MadresDeportadas aims to support people along the San Diego/Tijuana border through community service, education, cultural exchange and collaboration. We have no religious or political affiliations. We run on donations and grants for funding.
As our intern, you will help teaching English, placing phone calls, help deportees in their transition to shelters, assist with digital documents and writing grant proposals. If you are studying social work or psychology, you can assist with counseling migrants and refugees. These people are dealing with physical abuse, unemployment, poverty, and mental/physical illness. If you are studying law, you can help migrants understand how the laws affect their situation.
We are based in Tijuana, Baja California, a few steps away from the US/Mexico border.
We can help you out with a place to stay depending of the duration of time you want to volunteer with us. For short stays we recommend you to stay at the local hotel.
The closest and nice to us is "Pueblo Amigo". Maria, the director of the center will help find housing for those staying longer than a week.
We are able to provide airport pickup/dropoff.