Volunteer in Mexico - United Planet - 6-12 months

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Program Description

Mexico’s large land area is made up of extremely varied regions, and weather, geography and culture of each land area can differ considerably. From the mountains to the deserts, and agricultural villages to urban city-centers, volunteers in Mexico find joy in the tremendous variety and wealth of customs. The mountains that divide Mexico have helped keep each region’s unique culture in-tact by making it difficult for outside influences to spread. Architectural sites and traditional celebrations like Dia de los Muertos are enjoyed by locals and volunteers alike.

United Planet is the US and Canadian partner of the International Cultural Youth Exchange, or ICYE. As a volunteer in Mexico, you will be hosted by Siijuve, ICYE’s Mexican partner organization. Siijuve has been at work since 1965 helping volunteers get involved in local activities. With six regional offices, Siijuve has a multitude of projects and communities where volunteers can make a difference.

Volunteers enjoy exploring Mexico city, visiting archaeological sites in Hidalgo, and celebrating the Day of the Dead and Mexico's independence day.


Education: encourage children and young people to stay in school through tasks such as providing care to the children and creating social workshops

Healthcare: assist in local hospitals to reach remote or immobile individuals in order to promote the development and well-being of inhabitants in rural communities

Social work: work with children from a variety of disadvantaged backgrounds to support families from low-income communities

Culture and the Arts: assist in museums, handicraft workshops, or libraries to develop a special project related to the arts, which may then be implemented in the area


- 18-35 years old
- citizen or resident of the United States or Canada

Volunteer Types

What`s Included

- Extensive pre-departure preparation, including a training weekend in New Hampshire with United Planet staff
- Food and lodging in your host country
- Airport transfers
- Emergency medical insurance
- In-country orientation upon arrival and ongoing support and supervision throughout your Quest
- Language training
- Mid-year camp (for 1 year volunteers) and final camp
- Monthly stipend for incidental expenses

Program Locations

Mexico City, Mexico

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Program Details

United Planet
  • Mexico: Mexico City
Throughout the year
Program Duration:
6-12 months
English, Spanish
American, Canadian
Starting at $8,995 USD
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