Social Care Program

Help the Kids in Puerto Escondido.

Social Care Program

$60 per person

Help kids in Puerto Escondido.

Our goal is designed to provide assistance to kids with the learning to swim and to enjoy their time while doing it.

This social care program has this tasks:

  • Helping out with warming up and teaching swimming techniques to kids
  • Supporting administrative activities
  • Observing and recording kids progress
  • Taking care kids during all classes
  • Planning classes and schedule the groups

This volunteer program is for:

For volunteers with experience in working with kids and have knowledge about swimming techniques.

  • Perfect for those who speak Spanish but want to keep improving
  • If you are looking for donating some time and effort
  • If you love kids, this is the perfect place to dedicate some of your time

Volunteers should be confident and self-motivated. Have an interest in taken care and teaching children and be happy working independently

Includes

Certificate at the end of stay

Qualified volunteer staff to assist you

Experiencia Volunteer Program Advantages

Experiencia approved - quality assured

Location - A few steps from the school

Photos & Video - Make it your wallpaper

We love helping - You can’t fake passion

A lifetime experience and a great opportunity to learn and practice your Spanish, support the local community and TRANSFORM A KID ́S LIFE. Come join us. Change a life

Good To Know

Minimum participation

1 month

Spanish level

Basic

English level

Fluent

Does not include

Accommodation, meals or transport.

Work clothing

Swimming gear

WORKING HOURS

Monday to Friday, from 3 to 6 hours

Extra Info

Contribute your knowledge and efforts to the local projects and organizations while practicing Spanish and working together!

You will volunteer in a small organization whose main objective is getting people into the water, especially local children.

As this organization is a swimming school there are classes for local children from 3 years of age on. The instructors are experienced and the equipment the school has for children is adjusted to different ages and needs. In this school they pay attention to kids that are new to getting into the water as well as kids that are more advanced.

 

The swimming classes are practiced in a swimming pool and at the beach in a calm bay.

Learn & Stay

Volunteer accommodation

If you need, there are three different options where volunteers can stay with us:

  • School residence
  • Surf Camp
  • Host family

Contact us for details.

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An example of your schedule

And typical week would look something this:

  • Welcoming and orientation to Experiencia
  • Meeting to talk about the project activities, responsibilities and cultural tips.
  • Visit to meet the swimming school and the staff
  • Classes planning with the help of the instructors
  • Volunteer from Monday to Friday, from 3 to 4 hours with small groups of kids
  • Time to have lunch at the school
  • Time to play with the children
  • Every last Friday of each month, the school is closed for the students as the teachers have a preparation meeting. Volunteers are encouraged to participate at this meeting for feeling included in the school system. The schedule from the school is 8 to 2:30pm.

LOCATION

In this program, you'll be working at the swimming schools

SWIMMING SCHOOL:

The swimming schools are a few minutes from Experiencia in Brisas de zicatela, Los Tamarindos.

Experiencia Spanish School:

Our school is one block from the beach and located in the heart of Puerto Escondido.

Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Lecture area
  • Small library
  • Student dormitories
  • Kitchen
  • Relaxing areas

Address:

Experiencia Surf Camp .- Brisas de Zicatela, 70934 Brisas de Zicatela, Oaxaca

Got Questions? We’ve Got Answers!

Frequently Asked Questions

Volunteer Work & Program

What is a volunteer project?

It is a project that corresponds to the new interests of the travelers, providing an opportunity to have a unique experience of contributing to a local community and environment while traveling.

How does it work?

If you want to become a volunteer in Puerto Escondido, send us a letter to inscribe to a certain program. We are going to contact the local organizations, such as Red de los Humedales, Huellitas de Acero, Centro Cultural del mercado Benito Juárez, kindergartens and others, and check the availability. After that, our coordinator will organize the program for you according to the goals that you wish to reach and problems that are to be solved.

Does it cost anything to become a volunteer? Are housing, food and transport included?

