Pachamama's House.



As a volunteer with us you have the opportunity to assist in a kindergarten, to assist with teaching English in the local Lija Community Center and to help out with our rescued animals.
We speak English and will guide you during your volunteer experience. Optionally, you will also have the opportunity to practice your Spanish in an encouraging environment at Pachamama's house, at the kindergarten and at the Lija Community Center. Note: You do not need to speak a word of spanish to help as a volunteer.
At the kindergarten, you can assist in the classroom, supporting the teachers and playing with the kids who are between 3 and 6 years old. Volunteers love helping and playing with the wonderful students at the very beginning of their education!
At Pachamama’s house we have 11 cats, 2 dogs and 7 birds, which we have rescued over the years. You can share your love of nature with us by helping us care for our rescued animals and supporting in organized beach clean ups.
The volunteer opportunities we provide can be mixed and matched and are explained in more detail in their respective sections (see links to our experiences below).
Our volunteer house is on the same latitude as Hawaii and enjoys nearly perfect weather year-round. Puerto Vallarta is a traditional Mexican city with beautiful beaches and mountains. It is full of attractions, restaurants and cultural activities.
Pachamama's house is located in a respectful community in the Brisas del Pacifico area of Puerto Vallarta and is shared by you, our family and our rescue animals. There is a separate entrance to your space. There are 3 different rooms for you to choose from. One shared room for up to two volunteers with a fan, one room with a/c, a tv, and a curtain as a door to the kitchen area (which is empty from approx. 10pm-8am), and a larger private room with a/c and a large tv. We all share 2 bathrooms and the living/kitchen area.
There is a good work space, reliable internet connection, and a respectful community surrounding you at your home in Puerto Vallarta.

When you are not volunteering there are many things to do around us! Great local restaurants are in walking distance or a bus or uber ride away. The main strip downtown and the closest beaches are 20-40 minutes away and visited regularly by our volunteers.
during your free time or on the weekends you may enjoy dancing, snorkeling, diving, kite surfing, paragliding, trekking in the mountains, visiting nearby towns or spending days on the unspoiled beaches.
We can make recommendations for tours and other activities based on your interests. We may also act as your guides and come with you to show you the best places! We ask that volunteers cover transportation and meals for those occasions.
If you would like to volunteer with us please let us know, we would love to get to know you and welcome you to the family!
-Vero and Su

– ABOUT US – We are Su and Vero. I (Vero) have been working with volunteers in Peru for 12 years through my NGO Peru Peru. I moved to Mexico 1.5 years ago to open a second volunteering location after meeting Su, who was a volunteer with me in Peru. Su has devoted her life to others, working as a doctor’s assistant in Puerto Vallarta for 20 years and now we run Pachamama’s house together! We speak fluent spanish and good english and have hosted volunteers from over 30 countries. We would love to get to know you in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico while you help our local community.

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United States


I had a wonderful experience at Pachamama’s House. Su and Vero are incredibly friendly and accommodating. They picked me up at the airport and we worked with the other volunteers to set a schedule for the week that included both volunteering and touring Puerto Vallarta. They worked closely with me during the time at the kindergarten (which is about 3 hours per weekday if you do each day) and tutoring older children (a little over an hour during the evening, M/W/F). They continually checked in with me to make sure that my experience was meaningful and enjoyable. Very highly recommend.

about 14 hours ago

Suilma Esmeralda replied

Muchas gracias querido Daniel, tu estadia en casa fue maravillosa, rodeaste a los pequeños niños de casa con mucho amor, y ellos te extrañan mucho tambien, en especifico la jefa, la pintada, galleta, popeye, chabela y sobre todo porfirio, extraña su tour alrededor de la casa jeje.

Gracias por todo tu amor y dedicación, eres un hombre extraordinario.
family forever!



Su and Vero were incredibly welcoming and attentive, they always made sure I was confortable and enjoying my trip. It was a great balance of spending time with the kids but also getting to know Puerto Vallarta. Can’t say enough good things about them and about this experience, muchas gracias por todo!!

2 days ago

Suilma Esmeralda replied

Aww gracias querida Sofi por tan lindas palabras!
Estamos muy agradecidas por la oportunidad que nos diste de conocerte, gracias por todos los momentos compartidas.
Nos vemos pronto!
Family forever💕

United States


This experience was nothing short of incredible. Vero and Sui invited me into their home with open arms, fed me delicious food, gave me a spacious room with a very comfortable bed, and were a home away from home for me. I loved being out of my comfort zone by teaching English at the community center and by helping out and loving the children at the kindergarten. So grateful for you both, two new additions to my forever family!! The work load was not difficult at all and allowed for plenty of time to explore the area. Thank you for your love, and you always will have mine in return!

11 days ago

Suilma Esmeralda replied

Gracias querido Sammy en todo este tiempo que estuviste en casa Pachamama marcaste enormemente nuestros corazones de mucho amor y nobleza, eres un ser humano maravilloso recuérdalo siempre! We ❤️ you!
Family forever!💕🏡

Hong Kong (Sar)


An incredible Winter Break in Puerto Vallarta! Su and Vero are amazing; their care and warmth have made my experience unforgettable. I felt safe and welcome with them; they cooked me food and even brought me to their family gathering. Although the first week was a holiday week with no volunteer service available, Su and Vero took the time to show me around the city. Just apply to this program, and you won't regret it!

¡Muchas gracias!

about 1 month ago

Suilma Esmeralda replied

Gracias querida Karin por todo tu apoyo y los momentos comapartidos, te deseamos lo mejor en tu camino, y exito en tu carrera.
Family forever!



Wow. This was by far one of the most incredible and unforgettable experiences of my entire life so far. Immediately the first night I felt comfortable and at ease with where i’d be for the next month, no problem. Everyday of my stay only got better as I was able to connect a little more and more with Vero & Su. Wonderful people, gentle, caring, loving, and strong women. Trustworthy and super flexible. The food is authentically amazing. Desayuno was always a visually beautiful display. The kids at the school are full of love & light. You don’t need to speak the language for them to love you.

3 months ago

Suilma Esmeralda replied

Our dear Mack. We have no words to describe how grateful we are to have met you and how valuable you are to us. Thank you for all the moments shared. We love you.
Family forever! 💜❤️💞

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