Volunteer with children in Mexico (2013)
Throughout your time on the programme, you will be helping with homework, preparing posters and educational resources, tidying the centre and playing games with the children. A lot of the work focuses on making children aware of how to keep safe, from teaching them how to identify different forms of violence to making sure they know their rights. Severe weather is a very real threat in this part of Mexico, so you may also be involved in advising children of safety measures to take during a hurricane. You will be living with other volunteers in a house or apartment, and will share a room and bathroom. Weekends are yours to enjoy all that the Riviera Maya has to offer. Visit Mayan ruins, including Tulum, Coba and Chichen Itza, snorkel in a cenote, explore the Caribbean’s magical reefs or just take it easy on the white sand beaches of Playa del Carmen.
Departure Days (2013)
2013 12 January, 26 January 09 February, 23 February 09 March, 23 March 06 April, 20 April 04 May, 18 May 01 June, 15 June, 29 June 13 July, 27 July 10 August, 24 August 07 September, 21 September 05 October – 14n, 28n, 42n, 56n, 70n only 19 October – 14n, 28n, 42n, 56n only 02 November – 14n, 28n, 42n only 16 November – 14n, 28n only 30 November - 14n only
Hotel Colorado in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico.
14 nights, 28n, 42n, 56n, 70n or 84 nights
- Airport pick-up - Safe and basic accommodations (usually shared) - All meals (unless otherwise stated in field manuals) - Welcome meeting and location orientation - All necessary project equipment and materials (personal kit not included) - 24-hour in-country support - Required transportation for the duration of your stay - Comprehensive training program that encompasses theory lectures, group study and field practice
- Flights - Medical and travel insurance - Visa costs - Personal kit - 20 hrs Spanish lessons (unless fluent) - Additional drinks and gratuities (Weekend Meals) - Extra local excursions - International and domestic airport taxes