The localization and orientation service for the volunteers are done with no cost. However, it is necessary to make a donation to the projects and pay a certain fee for the coordination of the volunteers.
We have also created special packages for you to have a unique and complete experience, including: housing, surf classes, transportation, excursions, food and coordination.

What do I need to become a volunteer?

1. To be 18 years old.
2. Be responsible.
3. Select a project that you would like to participate in.
4. Decide how long you would like to participate.
5. Choose a package.
6. Send us an e-mail.
7. Come to Puerto Escondido!

Will I receive any volunteer certificate upon completion of the program?

Yes, upon completion all the volunteers receive a certificate issued by the organization where they worked.

When can I start my volunteer project?

Normally all the programs start on Monday. This is the reason we suggest all our volunteers to arrive to Puerto the weekend to start their project beginning of the next week.

How long do the projects last? Is there anything I can do as a volunteer for just a couple weeks?

Normally the volunteer projects last from 1 week to several months. For 1-2 weeks you can do social work with kids, teach English to primary school kids, work with iguanas or on a farm or coffee plantation.

Do I need any Spanish for volunteering?

Yes, you do need a minimum basic knowledge of Spanish (simple conversation). Therefore we recommend taking about 2 weeks of a Spanish course before starting the volunteer program.

How long do the projects last? Is there anything I can do as a volunteer for just a couple weeks?

Normally the volunteer projects last from 1 week to several months. For 1-2 weeks you can do social work with kids, teach English to primary school kids, work with iguanas or on a farm or coffee plantation.

What do I need to do to volunteer in a Orphanage?

To volunteer in an orphanage you need a minimum participation of 2 months, minimum age of 21, Spanish level: intermediate, be flexible, have initiative and send a short CV with a motivation letter via email before you commence the volunteer program.

Can I exchange volunteer work for housing or food?

If you get any material benefits for you volunteer work as food or housing, from that moment it may not be considered volunteer anymore, but may be considered work. If this is the case, please send us your CV and we will contact you of the vacancies available.

I’ll be visiting Puerto for a few days but I’m hoping I can find an opportunity to help?

For 2 weeks you can participate in the program of social work with kids, teaching English to primary school kids, working with iguanas or on a farm or coffee plantation.

Housing & Accommodation

What kind of accommodation does the school offer?

You can choose housing at the school residence (el Adoquín, downtown Puerto Escondido), or at our Surf Camp ("La Punta"), or at Mexican host families.

How many people live in one room? Can I have a private room?

The rooms have 2 beds, so normally 1-2 people stay in one room. Private rooms are available, let us know in the registration form.

Do you have Wi-Fi?

The School Residence and the Surf Camp have free Wi-Fi connection, both in the rooms and common areas.

Is it safe to stay in Puerto? What should I be aware of?

Puerto Escondido is one of the safest resorts in Mexico. Also, the school premises are video recorded 24/7, with night guards in both places. So, just use common sense and you are totally safe.

Can somebody pick me up from the airport?

Yes, we can meet you at the airport with the school transfer. Just let us know your arrival time and we will be waiting for you in the arrivals hall!

What is the check-in/check-out time?

Check-in is at 3pm, and check-out is at 12pm (in special occasions, check-in can be earlier, e.g. if the room wasn’t occupied before).

Are linen and towels provided?

Yes, linens, bath- and hand towels are provided and changed once a week.

WHEN YOU PAY FOR A VOLUNTEER PROGRAM, YOU MONEY GOES TO:

  • Materials for your volunteer project.
  • Experiencia makes regular donations TO ALL Volunteer programs ( in money and in materials) , part of your money goes to the dog shelter program, part to turtles, part to reforestation, part to orphanage, part to kids schools and part to the hospital.
  • All the volunteer organizations have seasonal unique needs and problems, your money helps buying all this.
  • Promotion of the volunteer organizations.
  • Staff costs.
  • When you take and pay for a volunteer program, you are actually helping ALL OF THEM.