Volunteer Vacations in Puerto Vallarta

by Brittany Mignanelli on March 31, 2010

Puerto Vallarta has so much to offer as a great vacation spot…perhaps we could all give something back in return? Well, as it turns out there’s a lot you can to do help. If you’re looking for a volunteer opportunity we’ve found some great ones.

Don Quijote

Learn to speak Spanish and work with a local community at the same time. Don Quijote has put together a program that combines a 4-week Spanish course with 4 weeks of volunteer work with a charitable organization in the Puerto Vallarta. You will come get the opportunity to help with the issues that the local people of Puerto Vallarta face while getting a valuable learning experience in the process.

Children’s Shelter of Hope

The Children’s Shelter of Hope known as: Refugio Infantil Santa Esperanza (R.I.S.E.) shelters 45 children who are in need of housing and care. These children are usually very young but will likely live in the shelter until they are preteens. Catholic nuns live in the shelter to take care of the kids, as well as several other staff members. Volunteers from all over the world help by performing chores such as bathing, feeding, changing diapers, cleaning the facility, etc. If you’re good with children this could be a great opportunity to help kids that really need love and care.

The Ecology Group of Vallarta

This group of local citizens works constantly to conserve the natural beauty and wildlife of the area. They strive for a beautiful and even cleaner Puerto Vallarta. They welcome visitors to their activities and meetings. You could sign up for a beach clean up, which means you get to help the environment with your toes in the Puerto Vallarta sand.

So, whether you’re looking for a beautiful vacation spot or a place to do some good deeds, Puerto Vallarta has got you covered. Happy helping!

Brittany Mignanelli
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