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Die Workcamps in Mexiko werden von unseren langjährigen mexikanischen Partnerorganisationen VIMEX und Vive Mexico organisiert. Im Bundesstaat Chiapas werden Workcamps von der 10 Jahre alten  Organisation Nataté organisiert.

VIMEX und Vive Mexico bieten Freiwilligen die Möglichkeit eines Spanischkurses direkt vor der Teilnahme an einem ihrer Workcamps.



Für die Camps in Lateinamerika ist eine gehörige Portion Flexibilität erforderlich. Offenheit gegenüber fremden Kulturen sowie die Fähigkeit sich Rhythmus und Lebensstil anpassen zu können gehören ebenfalls dazu. Nicht immer wird vor Ort alles so laufen wie es vorher auf dem Papier stand – aber auch das ist Teil einer interkulturellen Erfahrung. Als zusätzliche Teilnahmebedingung für Camps in Mexiko bitten wir folgendes zu beachten: Einige Brocken Spanisch sind Voraussetzung, Erfahrungen mit Lateinamerika oder Workcamps sind von Vorteil.
Für die mexikanischen Workcamps entstehen oft zusätzliche Kosten vor Ort (extra-fees), die sowohl für Unterkunft und Verpflegung verwendet werden als auch eine Unterstützung für das lokale Projekt sind.

Für Mexiko benötigt ihr kein Visum bei einem Aufenthalt unter 180 Tagen. Notwendig ist ein mindestens 6 Monate über den Aufenthalt hinaus gültiger Reisepass und ein Rückreiseticket. 



Schildkroetenschutzprojekt bei einer Hafenstadt am Pazifik
Mexiko    A-VIMEX 17/01    TURTLE CAMP (ZIHUATANEJO, GUERRERO)    01.07.-15.07.2017    ENVI/EDU   6vols
AGE: 18-30
PROJECT: VIMEX and Ayotlcalli organization have the aim to contribute to the recovery and conservation of 3 species of sea turtle on the verge of extinction that visit Ixtapa - Zihuatanejo Gro. each year, which are the Golfina Turtle (olive Lepidochelys), the Blackish Turtle (Chelonia agassizi) and the Lute Turtle (Dermochelys coracea).
The efforts to preserve these species consist of two ways:
• Nigth vigilance to avoid the plunder of nests and the slaughter of the mother turtles in the most extensive beach in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo.
• Environmental Education for the sustainability and conservation of the natural resources in the zone of influence.
Problems of the marine turtles in the zone are: In spite of the fact that the marine turtles are important for its ecological role inside the aquatic and coastal ecosystems and contribute to the health of the reefs, meadows of marine pastures as well as of the estuaries and sandy beaches worldwide, the populations of the different species of marine turtles are limited. In the beach of monitoring, the consumption and utilization of the derivates of the species, which are meat, fat, skin (leather) and turtle-shell, are deeply culturally rooted.
WORK: The Activities will be:
• Understanding topics related to biology, ecology and conservation of the marine turtles as well as the problematics of its conservation in the community.
• Activities of monitoring, collection of nests and liberation of baby turtles will be realized.
• Cleaning of the beach.
• Educating children and young women of the community about the conservation of the marine turtles, recycling and organic agriculture.
• Elaboration of handcrafts for fund raising.
• Support the community events.
• Improvement of camp facilities.
• In the afternoons there is some free time due to the heat, this is why we ask the volunteers to bring some games to share with the other volunteers.
THIS PROJECT IS IDEAL FOR NATURE LOVERS !
ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: The project is providing a wide zone to camp which consists of a cabin, baths and a kitchen. Meals will be prepared by the volunteers.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: In the free time they will be able to visit the community of the Coacoyul, Zihuatanejo city, Barra de Potosi (Barr of Fortune), you can also visit Ixtapa which is a very well-known resort.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Good disposal of team work, dedication, responsibility and enthusiasm regarding the work, positive energy, interest in learning and enjoying oneself. You can bring your own tent if you like. In case of being under some medical treatment please bring your medicine with you.
You can take the Intensive Spanish Course that we offer to the volunteers in our camps before the camp starts. Contact us if you are interested!
LANGUAGES: eng,esp
NEAREST AIRPORT: MEX
MEETING POINT: We ask all volunteers to arrive to Mexico one day before the turtle camp starts to attend an information meeting about the turtle camp. The meeting point for this information meeting will be in the office of VIMEX at 11 am. After the meeting, the volunteers will have some free time to explore the city before returning to the office of VIMEX at 7 pm. At 8 pm the whole group will leave together with the camp leader to the bus station where they will buy the bus tickets to Zihuatanejo. The bus will leave at 10 pm and they will arrive at the camp at 8 am in the next morning. Our colleagues from the turtle camp will pick up the volunteers. IMPORTANT: EVERY VOLUNTEER WILL PAY THEIR OWN BUS TICKET
EXTRA FEE: 170€ The fee includes accomodation and food.

Rette Meeresschildkroeten
Mexiko    VIVE17.07    SEA TURTLES Conservation I    05.07.-17.07.2017    ENVI   20vols
PROJECT: Since 2014 Vive Mexico has organized this project in Rincon de Guayabitos, Nayarit with extraordinary results. The aim of these projects is to protect sea turtles with a team of biologists working in Guayabitos, Nayarit. A team of biologists who are working with volunteers want to show you the charm of turtle’s life.
See the VIDEO! https://goo.gl/LsaZnX
WORK: Live in paradise and protect the turtles at the beach! The working hours are in the night from 20:00 to 8:00, four days per week. This depends on the number of turtles that come ashore. Two teams will be split allowing each group to have a day of work, a day off for recovery and two days off in weekends. Some of the activities to be performed are:
1. To find adult turtles and collect their eggs.
2. To move the eggs to a protected place called Vivero.
3. To release newborn baby turtles into the sea.
4. To patrol the beaches at night.
5. To make some reconstruction in the most important turtle camps from the region.
If you love nature, want to have a great time in beautiful beaches near the village, with all the amenities of a hotel and witness the magic spectacle of nature happenings since millions of years... then this project is for you!
ACCOMODATION: Volunteers will be hosted in a Hotel in a shared room with all facilities at disposal, private bathroom, hot water, swimming pool, WIFI, air conditioning. Vegetarian food is available.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: Rincon de Guayabitos is located in the astonishing Sierra Madre Occidental and close to the waters of the Pacific Ocean. Riviera Nayarit is emerging as one of the most attractive and magical destinations of Mexico. The area extends approximately 300 kilometers along the coast, integrated by mountainous jungle and facing coastal islands. For those seeking a more rural and rustic experience with magical beach towns in Mexico, the Riviera has a massive open space for everyone along the Nayarit coast. Also, for those who want to relax, there are also quiet beaches and there are other beaches with heavy waves for surfers. In their free time volunteers can go and discover Bahia de Banderas or Puerto Vallarta.
Read more: http://www.puertovallarta.net/fast_facts/magical-puerto-vallarta.php
REMARKS: By participating in this project, you will acquire the global skills of adaptability, global awareness, strategic thinking and collaborative planning. After the participation in the project volunteers will receive an official letter certifying these skills. For volunteers who are interested in learning Spanish, there will be a Spanish course organized before the project starts. It will be organized in the city of Morelia. Cost: 110 Euros. It includes lodging for 7 days at a Youth Hostel in Morelia city, materials and practice activities for 15 hours with an experienced teacher. (Meals are not included).
LANGUAGES: eng,esp
NEAREST STATION: La Peñita de Jaltemba, Nayarit.
NEAREST AIRPORT: Mexico City International Airport; Puerto Vallarta Airport Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz
FEE: 295€: Since neither VIVE MEXICO nor its local camp partner receives financial support for this camp from municipality or private sources, to realize this camp we have to charge participation fee of 295.00 Euro. This fee includes food, hosting, materials and local transportation for work activities. This fee has to be paid by bank transfer before arrival to the camp or by participants upon arrival to the camp. The bank details will be provided after the acceptance of the participant to the camp.

Lerne das Leben indigener Kinder und Jugendlicher kennen und organisiere Workshops
Mexiko    VIVE17.06    Indigenous Culture & Environment Experience I    05.07.-18.07.2017    ENVI/KIDS/CULT   10vols
PROJECT: The goal of this project is to share culture with indigenous children and indigenous youngsters, to get life skills and tools as well as to improve life quality promoting respect and mutual learning and growth.
WORK: Share your culture and help to get life skills, get to know and improve the life of indigenous children and youngsters. Volunteers together with university students of Puebla will organize workshops of crafts, recycling, ornamental and botanical gardening, dance, painting, elaboration of international dishes. You will also help with the construction of gardens, put in practice the cultural exchange through the dance and language workshops. Volunteers will help in cleaning activities and maintenance of the Houses of the Indigenous Children. This project is the perfect opportunity to learn Spanish and some indigenous languages!
ACCOMODATION: Volunteers will be hosted in a private house with all facilities, kitchen, dining room, sleeping rooms, place to wash clothes and hot water. There are no beds so please bring an air mat and sleeping bag. Vegetarian food is available.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: Zacapoaxtla is located in the northern part of the State of Puebla and it has 8062 inhabitants. Located 172 km from the capital of the state which is also called city of Puebla. The camp is very close to wonderful places. You can visit archaeological sites such as Cuetzalan and Cantona as well as enjoy cultural diversity in museums and in magical villages. Then there is ecotourism in marvelous caves and waterfalls and there will also be time to visit Puebla City, the capital of the state of Puebla and many more places.
Read more: https://www.zonaturistica.com/en/tourist-attractions-in/401/puebla.html
Read more: https://www.tripadvisor.com.ph/Attractions-g3180648-Activities-Zacapoaxtla_Central_Mexico_and_Gulf_Coast.html
Read more: https://www.lonelyplanet.com/mexico/puebla/top-things-to-do/a/poi/361541
REMARKS: By participating in this project, you will acquire the global skills of adaptability, global awareness, strategic thinking and collaborative planning, after the participation in the project volunteers will receive an official letter certifying these skills. For volunteers who are interested to learn Spanish, there will be a Spanish course organized before the project starts, it will be organized in the city of Morelia. Cost: 110 Euros. It includes lodging for 7 days at a Youth Hostel in Morelia city, materials and practice activities for 15 hours with an experienced teacher. (Meals are not included).
LANGUAGES: eng,esp
NEAREST BUS STATION: Bus station in Zaragoza, Puebla, México.
NEAREST AIRPORT: Mexico City International Airport; Puebla City International Airport
FEE: 165€: Since neither VIVE MEXICO nor its local camp partner receives financial support for this camp from municipality or private sources, to realize this camp we have to charge participation fee of 165.00 Euro, this fee includes food, hosting, materials and local transportation for work activities. This fee has to be paid by bank transfer before arrival to the camp or by participants upon arrival to the camp. The bank details will be provided after the acceptance of the participant to the camp.

Schildkroetenschutzprojekt bei einer Hafenstadt am Pazifik
Mexiko    A-VIMEX 17/02    TURTLE CAMP (ZIHUATANEJO)    17.07.-31.07.2017    ENVI/EDU   6vols
AGE: 18-30
PROJECT: VIMEX and Ayotlcalli organization have the aim to contribute to the recovery and conservation of 3 species of sea turtle on the verge of extinction that visit Ixtapa - Zihuatanejo Gro. each year, which are the Golfina Turtle (olive Lepidochelys), the Blackish Turtle (Chelonia agassizi) and the Lute Turtle (Dermochelys coracea).
The efforts to preserve these species consist of two ways:
• Nigth vigilance to avoid the plunder of nests and the slaughter of the mother turtles in the most extensive beach in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo.
• Environmental Education for the sustainability and conservation of the natural resources in the zone of influence.
Problems of the marine turtles in the zone are: In spite of the fact that the marine turtles are important for its ecological role inside the aquatic and coastal ecosystems and contribute to the health of the reefs, meadows of marine pastures as well as of the estuaries and sandy beaches worldwide, the populations of the different species of marine turtles are limited. In the beach of monitoring, the consumption and utilization of the derivates of the species, which are meat, fat, skin (leather) and turtle-shell, are deeply culturally rooted.
WORK: The Activities will be:
• Understanding topics related to biology, ecology and conservation of the marine turtles as well as the problematics of its conservation in the community.
• Activities of monitoring, collection of nests and liberation of baby turtles will be realized.
• Cleaning of the beach.
• Educating children and young women of the community about the conservation of the marine turtles, recycling and organic agriculture.
• Elaboration of handcrafts for fund raising.
• Support the community events.
• Improvement of camp facilities.
• In the afternoons there is some free time due to the heat, this is why we ask the volunteers to bring some games to share with the other volunteers.
THIS PROJECT IS IDEAL FOR NATURE LOVERS !
ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: The project is providing a wide zone to camp which consists of a cabin, baths and a kitchen. Meals will be prepared by the volunteers.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: In the free time they will be able to visit the community of the Coacoyul, Zihuatanejo city, Barra de Potosi (Barr of Fortune), you can also visit Ixtapa which is a very well-known resort.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Good disposal of team work, dedication, responsibility and enthusiasm regarding the work, positive energy, interest in learning and enjoying oneself. You can bring your own tent if you like. In case of being under some medical treatment please bring your medicine with you.
You can take the Intensive Spanish Course that we offer to the volunteers in our camps before the camp starts. Contact us if you are interested!
LANGUAGES: eng,esp
NEAREST AIRPORT: MEX
MEETING POINT: We ask all volunteers to arrive to Mexico one day before the turtle camp starts to attend an information meeting about the turtle camp. The meeting point for this information meeting will be in the office of VIMEX at 11 am. After the meeting, the volunteers will have some free time to explore the city before returning to the office of VIMEX at 7 pm. At 8 pm the whole group will leave together with the camp leader to the bus station where they will buy the bus tickets to Zihuatanejo. The bus will leave at 10 pm and they will arrive at the camp at 8 am in the next morning. Our colleagues from the turtle camp will pick up the volunteers. IMPORTANT: EVERY VOLUNTEER WILL PAY THEIR OWN BUS TICKET
EXTRA FEE: 170€ The fee includes accomodation and food.

