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Volunteer and Intern in Mexico

  • Location: Guadalajara, Ciudad Guzman, Tecoman
  • Accommodation: Host families
  • Local languages: Spanish
Country Info

Mexico is regarded as an emerging power in the global economy, but a wide gap between the wealthy and the desperately poor has hampered its development. Volunteering with Projects Abroad on a worthwhile project or internship is a way for you to contribute to people in need and help improve the quality of life for many people in disadvantaged communities. Our projects in Mexico are available for anyone interested in volunteering in the developing world, including those on a college summer break, gap year, career break, or volunteer vacation.

Mexico is a real meeting-place of cultures: a modern, industrialized and well-educated country that’s full of history. American, Spanish and Indian influences all come together to make it a fascinating place that mixes developed and developing worlds. Mexico is a stimulating mixture of wealth and poverty, and offers amazing opportunities for volunteers to learn and travel within its expansive borders.

It’s a paradise country of mountains and volcanoes, deserts and beautiful beaches and ancient ruins and civilizations, with nearly 30 World Heritage Sites. It is one of the most diverse countries in the world in terms of biodiversity, with over 200,000 different species of flora and fauna.

Where You Will Live in Mexico with Projects Abroad

Volunteer in Mexico

The large city of Guadalajara is the home of Projects Abroad Mexico. The office is based in a popular cultural and artistic neighborhood, close to the center of the city. We have a variety of volunteer projects and internships for volunteers to get involved in. You could find yourself caring for needy children in orphanages, care centers, and special needs centers, or helping students develop essential language skills in high schools and universities.

We also have some projects in Ciudad Guzman which allow volunteers to experience life in a smaller Mexican town, under the shadow of the great Colima Volcano. If you are on the Conservation & Environment Project, you’ll stay on the coast at our turtle camp, about three hours’ drive from Guadalajara.

Living in Mexico is an experience difficult to match. You’ll live with a host family and be immersed in the local lifestyle and community, from the universal passion for soccer to the “Day of the Dead” celebrations, when the whole country grinds to a halt to honor its ancestors. Volunteers on our Coastal Conservation project in Mexico live at our “turtle camp” along the Pacific Coast.

Volunteer Vacations and Voluntourism in Mexico

Intern in Mexico

Guadalajara is fondly known as the most Mexican of cities. Tequila, sombreros, mariachi music, and rodeo riders all originated in Guadalajara.

There are plenty of activities here to fill your time off. Attending a soccer fiesta followed by a meal of tortas ahogadas - pork rolls drowned in chili sauce - is something that has to be experienced. Visit a small town with a group of volunteers and you could find yourselves the stars of the local festival!

Mexico offers a bit of everything to everyone volunteering abroad, all accessible via the reliable bus services that cross the country. There are cheap, clean, modest hotels in almost every small town.

To get away from it all, find a good map and a bus schedule and head for the beaches, hills, jungles, or mountains. In Mexico it is easy to get off the beaten track. You’ll soon be walking up ancient pyramids, whale-watching, trekking, or surfing the Mexican waves.

Projects for All Ages in Mexico

High School Specials for Teens in Mexico

Alternative Spring Break Trips for University Students in Mexico

Projects for professionals available in Mexico

Most recent blogs from Mexico

28. Oktober - 17 November

Nach einiger Zeit gibt es jetzt wieder Nachricht meinerseits. Die letzten Wochen liefen wie gewoehnlich ab, also des nachts patroullieren, neue Eier einbuddeln alte Eier/ Schalen ausgraben, Voegel beobachten, etc. Die letzten 2 Wochenden verbrachte ich im Camp und Sonntags fuhren wir zu einem Restaurant, ...

Press conference funded by Projects Abroad Mexico: World diabetes day, protecting our future

The World Diabetes Day is the most important awareness campaign against diabetes worldwide. The World Health Organization and the International Diabetes Federation initiated this campaign in 1991 as a response to the rising number of cases of diabetes worldwide. In 2007, the United Nations acknowledged ...

Jessica Porreye: a passion for animal care in her own words

Jessica Porreye, from France, volunteered in Guadalajara, Mexico, in our animal care placement from August to September this year. She had an amazing time and now that she is back with her family she reflects on her experience and shares the following story with everyone: Je m’appelle Jessica Mirlier, ...

Day of the dead in Guadalajara, 2014

Day of the dead is arguably one of the most beautiful and meaningful rituals in Mexican culture. Las tres catrinas (The three catrinas). Catrina (or Catrin for men) is the name given to skeletons portrayed in costumes, pictures, drawings and other forms of art as elegant and well-dressed. From prehispanic ...

Mexiko City

Hi Leute, Es gibt wieder Neuigkeiten und auch mal wieder Bilder. Dieses Wochenende war ich, wie ich es schon zuvor geplant habe, in Mexiko City. Wir brachen Donnerstag Abend auf und kamen nach 13-stuendiger Fahrt Freitag morgen an. Nachdem wir ein preiswertes Hostel gefunden haben, erkundeten wir ...

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