Volunteer in Mexico

Teaching English to Mexican youth
Morelia, Michoacan       July 3 - August 17, 2019

Volunteer project: This project is organized at the International Education Center in Morelia. It is an opportunity for young people from Morelia to meet with international volunteers. An important aspect of the project is to help the young people practice different languages and improve their abilities such as high order skills.

Volunteers will facilitate workshops and classes essentially prepared to practice mainly English but also other languages. The volunteer activities include:
1. Preparing and providing classes in English and possibly the volunteer's native language for the students.
2. Preparing workshops and activities to practice English and sharing their culture in an entertaining way.
3. Promoting cultural exchange and international volunteerism.
4. Producing 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: 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 Michoacan
Morelia, Michoacan       August 21 - November 16, 2019
Morelia, Michoacan       September 4 - December 2, 2019

Volunteer project: For the last 5 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: 2-3

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 school is located in the town of Tarimbaro, which is about 20 minutes away from Morelia, but the volunteers will be staying in Morelia.
Morelia is a very beautiful and dynamic city 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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English teaching and cultural exchange with students in Morelia
Morelia, Michoacan       September 1 - November 30, 2019
Morelia, Michoacan       December 1, 2019 - February 29, 2020
Morelia, Michoacan       March 1 - May 30, 2020

Volunteer project: The International Cultural Center in Morelia was opened with the aim to share knowledge of the English language and diverse cultures around the world, and it invites international volunteers to be part of this program, organizing fun activities for young students, such as workshops, video debates, international meals, cultural, social and pedagogical trainings, and more. Your enthusiasm and creativity is needed!

Volunteers will facilitate workshops and classes essentially prepared to practice English with the students. It is important that volunteers have pedagogical knowledge and know how to teach a class or lead group activities, have leadership skills but also have the energy and enthusiasm to share their culture through fun and play activities. Volunteer’s main duties will be:
1. To prepare and teach English classes for the students.
2. To lead 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: 1

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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Short-term projects in Mexico