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Volunteer Work Mexico - Puerto Vallarta


Volunteering in Mexico - Puerto Vallarta

Volunteer in Mexico in one of Mexico's most beautiful and most friendly holiday towns to volunteer in. You can even walk to some of Mexico's finest beaches from the volunteer house. Volunteering in Mexico in Puerto Vallarta is unique in providing volunteers with extremely worthwhile work in a stunning location. Helping the local staff by offering extra hands and eyes to supervise the 50 plus children, there is never a dull moment! (See Mexico reviews).

Voluntary work in Mexico
Volunteers are needed to help with this very busy orphanage up on the hill overlooking the town and its pretty bay. Voluntary work in Mexico can vary from bathing, dressing, supervising the children's play, taking the children to school and helping at mealtimes. You will never be without something to do. Volunteers usually help for approximately 5 hours a day on either morning, afternoon or late shifts over 5 days, no experience is needed and everyone gets two free days to explore and relax each week and with so many volunteers coming and going each week, mostly arriving on their own, there are plenty of opportunities amongst your fellow volunteers to make friends.

Special needs volunteer work in Mexico
Volunteering in Mexico
offers two very different placements. Although most volunteers concentrate all their efforts at the orphanage, some volunteers get involved with the day centre one or more times a week during their free time - this can be arranged after arrival. Volunteers help with bathing, dressing, mealtimes, physiotherapy and providing one to one attention and stimulation (bring basic interactive, stimulating toys for young children/special needs children from home).

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Placement at a Glance

Volunteer options
Care work and playwork.
Project location
Historic coastal town of Puerto Vallarta with all usual facilities (Internet/cafes/bars/water sports
Volunteer house in town, shared rooms, communal kitchen, lounge, western shower/wc)
Working hours
Variable depending on need over 5 days.
Minimum stay
1 week
Project operates
All year round-any start date.
When to apply
Puerto Vallarta is a popular seaside location so register and apply early to book your space.
£95 per week (weeks 1 -2) extra weeks £50
Airport Pick-up Service
Pick-up from Puerto Vallarta airport £10.


What's included in this programme

Volunteer accommodation is in a town close to the beach with dormitory style bedrooms a communal kitchen, bathroom and lounge. Meals may also occasionally be provided at the orphanage. Airport pick-up is available to all our volunteers and costs £10.

We consider this project ideal if you...

You want to experience Latin America within a safe and friendly beach side resort
Want to gain valuable work experience for your CV
Are looking for an independent placement which allows you to combine volunteering and a holiday in the same place without the need to travel further away at the weekends to relax or explore.

Mexico at a glance

Mexico is a land of contrasts, a developing country yet one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Attractions include ancient Aztec and Mayan cities, Spanish colonial architecture, the Copper Canyon railway, fabulous beaches, cheap tequila and bustling markets selling local handicrafts. Affordably priced activities in the immediate area include guided hikes, horse riding, scuba diving, kayaking snorkelling, whale watching and swimming with dolphins.

Climate: rainy season May to October with high humidity between June and September where temperatures can reach 40! Leave synthetic fabrics at home during this time. The coolest months are between December and February although the temperature can still average 25 degrees Celsius.
Time difference to the UK: GMT -6hrs

Apply now on-line (or via post using our application form). There are no set arrival dates so you can arrive whenever it is convenient for you.

Start sourcing your flight to Puerto Vallarta now-volunteers recommend the following companies: Dial A Flight, STA Travel, Opodo and Trailfinders amongst others.


Project updates from Mexico Puerto Vallarta

21/09/2011 From today we welcome our new coordinator in Puerto Vallarta Luis Cardona This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with number 00 521 322 149 2222. Luis speaks English and has lived in the US for 12 years. Thank you very much Sol for all your help and support to the children and volunteers over the last 4 years. Good luck Luis in your new role!


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Airport pick-up service
Food Self-catering
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