We work with an amazing non-profit organization devoted solely to improving the lives of marginalized youth from diverse backgrounds in beautiful Oaxaca City, Mexico by giving them access to an education which in many cases would otherwise not be available to them. At the heart of this program is the belief that every child has a right to an education, and in supporting the rights of Indigenous youth to an education that is culturally appropriate.
The program provides nutritious meals, medical care, public school tuition and extracurricular academic support to over 600 Oaxacan children! Set in the historic centre of Oaxaca City, the project centre serves as a place of extracurricular learning for the children, as well as a site of inter-cultural exchange for the many international students and volunteers who contribute to the project.
This is a diverse program that will allow volunteers from any background to participate. Whilst qualified Teachers are sought after, especially for longer term placements, any volunteer contribution is both valued and beneficial. Typical volunteer duties include:
Short Term: Assisting in the kitchen, Assisting in the library, Working with the children in the computer lab, Translating letters (for Spanish Speakers), Working with the children with art and other projects.
Long Term: Assisting in the kitchen, Assisting in the library, Working with the children in the computer lab, Translating letters (for Spanish Speakers), Working with the children on art and other projects, Projects including research, proposals and implementation of projects, Fundraising, Grant-writing, Other duties as assigned.
Volunteers on this program will be accommodated with a local host family, and will get the opportunity to become immersed in the local culture and custom. Mexican families are renowned for their hospitality! As with many of our South American programs, you will have the option to spend some of your time attending Spanish classes, and this is highly recommended. Prices vary between US$135/wk (15hrs) and US$290/wk (30hrs). Salsa lessons and Mexican Cooking Classes can also be arranged for your free time!
Become a Love Volunteer and join us in Oaxaca on this amazing program!