Travel to Central America and to the lively resort town of Playa del Carmen situated right on the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea in Mexico to volunteer with children and young people by delivering health awareness classes and workshops.
You will be working alongside one of our esteemed partners, Contando con un Amigo
, assisting children and young people by facilitating educational workshops, basic health and support activities.
Participating in this project, you will play a key role in helping to empower children through education and promoting good hygiene habits. Ranging from the delivery of basic to advanced education and teaching basic life skills, you will help with demonstrations showing the importance of personal health and hygiene. This project covers a range of diverse and exciting activities, such as showing the children how to brush their teeth, wash their hands and yoga and stretching.
If you do not speak Spanish, don’t worry! This programme provides you with an excellent opportunity to learn a new language and work with children at the same time. Please note, unless already fluent, you will be required to take 20 hours of Spanish lessons. If you opt for staying longer than 8 weeks, you have an option of doing an extra 80 or 120 hours of Spanish lessons, please speak to your Enrollment Manager for more information.
Immerse yourself in a tropical paradise; experience a different and fascinating country, culture and way of life; support disadvantaged children; feel safe in the knowledge you will be making a serious and measurable impact in the community; live with volunteers from all over the world; participate in a range of different activities; immerse yourself in the Mexican culture; exploring the beaches, jungles and cenotes of the incredible Yucatan peninsula.
At the request of the school staff, we created learning materials so the staff can teach road safety and assisted with initiating a clothing drive to raise funds for the school. I think it’s very exciting for GVI to be initiating this program to assist in providing the best opportunities to these children. I look forward to following the GVI blog to see how this program develops!