Mexico Playa – Volunteer With Children


Provide a safe environment for the children to learn and play and empower them to know and apply their rights.

Project core activities

  • Work closely with Save the Children and Contando con un Amigo Assist with activities (we deliver weekly environmental and English workshops and assist with those run by the local staff)
  • Work with children of “Contando con un Amigo) (a small, low-resource community just outside of Playa) – with the children we run English, environmental, hygiene, arts etc. workshops
  • Aid in the general running of the schools and centres including cleaning tasks and preparing resources for children
Mexico Playa – Volunteer With Children

Accommodation is in a shared (mixed sex) room with shared bathrooms in a house. There is running water and the showers are generally warm to hot. Bottled water is available for drinking.

  • Medical form
  • Criminal background check

You can either make your own way to Playa del Carmen using the ADO bus service,or request pick up from the Airport to your accommodation in Playa del Carmen, this applies if your flight arrives from 8:00 to 20:00 the day before your start date.
The ADO buses run regularly and cost around US$14. The bus will take you to the Playa del Carmen bus depot on 5th Avenue, and then you can get an onward taxi to your accommodation costing about US$4. You need to confirm your arrival plans as soon as possible.

  • 24-hour emergency phone
  • 24-hour in-country support
  • Access to Alumni Services and Discounts
  • Airport pick-up (unless otherwise stated)
  • All necessary project equipment and materials
  • All necessary project training by experienced staff
  • Community work workshop
  • Location orientation
  • Long term experienced staff
  • Meals while on project (except on work placements for long term internships)
  • Safe and basic accommodations (usually shared)
  • Transfer to base location
  • Welcome meeting

Specific program focuses

  • Work closely with Save the Children and Contando con un Amigo Assist with activities (we deliver weekly environmental and English workshops and assist with those run by the local staff
  • Work with children of “Contando con un Amigo) (a small, low-resource community just outside of Playa) – with the children we run English, environmental, hygiene, arts etc. workshops
  • Aid in the general running of the schools and centres including cleaning tasks and preparing resources for children

Training / Orientation Plan

  • Arrival day: move in to the accommodation, orientation on safety, house rules, Mexico and the program.
  • Periodically: You may receive further teaching or children’s workshops, how to prepare and deliver lessons.
  • First two weeks (usually afternoons) obligatory Spanish classes if not fluent in Spanish.
Mexico Playa – Volunteer With Children

Details

Start Dates:
Specific Saturdays

Durations:
2 – 12 weeks

Capacity:
10

Location:
Playa del Carmen

MXPC0353P Mexico Childcare
2 WEEKS $1,045
3 WEEKS $1,195
4 WEEKS $1,345
6 WEEKS $1,645