mexico City, Benito Juárez International Airport.

  • Flights range from € 600 to € 800.
  •  You can find good deals on flights on google flights or skyscanner.

PLACES TOURIST

MEXICO CITY

In Mexico City you will have the possibility to visit the following museums of:

  • Anthropology
  • Modern art
  • Soumaya

Also the archaeological zones such as:

  •  Teotihuacán
  • El Zócalo
  • The Mexican folklore building in Xochimilco or Garibaldi and its crowded colonies such as Coyoacán.

You can also explore the cinematic offer offered by the National Cineteca or walk through the largest parks in the city.

TLAXCALA AND SURROUNDINGS

Tlaxcala is the smallest state of the 32 that make up the Mexican Republic. It has a population of more than one million inhabitants and is surrounded by some of the most important cities in the country such as Mexico City (CDMX) and Puebla.

In Tlaxcala you will find a very important Nahua ethnic presence, which makes it a must-see tourist attraction.

It has archaeological sites, beautiful haciendas, nature reserves such as:

  • La Malinche.
  • Magnificent forests in which places such as the Sare preserved Santuary of the fireflies.
  • Magic towns.
  • Tourist centers such as Va´Quirico, Trinidad and a colorful center in the state capital that offers a variety of cafes, restaurants and recreation areas that capture the traditional cuisine of Tlaxcala.

You can also find expressions of their tradition with the carnival, the great Tlaxcala Fair, the Day of the Dead celebration and the festivities.

This region is rich in archaeology of the Mayan empire, its nature and culture stands out remarkably in the country.

Unfortunately, it is also one of the poorest and neediest states. The capital is Tuxtla, also being very important in San Cristobal de las Casas.

PUEBLA

Puebla offers several tourist points to visit such as:

  • The Zocalo with its colonial architecture
  • Cholula, a small town with attractions for the most adolescent people, with its organic, and urban touch.
  • You will find a wide and modern proposal in cafes, bars and music.
  • Activities for those who like a more alternative life.

Further north is the Northeast Sierra of Puebla, where towns such as Cuetzalan stand out, where you will enter a more natural, rural and indigenous way of life.

CANCÚN Y RIVIERA MAYA

The Riviera Maya is one of the areas that you can not miss during your volunteer program in Mexico. Once you reach Puerto Morelos, a strategic point in the area to move around the different places, you will find an apartment a few km from the Caribbean beach.

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The best points that we recommend according to the route we make is:

  • Holbox, a hippie island and with beautiful beaches where you can spend a night and see the bright plankton.
  • Playa del Carmen, incredible Caribbean beach, bathed in its streets, squares and bars where the fun never ends.
  • Isla Mujeres, considered its beaches as one of the best in the world, will be a magical day that you can go from Cancun in a Ferry.
  • Cenotes, are lakes between the mountains an incalculable beauty, some are even among rocks.
  • Cancun, point of arrival, airport, beach center and where most hotels are.

Can I go on my own to volunteer in Mexico?

Mexico is a very large country where we advise you for security to be within an organization, you can find yourself in situations of corruption, there is also violence, and our projects and volunteers are in safe and organized areas in a way where we ensure your integrity.

Why is volunteering in Mexico cheaper?

We are an NGO therefore we try to make the minimum possible price and that the prices are transparent, you are paying for your accommodation, coordination, breakfast, orientation, verification of programs and everything you need to do to carry out the whole process of your incorporation.

Where exactly is volunteering in Mexico?

Depending on the programme you will be placed in one location. The teaching, gardening and special needs programme is in Tlaxcala, the city-village is about two hours from Mexico City. On the other hand, the home and awareness programme is in Chiapas.

On the other hand, the turtle programmes are in Puerto Escondido and Oaxaca.

The shark programme is located in lower California, in La Paz.

Will there more volunteers in volunteer in Mexico?

Our desire at all times is that the project has a continuity, unfortunately not at all times of the year there are volunteers, where there are usually more volunteers between May and October, also the number of volunteers is not guaranteed at any time, although you do not go to be alone since you will be with the coordination and teaching staff, the ones that will make you feel in a local environment, and you will take advantage and learn the culture better by interacting with everyone.

How far I should book my volunteering in Mexico?

From experience we will advise you to do it when you are convinced, about six or eight months is the ideal to secure the place and especially to get cheap flights.

Do I need vaccinations to volunteer in Mexico?

To enter Mexico, you will not be asked, neither for vaccinations nor for a visa, at least if you come from the country of Spain, in case of being a different country it is important to consult with the embassy of your country of Mexico.

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