• Mexico
    • Guadalajara
    • La Paz
1 week
Health & Safety

Program Details

Age Min.
Short Term Spring Break Summer Winter Year Round
Guesthouse Host Family
Small Group (1-15) Medium Group (16-30) Large Group (31+)


Starting Price
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Equipment Meals Transportation Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare Travel Insurance Visa
Aug 10, 2023
Apr 30, 2022
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About Program

Mexico is a beautiful, expansive country bursting with a colorful blend of modern and indigenous culture, drool-worthy cuisine, thought-provoking art, and classical architecture all topped off with warm, highly-intelligent inhabitants. The large disparity between economic classes offers huge opportunity for development, where Projects Abroad volunteers and interns make a real impact year-round.

By joining one of our Volunteer projects, you can directly help to:

1. Improve Education and Early Childhood Development Support for disadvantaged children
2. Rescue baby Sea Turtles or aid scientific Marine research sub-surface
3. Imbue disadvantaged youths with a sense of team work, health and confidence through athleticism
4. All of the above! Combinations available.

Follow the link below to visit our website and learn more about our projects in Mexico.

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Travel with purpose! Projects Abroad champions responsible adventures, connecting you with communities through low-impact volunteer work. Ditch tourist traps, build rainforests, empower children, safeguard wildlife, and much more. Make meaningful journeys that leave a lasting positive impact - explore sustainable travel and become a global changemaker today!

Visit our website to learn more about our pioneering approach to sustainability.

Ethical Impact

Join Projects Abroad, a force for good connecting volunteers with communities. Build green futures, fight inequality, and empower locals on impactful adventures.

Visit our website to learn more about our impact worldwide.

Program Highlights

  • Choose a project you are passionate about that fits your interests
  • Take part in socials that spark new friendships and ensure you have fun
  • Get 24/7 support from the local staff and head office team
  • Make a difference where it is needed most
  • Have fun exploring the country and its culture over the weekends

Popular Programs

Sea Turtle Conservation in Mexico

Nearly all species of Sea Turtle are now on the Endangered Species List. We need your help on the Pacific Coast to protect new nests from poachers, keep beaches clean for females to lay eggs, replant crucial mangroves, community education, and more. Depending on the season you may encounter different species such as Olive Ridley Sea Turtles, Black sea Turtles, or even massive Leatherbacks! Speak with a Project Expert today to learn how you can help!

Volunteer Teaching Project in Mexico

The world is more connected than ever, therefor English learning is an important part of the education curriculum in Mexico in order to greatly increase student's future career prospects. Secondary School and University students at our partner schools in vibrant, bustling Guadalajara are very eager to learn from and practice with Projects Abroad's English-speaking volunteers. TEFL not necessary, inquire on our website today!

Crystal clear, white-sand coastline where our conservation efforts are focused.

Work alongside expert conservationists to preserve threatened coastal species and resources through activities such as collecting scientific data during ocean dives, mangrove reforestation, and monitoring marine and coastal animal populations. Your Open Water Scuba certification is waiting for you as part of the program, and land-based/snorkeling activities are available for non-divers.

Volunteering with Children in Mexico

Join the Projects Abroad Childcare team to support crucial, individualized Early Childhood Development support at understaffed and underfunded care centers and kindergartens in Guadalajara. Many of these children come from disadvantaged families who's parents rely on the care centers while they work, or have lost one or both parents. Projects Abroad aims to ensure they continue to receive a stable education and opportunities for the future. You can also assist children with special needs.

Refugee Support Project in Mexico

Lend a hand at a refugee camp in Guadalajara, Mexico to help make the transition between countries easier for those seeking refuge. Refugees can receive hot meals, showers, and even clothing here as they are passing through on their way to the US or seek asylum in Mexico. Over the years this program has expanded to offer legal, psychological, social insertion support, and more. No matter your background and experience, there is something you can do to help!