Organisiere und begleite verschiedene Freizeitaktivitaeten fuer Kinder
Mexiko    VIVE17.09    4 Energy Camp    19.07.-01.08.2017    ENVI/SOCI/CULT   5vols
PROJECT: This project is looking forward to promote an active and positive lifestyle for children in the community of Zacatlan. You will help them to develop physical and mental skills, as well as encourage good behavior and positive habits and values such as responsibility, respect and trust, seeking to develop character, positive attitude and leadership.
WORK: Enjoy and share good energy in fun and meaningful activities with children! Volunteers together with local youngsters and facilitators will help to organize many activities full of energy such as games with children, football, basketball, singing, dancing, painting, environmental workshops and many more. It will be fun challenges that we are sure will be energetic for you and the children.
ACCOMODATION: Volunteers will be hosted in a private house with all facilities, kitchen, dining room, sleeping rooms, place to wash clothes and hot water. There are no beds so please bring an air mat and sleeping bag. Volunteers will have food provided during the camp. Vegetarian food is available.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: The camp will be organized in Jicolapa community, a nice Mexican town located in the Municipality of Zacatlán in the State of Puebla. There are 3,151 inhabitants. It is possible to visit nice places like Piedras ensimadas, it knows the Zaatlan surrounding area, as well as the magical towns of Chignahuapan and Tuxpan harbor. Read more: http://www.vivenciasmexico.com.mx/en/tours/one-day-tours/zacatlan-and-chignahuapan
It is possible to visit nice places like Piedras ensimadas, the Zaatlan surrounding area as well as the magical towns of Chignahuapan and Tuxpan harbor.
Read more: http://www.vivenciasmexico.com.mx/en/tours/one-day-tours/zacatlan-and-chignahuapan
REQUIREMENTS: This camp is open for young people who love nature and children and who can appreciate the life in a typical Mexican town that is close to many nice and interesting places which can be visited. This camp will involve physical activities and we request very motivated volunteers! By participating in this project, you will acquire the global skills of adaptability, global awareness, strategic thinking and collaborative planning. After the participation in the project volunteers will receive an official letter certifying these skills. For volunteers who are interested in learning Spanish, there will be a Spanish course organized before the project starts. It will be organized in the city of Morelia. Cost: 110 Euros. It includes lodging for 7 days at a Youth Hostel in Morelia city, materials and practice activities for 15 hours with an experienced teacher. (Meals are not included).
LANGUAGES: eng,esp
NEAREST BUS STATION: Jicolapa, Puebla, México.
NEAREST AIRPORT: Mexico City International Airport; Puebla City International Airport
OPEN FOR DISABLED VOLUNTEERS

Rette Meeresschildkroeten
Mexiko    VIVE17.10    SEA TURTLES Conservation II    19.07.-31.07.2017    ENVI   20vols
PROJECT: Since 2014 Vive Mexico has organized this project in Rincon de Guayabitos, Nayarit with extraordinary results. The aim of these projects is to protect sea turtles with a team of biologists working in Guayabitos, Nayarit. A team of biologists who are working with volunteers want to show you the charm of turtle’s life.
See the VIDEO! https://goo.gl/LsaZnX
WORK: Live in paradise and protect the turtles at the beach! The working hours are in the night from 20:00 to 8:00, four days per week. This depends on the number of turtles that come ashore. Two teams will be split allowing each group to have a day of work, a day off for recovery and two days off in weekends. Some of the activities to be performed are:
1. To find adult turtles and collect their eggs.
2. To move the eggs to a protected place called Vivero.
3. To release newborn baby turtles into the sea.
4. To patrol the beaches at night.
5. To make some reconstruction in the most important turtle camps from the region.
If you love nature, want to have a great time in beautiful beaches near the village, with all the amenities of a hotel and witness the magic spectacle of nature happenings since millions of years... then this project is for you!
ACCOMODATION: Volunteers will be hosted in a Hotel in a shared room with all facilities at disposal, private bathroom, hot water, swimming pool, WIFI, air conditioning. Vegetarian food is available.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: Rincon de Guayabitos is located in the astonishing Sierra Madre Occidental and close to the waters of the Pacific Ocean. Riviera Nayarit is emerging as one of the most attractive and magical destinations of Mexico. The area extends approximately 300 kilometers along the coast, integrated by mountainous jungle and facing coastal islands. For those seeking a more rural and rustic experience with magical beach towns in Mexico, the Riviera has a massive open space for everyone along the Nayarit coast. Also, for those who want to relax, there are also quiet beaches and there are other beaches with heavy waves for surfers. In their free time volunteers can go and discover Bahia de Banderas or Puerto Vallarta.
Read more: http://www.puertovallarta.net/fast_facts/magical-puerto-vallarta.php
REMARKS: By participating in this project, you will acquire the global skills of adaptability, global awareness, strategic thinking and collaborative planning. After the participation in the project volunteers will receive an official letter certifying these skills. For volunteers who are interested in learning Spanish, there will be a Spanish course organized before the project starts. It will be organized in the city of Morelia. Cost: 110 Euros. It includes lodging for 7 days at a Youth Hostel in Morelia city, materials and practice activities for 15 hours with an experienced teacher. (Meals are not included).
LANGUAGES: eng,esp
NEAREST STATION: La Peñita de Jaltemba, Nayarit.
NEAREST AIRPORT: Mexico City International Airport; Puerto Vallarta Airport Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz
FEE: 295€: Since neither VIVE MEXICO nor its local camp partner receives financial support for this camp from municipality or private sources, to realize this camp we have to charge a participation fee of 295.00 Euro. This fee includes food, hosting, materials and local transportation for work activities. This fee has to be paid by bank transfer before arrival to the camp or by participants upon arrival to the camp. The bank details will be provided after the acceptance of the participant to the camp.

Rette Meeresschildkroeten
Mexiko    VIVE17.11    SEA TURTLES Conservation III    02.08.-14.08.2017    ENVI   20vols (no more female)
PROJECT: Since 2014 Vive Mexico has organized this project in Rincon de Guayabitos, Nayarit with extraordinary results. The aim of these projects is to protect sea turtles with a team of biologists working in Guayabitos, Nayarit. A team of biologists who are working with volunteers want to show you the charm of turtle’s life.
See the VIDEO! https://goo.gl/LsaZnX
WORK: Live in paradise and protect the turtles at the beach! The working hours are in the night from 20:00 to 8:00, four days per week. This depends on the number of turtles that come ashore. Two teams will be split allowing each group to have a day of work, a day off for recovery and two days off in weekends. Some of the activities to be performed are:
1. To find adult turtles and collect their eggs.
2. To move the eggs to a protected place called Vivero.
3. To release newborn baby turtles into the sea.
4. To patrol the beaches at night.
5. To make some reconstruction in the most important turtle camps from the region.
If you love nature, want to have a great time in beautiful beaches near the village, with all the amenities of a hotel and witness the magic spectacle of nature happenings since millions of years... then this project is for you!
ACCOMODATION: Volunteers will be hosted in a Hotel in a shared room with all facilities at disposal, private bathroom, hot water, swimming pool, WIFI, air conditioning. Vegetarian food is available.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: Rincon de Guayabitos is located in the astonishing Sierra Madre Occidental and close to the waters of the Pacific Ocean. Riviera Nayarit is emerging as one of the most attractive and magical destinations of Mexico. The area extends approximately 300 kilometers along the coast, integrated by mountainous jungle and facing coastal islands. For those seeking a more rural and rustic experience with magical beach towns in Mexico, the Riviera has a massive open space for everyone along the Nayarit coast. Also, for those who want to relax, there are also quiet beaches and there are other beaches with heavy waves for surfers. In their free time volunteers can go and discover Bahia de Banderas or Puerto Vallarta.
Read more: http://www.puertovallarta.net/fast_facts/magical-puerto-vallarta.php
REMARKS: By participating in this project, you will acquire the global skills of adaptability, global awareness, strategic thinking and collaborative planning. After the participation in the project volunteers will receive an official letter certifying these skills. For volunteers who are interested in learning Spanish, there will be a Spanish course organized before the project starts. It will be organized in the city of Morelia. Cost: 110 Euros. It includes lodging for 7 days at a Youth Hostel in Morelia city, materials and practice activities for 15 hours with an experienced teacher. (Meals are not included).
LANGUAGES: eng,esp
NEAREST STATION: La Peñita de Jaltemba, Nayarit.
NEAREST AIRPORT: Mexico City International Airport; Puerto Vallarta Airport Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz
FEE: 295€: Since neither VIVE MEXICO nor its local camp partner receives financial support for this camp from municipality or private sources, to realize this camp we have to charge a participation fee of 295.00 Euro. This fee includes food, hosting, materials and local transportation for work activities. This fee has to be paid by bank transfer before arrival to the camp or by participants upon arrival to the camp. The bank details will be provided after the acceptance of the participant to the camp.

Rette Meeresschildkroeten
Mexiko    VIVE17.12    SEA TURTLES Conservation IV    16.08.-28.08.2017    ENVI   20vols
PROJECT: Since 2014 Vive Mexico has organized this project in Rincon de Guayabitos, Nayarit with extraordinary results. The aim of these projects is to protect sea turtles with a team of biologists working in Guayabitos, Nayarit. A team of biologists who are working with volunteers want to show you the charm of turtle’s life.
See the VIDEO! https://goo.gl/LsaZnX
WORK: Live in paradise and protect the turtles at the beach! The working hours are in the night from 20:00 to 8:00, four days per week. This depends on the number of turtles that come ashore. Two teams will be split allowing each group to have a day of work, a day off for recovery and two days off in weekends. Some of the activities to be performed are:
1. To find adult turtles and collect their eggs.
2. To move the eggs to a protected place called Vivero.
3. To release newborn baby turtles into the sea.
4. To patrol the beaches at night.
5. To make some reconstruction in the most important turtle camps from the region.
If you love nature, want to have a great time in beautiful beaches near the village, with all the amenities of a hotel and witness the magic spectacle of nature happenings since millions of years... then this project is for you!
ACCOMODATION: Volunteers will be hosted in a Hotel in a shared room with all facilities at disposal, private bathroom, hot water, swimming pool, WIFI, air conditioning. Vegetarian food is available.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: Rincon de Guayabitos is located in the astonishing Sierra Madre Occidental and close to the waters of the Pacific Ocean. Riviera Nayarit is emerging as one of the most attractive and magical destinations of Mexico. The area extends approximately 300 kilometers along the coast, integrated by mountainous jungle and facing coastal islands. For those seeking a more rural and rustic experience with magical beach towns in Mexico, the Riviera has a massive open space for everyone along the Nayarit coast. Also, for those who want to relax, there are also quiet beaches and there are other beaches with heavy waves for surfers. In their free time volunteers can go and discover Bahia de Banderas or Puerto Vallarta.
Read more: http://www.puertovallarta.net/fast_facts/magical-puerto-vallarta.php
REMARKS: By participating in this project, you will acquire the global skills of adaptability, global awareness, strategic thinking and collaborative planning. After the participation in the project volunteers will receive an official letter certifying these skills. For volunteers who are interested in learning Spanish, there will be a Spanish course organized before the project starts. It will be organized in the city of Morelia. Cost: 110 Euros. It includes lodging for 7 days at a Youth Hostel in Morelia city, materials and practice activities for 15 hours with an experienced teacher. (Meals are not included).
LANGUAGES: eng,esp
NEAREST STATION: La Peñita de Jaltemba, Nayarit.
NEAREST AIRPORT: Mexico City International Airport; Puerto Vallarta Airport Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz
FEE: 295€: Since neither VIVE MEXICO nor its local camp partner receives financial support for this camp from municipality or private sources, to realize this camp we have to charge a participation fee of 295.00 Euro. This fee includes food, hosting, materials and local transportation for work activities. This fee has to be paid by bank transfer before arrival to the camp or by participants upon arrival to the camp. The bank details will be provided after the acceptance of the participant to the camp.

