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IVHQ opens in Merida, Mexico!

For those keen to volunteer abroad in Central America, our newest program on the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico might be what you’re looking for!

Volunteer with IVHQ in Merida, Mexico!

Following the restructure of our volunteer program in Mexico, the program has shifted from Cuernavaca and is now based in the cultural hub of Merida, Yucatan - meaning we can now accommodate more volunteers and provide a wider range of projects!

This is an exciting new program, offering IVHQ's first Environmental Research project, where volunteers interested in conservation, environmental or eco-agriculture studies have the unique opportunity to work in a research center in the Yucatán, assisting in the collection and classifying of samples (sedimentary, water, plants, and fish). Given the hot year-round weather and ancient Mayan culture, the Yucatán provides an intriguing research area, not only for environmental and eco-agriculture studies, but also social anthropology as it relates to the environment.

In addition to Teaching and Working with Children, we also have a Special Needs project, where volunteers assist local staff in caring for children, adolescents or adults with physical and/or mental disabilities. Volunteers with a caring and playful nature will be welcomed with open arms on this project and should come prepared to play plenty of games and give out lots of hugs!

Become a volunteer in Mexico with IVHQ

In line with our efforts in Guatemala, we're pleased to include an Animal Care/Animal Rights project in Mexico. Volunteers on this project work with local non-profit organizations to provide care to abandoned cats and dogs and prepare them for adoption. Volunteers can also assist with spay/neuter clinics, as well as public education and fundraising efforts.

 Visit our Volunteer in Mexico page for more information, or tweet your questions to @IVHQ.

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