Program Details

Many volunteers overlook this opportunity, but truth-be-told, volunteers are often pleasantly surprised by the nature of this program. Mexico seems to have a stigma attached to it, as people correlate Mexico with danger, drugs and dysentery.
Location:
Merida, Mexico
Program Type:
Volunteer Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Work Types:
Animals, Economic Development, Education, Environment, Social Services
Duration:
1-2 weeks, 3-4 weeks, 1-3 months, 4-6 months, 1 year

Program Overview

Program Description:

IVHQ was established in 2007 and has grown to become the world's leading volunteer travel organization, placing thousands of volunteers abroad every year and offering a variety of projects, including Teaching, Childcare, Medical, Construction and Renovation, Community Development, Turtle Conservation and Wildlife Conservation. IVHQ prides itself on providing affordable, safe and responsible volunteer programs in over 30 different locations, and the affordability and transparency of their program fees have played a significant role in establishing IVHQ as the world's most popular volunteer travel organization. Whether you're taking a volunteer vacation, a gap year, or a career break, IVHQ has a wide variety of programs ranging from 1 week to 24 weeks to fit anyone's schedule. Browse through the programs on IVHQ's webpage and the team of experienced travelers will be happy to help you find the best match for your skills and cultural interests.

Many volunteers overlook this opportunity, but truth-be-told, volunteers are often pleasantly surprised by the nature of this program. Mexico seems to have a stigma attached to it, as people correlate Mexico with danger, drugs and dysentery. However, our program will shift these paradigms, giving a true experience of Mexican culture and way of life. Located in the quaint city of Merida, most volunteers will be surprised to find the west coast of the Yucatan to be suburban, family-oriented, and modern. This program is laid back and chilled out, just like the locals, so don’t expect to get anywhere too quickly. Slow down and enjoy the incredible moments of volunteering in the community, swimming in the cenotes (limestone water holes), or taking a bike ride into town. Visit our website to find out more about the projects and availability of this program, and be sure to ask about the new Maya Agriculture project.

See website for full program fee details.

Setting Description:
Merida is less than 200 miles from Cancun, and is situated on the west coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. Volunteers are accommodated in a volunteer house or a homestay with a local family and have access to a pool at the main program location.
Cost:
Starting from $270

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