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Featured Articles on Volunteer Work, Vacations, and Service in Mexico
Volunteering in Mexico and Central America: Top Tips and Volunteer Organizations
Zahara Heckscher, contributing editor for Volunteering for Transitions Abroad, offers an overview and her expert tips on selecting top volunteer organizations in Mexico and Central America, while providing several examples.
Volunteer in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico Volunteer in San Miguel de Allende: Building Houses for Mexican Families by Sandra Kennedy
A volunteer organization founded by expatriates providing essential new free homes for the poor, who also participate in work on the construction. Many families, who previously lived in shanties, have inherited their land through generations due to Mexican laws.
Volunteering in Mexico to Conserve Coral Reefs with GVI
Volunteer Helping to Save Sea Turtles
Building Casas with the Habitat for Humanity: Work Side by Side as a Volunteer with Villagers in Chiapas, Mexico
Art That Makes a Difference: Women Volunteer to Help Women in Mexico

Projects Abroad in Mexico
Projects Abroad is the world’s leading short-term international volunteer organization.
Projects start year-round and last from one week to a year. Opportunities exist in teaching, child care, social work, conservation, medicine, HIV/AIDS work, nursing, dentistry, physical therapy, animal care, falconry, veterinary medicine, journalism, sports, international development, and business. There is the option for volunteers to take Spanish language courses. Programs are for ages 16+.
Volunteer in Mexico with Projects Abroad Dates: Start any day you choose.
Cost: Please see our website for prices.
Contact: Projects Abroad, 80 Broad St, Floor 32, New York NY 10004.
Tel: US Toll-free 1 888 839 3535.

Volunteer Abroad in Mexico from US$270
International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ) offer affordable volunteer abroad programs in Mexico from only US$270. IVHQ offer volunteers a wide range of exciting programs in Mexico including Teaching English, Childcare, Special Needs, Environmental Research and Animal Care/Animal Rights. IVHQ sends thousands of volunteer travelers worldwide annually—you will not find a more affordable, high quality and trustworthy volunteer travel company.
Volunteer in Mexico Volunteer in Mexico with VolunteerHQ Cost: Program fees start from US$270
Programs start on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month. Duration: Volunteers can volunteer for periods ranging from 1 week to 24 weeks.
Contact: International Volunteer HQ, PO Box 8273, New Plymouth, NEW ZEALAND.
US/Canada Toll Free: 1-877-342-6588; UK Toll Free: 0-800-234-1621; Australia Toll Free: 1-800-557-380; International: +64 6 758 7949.

United Planet’s Gap Year/6-months+ Learning Exchange in Mexico
Gap year volunteer projects available in Mexico with United Planet!
Volunteer for 6 or 12 months in Mexico. Your help is needed on a variety of community-based projects, including working with street children, orphans, and underprivileged youth. Cultural and health care projects are also available. The largest Spanish-speaking country in the world, Mexico has many historical and cultural offerings for volunteers. United Planet's gap year volunteer projects in Mexico are based on full immersion into Mexican culture. You can expect to learn the ins-and-outs of Mexican culture and pick up some valuable Spanish skills!
Volunteer in Mexico Cost: $9,075 (6 months), $12,445 (1 year).
Contact: Please give the United Planet Team a call at 617-874-8041 or email More information can be found at: Feel free to visit us from 9 AM to 5 PM at United Planet, Boston Harbor Shipyard and Marina, 256 Marginal Street, Boston, MA 02128.

Make a REAL difference in Mexico
Love Volunteers' participants have the chance to travel abroad and experience new cultures all while providing essential support to communities in real need. Join the world’s fastest growing independent volunteering organization now! Participate in Love Volunteers' voluntary service projects in Mexico and have a truly exciting experience volunteering abroad. Visit our website to check out our range of community-based projects and find out how you can make a REAL difference!
Volunteers in Mexico Contact: Love Volunteers
US: +1 415 800 4993, UK: +44 1865 522 688, NZ: +64 21 443 243

Amigos de las Americas
Accept the Challenge — Volunteer in Central America this Summer!
AMIGOS operates in nine countries throughout the Americas. With AMIGOS, you'll be immersed in another culture, collaborate with your host community on a development project, and work side by side with local youth meanwhile building your own leadership skills. AMIGOS summer projects range from 4-9 weeks and are open to students from 16-25 with basic Spanish proficiency. AMIGOS programs in Mexico focus on youth leadership in the fields of public health and environmental sustainability.


Annunciation House
For 25 years, Annunciation House has provided hospitality to immigrants and refugees on the US-Mexican border. The organization has grown from the original house, Annunciation House, to also include Casa Vides (a house of hospitality for those seeking political asylum and those with longer-term needs) and Casa Peregrina in Juarez, Mexico (a house of hospitality for women and children). A fourth house, Casa Emaus is located in a squatter’s neighborhood and provides support and space for community building efforts. The volunteer community has also grown to a full-time volunteer staff of 20 volunteers.


Casa de los Amigos
Quaker-run peace and service center in Mexico City holds information on peace and justice movements and volunteering opportunities throughout Mexico and Central America. Casa provides simple inexpensive lodging for individuals involved in service activities. Volunteer opportunities with the Casa and other organizations in Mexico City are available for Spanish speakers able to commit for at least 3 months.

Contact: Ignacio Mariscal 132, Col. Tabacalera, 06030 Mexico, D.F., Mexico; 011-52-55-5705-0521;,

Global Vision International (GVI)
Mexico Marine Conservation Expedition

Bask in the sun and dive in the refreshing and clear waters of the Caribbean Sea while teaming up with GVI’s marine conservation team to monitor the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the second largest barrier reef in the world.  Here you will also earn yourself a PADI diving certificate, a universally recognized award.
The efforts of our team are coupled with local leading organizations such as Amigos de Sian Ka’an, a conservation-focused Mexican NGO. By collaborating with local partners GVI can ensure to its volunteers that the daily efforts they make will have dramatic and measurable impact on the overall survival of the marine environment.

Contact: 888 653 6028;

Global Volunteers
Teach English in Mexico as a Volunteer
As a volunteer in Mexico, you teach English to college students in the Spanish colonial cities of Dolores Hidalgo and Queretaro. You are immediately accepted and appreciated in our host communities as a rare and valuable resource in the local students' quest to gain greater English language proficiency.


Volunteers for Peace
VFP offers over 3000 projects in more than 90 countries every year, including Mexico! Project cost starts at $500, which includes food and accommodation. Types of project include construction, environmental, agricultural, social, work with kids, renovation, art and culture and more! Since 1982, VFP has exchanged over 31,000 volunteers worldwide. Start planning your volunteer adventure or learn how to get involved at!

Contact: 7 Kilburn St. STE 316, Burlington, VT 05401; tel. 1 (802) 540-3060;,

WWOOF Mexico
Volunteers in Organic Farms in Mexico
Volunteer to work in Organic Farms in Mexico. Get to know the land and the people while you live and work close to nature.


Volunteer in Mexico wiith Projects Abroad
Volunteer in Mexico with United Planet

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