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Volunteer Opportunities in Mexico

Volunteer Opportunities in Mexico

Mexico shares a huge border with its more developed neighbor the United States and is a popular destination for many travellers seeking volunteer opportunities abroad. This country offers the winning blend of great cuisine and amazing climate. From the urban metropolis of Mexico City to ancient Mayan ruins, Mexico has enough diversity to satiate even the most frequent travellers. Being a developing country, Mexican people continue to battle with a diverse range of environmental and human development issues. Local nonprofit organizations in Mexico are happy to welcome volunteers interested in promoting meaningful causes such as animal care, education, women empowerment, and more

Volunteer Abroad with Local Non-Profits

Volunteer in Animal Care

Heal a Horse Cozumel Sanctuary

Horse and animal sanctuary

The Yepez Foundation

Fundación Yepéz A. C. is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting Sea Turtles as well as other community conservation projects through sustainable methods.

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Volunteer in Teaching related activities

Fundación En Vía

Fundación En Vía is a non-profit organization located in Oaxaca, Mexico that is committed to supporting social and community development through the combination of three main programs: microfinance, responsible tourism, and education.

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United Vision

United Vision is a Czech NGO that primarily sends well-trained volunteers to Mexico to teach English using highly effective methods.

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How to Volunteer in Mexico

How to find volunteer opportunities in Mexico

Volunteering projects in Mexico usually take travellers to remote rural destinations. Volunteers can witness the stunning landscape which ranges from coral reefs and volcanos to stunning golden beaches and ancient archaeological sites. There is a diverse range of volunteer opportunities available in the country. From working in a horse sanctuary to empowering indigenous women, Mexico is a great place for visitors who want to do their bit to protect the environment and support local communities. People with educational backgrounds can also teach in a community centre for children and adults.

Best time to volunteer in Mexico

Mexico is a big country, which explains why its different regions experience different weather patterns. The Baja Peninsula has a pleasant Mediterranean climate. Northern Mexico is lush and mountainous and experiences a cool climate all year round. The weather in Mexico City is warm and temperate, with an average temperature of 15.9 degrees Celsius. December to February are the coolest and the driest months in Mexico, making it an ideal time to visit the country. Visitors interested in meaningful travels can also visit in the months of March and April when the temperature remains relatively cool.

Essential information about Mexico

Travellers looking to volunteer abroad in Mexico need to ensure that they have the right paperwork. Once in the country, visitors need to fill out the FMM (Forma Migratoria Multiple) application form. The FMM permit allows a stay of 180 days, which is usually sufficient for most volunteers. Spanish is the official language of Mexican people, who also study English as a second language. Compared to the United States, the cost of living in Mexico is relatively cheaper. A meal in an inexpensive restaurant costs around $4.80.