“I’ve got a greater appreciation for traveling and putting myself forward to do more volunteering. Working with kids and different people around the village gave me an immense energy. I will volunteer more than ever and regardless of experience, I hope to leap into new areas and adventures.” Cathal, Mexico Award Winner.


Locations: Oaxcaca, Mexico City and surrounding areas               Accommodation: Host family               Length of Stay: 8 weeks

Start Dates: flexible               Type of Placements: Urban and Rural                  Language lessons: Yes (2 weeks)

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Types of Projects

The main goal of this social project is to provide the children of the locality with opportunities to grow socially and intellectually. It also raises awareness of  the traditions and folklore of the community. The children are based in the community library where they can read, get help with their homework or engage in a range of activities. Highly motivated volunteers with initiative are required help with a range of tasks from office work to homework guidance, coordination of art, language or music workshops, sport activities or reading circles. The project has few resources and facilities and volunteers who are resourceful, flexible and willing to improvise and introduce new activities are especially welcome. Experience with children, or volunteers with a background in education, art, drama, sports, crafts, music or dance are especially needed.

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