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Volunteer in Mexico with United Planet: 6 or 12 months

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ORGANIZATION: United Planet

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Mexico’s large land area is made up of extremely varied regions, and weather, geography and culture of each land area can differ considerably. From the mountains to the deserts, and agricultural villages to urban city-centers, volunteers in Mexico find joy in the tremendous variety and wealth of customs. The mountains that divide Mexico have helped keep each region’s unique culture in-tact by making it difficult for outside influences to spread. Architectural sites and traditional celebrations like Dia de los Muertos are enjoyed by locals and volunteers alike.

United Planet is the US and Canadian partner of the International Cultural Youth Exchange, or ICYE. As a volunteer in Mexico, you will be hosted by Siijuve, ICYE’s Mexican partner organization. Siijuve has been at work since 1965 helping volunteers get involved in local activities. With six regional offices, Siijuve has a multitude of projects and communities where volunteers can make a difference.

Education: encourage children and young people to stay in school through tasks such as providing care to the children and creating social workshops

Healthcare: assist in local hospitals to reach remote or immobile individuals in order to promote the development and well-being of inhabitants in rural communities

Social work: work with children from a variety of disadvantaged backgrounds to support families from low-income communities

Culture and the Arts: assist in museums, handicraft workshops, or libraries to develop a special project related to the arts, which may then be implemented in the area

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About United Planet

Location:

361 Newbury Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02115, US

Mission Statement

United Planet is a non-profit organization with a mission to create a global community, one relationship at a time. We connect volunteers who want to make a difference with communities in over 30 countries, where they learn, teach, work, engage, and immerse themselves in a culture outside their comfort zone. For many, it’s the most fulfilling experience of their lives.

Description

Established in 2001, United Planet offers personalized, immersive, international experiential learning, service-learning, volunteer, and internship experiences to an extensive network of partners in more than 30 countries. Volunteers and interns have helped address important global issues while broadening cross-cultural understanding, developing leadership and other 21st century skills, building bridges across divides, and forging cohesive and productive cross-border relationships.A United Planet Quest is truly the ultimate educational adventure combining all elements of cultural learning, exploration, and humanitarian service. By working closely with the local people, United Planet volunteers make a positive difference in a range of areas, such as community development, healthcare, education, healthcare, environmental conservation, and more.

United Planet Quests enable volunteers to broaden global perspectives and cross-cultural understanding, improve foreign language skills, work in international teams, develop leadership skills, and most importantly, build lifelong friendships

Please visit United Planet at unitedplanet.org, email: quest@unitedplanet.org, or call 1-617-874-8041 to learn more.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Health & Medicine
Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

361 Newbury StreetBoston, MA 02115

(42.34831,-71.08804)
 

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Child Development
  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Arts Administration

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6 or 12 months
  • US or Canadian citizen or resident

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