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Construction and Renovation in Mexico

Help maintain buildings such as schools, kids playgrounds and elders homes
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    Overview

    The local government in rural areas and Educational Supervisor are fully behind our project, giving us access to many schools and community buildings in the area.

    Environmental projects are also eager for workers when their funds allow for projects to commence. We aim to be flexible in response to the needs of the community; painting and maintaining buildings, assisting with construction, maintaining green areas and helping with local agronomy and environmental projects. If you are staying for longer than a week, you can expect a varied workload.

    Objectives

    • Assist the locals with construction and renovation efforts on an organized team
    • Create cultural exchange opportunities through our efforts with the locals
    • Give you some practical experience in light renovation work
    • Develop your teamwork and skills through hands on activity

    Impact

    Volunteer experiences have a direct and positive impact on local communities by injecting money into the local economy through the purchase of food, transportation, and tourism activities. Volunteering is a great way to give back to the comunity and make a difference in the world. Depending on the type of volunteer experience you are interested in, your time can be spent improving educational resources and opportunities, providing medical services to underserved communities, or promoting environmental conservation and sustainable farming techniques.

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    Location

    Mérida, Mexico

    Our center is in the Beautiful Colonial City of Mérida, Capital of the Yucatan State in the Yucatán Peninsula, in the South of Mexico. Like most colonial cities, this one also features broad central plazas, beautiful cathedrals, colorful buildings, restaurants, many cultural and arts centers and museums, and it is the hub of a strong Mayan and Spanish mix of traditions and history.

    To the East, it is just 30 minutes away from the Gulf of Mexico, and to the South East 4 hrs away from the exotic Cancún at the Caribbean Sea, Belize and Guatemala are just right there at his southern border.

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    Itinerary

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      Sunday - Arrival

      (MID) (Mérida International Airport Manuel Crescencio Rejón) Great, we can pick you up from the arrival hall. You will be met at the airport on Saturday or Sunday either in the morning or evening. Saturday arrivals need to book one extra night at our accommodation.

      (CUN) (Cancun International Airport) No meeting point here. No pickup included. Make your way to us at your own extra cost. Saturday arrivals need to book one extra night at our accommodation.

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      Monday - Friday

      Your workload will vary depending on the project, and you may not be at the same site all day. You can expect to work for 3-6 hours as manual work in the Yucatan’s is demanding, due to the humidity. You will have lunch either on or near the site of the center.

      You can expect to be away from the center between 07:00 in the morning until approximately 16:30, depending on your schedule, giving you plenty of time to immerse yourself in the project and to get to know other participants and local contributors.

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      Saturday - Departure

      Leave the accommodation Saturday morning. Take a taxi to the airport (30 mins) for earliest flights Saturday Afternoon

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    Inclusions

    • Shared Accomodation
    • All meals included
    • Free beverages
    • Wifi in public areas
    • Arrival Transfer
    • Departure Transfer
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    Options

    • Extra night accomodation (before experience)$60
    • Extra night accomodation (after experience)$60
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    More Information

    Requirements

    • minimum age18
    • minimum english levelBasic
    • CRB RequiredOn signup
    • passport copy requiredOn signup
    • resume copy requiredYes
    Other Requirements
    • Sturdy boots
    • Long trousers
    • Sun hat
    • Work gloves

    Food

    The food will be typically Mexican meaning lots of corn tortillas, beans, rice, chilli peppers, potatoes, wheat, and other grain, all very vegetarian friendly. Keep in mind that some local dishes may be spicy!

    Accommodation

    Our accommodation is gender separate rooms, shared homestay style. It is a very typical Merida neighbourhood and our local host is keen and motivated offering local family-style interactions and cultural exchanges.

    Cancellation Policy

    Bookings can be amended and cancelled 30 days before the program start date without any costs. Bookings that are cancelled less than 30 days before the program start date will be charged the first week of the booking.

Mexico Construction and Renovation

CategoryVolunteering
Stylebackpacker
AvailabilityOpen
Price per person$410/week
Minimum Duration1 week

Contact us for availability and further information.

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