Volunteer in Oaxaca, Mexico - Adelante Abroad

Location: Mexico: Oaxaca

Program Duration: 5-8 Weeks, 3-6 Months, Summer

Dates: Year Round


101 Main Street, Suite B Seal Beach, CA 90740 United States

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Phone: (562) 799-9133

Fax: (562) 684-4682


Make a positive impact in Mexico! Adelante Abroad offers affordable volunteer programs in a wide variety of fields and sectors in Oaxaca, Mexico including ecology internships and social work internships abroad.

Oaxaca is one of the most bio-diverse areas in Mexico, known for the craft-work of local artisans. It is also home to warm spirited people and there are plenty of opportunities to give to the community. If you're looking to make a difference, volunteering in Oaxaca, Mexico with Adelante is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of!

Volunteers can choose to intern abroad anywhere from 1 to 6 months. Programs are offered year round with customization options. You'll be paired with organizations in need of specific skills while allowing you to reach your academic and career goals. Eligibility for this program are:

* 18 years of age or older and possess a desire to learn about and live in another culture
* Some Spanish is helpful, although we can place beginner Spanish speakers
* Enrolled in a University or have already graduated, though we can also place gap-year candidates

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Adelante Abroad Benefits

1. Upgrade your resume with an international volunteer abroad experience.Volunteer for approximately 4 hours a day in locally owned company, grass-roots organization, non-profit, or museum.

2. Boost your Spanish language skills by way of an intensive language course while maintaining those skills at your placement.

3. Benefit from your local Adelante Program Director, a Oaxaca native who graduated in Michigan. He is a great resource available to you 24/7.

4. Enjoy living in a shared apartment with other Adelante candidates or choose to live with Mexican roommates.

5. Take advantage of cultural excursions that are included in the program cost. Additional optional excursions are offered each month that may require a small fee.

Apply now for an experience of a lifetime!


* Program candidates should be 18 years of age or older and possess a desire to learn about and live in another culture.
* Some Spanish is helpful although we can and do place beginner Spanish speakers.
* Candidates should be enrolled in a University or have already graduated, though we can also place gap-year candidates.

Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching
  • Spanish

Cost in US$:

Contact Provider for Cost Details

Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

* Flexibility: The amount of time you choose to volunteer is flexible, with program lengths ranging from 1 to 6 months.
* Extensive Pre-Departure Orientation and counseling.
* Airport pick up: You will be met upon arrival in Oaxaca, and taken directly to your accommodation.
* Program and city Orientation provided.
* 2 weeks of intensive Spanish language classes are included in the program.
* Some excursions are included.

Credit Available


Volunteer Types
  • Conservation
  • Drama
  • Environment
  • Gender Issues
  • Community Centers
  • Reforestation
  • Renewable Energy
  • Street Children
  • Translation
  • Tree Planting
  • Water Projects
  • Wildlife
  • Youth Development
  • Women
  • Tutor
  • Orphans
  • Legal Aide
  • Law
  • Human Rights
  • Drug & Alcohol Recovery
  • Cooking
  • Computer Training
  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Arts
  • Archaeology
Typical Volunteer
Candidates are independent-minded individuals looking to upgrade their resumes and improve their Spanish language skills through language and cultural immersion. Flexibility, open-mindedness and a desire to experience another culture are necessary attributes.
This Program is open to

American, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South African, Worldwide Participant. This Program is also open to Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Apartment/Flat
  • Home-stays

Participants Travel to Mexico


Application Process Involves
  • Phone/Video Interview
  • Resume
  • Written Application
Year Founded