Have you ever thought about volunteering on a service trip to a foreign country? Are you in reasonably good health and can take a couple of weeks off to see a fascinating part of the world and help alleviate serious health issues? This may be your opportunity!
Volunteers with Agua Pura Para El Pueblo are traveling to Chiapas in southern Mexico from May 9 through May 21, 2014 to work with local Mexican non profits promoting clean drinking water and sanitation. We will be visiting culturally rich areas such as the beautiful town of San Cristobal de Las Casas and the fabulous Mayan ruins at Palenque. There will be time for visiting and sight seeing as well as participating in Agua Pura’s projects.
Agua Pura will travel to rural communities in the region, learning about their needs for clean drinking water and sanitation and offering training and support to their efforts. We work closely with local communities and families, so volunteers will be able to experience and interact with people on a basis not possible to regular tourists. There are useful jobs for all volunteers, and speaking Spanish, while helpful and rewarding, is not necessary. Flexibility, commitment and an interest in meeting people are the main requirements.
Agua Pura does not charge “project fees”, but volunteers are expected to pay their own expenses. Estimated costs for the trip are about $1400 to $1800, including air fare and lodging, depending on personal arrangements. Please contact Agua Pura for more information.
Agua Pura Para El Pueblo is a registered 501(c)(3) non profit and volunteer expenses are considered a charitable donation to the extent allowed by federal law.