Create school orchards

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High­lights

Create environmental awareness in Mexican children and their entire community
Discover, explore, and put into practice your passion for education
Practise your Spanish and learn more about Mexico's culture by being all the time around locals
Meet people from all around the world and make life long bonds with them
Discover and enjoy the many beautiful spots in Mexico: sandy beaches, amazing pyramids and pre columbian ruins, bustling cities...
Create awareness for the environment, a safe place for youth and children, and promote social and human skills in Mexican communities This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
Our main goal within this project is creating and spreading awareness among schoolchildren and community members about topics like the environment, sustainability, healthy eating, and many others, while also striving to promote human and social skills in every child that takes part of it. Through the development of this project, children are able to materialise theoretical environmental or sustainability concepts, fostering values for coexistence between humans and nature. 

As a volunteer, your actions will have a huge impact in the community you will be working act, because you will help community families in the domestic production of the food they consume at home, while also encouraging good practises in the production of such food. Many families also recreate the project in their homes, which makes them aware of how important community collaboration and care is. 

Some of the tasks you may expect to do in this project are: 
  • Giving awareness workshops on topics like the environment and sustainability
  • Working with children, teachers, and parents from the local community
  • Participating in guided tours and field trips for children at local schools
  • Contributing in the care of the orchards
  • Helping with reforestation and environmental initiatives
  • Supporting local teaching initiatives such as "School Outside Classrooms" (EFA), "Reflection circles", and other activities that reinforce children's learning processes. 
  • Managing things related to the project
  • Helping to organise and execute the "Alternative market" that takes place at the end of the project.
  • Preparing food
  • Restoring and rehabilitating communitary recrational areas
Among many other activities depending on the needs of schools in the community. 

Typical day

Volunteers work on weekdays (Monday through Friday) in two shifts: 
  • The morning shift, that lasts from 8:00 to 12:00
  • The afternoon shift, that lasts from 11:00 to 15:00
The project is located at a 20 minute distance by public transport from the place the volunteer shall be staying at. 
Volunteers also have to keep in mind that this project is created in synch with local schools, which means that the existence of additional extracurricular activities depends on school policies and student availability. 

Free-time activities

Mexico is a magic place, with a culture rich in traditions and festivals that you might be able to participate in during your stay. That heritage is very noticeable in Mexico's many historical sites, bustling cities, and other places that you cannot miss during your stay in the country. Mexico also has plenty of unique and astonishing nature sights you must see in person. Some of the places in Mexico that we recommend you visit are:

  • Ciudad de México: Mexico's capital and largest city, it has many places you can visit, such as a wide array of museums (most recommended are the Anthropology museum, the Modern Art museum, and the Soumaya museum), archaeological areas such as Teotihuacán and El Zócalo, historical buildings such as the ones in Xochimilco, Garibaldi, and Coyoacán, large parks, and even the Cineteca Nacional (where you can explore the national cinematic production, movies produced throughout Mexico's history). 
  • Tlaxcala and surroundings: The smallest state in Mexico, Tlaxcala is a place known for its large Nahua population, stunning archaeological sites, beautiful haciendas, and nature reserves. Some of the most beautiful places in this state are La Malinche, forests like the Sare firefly sanctuary, places like Va'Quirico and Trinidad, and also visiting during one of the many local festivities like the Día de los Muertos or the Great Tlaxcala Fair.
  • Puebla: This city has many interesting places to visit: the Zócalo, the small city of Cholula, many cafés and bars.. North from the city, there's the Northeast Sierra of Puebla, where you can visit towns such as Cuetzalan. Here, you can experience a more rural and natural way of living, filled with local indigenous cultural expressions and traditions. 
  • Cancún and Mayan riviera: An area with some of the most beautiful beaches in the entire world, you could visit the island of Holbox (known for its bioluminescent plankton), the Playa del Carmen, the Isla Mujeres, Cenotes, and Cancún. There are also many historical sites and ruins you can visit in this area, such as Tulum and Playacar


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Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak Spanish (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
We expect volunteers to be adaptative (to another culture and language), collaborative, proactive, and most importantly, passionate about the cause of increasing awareness about taking care of the environment.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by Adventure Volunteer
Your fees cover:
  • Pickup at the Puebla bus station  and transfer to your place of accommodation
  • Accommodation during your stay
  • Breakfast every day of your stay and lunch on weekdays
  • 24/7 support of the Adventure Volunteer team and local organization.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of the program.
  • Orientation in accommodation and volunteer area and induction to the program.
  • Certificate of weeks spent in your volunteering.
  • NGO receipt for your program fee.
  • Guide, advice and management in the choice of the program.
  • Volunteer T-shirt
Accommodation
During your time in the project, you will stay at a guesthouse in Acuitlapilco, Tlaxcala. Here you will sleep in a single or double bed in shared rooms. You will also be able to access things like a bathroom, a kitchen, a living room, a dining room, and a garden.
Guesthouse
Food & Beverages

Breakfast every day of your stay and lunch on weekdays are included.

Internet Access
Sorry, no access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Benito Juarez International Airport (MEX) in Mexico City. We assist you to find cheap flights to Mexico.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Mexico provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Mexico you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Mexico.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

This project is done from the last week of August until the end of June; it's also open during a period that goes from mid July until mid August. The project is closed during national holidays, the last two weeks of December, and the first week of January. 
Volunteers may arrive on their day of the week of choice, although we'd recommend them to arrive on either a Friday, a Saturday, or a Sunday, as this makes their induction into the program significantly easier. 
Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
2 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$266
3 weeks
$399
4 weeks
$532
5 weeks
$666
6 weeks
$799
7 weeks
$932
12 weeks (max. stay)
$1,597
Average fees
$133 /week

The organization charges its fees in EUR. The price table in USD is subject to currency fluctuation. Adventure Volunteer will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Adventure Volunteer during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Create school orchards

Create awareness for the environment, a safe place for youth and children, and promote social and human skills in Mexican communities

$110/week

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