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NGO Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

5.0
12 reviews12

¡Learn spanish while helping children!

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Higher chance of approval
This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with the locals
9 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Make a real social impact
9 travelers really felt their social impact working with this host
Needs help immediately
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer

18h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Child Care
Help look after, educate and instruct children.
Social Work
Help with volunteer work in local projects and communities.
Teaching Sports
Teach or help guests or local communities practice a new sport.
Teaching Languages
Teach a language to guests or local communities.
Additional Fee
This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of the Worldpackers annual plan.
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What you get

2

Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Breakfast
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Certificate
Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.
Support
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

In the morning around 8-9 am. We share breakfast, we collaborate with the cleaning of the house and we go out to visit touristic places or trekkings around the nice mountains and paradisiacal islands and beaches , If you also chose the educational program in the afternoon, we support the neighborhood state kindergarten teacher and children by carrying out positive activities from Monday to Friday from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm.

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Additional Fee Required

Volunteers will contribute 180-200 usd a week to cover the costs of accommodation, maintenance and/or finance our organization in a shared room.

Requirements

  • Beginner Spanish or Beginner English
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Availability

Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Stay at least
2 weeks

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5 Reviews

5.0

Host & Team

5.0

Hours & Tasks

5.0

NGO

5.0

Learning & Fun

5.0

How this experience will transform you

9 Meeting locals

9 Creating true social impact

8 Immersing in the local culture

8 Developing social awareness

7 Practicing Spanish

6 Meeting international travelers

United States

5

This might've been one of the greatest experiences in my life. I was excepted as a family member and I felt like I was at home the entire time. I love they showed was remarkable and the interaction with all the people is something I will never forget. I highly recommend this trip to anyone who wants a great experience, and to learn the truth Mexican culture.

28 days ago

United States

5

This was a touching experience and I learned so much! Vero and Su are truly beautiful people with hearts full of love, they open their home and life to me, you will be welcomed as family! P.V. is beautiful &getting to immerse into the local culture, working at the school teaching/playing with the children was a dream, all of the teachers are so lovely as well. The animal influence in the house feels so warm and grounding 🐦. In your off time these lovely ladies will show you the sites and pristine beaches. You won't regret staying here with these beauties,muchas gracias y hasta pronto! ❤️😇

2 months ago


Suilma Esmeralda replied

Dear Bray! Thanks so much for everything, you are a special human, we are lucky to have met you.
Hugs💜💜💞

France

5

Meet the 2 nicest ladies of Puerto Vallarta! the organization house is full of good vibes, Su and Vero will take care of you as a family and will show you the nicest spots of Puerto Vallarta. A big thank you too to the teachers who make an incredible work and who you will assist in the daily life of the kindergarten. So if you love children, nature, lovely people, this experience is for you!

3 months ago


Suilma Esmeralda replied

Dear Cassandre, thanks for everything!
You are a wonderful girl, we hope you can travel around the world and always surround yourself with beautiful people, as well as wonderful experiences, we wish you the best. We send you hugs of love, peace, strength and joy.

United States

5

This was truly a life changing and incredible experience. The hosts are some of the most wonderful people I have ever met, they will ensure your safety, comfort, happiness, and general wellbeing throughout your entire stay. The volunteer work is extremely rewarding - the children and teachers at the school welcomed me with open arms and hearts, I felt I had the opportunity to really connect with students. As a solo female traveler I felt extremely safe throughout my entire trip. If you are unsure about applying - here is your sign to go for it :) you will have the most wonderful time!

4 months ago


Suilma Esmeralda replied

Dear Rania!
It was amazing to find you in our way, since now will be together as a family, we admire you, because you are brilliant, smart, brave, strong, intelligent, sensible, efficient, proactive, leader, tender, you have a lot of love inside you to give, you are a light for others.
Thanks for your help and support with the educational program at the kinder garden. The teachers and children are missing you a lot, you gave to all of them, love, hope, peace and joy.
They are very grateful for your support and donation, they have enough school materials, water and game areas to enjoy for all the year.
Thanks a lot.
Un abrazo de Cecilia, Griselda,Paola Fatima, Lucia and us. We love you!!

United States

5

To start I wanted to say that Vero and Sue are the kindest people I have ever met! They showed me the best spots around Vallarta and made sure I felt safe and had fun the whole time. The kids and teachers at the school are amazing! The accommodation was great and in a good location. This was definitely a life-changing experience for me and I would recommend anyone to volunteer with them! I can't wait to go back and visit my segunda familia!

5 months ago


Suilma Esmeralda replied

Dear lexi, getting to know you gave us the opportunity to broaden our vision of life, your presence was very significant to us, and the support we received from you was very valuable. We are very grateful for you. You are an extraordinary and wonderful woman, thank you for being part of our family, our team and our hearts. Our home is your home, you will always be welcome here to visit us. We hope to see you soon. We love you and we miss you.
Vero and Su

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