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Volunteer and Intern in Mexico

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

Mexico is a beautiful country, and a great place to spend time on a volunteer program or internship. 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.

Mexicans are proud of their roots and ancient traditions but also live with the US superpower next door. The importance of English is therefore apparent to everyone.

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.

Volunteer Work and Internships in Mexico

Volunteer in Mexico

The large city of Guadalajara is the home of Projects Abroad Mexico. Our volunteer office base is right next to the magnificent Expiatorio Cathedral in the center of the city. Teaching, Care, Culture & Community, Sports, Conservation & Environment, Medicine & Healthcare, Journalism, Veterinary Medicine & Animal Care, Arts & Crafts, International Development, Business and Spanish language placements are all available to volunteers.

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.

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 become the star of the local festival: in Mexico, anything’s possible!

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

Short term specials all over the world - the lasting effects of your work

Thank you to all young highschool volunteers for your hard work during this last summer!

9. - 20. Oktober

Halbzeit! Nun bin ich 1 1/2 Monate hier und so langsam beginne ich mich nach dem Luxus zu sehen der mich zuhause erwartet. Dennoch geniesse ich alles in vollen Zuegen. Die Wochentage laufen nach wie vor gleich ab und man nutzt die Wochenenden fuer ein wenig Luxus und Entspannung. So besuchten wir letztes ...

Conservation in Mexico- Monthly Update- September-October 2014

Turtle Project This high season for the Olive Ridley Sea Turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) laying their nests is turning into a record breaking year in 2014. We are only half way through October and already have over 2700 nests collected since June. This is well over the total number of nests we collected ...


Het laatste stukje van mijn Mexicaanse avontuur is duiken. Ik heb mijn vakantie met 4 dagen verlengd en ben verhuisd naar het gezellige Manzanillo. (zeg: Man-zaa-nie-jow)  Ik zit in een knus hotelletje en zou normaal denk ik geklaagd hebben over het harde bed, de wc die water lekt, en een douche waar ...

Laatste dagje op het project

vandaag gaat op 4 uur de wekker, mijn laatste dagje begint al vroeg!  Ik ga op mijn laatste night patrol samen met Javier. We nemen de Quat en crossen over het strand. Onderweg heb ik het geluk om veel schilpadden te zien nog. Je moet namelijk begrijpen, dat de meeste nesten die we vinden al begraven ...

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