Improving the lives of indigenous children in Puebla, Mexico

  • Volunteer Opportunity posted by CADIP



Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)


Short-Term (few weeks/months)




We are looking for volunteers who are interested in working closely with the local community, students and indigenous children from Zacapoaxtla, Puebla. Volunteers will develop various workshops and activities. The goal of this project is to share culture with indigenous children and youngsters, to give them life skills and tools for achieving better quality of life, to promote respect, mutual learning and growth.

Volunteers, together with university students of Puebla, will organize workshops of crafts, recycling, ornamental and botanical gardening, dance, painting, elaboration of international dishes. You will also help in the construction of gardens, help in cleaning activities and maintenance of the houses of the indigenous children and put in practice cultural exchange through dance and language workshops.

Project dates: November 7 - November 20, 2018

Location: Zacapoaxtla City is nestled in the cool elevations at Puebla State, belonging to the Sierra Madre Oriental. The extinct volcano Apaxtepec, southeast, attests to the volcanic origin of the topography. Streams rushing down the steep slopes, cause numerous waterfalls such as La Atepolihui or Veil Bride 300 m high, the highest in the area. The climate is temperate and humid. The town was founded in 1540 by Jacinto Cortés. At its center is the Plaza de Armas or the Constitution, also called in Spanish Zocalo. Around Zacapoaxtla there are countless sites of extraordinary beauty like the Paulco Valley cloistered in an immense canyon.

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CADIP International Volunteer Program:


  • Housing Available
  • Language/Cultural Support Available


  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

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Call in USA: 646-657-2900; 617-841-0400; 310-882-7400

Call in Canada: 416-943-4900; 514-316-8500; 604-628-7400