Support children with learning difficulties

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founded in 2017
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High­lights

Help children with learning difficulties get empowered through education
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
Create life long bonds to the children you will help, and to the entire community you will be supporting
Discover and enjoy the many beautiful spots in Mexico: sandy beaches, amazing pyramids and pre columbian ruins, bustling cities...
Help children with learning difficulties in Tlaxcala, Mexico, acquire new skills and develop by providing them sensory stimulation and other didactic activities. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+
Our main goal in this program is to support and empower children with learning difficulties in their learning through sensory activities and other activities. These sensory activities are extremely important because they allow children who are diagnosed with autism, down syndrome, ADHD, delay in language development, hyperactivity, and others achieve an "adaptative response". Through these "adaptative responses", children do activities that allow them to develop more complex skills such as drawing, writing, and learning and communicating effectively.


In this program, some of the areas that are stimulated are the the proprioceptive, vestibular and tactile system. After the school period, we also focus in developing social skills and abilities in the children. 


As a volunteer, you may expect to collaborate in tasks such as:
  • Helping assess social and motor activities developed by the children
  • Writing down their results
  • Helping elaborate group programs (general goals) and personal programs (individual goals).
  • Supporting teachers in sensory stimulation classes
  • Restoring and giving maintenance to school areas
  • Supporting in workshops given to the children
  • Planning activities
  • Giving assistance to the children
  • Helping children in their language development
  • Doing stimulating work with the children
  • Recreational and didactic activities with the children
  • Collaborating in many school activities such as school festivals, collaborative projects with other local schools, community work, charity fundraisers, etc.
And other tasks that may arise depending on the specific needs of the school at the time of your participation. 





Typical day

Los voluntarios trabajan de lunes a viernes (de lunes a viernes) en dos turnos: 
  • El turno de la mañana, que dura de 8:00 a 12:00
  • El turno de la tarde, que dura de 11:00 a 15:00
  • El proyecto se ubica a 20 minutos en transporte público del lugar donde se hospedará el voluntario. 
Los voluntarios también deben tener en cuenta que este proyecto se crea en sincronía con las escuelas locales, lo que significa que la existencia de actividades extracurriculares adicionales depende de las políticas de la escuela y la disponibilidad de los estudiantes. 

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
Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Diving/
Snorkling
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Hiking

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
Education Requirements
at High school level
Required Documents
CV
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Volunteers must be empathetic, adaptative (to a different culture and language), creative, patient, and most importantly, passionate about helping children with learning difficulties.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by Adventure Volunteer
Sus tarifas cubren:
  • Recojo en la estación de buses de Puebla y traslado a su lugar de alojamiento.
  • Alojamiento durante su estancia
  • Desayuno todos los días de su estadía y almuerzo entre semana.
  • Soporte 24/7 del equipo de Adventure Volunteer y la organización local.
  • Seguimiento y evaluación del programa.
  • Orientación en alojamiento y área de voluntariado e inducción al programa.
  • Certificado de semanas dedicadas a tu voluntariado.
  • Recibo de la ONG por la tarifa del programa.
  • Guía, asesoramiento y gestión en la elección del programa.

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

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.

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

Este proyecto se realiza desde la última semana de agosto hasta finales de junio; también está abierto durante un período que va desde mediados de julio hasta mediados de agosto. El proyecto está cerrado durante los feriados nacionales, la última quincena de diciembre y la primera semana de enero. 

Los voluntarios pueden llegar el día de la semana que elijan, aunque les recomendamos que lleguen un viernes, un sábado o un domingo, ya que esto hace que su inducción al programa sea mucho más fácil. 
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)
$749
3 weeks
$999
4 weeks
$1,249
5 weeks
$1,499
6 weeks
$1,748
7 weeks
$1,998
12 weeks (max. stay)
$3,247
Average fees
$323 /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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Support children with learning difficulties

Help children with learning difficulties in Tlaxcala, Mexico, acquire new skills and develop by providing them sensory stimulation and other didactic activities.

$291/week

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