Projects Abroad Mexico volunteers and interns can explore Guadalajara Cathedral during their time off

Volunteer or Intern in Mexico

Support disadvantaged communities and wildlife while living like a local in a beautiful and culturally rich Latin American country.

Volunteer in Mexico with Projects Abroad and take part in work that serves the needs of the local community. Become part of our ongoing efforts to support communities while experiencing life in a beautiful country.

We have several different kinds of volunteer work in Mexico. You can support early childhood development at a disadvantaged care centre, or protect endangered turtles on black sand beaches.

You can also kickstart your medical career by learning directly from staff at a local hospital.

You’ll be based in Guadalajara, Cuyutlan, or Baja California, depending on what project you choose. Our full-time staff in Mexico are there to support you 24/7 if you need it, wherever you’re based.

Modern-day Mexico offers a tantalising blend of Mesoamerican cultures, Spanish traditions, and contemporary arts. You’ll be able to explore shimmering coastlines and cactus-strewn deserts.

Projects available in Mexico

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Students take part in a training activity at their Public Health placement for teenagers in Mexico.
Public Health Internship for Teenagers in Mexico
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  • Price: $3,275 USD for 2 weeks
  • Extra Weeks: $650 USD
  • Start Date: Summer/Winter Break
  • Minimum Duration: 2 weeks
  • Ages: 15-18
International Development interns pose outside with staff from a women's empowerment organisation in Mexico.
International Development Internship in Mexico
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  • Price: $3,900 USD for 4 weeks
  • Extra Weeks: $450 USD
  • Start Date: Anytime
  • Minimum Duration: 4 weeks
  • Ages: 18 or over
Female Business staff stand in a line with Projects Abroad interns on their Businnes Work Placement in Mexico.
Business Internship in Mexico
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  • Price: $3,900 USD for 4 weeks
  • Extra Weeks: $450 USD
  • Start Date: Anytime
  • Minimum Duration: 4 weeks
  • Ages: 18 or over
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Can't find what you're looking for?

We have the expertise and staff on the ground to create a custom project for you, or simply help you find the best option.

Speak to one of our Mexico experts on:

(+1) 619 320 2424


to start planning your project

Where we are based in Mexico

Our volunteer opportunities in Mexico take place in Guadalajara. Our Conservation Project is based in Cuyutlan.


Guadalajara has winding cobblestone streets, beautiful colonial architecture, and a buzzing urban area. The modernization of the city lets you experience the old and new, all within one city. So you’ll get a taste of traditional Mexican culture and the energy of a growing modern city environment.


With its black-sand beaches, gentle waves, and laid-back attitude, Cuyutlan feels a world away from everywhere. This quiet beach town serves as the home of our Sea Turtle Conservation Project.

We are also based in the beautiful coastal city of La Paz, Baja California. A sanctuary for the planet's most incredible sea life, Marine & Shark Conservation volunteers will stay in this idyllic location between the ocean and the desert.

Airport pickup, flights and visas

When you arrive at your respective airport, a member of Projects Abroad staff will be there to meet you. You can find more detailed information on arrival airports, orientation, and visas on our Mexico Arrival Procedures page.

Is Mexico on your bucket list?

Read our blog about what you should expect when travelling to Mexico for the first time. We'll explain what you might notice and experience in your first few days.

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Safety and staff support

Your safety and security is our prime concern. We have many procedures and systems to ensure you have the support you need to enjoy your trip with peace of mind. Our Projects Abroad staff are available 24 hours a day to help, and will be on hand to make sure you settle in well at your accommodation and placement. If you encounter any problems, they will be available to help at any time.

Find out more about safety and backup.

This placement is fully researched, safety audited, and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure Travel Sector.

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