Schildkroetenschutzprojekt bei einer Hafenstadt am Pazifik
Mexiko    A-VIMEX 17/04    TURTLE CAMP (ZIHUATANEJO)    16.08.-30.08.2017    ENVI/EDU   6vols
AGE: 18-30
PROJECT: VIMEX and Ayotlcalli organization have the aim to contribute to the recovery and conservation of 3 species of sea turtle on the verge of extinction that visit Ixtapa - Zihuatanejo Gro. each year, which are the Golfina Turtle (olive Lepidochelys), the Blackish Turtle (Chelonia agassizi) and the Lute Turtle (Dermochelys coracea).
The efforts to preserve these species consist of two ways:
• Nigth vigilance to avoid the plunder of nests and the slaughter of the mother turtles in the most extensive beach in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo.
• Environmental Education for the sustainability and conservation of the natural resources in the zone of influence.
Problems of the marine turtles in the zone are: In spite of the fact that the marine turtles are important for its ecological role inside the aquatic and coastal ecosystems and contribute to the health of the reefs, meadows of marine pastures as well as of the estuaries and sandy beaches worldwide, the populations of the different species of marine turtles are limited. In the beach of monitoring, the consumption and utilization of the derivates of the species, which are meat, fat, skin (leather) and turtle-shell, are deeply culturally rooted.
WORK: The Activities will be:
• Understanding topics related to biology, ecology and conservation of the marine turtles as well as the problematics of its conservation in the community.
• Activities of monitoring, collection of nests and liberation of baby turtles will be realized.
• Cleaning of the beach.
• Educating children and young women of the community about the conservation of the marine turtles, recycling and organic agriculture.
• Elaboration of handcrafts for fund raising.
• Support the community events.
• Improvement of camp facilities.
• In the afternoons there is some free time due to the heat, this is why we ask the volunteers to bring some games to share with the other volunteers.
THIS PROJECT IS IDEAL FOR NATURE LOVERS !
ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: The project is providing a wide zone to camp which consists of a cabin, baths and a kitchen. Meals will be prepared by the volunteers.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: In the free time they will be able to visit the community of the Coacoyul, Zihuatanejo city, Barra de Potosi (Barr of Fortune), you can also visit Ixtapa which is a very well-known resort.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Good disposal of team work, dedication, responsibility and enthusiasm regarding the work, positive energy, interest in learning and enjoying oneself. You can bring your own tent if you like. In case of being under some medical treatment please bring your medicine with you.
You can take the Intensive Spanish Course that we offer to the volunteers in our camps before the camp starts. Contact us if you are interested!
LANGUAGES: eng,esp
NEAREST AIRPORT: MEX
MEETING POINT: We ask all volunteers to arrive to Mexico one day before the turtle camp starts to attend an information meeting about the turtle camp. The meeting point for this information meeting will be in the office of VIMEX at 11 am. After the meeting, the volunteers will have some free time to explore the city before returning to the office of VIMEX at 7 pm. At 8 pm the whole group will leave together with the camp leader to the bus station where they will buy the bus tickets to Zihuatanejo. The bus will leave at 10 pm and they will arrive at the camp at 8 am in the next morning. Our colleagues from the turtle camp will pick up the volunteers. IMPORTANT: EVERY VOLUNTEER WILL PAY THEIR OWN BUS TICKET
EXTRA FEE: 170€ The fee includes accomodation and food.

Organisiere Kampagnen fuer mehr Toleranz und fuer den Natur- und Umweltschutz
Mexiko    VIVE17.13    Talent Developer Camp    23.08.-05.09.2017    KIDS/SOCI/CULT   8vols
PROJECT: The objective of this project is to promote a cultural exchange with local students and to organize a series of campaigns and workshops for international and local volunteers to promote values, care of the environment and the importance of the global awareness and education.
WORK: Share your culture and participate in cultural, ecological and sports workshops for Global Education with Mexican youngsters! The international volunteers will be a fundamental element to carry out campaigns to prevent bullying and promote tolerance, environment and care of nature. Also it will show the importance of internationalization and mastery of a second or third language as tools for personal growth and building an international cooperation for a better world. You will have the opportunity to plant trees as a symbol of brotherhood between countries.
ACCOMODATION: Volunteers will be hosted in a private house with all facilities, kitchen, dining room, sleeping rooms, place to wash clothes and hot water. There are no beds so please bring an air mat and sleeping bag. Volunteers will have food provided during the camp. Vegetarian food is available.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: The camp will be organized in Leon City, a very dynamic city of Mexico, famous for its shoes and leather products and industry. There are many interesting activities to do and it is a very safe and enjoyable environment. You can visit different touristic spots from the surroundings of Leon such as: Science Center, Explora Park, Museum of Art and History of Guanajuato, Plaza de los Martires, Dos de Enero, Leon Zoo, Metropolitan Park, downtown of Leon, Zona Piel, Expo Bicentenario de Mexico. Read more: https://www.zonaturistica.com/en/tourist-attractions-in/117/leon-guanajuato.html
REQUIREMENTS: This camp is open for young people who love the interaction with other youngsters and are ready to have a wonderful cultural exchange leaving a mark and building friendships that will last forever! Be prepared to realize indoor and outdoor activities! By participating in this project, you will acquire the global skills of adaptability, global awareness, strategic thinking and collaborative planning. After the participation in the project volunteers will receive an official letter certifying these skills. For volunteers who are interested in learning Spanish, there will be a Spanish course organized before the project starts. It will be organized in the city of Morelia. Cost: 110 Euros. It includes lodging for 7 days at a Youth Hostel in Morelia city, materials and practice activities for 15 hours with an experienced teacher. (Meals are not included).
LANGUAGES: eng,esp
NEAREST BUS STATION: Leon Bus Station "Hilario Medina".
NEAREST AIRPORT: Mexico City International Airport; Leon city Airport
OPEN FOR DISABLED VOLUNTEERS

Gartenarbeiten, oekologische Aufgaben und mexikanische Kultur!
Mexiko    VIVE17.25    Sustainable School    23.08.-05.09.2017    ENVI/SOCI/CULT   8vols
PROJECT: Nowadays urban development has caused a problem that requires attention, especially in the communities that surround the metropolis; it is in these places where lack of food supplies, disorganized suburban development and the lack of sustainable culture among population, have generated social and economic conflicts. With the help of volunteers who sign up to this project and the support of local volunteers that will work together on finding possible solutions for the communities that are located in Morelia’s city surroundings. The purpose of this project is to generate international cooperation and community development in the region of the “Valle de Morelia-Querendaro”, through the implementation of various activities that will promote environmental awareness and sustainable development.
WORK: The project activities will take place in different stages, first a basic training will be provided to volunteers in the following areas:
1. Home gardens.
2. Management and use of organic waste (composting, solid and liquid organic manure).
3. Ecological Pots among other ecotecnias.
As a second step, different campaigns will be carried out in some surrounding communities (Tarimbaro, Alvaro Obregon, Cuitzillo) in which volunteers will promote among the community members, the use of tools through activities such as:
1. Creation of community gardens.
2. Preparation of compost.
3. Separation and waste management.
4. Recovery and embellishment of public spaces.
5. Reforestation, among ecotechniques.
With this project local organizers also want to create an impact within a local university to coordinate the actions, therefore some of the activities will be undertaken for the benefit of the facilities of the campus:
1. Maintenance and embellishment of green areas.
2. Classification and marking signs of the vegetation from the university.
3. Recovery of common areas.
Finally, volunteers will take part in activities that help them in their cultural development, where they will share their experiences, traditions and Mexican customs through various activities such as:
1. Creation of Handcrafted Catrinas.
2. Workshop of traditional Mexican dances (to be represented by the volunteers at the end of the workcamp).
3. Tour around the main touristic attractions that are close to the university (Archaeological Zone from Tzintzuntzan and Zirahuen’s lake).
ACCOMMODATION: Volunteers will be hosted in a Youth Hostel in shared rooms, with all facilities at disposal WIFI, hot water, kitchen, showers
LOCATION AND LEISURE: Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico, in addition to being a beautiful city, it is the capital of Michoacan State, it is declared Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO and hosts several cultural festivals (such as film, music, art).You can walk in downtown which has many cultural activities and discover the variety of historic buildings and monuments, for those looking to surround themselves by natural wonders, such as the Island of Janitzio or the ancient pyramids of Tzintzuntzan, the magical towns of Patzcuaro, Santa Clara del Cobre, and several ceremonial centers of the Mesoamerican pre-Hispanic culture.
TERMINAL: CLOSEST STATION: Morelia City, Bus Station
CLOSEST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: Mexico City International Airport
OTHER POSSIBLE AIRPORTS: Morelia City, Airport
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:The camp is open for young people who is interested in a diverse range of activities, active and who enjoy sharing culture and making new friends! Volunteers must be motivated to be active and working outdoors. For volunteers who are interested to learn Spanish, there will be a Spanish course organized before the project starts, it will be organized in the city of Morelia. Cost: 110 Euros. It includes lodging for 7 days at a Youth Hostel in Morelia city, materials and practice activities for 15 hours with an experienced teacher are included. (Meals are not included).
CAMP LANGUAGE: English (Spanish is appreciated!)
VEGETERIAN FOOD AVAILABLE: Yes

Rette Meeresschildkroeten
Mexiko    VIVE17.14    SEA TURTLES Conservation V    30.08.-11.09.2017    ENVI   20vols
PROJECT: Since 2014 Vive Mexico has organized this project in Rincon de Guayabitos, Nayarit with extraordinary results. The aim of these projects is to protect sea turtles with a team of biologists working in Guayabitos, Nayarit. A team of biologists who are working with volunteers want to show you the charm of turtle’s life.
See the VIDEO! https://goo.gl/LsaZnX
WORK: Live in paradise and protect the turtles at the beach! The working hours are in the night from 20:00 to 8:00, four days per week. This depends on the number of turtles that come ashore. Two teams will be split allowing each group to have a day of work, a day off for recovery and two days off in weekends. Some of the activities to be performed are:
1. To find adult turtles and collect their eggs.
2. To move the eggs to a protected place called Vivero.
3. To release newborn baby turtles into the sea.
4. To patrol the beaches at night.
5. To make some reconstruction in the most important turtle camps from the region.
If you love nature, want to have a great time in beautiful beaches near the village, with all the amenities of a hotel and witness the magic spectacle of nature happenings since millions of years... then this project is for you!
ACCOMODATION: Volunteers will be hosted in a Hotel in a shared room with all facilities at disposal, private bathroom, hot water, swimming pool, WIFI, air conditioning. Vegetarian food is available.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: Rincon de Guayabitos is located in the astonishing Sierra Madre Occidental and close to the waters of the Pacific Ocean. Riviera Nayarit is emerging as one of the most attractive and magical destinations of Mexico. The area extends approximately 300 kilometers along the coast, integrated by mountainous jungle and facing coastal islands. For those seeking a more rural and rustic experience with magical beach towns in Mexico, the Riviera has a massive open space for everyone along the Nayarit coast. Also, for those who want to relax, there are also quiet beaches and there are other beaches with heavy waves for surfers. In their free time volunteers can go and discover Bahia de Banderas or Puerto Vallarta.
Read more: http://www.puertovallarta.net/fast_facts/magical-puerto-vallarta.php
REMARKS: By participating in this project, you will acquire the global skills of adaptability, global awareness, strategic thinking and collaborative planning. After the participation in the project volunteers will receive an official letter certifying these skills. For volunteers who are interested in learning Spanish, there will be a Spanish course organized before the project starts. It will be organized in the city of Morelia. Cost: 110 Euros. It includes lodging for 7 days at a Youth Hostel in Morelia city, materials and practice activities for 15 hours with an experienced teacher. (Meals are not included).
LANGUAGES: eng,esp
NEAREST STATION: La Peñita de Jaltemba, Nayarit.
NEAREST AIRPORT: Mexico City International Airport; Puerto Vallarta Airport Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz
FEE: 295€: Since neither VIVE MEXICO nor its local camp partner receives financial support for this camp from municipality or private sources, to realize this camp we have to charge a participation fee of 295.00 Euro. This fee includes food, hosting, materials and local transportation for work activities. This fee has to be paid by bank transfer before arrival to the camp or by participants upon arrival to the camp. The bank details will be provided after the acceptance of the participant to the camp.

