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International Camps in Yucatan

Program Duration

2-4 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks




We need participants to join the indigenous community of Ek Balam and work together on projects that are aimed at improving the quality of life of the inhabitants of this Mayan village. Participants collaborate on four projects during their stay, emphasizing one of them depending on the season and their skills.

There is a project supervisor, who coordinates the work with the community and is available to answer your questions at any time.

Volunteers in this program must be in good health and able to perform manual labor. Knowledge of Spanish at an intermediate level is required.


  • Spanish

Cost in US$:

Starting at USD1,140

Cost Includes:

  • Food
  • Housing
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • In-country staff support
  • Written materials abroad
  • Written materials pre-departure

Program Fees Include:

* Transportation from the airport in Merida
* Orientation and training on environmental issues
* Volunteer Placement
* Accommodation
* Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
* 24-hour in-country support

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Community Centers
  • Community Development
  • Conservation
  • Culture
  • Eco-tourism
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Grassroots Organization
  • Human Rights
  • Small Business Development
  • Tourism
  • Trail Building
  • Women

Typical Volunteer

All placements are made in an individual basis, according to your expectations and the needs of the organization in each program.

Age Range


This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Group living

Participants Travel


Typically Participants Work

in Groups of 4 to 20

Application Process Involves

  • Online Application
  • Resume
  • Written Application