Combine learning Spanish with volunteering and helping out the community! Programs start every Monday. Minimum period is 4 weeks. Normal period is 5 to 8 weeks
Options available: included
Zoo / Aquarium
Street Kids - Fundacion
Don Bosco del Nino (based in Merida).
Basco is a very well known charity organization. which helps
street kids. At Don Bosco school. The aim is to find good
families and homes so these poor children can start a new
life. You will be fully involved in the organization. You
can help with everything from cooking sports coaching and
organising your own extra activities with the children such
as English lessons, German lessons, football coaching, art
and music classes. This is a great 'hands on' program, and
the opportunity to really help to change individual's lives.
Zoo / Aquarium - Chorros de Milla Zoo (based in Merida).
You will work with wildlife can choose underwater activities
at the aquarium or wild animal life at the zoo. You can also
accompany our vet, Phillipe, out to help rescue animals.
Warao Indian School in
the Orinoco Delta (Jungle!)
(program starts in Playa Colorada, and then you travel deep
in the Orinoco Delta jungle.to volunteer at a very small Indigenous
Indian school. This School was started up to give the poor
Waro Indian children a better chance to integrate into our
society, and also to teach them their own Warao culture. You
will assist local teachers in the daily activities and lessons.
In addition students are expected to help out in the lodge
in the evenings. Please realize that this is a remote
location and full of indigenous Indian encounters. However,
you accommodation is very nice! For this program you take
2 weeks of Spanish prior to the volunteering. There is no
Spanish lessons while in the jungle
ABANSA (based in Merida) is a charitiable organization for
assisting abandoned children which It has a Christian focus
and aims at helping children who live in poverty and often
subject daily to mistreatment and sexual abuse have better
options and opportunities so that they can become more adjusted
and contributing adults.
"Jakera Club" (based in Play Colorada). We work
closely with the local community and carry out joint projects
that give direct benefit to the locals. Projects have included
tree planting to prevent erosion, marine conservation, building
a volley ball court, organizing games and events. It is fun,
rewarding and a great way to integrate and work together.