Volunteer in Mexico

Program Snapshot

Location: 
Cuernavaca and Oaxaca, Mexico
Age: 
18 years +
Minimum Stay: 
1 week
Airport Pickup: 
Included from Cuernavaca or Oaxaca. Programs begin on any day.
Costs: 
LV registration fees plus program fees from US$210 for one week.
Accommodation: 
Home stay. Meals provided
Language: 
Good English. Spanish lessons available.

Program overview

Love Volunteers offers placements for much-needed volunteers in Oaxaca and Temixco, Mexico. Volunteers will be given the chance to work with children, assist with teach, and support medical personnel in clinics and hospitals in this fascinating Central American country.

Often, a stint spent volunteering provides the perfect gap year transition before launching on a university degree. Equally, volunteering can fill a break between jobs or career, as it can be the ideal way to gain a new perspective on life or to re-examine one’s value. There is no doubt that volunteering offers the chance to savour a different culture and to engage with people who genuinely need the support volunteers’ can provide.

Volunteering in Mexico is both challenging and rewarding. Its many different indigenous groups, unsettled economy and lack of state-provided facilities have meant that the more marginalized inhabitants of the country suffer various forms of deprivation. Enriching the lives of such people is what volunteering in Mexico is about. Being in Mexico also provides an excellent opportunity to learn Spanish.

Mexico is a country known for its colour, crowds, festivities and noise. The volunteer projects are located in and around Cuernavaca, capital of the state of Morelos, lying 53 miles south of Mexico City; and the city of Oaxaca which is a further 250 miles south of Cuernavaca.

If you need more information about Mexico see Lonely Planet and Wikitravel. Also, check out the amazing photos in our Volunteer in Mexico albums on Facebook and Pinterest!