Discover | 4-7 Wochen | Amerikas
Lena Schober, Mexiko
Lena Schober, Mexiko

Mexiko ist mit einer Größe von 1 964 375 km² nach Brasilien und Argentinien das drittgrößte Land Lateinamerikas und gleichzeitig das kleinste Land Nordamerikas. Die Hauptstadt, Ciudad de México (Mexico City), befindet sich im Bundesstaat Michoacán. Die Bevölkerungszahl liegt bei ca. 120 Mio. Die Metropolregion „Zona Metropolitana del Vallé de Mexico“ (bestehend aus Mexiko-Stadt, dem östlichen Teil des Bundesstaates Mexiko und der Gemeinde Hidalgo) hat 20 Mio. Einwohner_innen und ist damit eine der größten der Welt. Unsere ICYE-Partnerorganisation ist SIIJUVE Mexico mit Sitz in Puebla. Das ICYE-Programm in Mexiko besteht seit 1967.

  • Programmdauer: 4-7 Wochen
  • Teilnahmebeitrag: 4 Wochen € 945,-; je weitere Woche € 65,-
  • Anreiseinfos: Ankunft immer montags, keine Abholung nach 23 Uhr
  • Zusätzliche Info: Spanisch-Sprachkurs vor Ort kann auf Wunsch organisiert werden
  • Anmeldung: mind. 1-2 Monate vor Abreise
  • Grenzenlos Landesprofil Mexiko

Beteilige Dich an Projekten im Bereich:

  • Bildung und soziale Tätigkeiten mit Kindern/Jugendlichen: Unterricht (Englisch, Sport oder andere Schulfächer) und Betreuung von Kindern und Jugendlichen mit oder ohne Behinderung
Anja Fuchs, Mexiko
Anja Fuchs, Mexiko
  • Umwelt- und Tierschutz: Arbeit an einem Ökozentrum, wo man Infoveranstaltungen organisiert
Discover, Mexiko
Discover, Mexiko

Hier findest Du ein paar Projektbeschreibungen:

Discover Mexiko – Betreuung von Kindern und Jugendlichen: Aldea Infantil S.O.S

Melanie Schaffernek, Mexiko, Freunde
Melanie Schaffernek, Mexiko

Aldea S.O.S. is a non-profit NGO that has existed since 1949. This organization is present in 8 regions of Mexico. This project gives the children a permanent home and a stable environment, helping them to create and build their own future and helping them become involved in the development of their communities. The SOS Children’s Village family-like structure is made up of four basic principles: mother, brothers and sisters, house and village. In Tuxtla Gutiérrez, the main activities done include physical and psychological rehabilitation through different kinds of therapy. The aim of these activities is to improve the childrens’ quality of life and to stimulate their personal skills in order to improve their self-confidence. Additionally, there are also other types of facilities and aid programs whose main intention it is to improve living conditions for families in the neighborhood on a long-term basis. The social centers, kindergartens, medical centers, training centers and schools are not only used by children and young people from the SOS Children’s Village but are also there for the general public.

Location: Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas.

Volunteer tasks: The volunteer will assist the teachers working on the children’s’ rehabilitation and education process. In the center, the children are divided into different groups, depending on their age. In each group there are two or three assistants who work in physical therapy, according to the needs of each child. Some of the older children do educational activities like drawing or painting, recognizing animals, numbers and colors. They also learn how to count, read and write simple words. The volunteers will work in various classrooms, depending on where they are needed: Sport activities, teaching support, gardening, social work, psychology and more.

Volunteer requirements/Skills: basic/intermediate Spanish level, interest in working with kids with disabilities, patience and sensitivity

Volunteer’s working time: from Tuesday to Saturday (from 9 A.M. to 3 P.M.). Working hours are between 30 and 40 hours a week. 

Host situation (board and lodging): Host family


Lena Schober, Mexiko
Lena Schober, Mexiko

The Ethno-botanical garden shares knowledge with visitors about the importance of the environment. The project understands the garden as a community project, a community that is learning and experiencing through contact with the natural environment.

The project works to:
  • Show the community the importance of plants, not only for its natural value but also for their utility and pleasure they provide to humans.
  • Encourage visitors to create living spaces in their homes, jobs, and schools.
  • Raise community awareness on the need for their involvement in the conservation of our natural resources.
  • Become a research and conservation center

Location: San Andrés Cholula, Puebla, México. The city of Cholula is located just west of the state capital of Puebla and is part of its metropolitan area. There are about 118,170 inhabitants.

Volunteer tasks: The volunteers will participated in all the areas of the project. The specific tasks are:

  • Help in gardening activities
  • Help in the bookstore, like making index cards.
  • Collect information on the plants (inventory).
  • Welcome visitors: give a short introduction to the garden.
  • Guide tours in the garden
  • Office support: recollect and organize data in word and excel
  • Cooperate and attend different events organized by the project
  • Support during the workshops for children

Volunteer requirements/Skills: Real commitment to the project. Responsibility. Punctuality. Availability.

Volunteer’s working time: Mostly from Monday to Friday. Working hours are between 20 and 40 hours a week. 

Host situation (board and lodging): The volunteer will live with a Host family

ICYE Mexiko bietet ca. 6 Einsatzstellen für Kurzzeitaufenthalte an. Weitere Projektbeschreibungen findest Du in der