Schildkroetenschutzprojekt bei einer Hafenstadt am Pazifik
Mexiko    A-VIMEX 17/05    TURTLE CAMP (ZIHUATANEJO)    01.09.-15.09.2017    ENVI/EDU   6vols
AGE: 18-30
PROJECT: VIMEX and Ayotlcalli organization have the aim to contribute to the recovery and conservation of 3 species of sea turtle on the verge of extinction that visit Ixtapa - Zihuatanejo Gro. each year, which are the Golfina Turtle (olive Lepidochelys), the Blackish Turtle (Chelonia agassizi) and the Lute Turtle (Dermochelys coracea).
The efforts to preserve these species consist of two ways:
• Nigth vigilance to avoid the plunder of nests and the slaughter of the mother turtles in the most extensive beach in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo.
• Environmental Education for the sustainability and conservation of the natural resources in the zone of influence.
Problems of the marine turtles in the zone are: In spite of the fact that the marine turtles are important for its ecological role inside the aquatic and coastal ecosystems and contribute to the health of the reefs, meadows of marine pastures as well as of the estuaries and sandy beaches worldwide, the populations of the different species of marine turtles are limited. In the beach of monitoring, the consumption and utilization of the derivates of the species, which are meat, fat, skin (leather) and turtle-shell, are deeply culturally rooted.
WORK: The Activities will be:
• Understanding topics related to biology, ecology and conservation of the marine turtles as well as the problematics of its conservation in the community.
• Activities of monitoring, collection of nests and liberation of baby turtles will be realized.
• Cleaning of the beach.
• Educating children and young women of the community about the conservation of the marine turtles, recycling and organic agriculture.
• Elaboration of handcrafts for fund raising.
• Support the community events.
• Improvement of camp facilities.
• In the afternoons there is some free time due to the heat, this is why we ask the volunteers to bring some games to share with the other volunteers.
THIS PROJECT IS IDEAL FOR NATURE LOVERS !
ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: The project is providing a wide zone to camp which consists of a cabin, baths and a kitchen. Meals will be prepared by the volunteers.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: In the free time they will be able to visit the community of the Coacoyul, Zihuatanejo city, Barra de Potosi (Barr of Fortune), you can also visit Ixtapa which is a very well-known resort.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Good disposal of team work, dedication, responsibility and enthusiasm regarding the work, positive energy, interest in learning and enjoying oneself. You can bring your own tent if you like. In case of being under some medical treatment please bring your medicine with you.
You can take the Intensive Spanish Course that we offer to the volunteers in our camps before the camp starts. Contact us if you are interested!
LANGUAGES: eng,esp
NEAREST AIRPORT: MEX
MEETING POINT: We ask all volunteers to arrive to Mexico one day before the turtle camp starts to attend an information meeting about the turtle camp. The meeting point for this information meeting will be in the office of VIMEX at 11 am. After the meeting, the volunteers will have some free time to explore the city before returning to the office of VIMEX at 7 pm. At 8 pm the whole group will leave together with the camp leader to the bus station where they will buy the bus tickets to Zihuatanejo. The bus will leave at 10 pm and they will arrive at the camp at 8 am in the next morning. Our colleagues from the turtle camp will pick up the volunteers. IMPORTANT: EVERY VOLUNTEER WILL PAY THEIR OWN BUS TICKET
EXTRA FEE: 170€ The fee includes accomodation and food.

Pflanze Baeume und mache auf oekologische Themen aufmerksam
Mexiko    VIVE17.26    Reforestation Squad    06.09.-19.09.2017    ENVI/SOCI/AGRI   6vols
PROJECT: The purpose of this project is to integrate people of different nationalities, students and society in general into International Cooperation Projects, providing a space to exploit their energy in a framework that promotes brotherhood, solidarity and respect among participants; And at the same time provide them with an experience that promotes awareness by inviting them to carry out activities to help our planet through international intercultural exchange.
WORK: Plant trees in green areas designated by the municipality of Chalchicomula together with students of the Higher Technological Institute of Ciudad Serdán.
Put the trash in its place, groups of students, children and old adults, such as environmental inspectors in the center of the City promoting among the community that does not throw garbage and those who make it invite them to put it in the right place.
Awareness-raising conferences in middle-level students in the region on ecological issues to raise awareness of the importance of environmental care.
Carrying out cultural and sports activities with young people, children and older adults in the community.
ACCOMMODATION: Volunteers will be hosted in a private house with all facilities, kitchen, dining room, sleeping rooms, place to wash clothes and hot water, there are no beds so please bring an air mat and sleeping bag.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: Ciudad Serdán is the municipal seat of Chalchicomula de Sesma Municipality in the Mexican state of Puebla. During their free time, volunteers will be accompanied to know the various attractions around Ciudad Serdan, they can go on weekends to various attractions of the region such as Pico de Orizaba National Park, Pico de Orizaba (Citlaltepetl) Volcano, Gran Telescopio Milimetrico (great mill metric telescope), Aljojuca lagoon, Tecuitlapa lagoon, Waterfalls from Chilchotla, Cuautlancingo archaeological site, archaeological zone and tour around the vibrant city of Puebla and Cholula
TERMINAL: CLOSEST STATION: Puebla City, Bus Station
CLOSEST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: Mexico City International Airport
OTHER POSSIBLE AIRPORTS: Puebla City, Airport
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: The camp is open for young people who is interested in a diverse range of activities, active and who enjoy sharing culture and making new friends! Volunteers must be motivated to be active and working outdoors. For volunteers who are interested to learn Spanish, there will be a Spanish course organized before the project starts, it will be organized in the city of Morelia. Cost: 110 Euros. It includes lodging for 7 days at a Youth Hostel in Morelia city, materials and practice activities for 15 hours with an experienced teacher are included. (Meals are not included).
CAMP LANGUAGE: English (Spanish is appreciated!)
VEGETERIAN FOOD AVAILABLE: Yes

Rette Meeresschildkroeten
Mexiko    VIVE17.15    SEA TURTLES Conservation VI    13.09.-25.09.2017    ENVI   20vols
PROJECT: Since 2014 Vive Mexico has organized this project in Rincon de Guayabitos, Nayarit with extraordinary results. The aim of these projects is to protect sea turtles with a team of biologists working in Guayabitos, Nayarit. A team of biologists who are working with volunteers want to show you the charm of turtle’s life.
See the VIDEO! https://goo.gl/LsaZnX
WORK: Live in paradise and protect the turtles at the beach! The working hours are in the night from 20:00 to 8:00, four days per week. This depends on the number of turtles that come ashore. Two teams will be split allowing each group to have a day of work, a day off for recovery and two days off in weekends. Some of the activities to be performed are:
1. To find adult turtles and collect their eggs.
2. To move the eggs to a protected place called Vivero.
3. To release newborn baby turtles into the sea.
4. To patrol the beaches at night.
5. To make some reconstruction in the most important turtle camps from the region.
If you love nature, want to have a great time in beautiful beaches near the village, with all the amenities of a hotel and witness the magic spectacle of nature happenings since millions of years... then this project is for you!
ACCOMODATION: Volunteers will be hosted in a Hotel in a shared room with all facilities at disposal, private bathroom, hot water, swimming pool, WIFI, air conditioning. Vegetarian food is available.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: Rincon de Guayabitos is located in the astonishing Sierra Madre Occidental and close to the waters of the Pacific Ocean. Riviera Nayarit is emerging as one of the most attractive and magical destinations of Mexico. The area extends approximately 300 kilometers along the coast, integrated by mountainous jungle and facing coastal islands. For those seeking a more rural and rustic experience with magical beach towns in Mexico, the Riviera has a massive open space for everyone along the Nayarit coast. Also, for those who want to relax, there are also quiet beaches and there are other beaches with heavy waves for surfers. In their free time volunteers can go and discover Bahia de Banderas or Puerto Vallarta.
Read more: http://www.puertovallarta.net/fast_facts/magical-puerto-vallarta.php
REMARKS: By participating in this project, you will acquire the global skills of adaptability, global awareness, strategic thinking and collaborative planning. After the participation in the project volunteers will receive an official letter certifying these skills. For volunteers who are interested in learning Spanish, there will be a Spanish course organized before the project starts. It will be organized in the city of Morelia. Cost: 110 Euros. It includes lodging for 7 days at a Youth Hostel in Morelia city, materials and practice activities for 15 hours with an experienced teacher. (Meals are not included).
LANGUAGES: eng,esp
NEAREST STATION: La Peñita de Jaltemba, Nayarit.
NEAREST AIRPORT: Mexico City International Airport; Puerto Vallarta Airport Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz
FEE: 295€: Since neither VIVE MEXICO nor its local camp partner receives financial support for this camp from municipality or private sources, to realize this camp we have to charge a participation fee of 295.00 Euro. This fee includes food, hosting, materials and local transportation for work activities. This fee has to be paid by bank transfer before arrival to the camp or by participants upon arrival to the camp. The bank details will be provided after the acceptance of the participant to the camp.

Schildkroetenschutzprojekt bei einer Hafenstadt am Pazifik
Mexiko    A-VIMEX 17/06    TURTLE CAMP (ZIHUATANEJO)    19.09.-01.10.2017    ENVI/EDU   6vols
AGE: 18-30
PROJECT: VIMEX and Ayotlcalli organization have the aim to contribute to the recovery and conservation of 3 species of sea turtle on the verge of extinction that visit Ixtapa - Zihuatanejo Gro. each year, which are the Golfina Turtle (olive Lepidochelys), the Blackish Turtle (Chelonia agassizi) and the Lute Turtle (Dermochelys coracea).
The efforts to preserve these species consist of two ways:
• Nigth vigilance to avoid the plunder of nests and the slaughter of the mother turtles in the most extensive beach in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo.
• Environmental Education for the sustainability and conservation of the natural resources in the zone of influence.
Problems of the marine turtles in the zone are: In spite of the fact that the marine turtles are important for its ecological role inside the aquatic and coastal ecosystems and contribute to the health of the reefs, meadows of marine pastures as well as of the estuaries and sandy beaches worldwide, the populations of the different species of marine turtles are limited. In the beach of monitoring, the consumption and utilization of the derivates of the species, which are meat, fat, skin (leather) and turtle-shell, are deeply culturally rooted.
WORK: The Activities will be:
• Understanding topics related to biology, ecology and conservation of the marine turtles as well as the problematics of its conservation in the community.
• Activities of monitoring, collection of nests and liberation of baby turtles will be realized.
• Cleaning of the beach.
• Educating children and young women of the community about the conservation of the marine turtles, recycling and organic agriculture.
• Elaboration of handcrafts for fund raising.
• Support the community events.
• Improvement of camp facilities.
• In the afternoons there is some free time due to the heat, this is why we ask the volunteers to bring some games to share with the other volunteers.
THIS PROJECT IS IDEAL FOR NATURE LOVERS !
ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: The project is providing a wide zone to camp which consists of a cabin, baths and a kitchen. Meals will be prepared by the volunteers.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: In the free time they will be able to visit the community of the Coacoyul, Zihuatanejo city, Barra de Potosi (Barr of Fortune), you can also visit Ixtapa which is a very well-known resort.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Good disposal of team work, dedication, responsibility and enthusiasm regarding the work, positive energy, interest in learning and enjoying oneself. You can bring your own tent if you like. In case of being under some medical treatment please bring your medicine with you.
You can take the Intensive Spanish Course that we offer to the volunteers in our camps before the camp starts. Contact us if you are interested!
LANGUAGES: eng,esp
NEAREST AIRPORT: MEX
MEETING POINT: We ask all volunteers to arrive to Mexico one day before the turtle camp starts to attend an information meeting about the turtle camp. The meeting point for this information meeting will be in the office of VIMEX at 11 am. After the meeting, the volunteers will have some free time to explore the city before returning to the office of VIMEX at 7 pm. At 8 pm the whole group will leave together with the camp leader to the bus station where they will buy the bus tickets to Zihuatanejo. The bus will leave at 10 pm and they will arrive at the camp at 8 am in the next morning. Our colleagues from the turtle camp will pick up the volunteers. IMPORTANT: EVERY VOLUNTEER WILL PAY THEIR OWN BUS TICKET
EXTRA FEE: 170€ The fee includes accomodation and food.

