Volunteer Teaching English in Mexico

Are you passionate about education and children? Do you want to help set children up for a brighter future? Global Crossroad offers a volunteer abroad teaching English in Mexico project that will allow you to do just that!

  • Explore the vibrant country of Mexico while helping to educate children from impoverished backgrounds for only $308 a week
  • Make a significant difference in the present and future lives of children by volunteering overseas teaching English in Mexico
  • Safety and satisfaction guaranteed!
  • This volunteer teaching English opportunity in Mexico is highly reviewed and recommended by previous happy volunteers

The schools in Mexico close for 2 weeks at the end of March and starting week of April, from July to mid September and from December 20 to first week of January. During summer vacation, volunteers can teach students in a private class.

Do you like to help students learn, adding skills that will improve their future? Volunteer with our volunteering teaching English in Mexico program. Though English is available in primary and secondary schools, due to the lack of funding in the education sector, most schools cannot provide the personal attention required in the classroom for students to advance to the required level for further education (once at university, the textbooks for many subjects are mainly in English). Students who live in less affluent areas suffer the worst, as their schools are unable to provide them with adequate education.

You can make a significant impact in the lives of these students when you volunteer abroad teaching English in Mexico. As a volunteer, your presence can inspire students to advance, providing motivation to students who are keen to learn about life in other countries. Our volunteers will also find the students mostly very eager to learn from international volunteers and very enthusiastic.

This volunteer teaching English program in Mexico can be combined with an intensive Spanish course before starting at the school or 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.

Role of Volunteer

Volunteers with this volunteer teaching English opportunity in Mexico will work in one of two areas on these placements: the local primary schools or in the local technical school to assist in English lessons for the tourism students at the university.

You will serve as assistants to the teachers already present in these locations. Timetables vary depending upon which school you are assigned to. Lessons include both grammar and conversational English. You will often be involved in lesson planning, allowing you to bring your own ideas and experience into the classroom. You are also welcome to bring teaching aids that you feel may be useful in the classroom.

Skills and Qualifications Needed

When deciding to do volunteering work teaching English in Mexico, you should have a passion for working with youth, or an interest in a career in education. There are no specific qualifications for the volunteering overseas teaching English in Mexico project. A basic level Spanish will help to make your experience more enjoyable, allowing you to interact more with the students and other teachers in the school. As a volunteer, you must also respect the rules and the regulation of the school.

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.

Prices: 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.

Weeks Teaching English Special Education Sea turtle conservation
1 Week   $258   $258   $279
2 Weeks   $391   $391   $433
3 Weeks   $524   $524   $587
4 Weeks   $657   $657   $741
5 Weeks   $815   $815   $920
6 Weeks   $948   $948   $1,074
7 Weeks   $1,081   $1,081   $1,228
8 Weeks   $1,214   $1,214   $1,382
9 Weeks   $1,372   $1,372   $1,561
10 Weeks   $1,505   $1,505   $1,715
11 Weeks   $1,638   $1,638   $1,869
12 Weeks   $1,771   $1,771   $2,023
Airport pick-up   $50   $50   $110
Airport: Manzanillo Manzanillo Puerto Vallarta
Program fees cover:
  • Accommodation (host family or camp)
  • Food (3 local food a day)
  • Airport pick up
  • Program Orientation
  • In-country support
  • Personalized project
  • Pre-departure information
  • Certificate of completion
  • Fundraising ideas and letters
  • Discount for returning volunteers
Program fees exclude:
  • Visas
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
  • Daily transportation
  • Airport return transfer

How your fee is allocated?

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.

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