Merida, Mexico - Voluntary work
DescriptionMérida is Yucatan’s capital. Appreciated by tourists, it is renowned for its cleanliness and the safety of its streets. The white city offers everything for everyone: history, culture, nature, sports and an easily accessible beach. Mérida is also a true Mexican colonial town where one can live in harmony with the spirit of the country. Mérida reveals itself as a jewel that deserves to be discovered. This package is spiced up by sightseeing tours. It is a good balance between the humanitarian aspect and the pleasure of exploring.
The humanitarian involvement can be achieved in three places: in a shelter for youths from 8 to 18 years old, at a primary school and in a hospital for people with very low income. The chores can range from building maintenance to animation for the youths or assisting a social worker in organizing an event for the community.
The host families offer a room with 3 meals per day. They are upper-middle class families. The houses are often large and spacious and offer many rooms. Note that the families are experienced in welcoming and lodging foreigners. It is expected that 2 to 4 students will be placed with one family. The accompanying adults are located as to be able to quickly get to the lodging of the students for which they are responsible. Upon their arrival at the airport in Mérida, the students will be welcomed by the guide and the host families which will also accompany them to the airport at the end of their stay.