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Volunteer in Mexico with Projects Abroad

Overview
  • Placement location: Guadalajara, Ciudad Guzman, Tecoman
  • Project lengths: From two weeks
  • Accommodation: Host families, bunk-house on beach for Conservation Project
  • Prices: from Loading...
  • Top places to travel: Puerto Vallarta’s beaches, Tequila town, Tulum, Palenque

Next Step: Click here to choose a project in Mexico

Map of Mexico Donkey in Guadalajara, Mexico

Mexico is a real meeting-place of cultures; a modern, industrialised and well-educated country that's full of history. American, Spanish and Indian influences all come together to make it a fascinating place that mixes developed and developing worlds. Mexico is a stimulating cocktail of wealth and poverty, colour and vibrance.

Our projects are available for anyone interested in volunteering in the developing world; whether you are on a gap year, a summer placement, or a career break.

International Development, Teaching, Care, Conservation & Environment, Sports, Medicine, Physiotherapy, Nursing, Dentistry, Medical Electives, Journalism, Business, Animal Care and Spanish language placements are all available to volunteers.

You can get a free copy of our latest brochure by clicking here.

Where we are Based in Mexico

A gap year volunteer in front of a church in Mexico

The large city of Guadalajara is the home of Projects Abroad Mexico. The office is based in a popular cultural and artistic neighbourhood, close to the centre of the city

We also have some projects in Ciudad Guzman, just 90 minutes away from Guadalajara, which allow volunteers to experience life in a smaller, more traditional Mexican town, under the shadow of the great Colima volcano. 

Living in Mexico is an experience difficult to match. You'll live with a host family, enabling you to immerse yourself in the local lifestyle and community, from the universal passion for football, to the 'Day of the Dead', when the whole country grinds to a halt to honour its ancestors.

General Information on Mexico

Mexico is a paradise country of mountains and volcanoes, deserts and beautiful beaches, ancient ruins and civilizations, with nearly 30 World Heritage Sites. It is one of the most diverse countries in the world in terms of biodiversity, with over 200,000 different species of flora and fauna.

Mexicans are proud of their roots and ancient traditions but also live with the US superpower next door. The importance of English is therefore apparent to everyone.

Travel and Tourism in Mexico

Guadalajara is fondly known as the most Mexican of cities. Sombreros, mariachi music, tequila and rodeo riders all originated in Guadalajara.

Volunteers in Mexico

There are plenty of activities here to fill your time off. Attending a football fiesta followed by a meal of tortas ahogadas - pork rolls drowned in chilli sauce - is something that has to be experienced. Try a night out at one of Guadalajara's salsa clubs or visit a small town with a group of volunteers and become the star of the local festival; in Mexico, anything's possible!

Mexico offers a wide range of travel opportunities to anyone volunteering abroad, all accessible via the reliable bus services that criss-cross the country. There are also numerous domestic flights which are reasonably priced, so travelling around the country after your project has ended is affordable and easy. Cheap, clean, modest hotels are available in almost every small town.

To get away from it all, find a good map and some timetables and head for the beaches, hills, jungles or mountains. In Mexico it is easy to get off the beaten track. You'll soon be climbing up ancient pyramids, whale-watching or surfing the Mexican waves.

Projects available in Mexico

Short-term specials for 16 to 19 year olds available in Mexico

Projects for professionals available in Mexico

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