Explore Mexico 2018

No. of places available: 1

Age profile: 18 years or over on 1st June 2018

Travel dates: June - Aug 2018

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

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“My trip to Mexico gave me the opportunity to become culturally immersed in a totally new culture and experience what it was like to become a part of a new community.” - Adam, Mexico Explorer 2017

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 last year winner Sorcha's blogs about the project .

 ¡Buena suerte con tu solicitud!