Volunteer in Mexico! *Video*
I met Luana on my San Blas sail. She was working on the boat as the cook, and a mighty fine cook she is too!
We were chatting one day about how she came to live in Central America, sailing between Colombia and Panama, and she told me that she actually started her around-the-world trip in Mexico, volunteering at a nonprofit organization helping children for 3 months.
Here she describes her volunteering at Misión México:
Can’t see the video? Click on this link: Volunteer Luana
Misión México provides a loving, secure home for children of all ages who have been abused, neglected, orphaned or abandoned. Most come from backgrounds of extreme poverty. Since it was established in 2001, Misión México has helped transform the lives of more than 250 children.
The number of children in their care changes constantly, but on average Misión México cares for between 40-50 children on a permanent basis. The refuge resembles a family home rather than an institution, helping the children feel loved and secure.
All the children attend school, and they are learning to swim and surf. The children also receive regular medical and dental care.
Interested in helping Misión México care for these children? You can get involved by:
Volunteering: Read the org’s FAQs regarding volunteering in Mexico and apply via the online application form. You can also help out in your home countries, contact them to find out how: email@example.com.
Sponsoring a Child’s Education: Only $25 a month to send a child to school. The GoErinGo! Fund will be donating $300 and sponsoring a child this year in honor of my friend Luana – join me!
Donating Goods: The children in care range in age from 6-19 years old and need clothing, school supplies, toiletries, and medical supplies like vitamins, and play things like balls, jump ropes and swimming caps. Contact the org directly for their latest wish list: firstname.lastname@example.org
Donating Money: The organization is set up to accept tax-deductible donations from:
Interested in reading about other overseas volunteers/ Check out:
This entry was posted on Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 and is filed under Adventure Philanthropists.