Rette Meeresschildkroeten
Mexiko    VIVE17.16    SEA TURTLES Conservation VII    27.09.-09.10.2017    ENVI   20vols
PROJECT: Since 2014 Vive Mexico has organized this project in Rincon de Guayabitos, Nayarit with extraordinary results. The aim of these projects is to protect sea turtles with a team of biologists working in Guayabitos, Nayarit. A team of biologists who are working with volunteers want to show you the charm of turtle’s life.
See the VIDEO! https://goo.gl/LsaZnX
WORK: Live in paradise and protect the turtles at the beach! The working hours are in the night from 20:00 to 8:00, four days per week. This depends on the number of turtles that come ashore. Two teams will be split allowing each group to have a day of work, a day off for recovery and two days off in weekends. Some of the activities to be performed are:
1. To find adult turtles and collect their eggs.
2. To move the eggs to a protected place called Vivero.
3. To release newborn baby turtles into the sea.
4. To patrol the beaches at night.
5. To make some reconstruction in the most important turtle camps from the region.
If you love nature, want to have a great time in beautiful beaches near the village, with all the amenities of a hotel and witness the magic spectacle of nature happenings since millions of years... then this project is for you!
ACCOMODATION: Volunteers will be hosted in a Hotel in a shared room with all facilities at disposal, private bathroom, hot water, swimming pool, WIFI, air conditioning. Vegetarian food is available.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: Rincon de Guayabitos is located in the astonishing Sierra Madre Occidental and close to the waters of the Pacific Ocean. Riviera Nayarit is emerging as one of the most attractive and magical destinations of Mexico. The area extends approximately 300 kilometers along the coast, integrated by mountainous jungle and facing coastal islands. For those seeking a more rural and rustic experience with magical beach towns in Mexico, the Riviera has a massive open space for everyone along the Nayarit coast. Also, for those who want to relax, there are also quiet beaches and there are other beaches with heavy waves for surfers. In their free time volunteers can go and discover Bahia de Banderas or Puerto Vallarta.
Read more: http://www.puertovallarta.net/fast_facts/magical-puerto-vallarta.php
REMARKS: By participating in this project, you will acquire the global skills of adaptability, global awareness, strategic thinking and collaborative planning. After the participation in the project volunteers will receive an official letter certifying these skills. For volunteers who are interested in learning Spanish, there will be a Spanish course organized before the project starts. It will be organized in the city of Morelia. Cost: 110 Euros. It includes lodging for 7 days at a Youth Hostel in Morelia city, materials and practice activities for 15 hours with an experienced teacher. (Meals are not included).
LANGUAGES: eng,esp
NEAREST STATION: La Peñita de Jaltemba, Nayarit.
NEAREST AIRPORT: Mexico City International Airport; Puerto Vallarta Airport Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz
FEE: 295€: Since neither VIVE MEXICO nor its local camp partner receives financial support for this camp from municipality or private sources, to realize this camp we have to charge a participation fee of 295.00 Euro. This fee includes food, hosting, materials and local transportation for work activities. This fee has to be paid by bank transfer before arrival to the camp or by participants upon arrival to the camp. The bank details will be provided after the acceptance of the participant to the camp.

Schildkroetenschutzprojekt bei einer Hafenstadt am Pazifik
Mexiko    A-VIMEX 17/07    TURTLE CAMP (ZIHUATANEJO)    02.10.-15.10.2017    ENVI/EDU   6vols
AGE: 18-30
PROJECT: VIMEX and Ayotlcalli organization have the aim to contribute to the recovery and conservation of 3 species of sea turtle on the verge of extinction that visit Ixtapa - Zihuatanejo Gro. each year, which are the Golfina Turtle (olive Lepidochelys), the Blackish Turtle (Chelonia agassizi) and the Lute Turtle (Dermochelys coracea).
The efforts to preserve these species consist of two ways:
• Nigth vigilance to avoid the plunder of nests and the slaughter of the mother turtles in the most extensive beach in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo.
• Environmental Education for the sustainability and conservation of the natural resources in the zone of influence.
Problems of the marine turtles in the zone are: In spite of the fact that the marine turtles are important for its ecological role inside the aquatic and coastal ecosystems and contribute to the health of the reefs, meadows of marine pastures as well as of the estuaries and sandy beaches worldwide, the populations of the different species of marine turtles are limited. In the beach of monitoring, the consumption and utilization of the derivates of the species, which are meat, fat, skin (leather) and turtle-shell, are deeply culturally rooted.
WORK: The Activities will be:
• Understanding topics related to biology, ecology and conservation of the marine turtles as well as the problematics of its conservation in the community.
• Activities of monitoring, collection of nests and liberation of baby turtles will be realized.
• Cleaning of the beach.
• Educating children and young women of the community about the conservation of the marine turtles, recycling and organic agriculture.
• Elaboration of handcrafts for fund raising.
• Support the community events.
• Improvement of camp facilities.
• In the afternoons there is some free time due to the heat, this is why we ask the volunteers to bring some games to share with the other volunteers.
THIS PROJECT IS IDEAL FOR NATURE LOVERS !
ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: The project is providing a wide zone to camp which consists of a cabin, baths and a kitchen. Meals will be prepared by the volunteers.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: In the free time they will be able to visit the community of the Coacoyul, Zihuatanejo city, Barra de Potosi (Barr of Fortune), you can also visit Ixtapa which is a very well-known resort.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Good disposal of team work, dedication, responsibility and enthusiasm regarding the work, positive energy, interest in learning and enjoying oneself. You can bring your own tent if you like. In case of being under some medical treatment please bring your medicine with you.
You can take the Intensive Spanish Course that we offer to the volunteers in our camps before the camp starts. Contact us if you are interested!
LANGUAGES: eng,esp
NEAREST AIRPORT: MEX
MEETING POINT: We ask all volunteers to arrive to Mexico one day before the turtle camp starts to attend an information meeting about the turtle camp. The meeting point for this information meeting will be in the office of VIMEX at 11 am. After the meeting, the volunteers will have some free time to explore the city before returning to the office of VIMEX at 7 pm. At 8 pm the whole group will leave together with the camp leader to the bus station where they will buy the bus tickets to Zihuatanejo. The bus will leave at 10 pm and they will arrive at the camp at 8 am in the next morning. Our colleagues from the turtle camp will pick up the volunteers. IMPORTANT: EVERY VOLUNTEER WILL PAY THEIR OWN BUS TICKET
EXTRA FEE: 170€ The fee includes accomodation and food.

Rette Meeresschildkroeten
Mexiko    VIVE17.18    SEA TURTLES Conservation VIII    11.10.-23.10.2017    ENVI   20vols
PROJECT: Since 2014 Vive Mexico has organized this project in Rincon de Guayabitos, Nayarit with extraordinary results. The aim of these projects is to protect sea turtles with a team of biologists working in Guayabitos, Nayarit. A team of biologists who are working with volunteers want to show you the charm of turtle’s life.
See the VIDEO! https://goo.gl/LsaZnX
WORK: Live in paradise and protect the turtles at the beach! The working hours are in the night from 20:00 to 8:00, four days per week. This depends on the number of turtles that come ashore. Two teams will be split allowing each group to have a day of work, a day off for recovery and two days off in weekends. Some of the activities to be performed are:
1. To find adult turtles and collect their eggs.
2. To move the eggs to a protected place called Vivero.
3. To release newborn baby turtles into the sea.
4. To patrol the beaches at night.
5. To make some reconstruction in the most important turtle camps from the region.
If you love nature, want to have a great time in beautiful beaches near the village, with all the amenities of a hotel and witness the magic spectacle of nature happenings since millions of years... then this project is for you!
ACCOMODATION: Volunteers will be hosted in a Hotel in a shared room with all facilities at disposal, private bathroom, hot water, swimming pool, WIFI, air conditioning. Vegetarian food is available.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: Rincon de Guayabitos is located in the astonishing Sierra Madre Occidental and close to the waters of the Pacific Ocean. Riviera Nayarit is emerging as one of the most attractive and magical destinations of Mexico. The area extends approximately 300 kilometers along the coast, integrated by mountainous jungle and facing coastal islands. For those seeking a more rural and rustic experience with magical beach towns in Mexico, the Riviera has a massive open space for everyone along the Nayarit coast. Also, for those who want to relax, there are also quiet beaches and there are other beaches with heavy waves for surfers. In their free time volunteers can go and discover Bahia de Banderas or Puerto Vallarta.
Read more: http://www.puertovallarta.net/fast_facts/magical-puerto-vallarta.php
REMARKS: By participating in this project, you will acquire the global skills of adaptability, global awareness, strategic thinking and collaborative planning. After the participation in the project volunteers will receive an official letter certifying these skills. For volunteers who are interested in learning Spanish, there will be a Spanish course organized before the project starts. It will be organized in the city of Morelia. Cost: 110 Euros. It includes lodging for 7 days at a Youth Hostel in Morelia city, materials and practice activities for 15 hours with an experienced teacher. (Meals are not included).
LANGUAGES: eng,esp
NEAREST STATION: La Peñita de Jaltemba, Nayarit.
NEAREST AIRPORT: Mexico City International Airport; Puerto Vallarta Airport Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz
FEE: 295€: Since neither VIVE MEXICO nor its local camp partner receives financial support for this camp from municipality or private sources, to realize this camp we have to charge a participation fee of 295.00 Euro. This fee includes food, hosting, materials and local transportation for work activities. This fee has to be paid by bank transfer before arrival to the camp or by participants upon arrival to the camp. The bank details will be provided after the acceptance of the participant to the camp.

Erstelle Workshops zum Thema Umweltbildung
Mexiko    VIVE17.17    Agent 00 SEVEN-vironment    11.10.-24.10.2017    ENVI/EDU   5vols
PROJECT: The mission of this project is to work against the climate change and encourage local youngsters to participate in environmental care activities. You will be applying techniques for the development of organic compost and vermicomposting as well as techniques for the separation of solid wastes. You will also participate in the reforestation of degraded areas, contributing to the mitigation of the effects caused by climate change.
WORK: Share your culture and help to get life skills. Learn and improve the life of indigenous children and youngsters. As international volunteer you will be an agent in charge of providing workshops on environmental education and of helping to carry out practices on Eco technology learned from local experts. You will share cases of success from your country about environmental education, urban solid waste management, alternative energies and Eco techniques. Volunteers also will encourage cultural exchange with students through English speaking clubs. If you want to share your knowledge about environmental practices, have fun and make many new friends then this project is ideal for you.
ACCOMODATION: Volunteers will be hosted in a private house with all facilities, kitchen, dining room, sleeping rooms, place to wash clothes and hot water. There are no beds so please bring an air mat and sleeping bag. Vegetarian food is available.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: Zacapoaxtla is located in the northern part of the State of Puebla and it has 8062 inhabitants. Located 172 km from the capital of the state which is also called city of Puebla. The camp is very close to wonderful places. You can visit archaeological sites such as Cuetzalan and Cantona as well as enjoy cultural diversity in museums and in magical villages. Besides ecotourism in marvelous caves and waterfalls, there will also be time to visit Puebla City, the capital of the state of Puebla and many more places. Read more: https://www.zonaturistica.com/en/tourist-attractions-in/401/puebla.html
https://www.tripadvisor.com.ph/Attractions-g3180648-Activities-Zacapoaxtla_Central_Mexico_and_Gulf_Coast.html
https://www.lonelyplanet.com/mexico/puebla/top-things-to-do/a/poi/361541
REQUIREMENTS: The camp is open for young people who are interested in participating and enjoying a diverse range of activities and for active volunteers who enjoy sharing culture and making new friends! Volunteers must be motivated to be active and working indoors and outdoors. By participating in this project, you will acquire the global skills of adaptability, global awareness, strategic thinking and collaborative planning. After the participation in the project volunteers will receive an official letter certifying these skills. For volunteers who are interested in learning Spanish, there will be a Spanish course organized before the project starts. It will be organized in the city of Morelia. Cost: 110 Euros. It includes lodging for 7 days at a Youth Hostel in Morelia city, materials and practice activities for 15 hours with an experienced teacher. (Meals are not included).
LANGUAGES: eng,esp
NEAREST BUS STATION: Zaragoza, Puebla, México.
NEAREST AIRPORT: Mexico City International Airport; Puebla City International Airport
FEE: 165€. Since neither VIVE MEXICO nor its local camp partner receives financial support for this camp from municipality or private sources, to realize this camp we have to charge participation fee of 165.00 Euro. This fee includes food, hosting, materials and local transportation for work activities. This fee has to be paid by bank transfer before the arrival to the camp or by participants upon arrival to the camp. The bank details will be provided after the acceptance of the participant to the camp.

