Child care volunteer

Come to Mexico to care for children from low-socioeconomic, single-parent families. Help to feed, educate, clean and play with Mexican children.

During a volunteer's stay with us, they are assigned to a particular area to help at the daycare in one of our nine classrooms. Helping includes: playing with children, arts/crafts, helping feed and changing babies' clothes, field trips, etc. Occasionally volunteers have the opportunity to help with local fundraising events by conducting outreach and assisting with set-up and clean-up.

Since it is sometimes challenging to work with young children, it is very important for volunteers who are considering this experience to have the love, creativity, energy, and willingness to work with infants and pre-school children. We also strongly recommend that volunteers have studied or demonstrate an interest in studying Spanish prior to and during their time with us. That way, volunteers can be the most useful in the classroom and have the most satisfying experience possible.

Full-time volunteers are requested to work at the daycare Monday through Friday from 9:00 am-3:00 pm. Therefore, volunteers are free weekdays in the afternoon and on weekends.

 

Suitable for

Couples
Singles
Groups

Program Requirements

Minimum Age
18 years
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level) and Spanish (basic level)
Other Skills
Enthusiasm, willingness to learn Spanish, positive, hardworking, childcare experience, enjoy children
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 03:00

Do you have any questions concerning this volunteer opportunity in Mexico? Volunteer World directly connects you with Casa de los Ángeles

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Free-time activities

San Miguel de Allende is located in the heart of Mexico. In their free time, volunteers often explore the colonial streets, the artisan market and the cultural spaces and museums. San Miguel celebrates many Mexican traditions and almost every weekend there is another parade, dance or event to attend. Other popular activities in San Miguel include quad bike tours, ranch tours, horse riding trips, swimming at the hot springs etc. Volunteers can take weekend trips to nearby cities (such as Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato, Queretaro, Mexico City).

Swimming
Concert/Music
Museum/Opera
Sports
Riding
Yoga/Meditation

Services

What's included?
We ask for a USD$50 application donation to reserve your volunteer position and space in the volunteer house.
The cost to stay in the Volunteer House is USD$160 per week or USD$500 per month (includes breakfast and lunch Monday-Friday and WIFI).
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

No worries, Volunteer World supports you in raising funds, checking your visa regulations and travel insurance. We also assist you in finding the cheapest flights for your journey.
Airport Pickup

If you would like, you can organise to be picked up from the airport closest to San Miguel de Allende, Aeropuerto del Bajio (BJX). Our director, Miguel, can pick you up at the airport and bring you directly to the Volunteer House. The trip takes about an hour and 15 minutes. If you arrive at a different airport or would prefer another travel option, just communicate with us during the application process and we can direct you towards information about a local shuttle service and the bus system.

Accommodation

We have a Volunteer House close to the day care where our volunteers stay. It is a lovely international environment where volunteers can relax and get to know each other. We ask for a donation of USD$160 per week (or USD$500 per month) to stay in the volunteer house. This includes wifi, hot water, linen, cable television, a daily cleaning service and breakfast and lunch (Monday to Friday).

Youth Hostel
Food & Beverages

We include non-vegetarian breakfast and lunch from Monday to Friday for all of our volunteers. Volunteers are welcome to eat the wonderful, home-cooked Mexican that we serve in the day care centre.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
Costs
1 week (min. stay)
$210
2 weeks
$328
3 weeks
$446
4 weeks
$564
9 weeks
$1155
17 weeks
$2101
50 weeks (max. stay)
$6000

You can volunteer at the project site in San Miguel de Allende/Mexico between 1 weeks and 50 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Casa de los Ángeles will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
$165/week
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 Casa de los Ángeles during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

Get ready to volunteer in Mexico

Check out first

Visa Regulations
Depending on your nationality, you have to arrange your visa for Mexico. Please check the visa regulations for Mexico.
Budgeting
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Mexico.

What's next?

Airport
The nearest airport is Del Bajío International (BJX) in León. 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.
Vaccine Checker
If you are intending to volunteer in Mexico you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Mexico.
Packing List
Packing our bags is important to prepare your trip, but often turns into a last minute horror. Make sure you don't forget the essentials by creating a personalised packing list for your volunteer program in Mexico upfront.
Enrique Velasco Ibarra #9, Colonia Santa Julia, 37734 San Miguel de Allende, Mexico