Program Reviews

4.83 Rating
based on 18 reviews
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  • 4 rating 16.67%
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  • Impact 4.6
  • Support 4.9
  • Fun 4.6
  • Value 4.95
  • Safety 4.75
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Yes, I recommend this program

An Enriching Opportunity

Going to Guadalajara, I was able to immerse myself in things I had never done before. I love travelling and I would recommend this program to any teen who likes to adventure and wants to spice up their resume. Travelling alone was a smooth and breezy process and Projects Abroad helped me through every step of the way. I was so excited to meet the five people I spent the duration of my program with. Together, we were able to set up a travel clinic and aid those who needed medical assistance and we even had the opportunity to tour two of the busiest hospitals. On weekends, we would go to tourist attractions and we even went to the Melaque beach. Patty, the person we stayed with, was super nice and gave us access to the Wi-Fi and did our laundry when we needed. She provided meals three times a day and the food was excellent. I made friends in my accommodation that I will keep for the rest of my life and I am so happy that I spent my summer at the public health internship. :)

  • Three meals a day.
  • Doctors and medical experts that assist you.
  • Amazing and friendly accomodation.
93 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Medical Project in Guadalajara

I visited Guadalajara for the medical internship and it was amazing! I managed to be in surgery and see 2-3 surgeries a day and I also shadowed a cardiologist. The staff at the hospital are so lovely and it has been the best medical internship I have ever done. The staff talk you through what they're doing and why, so you're not just sat in the corner observing all the time. If you want a hands on experience, this is for you. You also have a choice of loads of wards- from maternity to emergency medicine. I stayed with a lovely family and met some friends that I'll keep forever. The accommodation is really nice and the host family was lovely. You're provided with three meals a day and everything you'll need for your stay. You have loads of support during your stay and there's a lot of activities that are arranged to get involved in. I loved every second of my project and will defo be visiting Mexico again!

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
I was able to be in surgery and watch every moment of it which was amazing!
97 people found this review helpful.
Response from Projects Abroad

Hi Mia,

Thank you for sharing these details about your experience with others who may be interested in a medical internship in Mexico. It's amazing to hear that this is the best medical internship you have ever done, and that you were able to gain some great experience and lasting friendships! We greatly appreciate your dedication, professionalism, and hard work.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us for your next trip to Mexico, we would love to have you join us again!

Kind regards,

Projects Abroad

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Yes, I recommend this program

Sea turtles conservation

I spent 1 month to help sea turtles conservation at Cuyutlan, Mexico. Each day was special : night patrol, cleaning nest, mangrove conservation. Take care of animals in el tortugario was an incredible experience where i met so kind people. Thanks so much for this. I recommend for all lovers of nature.

111 people found this review helpful.
Response from

Hello Landais,
I am happy to hear that you had a great experience with the Project Abroad team. Your amazing effort into the Conservation Project in Mexico is hugely appreciated. Let’s start planning your next Projects Abroad adventure!

Oliver Garcia, Country Director for Mexico

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Yes, I recommend this program

Mexico Conservation Turtle Camp

From start to finish this company were very accommodating, non pushy, friendly & informative. The cost covered mostly EVERYTHING, meaning delicious food, insurance, transfers, staff, places we stayed, equipment we used.
The staff are all extremely friendly, professional & all care for there roles/positions a lot, which was refreshing to see! I went on the mexico conservation turtle camp in April 2019 & it is something i will never forget! I got to share the wonderful experience with my two best friends & my 11 year old son, which was very special to me as they could accommodate for children to go!

What did we do on the trip?
We cleaned the large turtles, baby turtles (cute!) feed the iguanas, cleaned the tanks, painted a wall, moved sand off a beach, planted mangroves, sunbathed on hammocks by the pool & our beach house (heaven!) had a bonfire & gazed at the stars, collected turtle eggs on quad bikes on night patrols & let the hatchling baby turtles into the sea! this is to mention just some of the incredible things we did! It was something i will never forget & touched my heart.