Schildkroetenschutzprojekt bei einer Hafenstadt am Pazifik
Mexiko    A-VIMEX 17/08    TURTLE CAMP (ZIHUATANEJO)    16.10.-30.10.2017    ENVI/EDU   6vols
AGE: 18-30
PROJECT: VIMEX and Ayotlcalli organization have the aim to contribute to the recovery and conservation of 3 species of sea turtle on the verge of extinction that visit Ixtapa - Zihuatanejo Gro. each year, which are the Golfina Turtle (olive Lepidochelys), the Blackish Turtle (Chelonia agassizi) and the Lute Turtle (Dermochelys coracea).
The efforts to preserve these species consist of two ways:
• Nigth vigilance to avoid the plunder of nests and the slaughter of the mother turtles in the most extensive beach in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo.
• Environmental Education for the sustainability and conservation of the natural resources in the zone of influence.
Problems of the marine turtles in the zone are: In spite of the fact that the marine turtles are important for its ecological role inside the aquatic and coastal ecosystems and contribute to the health of the reefs, meadows of marine pastures as well as of the estuaries and sandy beaches worldwide, the populations of the different species of marine turtles are limited. In the beach of monitoring, the consumption and utilization of the derivates of the species, which are meat, fat, skin (leather) and turtle-shell, are deeply culturally rooted.
WORK: The Activities will be:
• Understanding topics related to biology, ecology and conservation of the marine turtles as well as the problematics of its conservation in the community.
• Activities of monitoring, collection of nests and liberation of baby turtles will be realized.
• Cleaning of the beach.
• Educating children and young women of the community about the conservation of the marine turtles, recycling and organic agriculture.
• Elaboration of handcrafts for fund raising.
• Support the community events.
• Improvement of camp facilities.
• In the afternoons there is some free time due to the heat, this is why we ask the volunteers to bring some games to share with the other volunteers.
THIS PROJECT IS IDEAL FOR NATURE LOVERS !
ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: The project is providing a wide zone to camp which consists of a cabin, baths and a kitchen. Meals will be prepared by the volunteers.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: In the free time they will be able to visit the community of the Coacoyul, Zihuatanejo city, Barra de Potosi (Barr of Fortune), you can also visit Ixtapa which is a very well-known resort.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Good disposal of team work, dedication, responsibility and enthusiasm regarding the work, positive energy, interest in learning and enjoying oneself. You can bring your own tent if you like. In case of being under some medical treatment please bring your medicine with you.
You can take the Intensive Spanish Course that we offer to the volunteers in our camps before the camp starts. Contact us if you are interested!
LANGUAGES: eng,esp
NEAREST AIRPORT: MEX
MEETING POINT: We ask all volunteers to arrive to Mexico one day before the turtle camp starts to attend an information meeting about the turtle camp. The meeting point for this information meeting will be in the office of VIMEX at 11 am. After the meeting, the volunteers will have some free time to explore the city before returning to the office of VIMEX at 7 pm. At 8 pm the whole group will leave together with the camp leader to the bus station where they will buy the bus tickets to Zihuatanejo. The bus will leave at 10 pm and they will arrive at the camp at 8 am in the next morning. Our colleagues from the turtle camp will pick up the volunteers. IMPORTANT: EVERY VOLUNTEER WILL PAY THEIR OWN BUS TICKET
EXTRA FEE: 170€ The fee includes accomodation and food.

Rette Meeresschildkroeten
Mexiko    VIVE17.19    SEA TURTLES Conservation IX    25.10.-06.11.2017    ENVI/ZOO   20vols
PROJECT: Since 2014 Vive Mexico has organized this project in Rincon de Guayabitos, Nayarit with extraordinary results. The aim of these projects is to protect sea turtles with a team of biologists working in Guayabitos, Nayarit. A team of biologists who are working with volunteers want to show you the charm of turtle’s life.
See the VIDEO! https://goo.gl/LsaZnX
WORK: Live in paradise and protect the turtles at the beach! The working hours are in the night from 20:00 to 8:00, four days per week. This depends on the number of turtles that come ashore. Two teams will be split allowing each group to have a day of work, a day off for recovery and two days off in weekends. Some of the activities to be performed are:
1. To find adult turtles and collect their eggs.
2. To move the eggs to a protected place called Vivero.
3. To release newborn baby turtles into the sea.
4. To patrol the beaches at night.
5. To make some reconstruction in the most important turtle camps from the region.
If you love nature, want to have a great time in beautiful beaches near the village, with all the amenities of a hotel and witness the magic spectacle of nature happenings since millions of years... then this project is for you!
ACCOMODATION: Volunteers will be hosted in a Hotel in a shared room with all facilities at disposal, private bathroom, hot water, swimming pool, WIFI, air conditioning. Vegetarian food is available.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: Rincon de Guayabitos is located in the astonishing Sierra Madre Occidental and close to the waters of the Pacific Ocean. Riviera Nayarit is emerging as one of the most attractive and magical destinations of Mexico. The area extends approximately 300 kilometers along the coast, integrated by mountainous jungle and facing coastal islands. For those seeking a more rural and rustic experience with magical beach towns in Mexico, the Riviera has a massive open space for everyone along the Nayarit coast. Also, for those who want to relax, there are also quiet beaches and there are other beaches with heavy waves for surfers. In their free time volunteers can go and discover Bahia de Banderas or Puerto Vallarta.
Read more: http://www.puertovallarta.net/fast_facts/magical-puerto-vallarta.php
REMARKS: By participating in this project, you will acquire the global skills of adaptability, global awareness, strategic thinking and collaborative planning. After the participation in the project volunteers will receive an official letter certifying these skills. For volunteers who are interested in learning Spanish, there will be a Spanish course organized before the project starts. It will be organized in the city of Morelia. Cost: 110 Euros. It includes lodging for 7 days at a Youth Hostel in Morelia city, materials and practice activities for 15 hours with an experienced teacher. (Meals are not included).
LANGUAGES: eng,esp
NEAREST STATION: La Peñita de Jaltemba, Nayarit.
NEAREST AIRPORT: Mexico City International Airport; Puerto Vallarta Airport Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz
FEE: 295€: Since neither VIVE MEXICO nor its local camp partner receives financial support for this camp from municipality or private sources, to realize this camp we have to charge a participation fee of 295.00 Euro. This fee includes food, hosting, materials and local transportation for work activities. This fee has to be paid by bank transfer before arrival to the camp or by participants upon arrival to the camp. The bank details will be provided after the acceptance of the participant to the camp.

Schildkroetenschutzprojekt bei einer Hafenstadt am Pazifik
Mexiko    A-VIMEX 17/09    TURTLE CAMP (ZIHUATANEJO)    01.11.-15.11.2017    ENVI/EDU   6vols
AGE: 18-30
PROJECT: VIMEX and Ayotlcalli organization have the aim to contribute to the recovery and conservation of 3 species of sea turtle on the verge of extinction that visit Ixtapa - Zihuatanejo Gro. each year, which are the Golfina Turtle (olive Lepidochelys), the Blackish Turtle (Chelonia agassizi) and the Lute Turtle (Dermochelys coracea).
The efforts to preserve these species consist of two ways:
• Nigth vigilance to avoid the plunder of nests and the slaughter of the mother turtles in the most extensive beach in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo.
• Environmental Education for the sustainability and conservation of the natural resources in the zone of influence.
Problems of the marine turtles in the zone are: In spite of the fact that the marine turtles are important for its ecological role inside the aquatic and coastal ecosystems and contribute to the health of the reefs, meadows of marine pastures as well as of the estuaries and sandy beaches worldwide, the populations of the different species of marine turtles are limited. In the beach of monitoring, the consumption and utilization of the derivates of the species, which are meat, fat, skin (leather) and turtle-shell, are deeply culturally rooted.
WORK: The Activities will be:
• Understanding topics related to biology, ecology and conservation of the marine turtles as well as the problematics of its conservation in the community.
• Activities of monitoring, collection of nests and liberation of baby turtles will be realized.
• Cleaning of the beach.
• Educating children and young women of the community about the conservation of the marine turtles, recycling and organic agriculture.
• Elaboration of handcrafts for fund raising.
• Support the community events.
• Improvement of camp facilities.
• In the afternoons there is some free time due to the heat, this is why we ask the volunteers to bring some games to share with the other volunteers.
THIS PROJECT IS IDEAL FOR NATURE LOVERS !
ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: The project is providing a wide zone to camp which consists of a cabin, baths and a kitchen. Meals will be prepared by the volunteers.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: In the free time they will be able to visit the community of the Coacoyul, Zihuatanejo city, Barra de Potosi (Barr of Fortune), you can also visit Ixtapa which is a very well-known resort.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Good disposal of team work, dedication, responsibility and enthusiasm regarding the work, positive energy, interest in learning and enjoying oneself. You can bring your own tent if you like. In case of being under some medical treatment please bring your medicine with you.
You can take the Intensive Spanish Course that we offer to the volunteers in our camps before the camp starts. Contact us if you are interested!
LANGUAGES: eng,esp
NEAREST AIRPORT: MEX
MEETING POINT: We ask all volunteers to arrive to Mexico one day before the turtle camp starts to attend an information meeting about the turtle camp. The meeting point for this information meeting will be in the office of VIMEX at 11 am. After the meeting, the volunteers will have some free time to explore the city before returning to the office of VIMEX at 7 pm. At 8 pm the whole group will leave together with the camp leader to the bus station where they will buy the bus tickets to Zihuatanejo. The bus will leave at 10 pm and they will arrive at the camp at 8 am in the next morning. Our colleagues from the turtle camp will pick up the volunteers. IMPORTANT: EVERY VOLUNTEER WILL PAY THEIR OWN BUS TICKET
EXTRA FEE: 170€ The fee includes accomodation and food.

Rette Meeresschildkroeten
Mexiko    VIVE17.20    SEA TURTLES Conservation X    08.11.-20.11.2017    ENVI   20vols
PROJECT: Since 2014 Vive Mexico has organized this project in Rincon de Guayabitos, Nayarit with extraordinary results. The aim of these projects is to protect sea turtles with a team of biologists working in Guayabitos, Nayarit. A team of biologists who are working with volunteers want to show you the charm of turtle’s life.
See the VIDEO! https://goo.gl/LsaZnX
WORK: Live in paradise and protect the turtles at the beach! The working hours are in the night from 20:00 to 8:00, four days per week. This depends on the number of turtles that come ashore. Two teams will be split allowing each group to have a day of work, a day off for recovery and two days off in weekends. Some of the activities to be performed are:
1. To find adult turtles and collect their eggs.
2. To move the eggs to a protected place called Vivero.
3. To release newborn baby turtles into the sea.
4. To patrol the beaches at night.
5. To make some reconstruction in the most important turtle camps from the region.
If you love nature, want to have a great time in beautiful beaches near the village, with all the amenities of a hotel and witness the magic spectacle of nature happenings since millions of years... then this project is for you!
ACCOMODATION: Volunteers will be hosted in a Hotel in a shared room with all facilities at disposal, private bathroom, hot water, swimming pool, WIFI, air conditioning. Vegetarian food is available.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: Rincon de Guayabitos is located in the astonishing Sierra Madre Occidental and close to the waters of the Pacific Ocean. Riviera Nayarit is emerging as one of the most attractive and magical destinations of Mexico. The area extends approximately 300 kilometers along the coast, integrated by mountainous jungle and facing coastal islands. For those seeking a more rural and rustic experience with magical beach towns in Mexico, the Riviera has a massive open space for everyone along the Nayarit coast. Also, for those who want to relax, there are also quiet beaches and there are other beaches with heavy waves for surfers. In their free time volunteers can go and discover Bahia de Banderas or Puerto Vallarta.
Read more: http://www.puertovallarta.net/fast_facts/magical-puerto-vallarta.php
REMARKS: By participating in this project, you will acquire the global skills of adaptability, global awareness, strategic thinking and collaborative planning. After the participation in the project volunteers will receive an official letter certifying these skills. For volunteers who are interested in learning Spanish, there will be a Spanish course organized before the project starts. It will be organized in the city of Morelia. Cost: 110 Euros. It includes lodging for 7 days at a Youth Hostel in Morelia city, materials and practice activities for 15 hours with an experienced teacher. (Meals are not included).
LANGUAGES: eng,esp
NEAREST STATION: La Peñita de Jaltemba, Nayarit.
NEAREST AIRPORT: Mexico City International Airport; Puerto Vallarta Airport Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz
FEE: 295€: Since neither VIVE MEXICO nor its local camp partner receives financial support for this camp from municipality or private sources, to realize this camp we have to charge a participation fee of 295.00 Euro. This fee includes food, hosting, materials and local transportation for work activities. This fee has to be paid by bank transfer before arrival to the camp or by participants upon arrival to the camp. The bank details will be provided after the acceptance of the participant to the camp.

