Volunteer Opportunities in Mexico

About Destination and Volunteer Opportunities


Mexico is a country in southern North America with tropical landscapes, palm trees, white sand, and turquoise water. You can easily be charmed by Mexican culture while immersed in the life of local communities and their environment. Discover the only country with cuisine that made it on the UNESCO World Heritage list! Mexico is also home to Chichen Itzá, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World as well.

Mexico is committed to environmental conservation, and has 67 national parks. The country also boasts diverse wildlife, including the jaguar, monarch butterfly, Mexican axolotl and green sea turtle. This is due to the wide variety of ecosystems found in Mexico, ranging from deserts and mountains to rainforests and tropical beaches.

The capital of Mexico is Mexico City, which is also the largest city in the country. Spanish is the official language of Mexico and the official currency is the Mexican Peso (MXN).

Advice before volunteering in Mexico

Before volunteering in Mexico, remember that due to the tropical environment, you may need vaccinations for diseases like hepatitis A and B, typhoid, and others. Be sure you have any medication you may need during your stay.

Although many of the locals do speak English, particularly in the tourist areas, learning some basic Spanish phrases will definitely enhance your connection with the community.

Mexico has diverse climates, so make sure you know about the weather conditions in the specific region where you’ll be volunteering so that you can pack accordingly.

It will also help to familiarize yourself with the local currency (Mexican Peso) and its exchange rate to your currency.

Is it safe to volunteer in Mexico?

Mexico is generally considered to be a safe volunteer destination, though you should, of course, still exercise caution when in an unfamiliar area. Pickpocketing does occur in the larger cities so be careful when carrying valuables. As with any international travel, make sure you have some way to communicate with the program, friends, family, etc.

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Requirements to volunteer in Mexico

In order to volunteer in Mexico, you must be 15+, have at least proficient English, have a valid passport and have travel insurance.


Choose among volunteer opportunities in Mexico. You can work as a volunteer with underdeveloped communities or help protect the local animal wildlife. Join an educational project or environment protection project where you study the ocean floor in Mexico. No matter which program you choose, you will be making a real difference and will get to experience living in the beautiful country of Mexico!

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For Europeans and Canadians, no visa is required. You just need to be in possession of a passport, the validity of which must cover at least the duration of the stay. Maximum stay: 180 days.


Please check with your doctor or travel clinic in regards to the vaccinations you need for your project destination. You can also check the pasteur institute for the up-to-date health recommendation per destination at


Travel insurance is compulsory to study or volunteer abroad. Please contact a specialised insurance company or your bank to contract a travel insurance before you go.