Volunteer in Mexico

Teaching English and promoting cultural exchange in Michoacan
Morelia, Michoacan       April 11 - July 10, 2018

Volunteer project: For the last 3 years, this has been a very successful project where international volunteers organize meaningful and life changing activities for students! The objective is to promote cultural exchange, intercultural global education and life project through a program involving international volunteers and local high-school students.

Volunteers will be part of the school team and will facilitate workshops and classes to practice English or other languages with students through dynamic, fun and participatory activities. Volunteer’s main duties will be:
1. To prepare and provide English classes for the students.
2. To drive workshops and dynamic activities involving language practice and sharing their culture in an entertaining way.
3. To promote cultural exchange and international volunteerism
4. To produce creative teaching materials for language classes.
Volunteers will also encourage cultural exchange with students through English speaking clubs.

Special requirements: The project is open for volunteers who are interested to participate in and enjoy a diverse range of activities, active people who are willing to share their culture and make new friends! Volunteers must be motivated to participate actively in both indoor and outdoor activities.

Number of participants: 3

Language: The official language of the project is English. Some Spanish would be appreciated.

Orientation: Volunteers will receive a training in intercultural learning and a Spanish course in the city of Morelia before starting the project.

Accommodation: The volunteers will be hosted in a house of a local family with all facilities. Wi-Fi internet is provided. Vegetarian food is available.

Leisure time: In their spare time, volunteers can take a walk in downtown which has many cultural activities throughout the year and discover the variety of historic buildings and monuments. For those looking to surround themselves by natural wonders, Morelia offers many options: Patzcuaro's lake and the ancient pyramids of Tzintzuntzan, the magical towns of Cuitzeo, Patzcuaro and Santa Clara del Cobre, the islands of the Pancada, Janitzio among others that the native cultures identified as the border between worlds, and several ceremonial centers of Mesoamerican pre-Hispanic culture.
During the weekends you can visit two of the biggest cities in the country, Mexico City and Guadalajara. Both cities are 3 hours from Morelia. There are also many interesting places that you can visit during your stay.

Location: The project is organized in Morelia city, a very beautiful and dynamic place and the state capital of Michoacan. It is an increasingly popular destination, and rightly so: the colonial heart of the city is so well preserved that it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1991, and its cathedral is not just gorgeous, it’s inspirational.
Morelia, founded in 1541, was one of the first Spanish cities in Nueva España. The first viceroy, Antonio de Mendoza, named it Valladolid after the Spanish city and he encouraged Spanish nobility to move here with their families. In 1828, after Nueva España had become the Republic of Mexico, the city was renamed Morelia in honor of local hero José María Morelos y Pavón, a key figure in Mexico’s independence.

Nearest airport: Mexico City International Airport, Morelia Airport

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $560 US)

Extra fee: 200 Euro
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Teaching English and promoting cultural exchange in Michoacan
Morelia, Michoacan       August 22 - November 19, 2018
Morelia, Michoacan       September 12 - December 7, 2018
Morelia, Michoacan       April 10 - July 9, 2019

Volunteer project: For the last 4 years, this has been a very successful project where international volunteers organize meaningful and life changing activities for students! The objective is to promote cultural exchange, intercultural global education and life project through a program involving international volunteers and local high-school students.

Volunteers will be part of the school team and will facilitate workshops and classes to practice English or other languages with students through dynamic, fun and participatory activities. Volunteer’s main duties will be:
1. To prepare and provide English classes for the students.
2. To drive workshops and dynamic activities involving language practice and sharing their culture in an entertaining way.
3. To promote cultural exchange and international volunteerism
4. To produce creative teaching materials for language classes.
Volunteers will also encourage cultural exchange with students through English speaking clubs.

Special requirements: The project is open for volunteers who are interested to participate in and enjoy a diverse range of activities, active people who are willing to share their culture and make new friends! Volunteers must be motivated to participate actively in both indoor and outdoor activities.

Number of participants: 2-4

Language: The official language of the project is English. Some Spanish would be appreciated.

Accommodation: Food and accommodation will be provided during the project. Vegetarian food is available.

Leisure time: In their spare time, volunteers can take a walk in downtown which has many cultural activities throughout the year and discover the variety of historic buildings and monuments. For those looking to surround themselves by natural wonders, Morelia offers many options: Patzcuaro's lake and the ancient pyramids of Tzintzuntzan, the magical towns of Cuitzeo, Patzcuaro and Santa Clara del Cobre, the islands of the Pancada, Janitzio among others that the native cultures identified as the border between worlds, and several ceremonial centers of Mesoamerican pre-Hispanic culture.
During the weekends you can visit two of the biggest cities in the country, Mexico City and Guadalajara. Both cities are 3 hours from Morelia. There are also many interesting places that you can visit during your stay.