Lerne das Leben indigener Kinder und Jugendlicher kennen und organisiere Workshops
Mexiko    VIVE17.21    Indigenous Culture & Environment Experience II    08.11.-21.11.2017    ENVI/KIDS/CULT   5vols
PROJECT: The goal of this project is to share culture with indigenous children and indigenous youngsters, to get life skills and tools as well as to improve life quality promoting respect and mutual learning and growth.
WORK: Share your culture and help to get life skills, get to know and improve the life of indigenous children and youngsters. Volunteers together with university students of Puebla will organize workshops of crafts, recycling, ornamental and botanical gardening, dance, painting, elaboration of international dishes. You will also help with the construction of gardens, put in practice the cultural exchange through the dance and language workshops. Volunteers will help in cleaning activities and maintenance of the Houses of the Indigenous Children. This project is the perfect opportunity to learn Spanish and some indigenous languages!
ACCOMODATION: Volunteers will be hosted in a private house with all facilities, kitchen, dining room, sleeping rooms, place to wash clothes and hot water. There are no beds so please bring an air mat and sleeping bag. Vegetarian food is available.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: Zacapoaxtla is located in the northern part of the State of Puebla and it has 8062 inhabitants. Located 172 km from the capital of the state which is also called city of Puebla. The camp is very close to wonderful places. You can visit archaeological sites such as Cuetzalan and Cantona as well as enjoy cultural diversity in museums and in magical villages. Then there is ecotourism in marvelous caves and waterfalls and there will also be time to visit Puebla City, the capital of the state of Puebla and many more places.
Read more: https://www.zonaturistica.com/en/tourist-attractions-in/401/puebla.html
Read more: https://www.tripadvisor.com.ph/Attractions-g3180648-Activities-Zacapoaxtla_Central_Mexico_and_Gulf_Coast.html
Read more: https://www.lonelyplanet.com/mexico/puebla/top-things-to-do/a/poi/361541
REMARKS: By participating in this project, you will acquire the global skills of adaptability, global awareness, strategic thinking and collaborative planning, after the participation in the project volunteers will receive an official letter certifying these skills. For volunteers who are interested to learn Spanish, there will be a Spanish course organized before the project starts, it will be organized in the city of Morelia. Cost: 110 Euros. It includes lodging for 7 days at a Youth Hostel in Morelia city, materials and practice activities for 15 hours with an experienced teacher. (Meals are not included).
LANGUAGES: eng,esp
NEAREST BUS STATION: Bus station in Zaragoza, Puebla, México.
NEAREST AIRPORT: Mexico City International Airport; Puebla City International Airport
FEE: 165€: Since neither VIVE MEXICO nor its local camp partner receives financial support for this camp from municipality or private sources, to realize this camp we have to charge participation fee of 165.00 Euro, this fee includes food, hosting, materials and local transportation for work activities. This fee has to be paid by bank transfer before arrival to the camp or by participants upon arrival to the camp. The bank details will be provided after the acceptance of the participant to the camp.

Schildkroetenschutzprojekt bei einer Hafenstadt am Pazifik
Mexiko    A-VIMEX 17/10    TURTLE CAMP (ZIHUATANEJO)    16.11.-30.11.2017    ENVI/EDU   6vols
AGE: 18-30
PROJECT: VIMEX and Ayotlcalli organization have the aim to contribute to the recovery and conservation of 3 species of sea turtle on the verge of extinction that visit Ixtapa - Zihuatanejo Gro. each year, which are the Golfina Turtle (olive Lepidochelys), the Blackish Turtle (Chelonia agassizi) and the Lute Turtle (Dermochelys coracea).
The efforts to preserve these species consist of two ways:
• Nigth vigilance to avoid the plunder of nests and the slaughter of the mother turtles in the most extensive beach in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo.
• Environmental Education for the sustainability and conservation of the natural resources in the zone of influence.
Problems of the marine turtles in the zone are: In spite of the fact that the marine turtles are important for its ecological role inside the aquatic and coastal ecosystems and contribute to the health of the reefs, meadows of marine pastures as well as of the estuaries and sandy beaches worldwide, the populations of the different species of marine turtles are limited. In the beach of monitoring, the consumption and utilization of the derivates of the species, which are meat, fat, skin (leather) and turtle-shell, are deeply culturally rooted.
WORK: The Activities will be:
• Understanding topics related to biology, ecology and conservation of the marine turtles as well as the problematics of its conservation in the community.
• Activities of monitoring, collection of nests and liberation of baby turtles will be realized.
• Cleaning of the beach.
• Educating children and young women of the community about the conservation of the marine turtles, recycling and organic agriculture.
• Elaboration of handcrafts for fund raising.
• Support the community events.
• Improvement of camp facilities.
• In the afternoons there is some free time due to the heat, this is why we ask the volunteers to bring some games to share with the other volunteers.
THIS PROJECT IS IDEAL FOR NATURE LOVERS !
ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: The project is providing a wide zone to camp which consists of a cabin, baths and a kitchen. Meals will be prepared by the volunteers.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: In the free time they will be able to visit the community of the Coacoyul, Zihuatanejo city, Barra de Potosi (Barr of Fortune), you can also visit Ixtapa which is a very well-known resort.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Good disposal of team work, dedication, responsibility and enthusiasm regarding the work, positive energy, interest in learning and enjoying oneself. You can bring your own tent if you like. In case of being under some medical treatment please bring your medicine with you.
You can take the Intensive Spanish Course that we offer to the volunteers in our camps before the camp starts. Contact us if you are interested!
LANGUAGES: eng,esp
NEAREST AIRPORT: MEX
MEETING POINT: We ask all volunteers to arrive to Mexico one day before the turtle camp starts to attend an information meeting about the turtle camp. The meeting point for this information meeting will be in the office of VIMEX at 11 am. After the meeting, the volunteers will have some free time to explore the city before returning to the office of VIMEX at 7 pm. At 8 pm the whole group will leave together with the camp leader to the bus station where they will buy the bus tickets to Zihuatanejo. The bus will leave at 10 pm and they will arrive at the camp at 8 am in the next morning. Our colleagues from the turtle camp will pick up the volunteers. IMPORTANT: EVERY VOLUNTEER WILL PAY THEIR OWN BUS TICKET
EXTRA FEE: 170€ The fee includes accomodation and food.

Rette Meeresschildkroeten
Mexiko    VIVE17.22    SEA TURTLES Conservation XI    22.11.-04.12.2017    ENVI   20vols
PROJECT: Since 2014 Vive Mexico has organized this project in Rincon de Guayabitos, Nayarit with extraordinary results. The aim of these projects is to protect sea turtles with a team of biologists working in Guayabitos, Nayarit. A team of biologists who are working with volunteers want to show you the charm of turtle’s life.
See the VIDEO! https://goo.gl/LsaZnX
WORK: Live in paradise and protect the turtles at the beach! The working hours are in the night from 20:00 to 8:00, four days per week. This depends on the number of turtles that come ashore. Two teams will be split allowing each group to have a day of work, a day off for recovery and two days off in weekends. Some of the activities to be performed are:
1. To find adult turtles and collect their eggs.
2. To move the eggs to a protected place called Vivero.
3. To release newborn baby turtles into the sea.
4. To patrol the beaches at night.
5. To make some reconstruction in the most important turtle camps from the region.
If you love nature, want to have a great time in beautiful beaches near the village, with all the amenities of a hotel and witness the magic spectacle of nature happenings since millions of years... then this project is for you!
ACCOMODATION: Volunteers will be hosted in a Hotel in a shared room with all facilities at disposal, private bathroom, hot water, swimming pool, WIFI, air conditioning. Vegetarian food is available.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: Rincon de Guayabitos is located in the astonishing Sierra Madre Occidental and close to the waters of the Pacific Ocean. Riviera Nayarit is emerging as one of the most attractive and magical destinations of Mexico. The area extends approximately 300 kilometers along the coast, integrated by mountainous jungle and facing coastal islands. For those seeking a more rural and rustic experience with magical beach towns in Mexico, the Riviera has a massive open space for everyone along the Nayarit coast. Also, for those who want to relax, there are also quiet beaches and there are other beaches with heavy waves for surfers. In their free time volunteers can go and discover Bahia de Banderas or Puerto Vallarta.
Read more: http://www.puertovallarta.net/fast_facts/magical-puerto-vallarta.php
REMARKS: By participating in this project, you will acquire the global skills of adaptability, global awareness, strategic thinking and collaborative planning. After the participation in the project volunteers will receive an official letter certifying these skills. For volunteers who are interested in learning Spanish, there will be a Spanish course organized before the project starts. It will be organized in the city of Morelia. Cost: 110 Euros. It includes lodging for 7 days at a Youth Hostel in Morelia city, materials and practice activities for 15 hours with an experienced teacher. (Meals are not included).
LANGUAGES: eng,esp
NEAREST STATION: La Peñita de Jaltemba, Nayarit.
NEAREST AIRPORT: Mexico City International Airport; Puerto Vallarta Airport Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz
FEE: 295€: Since neither VIVE MEXICO nor its local camp partner receives financial support for this camp from municipality or private sources, to realize this camp we have to charge a participation fee of 295.00 Euro. This fee includes food, hosting, materials and local transportation for work activities. This fee has to be paid by bank transfer before arrival to the camp or by participants upon arrival to the camp. The bank details will be provided after the acceptance of the participant to the camp.

Schildkroetenschutzprojekt bei einer Hafenstadt am Pazifik
Mexiko    A-VIMEX 17/11    TURTLE CAMP (ZIHUATANEJO)    01.12.-15.12.2017    ENVI/EDU   6vols
AGE: 18-30
PROJECT: VIMEX and Ayotlcalli organization have the aim to contribute to the recovery and conservation of 3 species of sea turtle on the verge of extinction that visit Ixtapa - Zihuatanejo Gro. each year, which are the Golfina Turtle (olive Lepidochelys), the Blackish Turtle (Chelonia agassizi) and the Lute Turtle (Dermochelys coracea).
The efforts to preserve these species consist of two ways:
• Nigth vigilance to avoid the plunder of nests and the slaughter of the mother turtles in the most extensive beach in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo.
• Environmental Education for the sustainability and conservation of the natural resources in the zone of influence.
Problems of the marine turtles in the zone are: In spite of the fact that the marine turtles are important for its ecological role inside the aquatic and coastal ecosystems and contribute to the health of the reefs, meadows of marine pastures as well as of the estuaries and sandy beaches worldwide, the populations of the different species of marine turtles are limited. In the beach of monitoring, the consumption and utilization of the derivates of the species, which are meat, fat, skin (leather) and turtle-shell, are deeply culturally rooted.
WORK: The Activities will be:
• Understanding topics related to biology, ecology and conservation of the marine turtles as well as the problematics of its conservation in the community.
• Activities of monitoring, collection of nests and liberation of baby turtles will be realized.
• Cleaning of the beach.
• Educating children and young women of the community about the conservation of the marine turtles, recycling and organic agriculture.
• Elaboration of handcrafts for fund raising.
• Support the community events.
• Improvement of camp facilities.
• In the afternoons there is some free time due to the heat, this is why we ask the volunteers to bring some games to share with the other volunteers.
THIS PROJECT IS IDEAL FOR NATURE LOVERS !
ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: The project is providing a wide zone to camp which consists of a cabin, baths and a kitchen. Meals will be prepared by the volunteers.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: In the free time they will be able to visit the community of the Coacoyul, Zihuatanejo city, Barra de Potosi (Barr of Fortune), you can also visit Ixtapa which is a very well-known resort.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Good disposal of team work, dedication, responsibility and enthusiasm regarding the work, positive energy, interest in learning and enjoying oneself. You can bring your own tent if you like. In case of being under some medical treatment please bring your medicine with you.
You can take the Intensive Spanish Course that we offer to the volunteers in our camps before the camp starts. Contact us if you are interested!
LANGUAGES: eng,esp
NEAREST AIRPORT: MEX
MEETING POINT: We ask all volunteers to arrive to Mexico one day before the turtle camp starts to attend an information meeting about the turtle camp. The meeting point for this information meeting will be in the office of VIMEX at 11 am. After the meeting, the volunteers will have some free time to explore the city before returning to the office of VIMEX at 7 pm. At 8 pm the whole group will leave together with the camp leader to the bus station where they will buy the bus tickets to Zihuatanejo. The bus will leave at 10 pm and they will arrive at the camp at 8 am in the next morning. Our colleagues from the turtle camp will pick up the volunteers. IMPORTANT: EVERY VOLUNTEER WILL PAY THEIR OWN BUS TICKET
EXTRA FEE: 170€ The fee includes accomodation and food.

