About TEEN Mexico Cultural xChange
Are you looking for an opportunity to practice your Spanish, work with a non-profit organization, or experience a different country this summer? Volunteers for TEEN Mexico Cultural xChange (TM CxCh) do just that while spending two weeks in the beautifully serene town of Punta de Mita, Mexico, only a 45 minute drive from the vibrant city of Puerto Vallarta.
On weekdays, learn what it’s like to be an active member of an educational community, take your Spanish to the next level, and form relationships with lively kids ranging in age from 3 to 15 years as a volunteer at PEACE Summer Camp*. Volunteers will assist teachers in one of the four activities offered: sports, art, dance, or music. In addition to helping during the class, volunteers may help with the kids at check-in, lunch, or whenever needed.
On weekends savor local food, enjoy the warm beaches, explore bohemian towns and engage in an activity like paddle-boarding, snorkeling, hiking, surfing, zip lining or horseback riding.
*PEACE is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Punta de Mita, Mexico whose mission is to encourage social change in local communities through education, community pride, and health. PEACE developed a summer camp for about 300 kids from the neighboring communities to participate in music, dance, art, and sports every year.
TEEN-Mexico Cultural xChange Services
Speaks Spanish at a semi-proficient level (has taken Spanish 4 or some equivalent)
Works well with kids
Is able and willing to help in any activity needed to run a summer camp
Takes initiative, has a bias for action
Exhibits leadership skills
Behaves in an exemplary manner at all times
Assist the teachers in his/her assigned activity, which could include:
Helping to plan the activities for the two weeks
Setting up the supplies needed for the day
Cleaning the classroom before or after the classes begin
Help with administrative details, such as accepting the daily payments
Assist the kids during the classes
Serve as a monitor outside during lunch times
Please speak to the program coordinator about program cost. We're in the process of calculating 2019 trip cost.
All lodging, meals, transportation and two activities, boating and either surfing or zip lining is included in the cost. Not included is transportation to Puerto Vallarta airport.
If you're ready to get involved, reach out to Michaela directly. There are only eight spots available and they fill up quickly. Decisions will be made by January 31.