Volunteer in Mexico for an Affordable and Awe-Inspiring Adventure

volunteers in MexicoAre you looking to set off on a spicy Mexican adventure? Do you also want to dedicate some of your time to the people in need in Mexico?

Or perhaps, the animals in need? Are you also on a tight budget?

Mexico is a mesmerizing country that is rich in culture, history, ancient ruins, modern marvels, and exquisite nature and landscapes.

While Mexico has so much to offer a traveler, it often does not have much to offer a lot of its own citizens. Poverty is rampant throughout Mexico, both within the major cities and rural towns.

There are so many incredible volunteer programs in Mexico that are working to make this exquisite country better for all whom reside there.

Global Crossroad has volunteer opportunities in Mexico for those interested in saving sea turtles, teaching English, or helping with special needs education, among other life changing volunteer experiences in Mexico.

Volunteering in Mexico is a unique and affordable opportunity to change both your life and the lives of others.

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What volunteer in Mexico programs are available to me?

Global Crossroad has a great array of volunteer projects in Mexico that are all budget-friendly, reputable, well-organized, and safe.

Volunteer Teaching English in Mexico Summary

volunteers in Mexico Most primary and secondary schools in Mexico do not have the financial means or professional support to provide adequate and effective English language classes in school.

Without the chance to learn and advance in English as a second language, many opportunities to pursue a college degree or obtain a decent paying job are closed off, as English is often a requirement.

As a volunteer teacher in Mexico, you will help change this unfortunate fate for many students who just want an equal opportunity to learn and exceed in life.

Skills and Qualifications Needed There are no specific skills or qualifications required of those who want to join a volunteer teaching English program in Mexico.

It is very helpful if you can communicate at least at a basic level in Spanish, but if you cannot, do not let this dissuade you. You should however enjoy working with children and teenagers and be patient and flexible in nature.

Volunteer Responsibilities Volunteer English teachers in Mexico will likely work as an assistant to a full-time teacher at a local primary, secondary, or technical school.

You will spend your time giving English lessons that focus on communication skills, as well as formal English grammar. You will be given the freedom to be creative and incorporate different teaching methods to engage your students and help them build their confidence.

It is important to check and make sure the schools are open during the time that you are looking to volunteer abroad teaching English in Mexico since all schools close for an Easter, summer, and Christmas break.

Volunteer with Special Education in Mexico Summary

volunteers in Mexico medicalThere is only one school in Barra de Navidad that offers specialized education to students who are living with physical and learning disabilities.

Most parents of special needs children cannot afford specialized private education to accommodate their child’s needs.

Since this is the only school, classrooms are very full. There is a huge need for full-time help at this unique school in order to attend to and accommodate all of the different disabilities and conditions that are present within the student population.

As a special needs volunteer in Mexico, your dedication to this program will make a world of a difference in the lives of the students, as well as the staff and overall operation of the school.

Skills and Qualifications NeededIf you would like to volunteer with the special needs education project in Mexico, it is asked that you possess at least a basic level of Spanish so that you can communicate with the other teachers and children.

This project is perfect for those interested in or currently involved in special needs education, speech therapy, social work, physical therapy, or general education.

Volunteer Responsibilities As a volunteer with special needs education in Mexico, you will help the local teachers and therapists inside and outside of the classroom.

Teaching and caring for such an array of disabilities and special needs is a lot of work and requires a lot of patience, flexibility, and team work.

You will help in a number of meaningful ways, including assisting with lessons and activities, as well as fundraising and extracurricular programs.

Volunteer with Sea Turtle Conservation in Mexico Summary

volunteers in Mexico The Pacific coast of Mexico is home to several beautiful beaches that are also temporary sites to nesting Olive Ridley sea turtles and their future hatchlings.

All species of sea turtles around the world are under constant attack from the increase of long line fishing, demand for turtle shells, and the destruction of their nesting beaches.

Sea turtle conservation volunteers in Mexico, among other places, are in high demand. This unique program affords you the opportunity to reside on a picturesque beach in Mexico while making a great contribution to the continual efforts being made to protect the sea turtles and their habitat.

Skills and Qualifications Required There are no specific skills or qualifications needed in order to volunteer with the sea turtle conservation project in Mexico. However, basic Spanish skills or a willingness to learn Spanish and a love for the outdoors and nature is very helpful.

You will receive on-site training once you arrive. This is a superb opportunity for those interested in biology or community development related fields but is also perfectly suited for anyone who is passionate about saving sea turtles and spending times on the spectacular beaches in Mexico.

Volunteer Responsibilities As a volunteer with the sea turtle conservation program in Mexico, you will help in a number of meaningful and hands-on ways.

You will participate in activities like monitoring nesting activities, patrolling the nesting beaches, relocating eggs, and collecting data on the hatchlings, as well as helping to promote environmental education programs within the community and working to keep the beaches and coastlines clean.

You might also be involved in other wildlife conservation and research efforts. This is the ideal program for a true animal lover.

Volunteer in Mexico Program Fees and Dates

Global Crossroad is dedicated to providing the most affordable, reputable, safe, and exciting volunteer opportunities in Mexico. Since 2003, Global Crossroad has kept their prices low and their services and program experiences high.

The goal is to make volunteering in Mexico affordable for the majority of those who are interested in embarking on such an extraordinary adventure.

All volunteers are required to pay a one-time registration fee of $299 and then a weekly program fee.

Your weekly program fee will vary depending on the specific volunteer project in Mexico that you choose to join and for how long you choose to participate.

Fees start as low as $308. Global Crossroad will be transparent about the allocation of both fees from the get go so that you can feel confident in what you are paying for.

Your weekly program fee will cover the cost of your accommodations, meals, chosen program, and in-country support team.

You are however required to cover the cost of your flights, visas, vaccinations, travel insurance, airport pick-up and drop off, and any personal expenses that you might incur. Mexico is a relatively cheap travel destination though, so you shouldn’t need too much extra money outside of what you pay for your program fee.

Weeks Teaching English Special Education Sea turtle conservation
1 Week   $308   $308   $329
2 Weeks   $441   $441   $483
3 Weeks   $574   $574   $637
4 Weeks   $707   $707   $791
5 Weeks   $865   $865   $970
6 Weeks   $998   $998   $1,124
7 Weeks   $1,131   $1,131   $1,278
8 Weeks   $1,264   $1,264   $1,432
9 Weeks   $1,422   $1,422   $1,611
10 Weeks   $1,555   $1,555   $1,765
11 Weeks   $1,688   $1,688   $1,919
12 Weeks   $1,821   $1,821   $2,073
Airport: Manzanillo Manzanillo Puerto Vallarta
Pick-up fee $50 $50 $110

Arrangement of Rooms, Food, and Supervision

As a volunteer abroad in Mexico, you will most likely stay with a host family. This is an incredible opportunity to become truly immersed in Mexican culture and to practice your Spanish. Your host family will have had experience hosting international volunteers in the past and have been personally selected by Global Crossroad.

You will reside in a safe area that is within an easy commute to your volunteer project in Mexico. You will also be provided with a clean living space and comfortable basic amenities.

As part of your program fee, you will enjoy three home cooked traditional meals a day. Typical Mexican staples include beans, rice, tortillas, chicken, beef, eggs, salsa, cilantro, and tamales. Dining with your host family will be an unforgettable and truly delicious experience.

During the entirety of your volunteer project in Mexico, you will always be able to get in touch with your in-country coordinator. He or she can be reached by phone 24/7.

You will be personally visited by your in-country coordinator every two weeks or so to ensure that everything is going smoothly and that you are having the time of your life volunteering in Mexico.