Special Education Program in Mexico!
Are you a patient, loving, compassionate individual who loves traveling and working with children? Global Crossroad has just the program for you. Check out this exceptional volunteer abroad with the special education program in Mexico.
- Travel abroad and make a difference in the world for as low as $258
- Work closely with special needs children for a highly rewarding, on both sides, experience
- Safety is our number one priority
- Established and highly reputable volunteer with the special education program opportunity in Mexico
Would you like to work in a project with children who have some of the greatest needs? Our volunteering with special education program in Mexico will give you the opportunity to serve kids with disabilities, such as learning disabilities, autism, cerebal palsy, down syndrome, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and deafness. You can give these children the help, love, and support they need by volunteering overseas with the special education program in Mexico.
The special school is the only institution that specializes in giving education to students with different learning and physical disabilities. As the school is the only one of its kind in the area, the children come from miles around in order to study. This means that the staffs at the school have a lot of students in their classrooms and workshops and are always in need of support from the volunteers.
Some of the specialized services offered here include speech therapy, physical therapy, psychology, preparation for the work place, and integration into the regular school system.
The staffs at the school are paid by the Mexican government, but maintenance and improvements are funded by the exceedingly hard work of this incredibly close-knit team of staff and parents who come together to host events and request support from the community in order to offer the best service possible to their children. Without their honest efforts, it would be impossible for this project to survive. In this situation, when you volunteer abroad with the special education program in Mexico, you can play a very important part to help make this program a success.
This placement may be combined with an intensive Spanish course before starting at the school or morning classes throughout the placement. Volunteers can also take the time at the beginning or end of the placement to visit some of Mexico's highlights.
Volunteer Responsibilities & Impacts
You will work as an assistant to teachers and therapists in the classrooms and workshops when you join the volunteer with the special education program opportunity in Mexico. As an assistant, you will be involved with all levels of education, from pre-school and primary to preparation for the workplace, both in and out of the classroom.
Pre-school needs the most support due to the many different disable children, and also in primary education, due to the number of children in the classroom. Through your volunteer work with the special education program in Mexico, each student can receive the personal attention he/she requires in order to obtain the maximum benefit from time spent at the school. Another important aspect of volunteering with the special education program in Mexico involves taking part in the planning and execution of fundraising activities. Work can vary throughout the year. Fundraising activities are essential to keep the organization running at its highest capacity, serving the all the needs of the children that reside there.
Skills and Qualifications
A basic level of Spanish is preferred for this placement, in order to communicate with the staff and students. If you have an interest in special education, general education, or any of the specialized subjects such as speech therapy, social work or physical therapy, this volunteer abroad with the special education program in Mexico will benefit greatly from you. However, just passion for the cause is enough to succeed; anyone with an interest in showing support to this excellent cause will be welcomed into the school.
Volunteer in Mexico: Dates And Prices
Dates: Volunteer In Mexico
All volunteer programs in Mexico start every Monday of each month. However, if there is travel constrains, you can start any project on any day.
Fees: Volunteer in Mexico
Global Crossroad is committed to offering the most affordable and highest quality Mexico volunteer trips. We strive to keep our costs low. The humanitarian side of the business is our passion.
Global Crossroad's volunteer opportunity in Mexico application and registration fee cost US $299. The application fee covers the cost of advertising, program promotion, and office expenses (rent, utilities, and staff salaries in USA office).
In addition to the application fee, you are required to pay a weekly program fee. You will pay your weekly fee directly to the country coordinator, who in turn will allocate it to your host family, project and other in-country support we offer to our volunteers. This way, the fees that you pay will benefit those who rightfully deserve them, and not for company profit.
Mandatory comprehensive travel insurance $3.49 a day »
How your fee is allocated?
Program fees cover:
- Accommodation (volunteer house)
- Food (local food 3 times a day)
- Program Orientation
- In-country support
- Personalized project
- Pre-departure information
- Certificate of completion
- Fundraising ideas and letters
- Discount for returning volunteers
Program fees exclude:
- Airport pick up ($50 from Manzanillo and $110 from Puerto Vallarta)
- Personal expenses
- Daily transportation
- Airport return transfer
The volunteering programs in Mexico fees will cover expenses that will begin on the first day of the program (usually the first or third Monday of the month) to the last day of the program. If you arrive before the first day of the program or you decide you stay beyond your program’s last day, you will be responsible for the additional expenses, which would typically be around $30 a day for room and meals at a hostel.
Special Education Project: FAQs:
Please provide a typical day schedule for this project
The majority of the work within the Special Education project in Mexico is in the afternoon between 2-6 pm, allowing volunteers to participate in Spanish Language classes in the morning if they choose. There will also be class planning and preparation meetings with fellow educators and therapist volunteers will be asked to participate in at varying times.
How far is the project from the accommodation? How do I commute daily?
Occasionally volunteers will be within walking distance of their project; however, they definitely will be within a short commute via local bus.
Could you please send me the contact details of the host family and the project?
Volunteers are provided with detailed placement and host family information upon completing their application. We work with numerous families and several schools in the area.
How many children are in the Special Education Project and what are their ages?
The number of students you will be assisting in the special education project will vary depending on your project location.
What are the day-to-day activities in the Special Education project? What I actually do?
This program is great for individuals pursuing a career in special education, general education or any specialized areas such as speech therapy. You will be working alongside local teachers and therapists provided one-on-one attention to special education students of all ages in both classroom and workshop settings. Many of the students suffer from down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy and other diseases which they receive speech and physical therapy, psychological help along with other.
How many hours a day do we work in the school with the Special Education Program?
The hours of the project are 2-6 pm daily; however, volunteers can expect to be present for additional hours to work alongside teachers and therapist in planning lessons and teaching plans.
Is the Special Education available all-round the year? If not, when does it close for how long?
The Special Education program in Mexico is year-round with the exception of school holidays which coincide with American school calendars where the students are out of school for Christmas, Easter and Summer Vacation.
Any important information you want to share about this project.
This placement can be combined with an intensive Spanish language course before starting school in the mornings during the placement. Because volunteers will be working with individuals with special needs, they should possess a certain level of patience and compassion as well as an intermediate level of Spanish knowledge.
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