Travel to North America, and to the bustling and picturesque town of Playa del Carmen in Mexico, where you will spend your days volunteering in centres
operated by our project partners Save the Children, Integral Care Centre, International Fund for Animal Welfare and Coco's Animal Welfare.
During your internship, you
will be involved in three core community development projects, namely assisting in different therapies and activities with children who have special needs, empowering children to know and apply their rights and providing crucial assistance to local veterinarians in the neutering of domestic animals as well as raising awareness of pet care practises
. All centres
run by our partners have expert staff that will ensure your efforts are channelled in the correct ways for the community to benefit while also ensuring that you get the most out of your internship.
On successful completion of your initial training phase, you will proceed to your work placement site. This is a placement either within GVI or with one of our local partners (depending on the needs on the ground at the time), where you will learn to apply the leadership, teamwork, community development and organisational
skills you have learnt in practical experiences. Qualification for possible GVI positions is at the sole discretion of Global Vision International.
All internships are geared at developing your leadership and role model skills, allowing you to develop a variety of key soft and hard skills that will put you a step ahead the rest of the pack. GVI have been running community development, education, and conservation projects since 1997 and our highly experienced field staff will help you gain and improve vital skill sets to improve your future job prospects.
This internship includes 40 hours of Spanish classes with a native speaker. Although you do not need to be fluent in Spanish to join this programme, your willingness to learn will greatly enhance your overall enjoyment of your experience. Please speak to your Country Expert for more information.
Living in the Caribbean; contributing your time to a worthwhile cause; supporting a widely known international organisation
in Save The Children; meet other like-minded volunteers from all over the world; immerse yourself in the local culture; gain relevant experience on your work placement; in your free time, explore the beaches and jungles of the stunning Yucatan peninsula.
I feel I need to share this with past, present and future volunteers. Children don’t just make small talk; they don’t make conversation just to fill the silence the way adults do. These kids ask because truly, each volunteer who have walked through those gates has made an impression. These kids are genuinely aware of our presence, and takes advantage of every opportunity they can to spend time with you- if you let them.
One rule of the Ludoteca is to leave all your problems and ailments outside the gates; I feel that this is true not just for the kids, but for every volunteer too. It’s impossible to feel miserable here.