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Misión México Casa Volunteer

Type of Job


Job Location

Tapachula, Chis., Mexico

Site Type

Live Onsite

Reports to:

Volunteer & Youth Coordinator


30 hours per week in exchange for one meal per day and shared accommodation in a 4-bedroom flat

Misión México Casa Volunteer
Our Visión and Focus

The Misión México Foundation aims to break cycles of poverty, abuse and inequality; providing

Role Context

Volunteers are needed all year round at Misión México, and people from all over the world come to dedicate their time and effort. We consider a volunteer to be a ‘friend with authority’ here at Misión México. Our children need love and fun but also guidance, routine and consistent boundaries.

Every volunteer has some talent that they can share. You don’t need to be an engineer or a certified child psychologist. A genuine love for children and an enthusiasm to work is a basic requirement. Skills that volunteers can bring to our home and share with our children can range.

Duties and Responsibilities

Every day is different but generally volunteers are involved in helping the children with the following tasks:

  • Educational games and activities.

  • Homework and revision, assisting with reading.

  • Developing creative programs such as surfing, arts, music, crafts, sewing, photography and cooking.

  • Health and sanitation needs e.g. cleaning their teeth, brushing their hair

  • Encouraging the children to complete their household chores like making their beds and cleaning their bedrooms.

Essential Criteria
  • Proven experience working with young people

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work well within a team

  • Fluent in either English or Spanish, conversational in both languages is a bonus

  • Self-motivated and able to take responsibility for actions and duties

  • Valid ‘Working with Children Check’ / Criminal Records Check prior to placement.

  • 21 years or older

  • No drug use

  • Minimum time commitment of 3 months

Desirable Criteria

Full driving license, with willingness to drive in Mexico if required

Additional Information

The role requires a 3-month minimum commitment.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this exciting opportunity, please include the following in your email application to

1. A covering letter addressing the selection criteria and your suitability for the role based on the skills, knowledge and abilities requirements outlined in the advertisement and role description (Maximum of 2 pages);

2. A current CV or Resume;

3. Copies of any relevant qualifications

4. The contact details of two professional referees, including your most recent line manager/s.

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