From: United Kingdom
20/03/2016 - 01/08/2018
I am currently 6 months in to an extended working/volunteering stay in Mexico.
My first 5 weeks was in a hostel in San Cristobal, Chiapas, working on the bar, reception, breakfast and room cleaning. During this stay I took a month of private Spanish lessons to bring my level up to intermediate/high, so I can work in dual-language environments.
I have now been interning with an NGO in Oaxaca for 4 months, utilizing my design background on all of their communications (emails, social media and a website redesign), plus volunteer admin, fundraising co-ordination and event planning. This was to build experience of working in a non-profit environment because that is where I want to progress in my career.
Now I am looking to specialise my working experience to an environmental/conservation/waste-reduction NGO. This is the area I am particularly passionate about now and the incredible biodivirsity of Mexico, alongside the devastating power of the oil industry and other heavily polluting industries like concrete and beer here, provides the perfect setting to offer immediate help.
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
Graphic Design, Bar work, hospitality, teaching, art
English and intermediate-high Spanish
Special dietary requirements