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La Ventanilla Eco-Tourism Project in Oaxaca

Program Duration

2-4 Week, 3-6 Month


While specialized training is not usually required for VIP, we look for many qualities that make a successful volunteer: maturity, flexibility, common sense, enthusiasm, reliability, and sensitivity. Your host community will benefit most from your sincere commitment and open-minded curiosity about local culture and individual lives. For projects in Mexico, some knowledge of Spanish is helpful. We offer optional Spanish language instruction for an additional fee.


  • Spanish

Program Fees Include:

* Airport pick up (weekdays, between 7am and 9pm): It is strongly recommended to have participants arriving in Mexico City the last Thursday of every month.
* Two nights of accommodation in a hotel in Mexico City (depending on the project). Night buses leave around 10pm, so you may wish to hold your room until late the second night at your own expense.
* Meals during the stay in Mexico City
* Welcome orientation to the program on arrival in Mexico City
* Mini tour of Mexico City
* Placement in volunteer project
* Accommodation and meals with a host family or in community facilities
* Donation or contribution to the project
* Support by a local representative for the duration of the project
* Transfer by bus from Mexico City to host community
* Visa extension fee, when applicable
* 24/7 emergency support

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Community Development
  • Eco-tourism
  • Environment
  • Marine Conservation
  • Tree Planting

Age Range

18-60; US citizens must be 19

This Program is open to

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

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Home-stays

Participants Travel


Typically Participants Work


Application Process Involves

  • Essay
  • In-Person Interview when Feasible
  • Phone/Video Interview
  • Physical Exam/Health Records
  • Resume

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network
  • Exit Debriefing Abroad
  • Re-Entry Debriefing at Home