Explore Mexico 2017
No. of places available: 1
Age profile: 18 years or over on 1st June 2017
Travel dates: June - Aug 2017
Duration: Eight weeks
- Return flights from Ireland to Mexico, insurance, orientation programme and overnight stay in Mexico City
- Transfer to Oaxaca city
- 2 weeks/30 hours Spanish language classes
- cultural activities and homestay with local family
- Accommodation and meals during volunteer project
- Volunteer work for 6 weeks
- Local mentor and support from experienced staff
Volunteering abroad can challenge you in many ways - Read more about what challenging can mean
Other resources: Tips for Volunteering Abroad and Responsible Volunteering
"My trip to Mexico was a life changing experience which broadened my horizons and gave me a different perspective of the world. Now, more than ever, I feel empowered to make a change in our society and share my experiences with other people." - Diana, 2016
This exciting, fully funded, eight-week volunteering programme includes working with the co-operative project in the beach village of La Ventanilla in Oaxaca State. The eco-tourism co-operative started operating tours along the mangrove swamp and offering horseback riding tours to generate an extra income.
Volunteer activities might include cleaning and preparation of the eco-friendly tourist cabins, to assist in the community owned restaurant "El maíz azul" ("The Blue Corn"), helping in the rehabilitation of confiscated animals and the release of newly-hatched turtles into the ocean. The accommodation is very basic and simple.
Find out more about La Ventanilla Environmental project here (click on Mexico Projects).
Click here to read Diana's blog (last year's winner).
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