This week, we’re spotlighting the non-profit organization PEACE, which is devoted to adding educational and economic opportunities to Mexico’s area of Puerto Vallarta and beyond. There are three different kinds of projects: animal care, education and environment–with short and long-term opportunities to volunteer. Tune into Peter Greenberg Worldwide this weekend to hear from director Ceci Paredes.
Puerto Vallarta may be known for its sun and surf, but many residents of the seaside resort town strongly rely on help from the outside. PEACE, which is dedicated to provide protection and education about animals, Mexican culture and the environment, works hand-in-hand with communities in and surrounding Puerto Vallarta.
PEACE stands for protection, education, animals, culture and environment.
For animals, the organization offers free weekly spray and neuter clinics, as well as supporting education about the humane treatment of animals, the nonprofit responds to the challenges of unwanted and unhealthy animals in the area.
For education and culture, PEACE aims to create communities in which all individuals are empowered live up to their fullest potential. The organization offers quality education for the youth and children.
In order to encourage long-term environmental health, the organization works directly with local community members who receive food and household items for their participation in the program.
As a volunteer for PEACE you can choose from a range of hands-on and administrative tasks. Options include graphic designing, photography, weekend cleanup coordinating, translating or editing.
There are short and long-term options available, anywhere from two hours up to a full year.
If you would like to volunteer, contact Amy Welch at email@example.com or visit PEACE Mexico.
For more voluntourism Mexico opportunities and other ways to volunteer as you travel, visit the voluntouism archives.
By Cathrine Schermann for PeterGreenberg.com