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College Student Volunteer Opportunities in or near Acapulco

by Southerner Online Now Jan 13, 2010 at 7:51 AM

I have the opportunity to bring six college undergraduates to Acapulco (lodging has been provided for free)in May 2010. Does anyone know of a place they can volunteer their services? They are interested in community planning, working with children and poverty issues. (Half of them are fluent in Spanish.)

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    Re: College Student Volunteer Opportunities in or near Acapulco

    by Gatopardo Online Now Jan 13, 2010 at 6:53 PM


    I really enjoyed reading your question, it's giving me some ideas where you can look at:

    1. NGO = ONG - Organizaciones No Gubernamentales as Pronatura or Amnistia Internacional.

    Just remember, visitors should not get involved in political issues, but it's harmless to approach ONG's for information and exchange information, sometimes they are a good connection with other groups.

    2. Schools/Universities - usually the most interested in having success in local impact programs is schools.

    3. Expat's communities, they usually get together and create their own groups to help or bring resources for diverse matters:

    4. Yes, goverment. There's a department focused only in the youth, I found many cool activities through them in the state of Yucatan (like releasing turtles and such), but I really don't know how it would work for the state of Guerrero, in particular Acapulco. You can try it!

    I know those are only the general ideas. I will be looking in more detail. I will come back to post something. =)

    Good luck on your search,

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