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We are a family of four members. We live in Actopan, Hidalgo, which is a beautiful town, small, calm and yet vibrant, full of life and movement.
We have a project in which the main purpose is teaching young people certain skills that could provide them a better life and future or even find a job in a particular area, for example: graphic design, video filming, screenwriting, photography, music, painting, hancrafting, dancing, etc.
Our project offers a unique opportunity to get off the tourist trail and experience the real Mexico, as you’ll be fully immersed in a town with little-to-no international tourist traffic. We believe this is the best way to learn and understand a new culture and a new language.
One of the best parts being here is the endless opportunities it offers to get to know and serve the students and the community of Actopan and sorrounding areas. This will give real satisfaction, and at the same time you will enjoy being here interacting with the local people.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
We are a society full of traditions, you could experience how we celebrate the day of the death , the cry of independence, or assist to our local fair to give rendition to the god of the town. You could also try the real mexican food, like tacos, barbacoa, chiles en nogada, pastes or maybe wear a sarape while singing with mariachi!
Also, formal spanish as a second language courses are going to be taught to you during the week, 2 hours from monday to friday, at zero cost.
In addition, at the end of october of this year, we will start to offer mexican folk dancing (baile folklórico) classes.
Also we offer the following awards to volunteers at the end;
1.Certificate of appreciation
2. Certificate of volunteering
3.Volunteering recommendation letter(on request)
We are looking for travellers who can stay for a long period of time. (Minimum 2 months). We are looking for peole who can show true commitment to work ethics and social advocacy and whose main objective in life is to keep moving humanity forward.
The idea is that you can help us by contributing to the improvement of the education of our people in our small local city,
Volunteer teachers are required to plan, prepare, and teach every lesson. A proposal of the course work or syllabus should be sent at least two weeks In advance before your arrival, especially in those classes in which some special equipment or materials are needed: for example: musical instruments, cameras, painting easels, brushes, licensed software. etc. The main goal of this requirement is to determine the possibility to run the course.
Is your mother tongue english, french or russian? Do you know how to dance flamenco?, are you the descendant (figuratively speaking) of Monet and Picasso?, or even maybe Beethoven?, You are very welcomed to come here and teach a new skill to the eager students of Actopan!
We also need some help to walk, run and play with our lovely dogs, Yaya and Ringo.
You would share a room with another workawayer. You can use the computer and get access to the internet. Toilet also would be shared.
We are not smokers, but if you are, we invite you to do it outside of the house, in the garden, always maintaining order and cleanliness.
We will provide you with breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can eat the same recipes we eat. Sometimes we will ask you to help us with the process of cooking.
El Chico National Park, a natural protected area in the State of Hidalgo, Tula, a mesoamerican archeological site and Grutas de tolantongo and xoxafi are near. Mexico City (with its inmense cultural offerings) is 2 hours by bus from our town. The central bus station is five minutes-walk , from there, it is possible to travel directly to other states such as mexico city, queretaro, san luis potosí and to arrive to the previously mentioned local sights.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week