Category Archives: Volunteer Mexico

Volunteers urgently needed

Hola amigas y amigos!

We urgently need volunteers to come and assist us at Misión México for the coming months – particularly the last two weeks of November and throughout December.

The children are in school until the Christmas holidays begin in mid-December.  During school term, we need help with the general running of the house, helping the children with getting ready for school and extracurricular activities, organising activities on the weekend, lifeguarding at the beach and generally supporting the loving, caring, secure environment that we aim to give them.

The Christmas holidays are a much busier and very memorable time of the year – the kids are all at home so we get to spend loads of quality time with them.  There’s plenty of time to organise activities – cooking lessons, arts and crafts, swimming competitions, water fights, volleyball games – and excursions.

Christmas and New Year’s Eve are such a special time in the refuge, as a member of our extended Misión México family, we’d love you to come and join us!
We are looking for enthusiastic, caring and fun volunteers who are available over these periods and into the new year to be mentors, friends and teachers.

As those of you who have volunteered with us before will know, time at Misión México is not a holiday, however it is incredibly rewarding and you will leave with the satisfaction that you have made a difference in the lives of these wonderful children.

We would love to see your smiling face in Tapachula again and this time, why not share the experience with a friend?

We are also looking for volunteers with specific theatre, musical and artistic skills to run small programs with the children over the holidays.
If you, or someone you know, would like to volunteer with us in Tapachula or would like further information about our volunteer program or even share your skills locally to fundraise for our Misión México family pleasecontact us.
Volunteers must be over 21 and commit to a 6 week minimum volunteering period.

Volunteers needed for exam time!

Hola friends of Mision Mexico,

We urgently need volunteers to come and assist us at Mision Mexico for the months of July, August and September.

The children are coming up to their end of year exams and will be commencing their summer holidays in July. We are looking for enthusiastic, caring and fun volunteers who are available over these holidays and into the new school year to be mentors, friends and teachers.

As those of you who have volunteered with us before will know, time at Misión México is not a holiday, however it is incredibly rewarding and you will leave with the satisfaction that you have made a difference in the lives of these wonderful children.

We would love to see your smiling face in Tapachula again and this time, why not share the experience with a friend? We are also looking for volunteers with specific theatre, musical and artistic skills to run small programs with the children over the holidays.

Why Volunteer‬?

“What I enjoyed the most about my time ‪volunteering‬ at Mision Mexico was feeling part of the family and being accepted so fast! It reminded me that having a ‪family‬ that really cares for you and loves you is the most important thing in life and I need to appreciate more what life has offered me.

I will never forget Marli painting herself from head to toes on my first volunteer shift. Or my first ride in the bus to the beach, where we all squeezed in and were singing along with songs from Bruno Mars & Co. Or teaching the girls some choreography and seeing how much fun they had learning the dances. Mision Mexico was such a rewarding experience for me that my family and I have decided to become ‪Education‬ ‪Sponsors‬ for one of the little boys. I love that I can still be part of their journey even if I am no longer in ‪Mexico‬”.

Nicole, ‪Volunteer‬ 2014

Volunteers must be over 21 and commit to a 6 week minimum volunteering period.

If you, or someone you know, would like to volunteer with us in Tapachula or would like further information about our volunteer program or even share your skills locally to fundraise for our Misión México family please contact volunteer@lovelifehope.com

Come and be part of our family and help keep our beautiful children smiling!

Volunteer Manager position filled!

We have found a Volunteer Manager to support our Volunteer Program in Tapachula, Mexico.

The main purpose of the Volunteer Manager is to ensure that an adequate supply of volunteers are available to meet the needs of Misión México and to manage and co-ordinate the volunteers in Tapachula.

The role is immensely important, both at the ground level in the day to day work of the refuge, and to the greater vision for Misión México. We have found an individual that acknowledges and practices these values and who can identify and follow through with the continual improvement and development of volunteer work with Misión México.

Jacob and Marli in 2013

Volunteer Jacob and Marli in 2013

We need you!!!

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We urgently need volunteers to come to Misión México and help our kids. We have recently taken several new children into our home and we need energetic, enthusiastic people on deck to act as mentors, friends and teachers to our kids…and of course, to have fun while you’re doing it!