I am now a brand ambassador for projects abroad & very proud to be part of a brilliant team, hoping to go on lots of school fairs & talks & to travel more & work along side the team with some ideas to help the save the planet & environment.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Get involved, ask questions, be in the moment! leave the UK life behind & enjoy nature & your experience! Make it change you for the better.

Put down your phone, avoid WIFI & life back home, switch off & be present as much as possible.

Remember how lucky you are to help these animals & there habitat.

Appreciate all that the staff do to make you happy & enjoy the sunshine & sunsets!
111 people found this review helpful.
Response from

Hi Lisa,
Thank you for your review on our Sea Turtle & Coastal Conservation project in Mexico. I’m delighted that you had a positive and rewarding experience. Your involvement with the project is hugely appreciated by Projects Abroad and the local community. We look forward to you volunteering with us again.

Oliver Garcia, Country Director for Mexico

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Yes, I recommend this program

Experience with this program

I joined this program for 2weeks. There were many new things for me like the language which used in Mexico is Spanish. In particular, the life in the camp was very unique and interesting time for me.Then I learned a lot of things during this program! I could find the individual meaning of this programs too. This is because the way of conserving sea turtles was made by multidirectional view point. I thought that this program was same as what I envision! Therefore, I want you to recommend this program to know example of how to preserve the environment. In addition, I have regretted about the long of spending for volunteer because it was too short for me to conscious the essence of conservation and volunteering. So l hope that a lot of people try this program with a long spell and find out them.

What would you improve about this program?
I could improve my negative mind because the people who gather for sea turtles had positive mind.
111 people found this review helpful.
Response from

Hi Yuna,

Thank you for your review!

We are really happy to hear you have spent a meaningful and wonderful journey with us in Mexico! I can only imagine how quick those 2 weeks would have flown by, especially with all the great activities you did! By the sounds of things, you certainly had an 'Meaningful travel' experience with the new insights you learnt and acquired.
Your comments will certainly be a great contribution to creating awareness and inviting others to experience this program in Mexico.

If you enjoyed the turtle conservation so much, we have a project working with their close cousin the Giant Tortoises in the Galapagos, let me know if you would like to check it out!

All the best,

Projects Abroad - Country Director Japan

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Yes, I recommend this program

Nice volunteer with sea turtles in Cuyutlan

It was a really fun experience to volunteer in Cuyutlan, Mexico. I joined the Sea Turtle Conservation program, which aimed to take care of the sea turtles. The most interesting part was to pick up the baby turtle eggs near the sea in the morning. You can see the most beautiful view of the world near by the sea in Cuyutlan. Also, picking up the eggs, seeing the small turtles growing up and putting them back to the sea was meaningful to me. It made me feel that I did help them live. Anyways, it was a special and enjoyable experience to live and take care of the sea turtles and other animals. It was a great volunteer program to join to get close to sea turtles and know more about their behaviors or features.

111 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Public Health in Guadalajara, Mexico

The focus of this alternative spring break was public health. This was the first time I would be traveling on my own to participate in a health brigade, which made me a bit nervous. PA communicated with our group prior to departure and provided basic guidelines for our trip. My trip included 6 students from around the United States traveling with local doctors to provide basic health assessments in the community. This trip was a perfect combination of tourism and volunteering, and at a great price. You can work on your Spanish and be as involved as you would like in the process! It's perfect for anyone interested in public health.

What would you improve about this program?
I feel the communication prior to departure could have been better.
114 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program


As soon as I signed up with Projects Abroad, they were available to answer all my questions.I interned in Guadalajara, Mexico in Medicine. I never felt uncomfortable. As soon as I landed, a worker picked me up to drive me to my accomodation. My host family were wonderful and I loved the neighborhood. I made friends with other volunteers. At the hospital, I was able to assist with deliveries and discovered a new love of emergency medicine. A Projects Abroad was available 24/7 for me to text or call. Considering this was my first time to travel alone, I would say this is the perfect organization to go with!

What would you improve about this program?
I wish it could have been a little cheaper.
120 people found this review helpful.

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