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Volunteer in Mexico

Volunteer in Mexico

Discover International Volunteer HQ’s exciting Mexico volunteer abroad program. Choose from a wide range of trusted Mexico volunteer projects, including Teaching English, Childcare, Animal Care, Special Needs Care and a unique Sustainable Agriculture project. Volunteer work in Mexico is based in the vibrant city of Mérida. With affordable Program Fees and top rated volunteer projects trusted by over 116,000 travellers, IVHQ is the best volunteer organisation in Mexico.

Highlights:
  • 5 meaningful project options available year-round
  • Program Fees from AU$448 for 1 week
  • Includes airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, breakfast and dinner and 24/7 in-country support
  • Accommodation in a dormitory-style volunteer house in Mérida

  • Volunteer and learn Spanish in Mexico with affordable Spanish Language lessons available

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Key information

Fully hosted experience from AU$448
Volunteer from 1 - 24 weeks
Ages 18+ and families
Based in the vibrant city of Mérida
Affordable Spanish lessons available
Projects align with UN Sustainable Development Goals
Impact driven projects run by locals
B Corporation certified organization

Volunteer opportunities in Mexico

Protects animals

4-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$448

  • Duration: 1 - 24 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based in shelters in Mérida
  • Volunteers aged 18+ and families

Assist in cat and dog shelters while volunteering with animals in Mexico. Play, feed and clean the animals, adding fun and activity to their lives while giving them the best chance of being re-homed.

Increases access to education

3-4 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$448

  • Duration: 1 - 24 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based in daycare, therapy or community centres
  • Volunteers aged 18+ and families

As a childcare volunteer, you can support children’s mental development, creativity and physical coordination by assisting in daycare centers, crèches and community centers for economically disadvantaged families in Mexico.

Improves health & wellbeing

3-4 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$448

  • Duration: 1 - 24 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based in residences for disabled people
  • Volunteers aged 18+ and families

Bring care and compassion to local people living with disabilities, helping with therapy, learning and activities. Homes are charity-run and rely on the support of the community and volunteers.

Conserves the environment

4-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$819

  • Duration: 2 - 24 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Farms outside Mérida
  • Volunteers aged 18+ and families

Get your hands dirty as you support this environmental volunteer project alongside local farmers. Assist in implementing contemporary and forward-looking farming practices to help combat the challenges of growing environmental pressures.

Increases access to education

3-4 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$448

  • Duration: 1 - 24 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based in schools, community centres and childcare facilities
  • Volunteers aged 18+ and families

Give students better prospects for their futures and share your passion for education as a volunteer teacher. You'll provide a valuable English-speaking perspective to language lessons in schools, community centers and childcare facilities.

”I’m so happy I had the opportunity to volunteer in Mexico these past few weeks. It was quite an adventure. I got to volunteer at an animal shelter, a protection home for young teenage girls, and I even got to teach a little English! I also had the great opportunity to make new friends from all over the world. My fellow volunteers have inspired me so much; they are all so ambitious, caring and hard working.”

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How to get started

Pick a destination + project and apply for free
Meet your personal volunteer travel expert
Pay the Registration Fee to secure your place and upgrade your MyIVHQ account
Get ready to volunteer abroad, we’ll support you every step of the way!