As those of you who have volunteered with us before will know, time at Misión México is not a holiday, however it is incredibly rewarding and you will walk away from the place with the satisfaction that you have made a difference in the lives of these wonderful children.

We would love to see your smiling face in Tapachula again. And this time, why not share the experience with a friend?

As well as needing volunteers to help us out generally, we are currently looking for:

Youth Transition Workers – to act as role models, mentors and supervisors for our young adults as they transition to an independent lifestyle in our male and female transition houses.

Homeschool Teacher– to work with our daughter, Brooke Skuse, to homeschool some of our children who find it difficult to learn in the mainstream education system.

Both roles are a minimum of 6-12 months with living expenses covered.

If you, or someone you know, would like to volunteer with us in Tapachula or share your skills locally to fundraise for our Misión México family please contact volunteer@lovelifehope.com
 
Come and be part of our family and help keep our beautiful children smiling!

Look what we made

Look what we made

brotherly learning

With warm regards,
Pam and Alan Skuse

Why volunteer at Misión México? Why not?

My name is Merric and this is my fourth visit to Misión México.

Misión México is an inspiration to me. I first visited in 2004 and I have known many of the young adults since they were young children.

They have been able to develop skills and knowledge through education, the commitment of Pam and Alan and the many volunteers who come to share their professional knowledge and skills.

It is great to see opportunities opened up for them so their hopes and dreams can become a reality.

Coming back on each visit and seeing the developments and accomplishments of the children is a humbling and joyful experience. I have had the privilege to share my skills in piano with some of the kids, Sammy, in particular has shown great learning ability in the practice of the piano.

Sammy has a keen interest in piano and watching him develop so quickly and take on board what I have to teach him has been greatly inspiring.

Pam y Sammy

Mama with Sammy

I am currently visiting to assist in the landscaping of a new educational and surf training facility, MisiónSurf. I am thrilled to be involved with such a major project that will bring much needed jobs, educational opportunities and tourism to the Tapachula area.

This will allow the children to put into practice the skills and knowledge gained through their education.

Mision Surf landscaping begins

I feel privileged to be able to share the skills and abilities I have gained through my life and to be able to share in the lives of these amazing individuals as they grow.

For volunteering opportunities please email volunteer@lovelifehope.com and visit our website for more information.

Teacher’s aide needed in Tapachula

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Ali reading in English

Education is one of our key priorities.

The new school year is starting soon with all the children enrolled for the coming year, that is, all except five children who have learning difficulties.

Some of these children have been in school for a year now and still can’t read. Our daughter Brooke Skuse is taking on the responsibility of homeschooling five of our Mision Mexico  children plus her own two children.

Learning at home with mama

Learning at home with mama

 

 
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Therefore, we need help. We are looking for a teacher’s aide for primary level to volunteer with us long term,  minimum of 12months. We can guarantee it will be a challenge, but also rewarding. Accommodation and food supplied.

Please email info@lovelifehope.com if you are interested in this once in a lifetime opportunity and would like more information. 

“Nine tenths of education is encouragement.” Anatole France
Quique

Quique learning at home

Builder required to complete the Misión Surf building!

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Misión Surf becoming a reality

We are building a new surf school and complex here in Tapachula, that will equip our refuge’s older children with valuable work skills as well as help the home they grew up in, Albergue Misión México, to become self-sufficient.

We need YOUR help!
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We are looking for an experienced individual in the building trade to come and spend 3 to 6 months with us at Misión México to help finish the Misión Surf building. This is an opportunity of a lifetime for a truly rewarding experience.

We are willing to offer accommodation and a missionary salary to whoever takes on this position. This person must have leadership qualities and an enthusiastic spirit. For more information and to apply for the position please contact info@lovelifehope.com

OUr work training project getting built

Beau and Kelly from Sydney

Mision Mexico is truly an amazing experience. For anyone planning to go, be prepared to work hard, be prepared to do more than just surfing with the kids, be prepared to make a difference and you will have a lifetime of amazing memories and like us will return home with a new sense of what life has to offer, and what a rewarding experience volunteering can be.

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