Rette Meeresschildkroeten
Mexiko    VIVE17.23    SEA TURTLES Conservation XII    06.12.-18.12.2017    ENVI   20vols
PROJECT: Since 2014 Vive Mexico has organized this project in Rincon de Guayabitos, Nayarit with extraordinary results. The aim of these projects is to protect sea turtles with a team of biologists working in Guayabitos, Nayarit. A team of biologists who are working with volunteers want to show you the charm of turtle’s life.
See the VIDEO! https://goo.gl/LsaZnX
WORK: Live in paradise and protect the turtles at the beach! The working hours are in the night from 20:00 to 8:00, four days per week. This depends on the number of turtles that come ashore. Two teams will be split allowing each group to have a day of work, a day off for recovery and two days off in weekends. Some of the activities to be performed are:
1. To find adult turtles and collect their eggs.
2. To move the eggs to a protected place called Vivero.
3. To release newborn baby turtles into the sea.
4. To patrol the beaches at night.
5. To make some reconstruction in the most important turtle camps from the region.
If you love nature, want to have a great time in beautiful beaches near the village, with all the amenities of a hotel and witness the magic spectacle of nature happenings since millions of years... then this project is for you!
ACCOMODATION: Volunteers will be hosted in a Hotel in a shared room with all facilities at disposal, private bathroom, hot water, swimming pool, WIFI, air conditioning. Vegetarian food is available.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: Rincon de Guayabitos is located in the astonishing Sierra Madre Occidental and close to the waters of the Pacific Ocean. Riviera Nayarit is emerging as one of the most attractive and magical destinations of Mexico. The area extends approximately 300 kilometers along the coast, integrated by mountainous jungle and facing coastal islands. For those seeking a more rural and rustic experience with magical beach towns in Mexico, the Riviera has a massive open space for everyone along the Nayarit coast. Also, for those who want to relax, there are also quiet beaches and there are other beaches with heavy waves for surfers. In their free time volunteers can go and discover Bahia de Banderas or Puerto Vallarta.
Read more: http://www.puertovallarta.net/fast_facts/magical-puerto-vallarta.php
REMARKS: By participating in this project, you will acquire the global skills of adaptability, global awareness, strategic thinking and collaborative planning. After the participation in the project volunteers will receive an official letter certifying these skills. For volunteers who are interested in learning Spanish, there will be a Spanish course organized before the project starts. It will be organized in the city of Morelia. Cost: 110 Euros. It includes lodging for 7 days at a Youth Hostel in Morelia city, materials and practice activities for 15 hours with an experienced teacher. (Meals are not included).
LANGUAGES: eng,esp
NEAREST STATION: La Peñita de Jaltemba, Nayarit.
NEAREST AIRPORT: Mexico City International Airport; Puerto Vallarta Airport Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz
FEE: 295€: Since neither VIVE MEXICO nor its local camp partner receives financial support for this camp from municipality or private sources, to realize this camp we have to charge a participation fee of 295.00 Euro. This fee includes food, hosting, materials and local transportation for work activities. This fee has to be paid by bank transfer before arrival to the camp or by participants upon arrival to the camp. The bank details will be provided after the acceptance of the participant to the camp.

Rette Meeresschildkroeten
Mexiko    VIVE17.24    SEA TURTLES Conservation XIII    20.12.2017-01.01.2018    ENVI   20vols
PROJECT: Since 2014 Vive Mexico has organized this project in Rincon de Guayabitos, Nayarit with extraordinary results. The aim of these projects is to protect sea turtles with a team of biologists working in Guayabitos, Nayarit. A team of biologists who are working with volunteers want to show you the charm of turtle’s life.
See the VIDEO! https://goo.gl/LsaZnX
WORK: Live in paradise and protect the turtles at the beach! The working hours are in the night from 20:00 to 8:00, four days per week. This depends on the number of turtles that come ashore. Two teams will be split allowing each group to have a day of work, a day off for recovery and two days off in weekends. Some of the activities to be performed are:
1. To find adult turtles and collect their eggs.
2. To move the eggs to a protected place called Vivero.
3. To release newborn baby turtles into the sea.
4. To patrol the beaches at night.
5. To make some reconstruction in the most important turtle camps from the region.
If you love nature, want to have a great time in beautiful beaches near the village, with all the amenities of a hotel and witness the magic spectacle of nature happenings since millions of years... then this project is for you!
ACCOMODATION: Volunteers will be hosted in a Hotel in a shared room with all facilities at disposal, private bathroom, hot water, swimming pool, WIFI, air conditioning. Vegetarian food is available.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: Rincon de Guayabitos is located in the astonishing Sierra Madre Occidental and close to the waters of the Pacific Ocean. Riviera Nayarit is emerging as one of the most attractive and magical destinations of Mexico. The area extends approximately 300 kilometers along the coast, integrated by mountainous jungle and facing coastal islands. For those seeking a more rural and rustic experience with magical beach towns in Mexico, the Riviera has a massive open space for everyone along the Nayarit coast. Also, for those who want to relax, there are also quiet beaches and there are other beaches with heavy waves for surfers. In their free time volunteers can go and discover Bahia de Banderas or Puerto Vallarta.
Read more: http://www.puertovallarta.net/fast_facts/magical-puerto-vallarta.php
REMARKS: By participating in this project, you will acquire the global skills of adaptability, global awareness, strategic thinking and collaborative planning. After the participation in the project volunteers will receive an official letter certifying these skills. For volunteers who are interested in learning Spanish, there will be a Spanish course organized before the project starts. It will be organized in the city of Morelia. Cost: 110 Euros. It includes lodging for 7 days at a Youth Hostel in Morelia city, materials and practice activities for 15 hours with an experienced teacher. (Meals are not included).
LANGUAGES: eng,esp
NEAREST STATION: La Peñita de Jaltemba, Nayarit.
NEAREST AIRPORT: Mexico City International Airport; Puerto Vallarta Airport Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz
FEE: 295€: Since neither VIVE MEXICO nor its local camp partner receives financial support for this camp from municipality or private sources, to realize this camp we have to charge a participation fee of 295.00 Euro. This fee includes food, hosting, materials and local transportation for work activities. This fee has to be paid by bank transfer before arrival to the camp or by participants upon arrival to the camp. The bank details will be provided after the acceptance of the participant to the camp.

Rette Meeresschildkroeten
Mexiko    VIVE17.18.01    SEA TURTLES Conservation XIV    03.01.-15.01.2018    ENVI   20vols
PROJECT: Since 2014 Vive Mexico has organized this project in Rincon de Guayabitos, Nayarit with extraordinary results. The aim of these projects is to protect sea turtles with a team of biologists working in Guayabitos, Nayarit. A team of biologists who are working with volunteers want to show you the charm of turtle’s life.
See the VIDEO! https://goo.gl/LsaZnX
WORK: Live in paradise and protect the turtles at the beach! The working hours are in the night from 20:00 to 8:00, four days per week. This depends on the number of turtles that come ashore. Two teams will be split allowing each group to have a day of work, a day off for recovery and two days off in weekends. Some of the activities to be performed are:
1. To find adult turtles and collect their eggs.
2. To move the eggs to a protected place called Vivero.
3. To release newborn baby turtles into the sea.
4. To patrol the beaches at night.
5. To make some reconstruction in the most important turtle camps from the region.
If you love nature, want to have a great time in beautiful beaches near the village, with all the amenities of a hotel and witness the magic spectacle of nature happenings since millions of years... then this project is for you!
ACCOMODATION: Volunteers will be hosted in a Hotel in a shared room with all facilities at disposal, private bathroom, hot water, swimming pool, WIFI, air conditioning. Vegetarian food is available.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: Rincon de Guayabitos is located in the astonishing Sierra Madre Occidental and close to the waters of the Pacific Ocean. Riviera Nayarit is emerging as one of the most attractive and magical destinations of Mexico. The area extends approximately 300 kilometers along the coast, integrated by mountainous jungle and facing coastal islands. For those seeking a more rural and rustic experience with magical beach towns in Mexico, the Riviera has a massive open space for everyone along the Nayarit coast. Also, for those who want to relax, there are also quiet beaches and there are other beaches with heavy waves for surfers. In their free time volunteers can go and discover Bahia de Banderas or Puerto Vallarta.
Read more: http://www.puertovallarta.net/fast_facts/magical-puerto-vallarta.php
REMARKS: By participating in this project, you will acquire the global skills of adaptability, global awareness, strategic thinking and collaborative planning. After the participation in the project volunteers will receive an official letter certifying these skills. For volunteers who are interested in learning Spanish, there will be a Spanish course organized before the project starts. It will be organized in the city of Morelia. Cost: 110 Euros. It includes lodging for 7 days at a Youth Hostel in Morelia city, materials and practice activities for 15 hours with an experienced teacher. (Meals are not included).
LANGUAGES: eng,esp
NEAREST STATION: La Peñita de Jaltemba, Nayarit.
NEAREST AIRPORT: Mexico City International Airport; Puerto Vallarta Airport Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz
FEE: 295€: Since neither VIVE MEXICO nor its local camp partner receives financial support for this camp from municipality or private sources, to realize this camp we have to charge a participation fee of 295.00 Euro. This fee includes food, hosting, materials and local transportation for work activities. This fee has to be paid by bank transfer before arrival to the camp or by participants upon arrival to the camp. The bank details will be provided after the acceptance of the participant to the camp.

Rette Meeresschildkroeten
Mexiko    VIVE17.18.02    SEA TURTLES Conservation XV    17.01.-29.01.2018    ENVI   20vols
PROJECT: Since 2014 Vive Mexico has organized this project in Rincon de Guayabitos, Nayarit with extraordinary results. The aim of these projects is to protect sea turtles with a team of biologists working in Guayabitos, Nayarit. A team of biologists who are working with volunteers want to show you the charm of turtle’s life.
See the VIDEO! https://goo.gl/LsaZnX
WORK: Live in paradise and protect the turtles at the beach! The working hours are in the night from 20:00 to 8:00, four days per week. This depends on the number of turtles that come ashore. Two teams will be split allowing each group to have a day of work, a day off for recovery and two days off in weekends. Some of the activities to be performed are:
1. To find adult turtles and collect their eggs.
2. To move the eggs to a protected place called Vivero.
3. To release newborn baby turtles into the sea.
4. To patrol the beaches at night.
5. To make some reconstruction in the most important turtle camps from the region.
If you love nature, want to have a great time in beautiful beaches near the village, with all the amenities of a hotel and witness the magic spectacle of nature happenings since millions of years... then this project is for you!
ACCOMODATION: Volunteers will be hosted in a Hotel in a shared room with all facilities at disposal, private bathroom, hot water, swimming pool, WIFI, air conditioning. Vegetarian food is available.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: Rincon de Guayabitos is located in the astonishing Sierra Madre Occidental and close to the waters of the Pacific Ocean. Riviera Nayarit is emerging as one of the most attractive and magical destinations of Mexico. The area extends approximately 300 kilometers along the coast, integrated by mountainous jungle and facing coastal islands. For those seeking a more rural and rustic experience with magical beach towns in Mexico, the Riviera has a massive open space for everyone along the Nayarit coast. Also, for those who want to relax, there are also quiet beaches and there are other beaches with heavy waves for surfers. In their free time volunteers can go and discover Bahia de Banderas or Puerto Vallarta.
Read more: http://www.puertovallarta.net/fast_facts/magical-puerto-vallarta.php
REMARKS: By participating in this project, you will acquire the global skills of adaptability, global awareness, strategic thinking and collaborative planning. After the participation in the project volunteers will receive an official letter certifying these skills. For volunteers who are interested in learning Spanish, there will be a Spanish course organized before the project starts. It will be organized in the city of Morelia. Cost: 110 Euros. It includes lodging for 7 days at a Youth Hostel in Morelia city, materials and practice activities for 15 hours with an experienced teacher. (Meals are not included).
LANGUAGES: eng,esp
NEAREST STATION: La Peñita de Jaltemba, Nayarit.
NEAREST AIRPORT: Mexico City International Airport; Puerto Vallarta Airport Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz
FEE: 295€: Since neither VIVE MEXICO nor its local camp partner receives financial support for this camp from municipality or private sources, to realize this camp we have to charge a participation fee of 295.00 Euro. This fee includes food, hosting, materials and local transportation for work activities. This fee has to be paid by bank transfer before arrival to the camp or by participants upon arrival to the camp. The bank details will be provided after the acceptance of the participant to the camp.