Experience Mexico as a "non-tourist." Volunteers practice English in small groups with college students. The purpose is on for the students to learn conversational English, not grammar, so virtually anyone can be of service. Each class follows a syllabus and uses texts which guide the volunteers through daily lessons. Team members often add examples from their personal lives to liven up the conversations.
As with all Global Volunteers' English conversation classes, each volunteer instructs a class for four to six hours a day, and has the rest of the day to get ready for class and team meetings. Plenty of time is available to explore cultural and educational landmarks in the host community.
These costs support the community's on-going English development programs, and also cover your meals, lodging, transportation within the work site, project expenses, administrative costs, and the services of a trained team leader. The service program cost does not cover free-time expenses, or your airfare or other travel to the host community. All costs, including airfare, are tax-deductible for U.S. tax-payers.
About the provider
Global Volunteers, a private, non-profit, non-sectarian, non-governmental organization, has been giving short-term volunteers the chance to provide essential services to local people on service programs since 1984. Volunteering under the direction of local leaders, team members form groundwork for international peace via common, global understanding. Our goal is to sustain authentic development projects with the host community and give volunteers wide opportunities to help.