Location: The project is organized in Morelia city, a very beautiful and dynamic place and the state capital of Michoacan. It is an increasingly popular destination, and rightly so: the colonial heart of the city is so well preserved that it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1991, and its cathedral is not just gorgeous, it’s inspirational.
Morelia, founded in 1541, was one of the first Spanish cities in Nueva España. The first viceroy, Antonio de Mendoza, named it Valladolid after the Spanish city and he encouraged Spanish nobility to move here with their families. In 1828, after Nueva España had become the Republic of Mexico, the city was renamed Morelia in honor of local hero José María Morelos y Pavón, a key figure in Mexico’s independence.

Terminal: Morelia City Bus Station; Morelia City Airport; Mexico City International Airport;

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $560 US)

Extra fee: 300 Euro
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Teaching English and promoting cultural exchange in Puebla
Zacapoaxtla, Puebla       August 29 - November 27, 2018

Volunteer project: If you have any ideas, experience, knowledge and interest in teaching English, this project is for you! The aim of this project is to share culture, language and promote intercultural exchange between Mexico and the world through various activities that allow volunteers to inspire university students to learn a second language.

The volunteers will facilitate workshops and language classes where they will teach students:
1. To learn common expressions and greetings in English.
2. To help students to compose questions and answers in basic conversation in English.
3. To perform dynamics to exchange culture among the participants.
4. To apply knowledge tests from the language courses.
Volunteers will also encourage cultural exchange with students through English speaking clubs.

Special requirements: The project is open for volunteers who are interested to participate in and enjoy a diverse range of activities, active people who are willing to share their culture and make new friends! Volunteers must be motivated to participate actively in both indoor and outdoor activities.

Number of participants: 2

Language: The official language of the project is English. Some Spanish would be appreciated.

Accommodation: The volunteers will be hosted in a house of a local family with all facilities. Wi-Fi internet is provided. Vegetarian food is available.

Leisure time: Zacapoaxtla offers great touristic attractions that volunteers can enjoy in their free time. They can visit the archaeological site of Cuetzalan and Cantona and some other magical towns nearby, the ecotourism center of Apulco, marvelous caves and waterfalls, San Gabriel ecotourism center, Puebla City, the capital of the state, and many other places.

Location: Zacapoaxtla is located in the northern part of the State of Puebla and it has 8062 inhabitants. It is located 172 km from the capital of the state, the city of Puebla.

Terminal: Bus station in Zaragoza, Puebla; Puebla City International Airport; Mexico City International Airport;

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $510 US)

Extra fee: 300 Euro
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Teaching English and promoting cultural exchange in Sonora
Obregon, Sonora       September 12 - December 7, 2018

Volunteer project: For the last 4 years, this has been a very successful project where international volunteers organize meaningful and life changing activities for students! The objective is to promote cultural exchange, intercultural global education and life project through a program involving international volunteers and local high-school students.

Volunteers will be part of the school team and will facilitate workshops and classes to practice English or other languages with students through dynamic, fun and participatory activities. Volunteer’s main duties will be:
1. To prepare and provide English classes for the students.
2. To drive workshops and dynamic activities involving language practice and sharing their culture in an entertaining way.
3. To promote cultural exchange and international volunteerism
4. To produce creative teaching materials for language classes.
Volunteers will also encourage cultural exchange with students through English speaking clubs.

Special requirements: The project is open for volunteers who are interested to participate in and enjoy a diverse range of activities, active people who are willing to share their culture and make new friends! Volunteers must be motivated to participate actively in both indoor and outdoor activities.

Number of participants: 2

Language: The official language of the project is English. Some Spanish would be appreciated.

Accommodation: Food and accommodation will be provided during the project. Vegetarian food is available.

Leisure time: The state of Sonora is Mexico’s second largest state (neighboring Chihuahua is first). It has remarkable cultural and ecological diversity. It boasts miles and miles of gorgeous beaches, desert moonscapes in El Pinacate Reserve, near Puerto Peñasco, and everything in between. You can fully experience Mexico in Sonora. You can visit beaches, desert, villages of native Americans, big cities and small towns. Also the neighboring Chihuahua state has lots to offer. You can take El Chepe Express train to discover the copper canyon.

Location: The school is located in the city of Obregon in the state of Sonora. Ciudad Obregon is the second largest city of Sonora. Due to its location and warm weather it is an all year round destination. Although a young city in terms of age, Ciudad Obregon is the agricultural heart of the state of Sonora. The 19th century marked the beginning of what has now become one of the most technologically advanced cities in the north of Mexico, leading the way in developing and advancing agricultural science and technology.
The state of Sonora is also the home of the native Americans called yaquis. To get more information about yaquis, you can visit the yaqui museum in Ciudad Obregon.

Terminal: Faustino Felix Serna Bus Terminal; Ciudad Obregon International Airport; Mexico City International Airport;

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $560 US)

Extra fee: 300 Euro
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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