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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.)
Thanks!

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    Re: College Student Volunteer Opportunities in or near Acapulco

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

    Hi!

    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.
    pronatura.org.mx/USA/getting...
    http://amnistia.org.mx/grupos/
    http://www.greenpeace.org/mexico/

    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.
    http://www.uaa.edu.mx/
    http://www.loyola.edu.mx/
    http://www.uagro.mx/

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

    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!
    imjuventud.gob.mx/index.php?...

    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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