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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 and visit our website for more information.

Ana Lucia Cortez

Why I became involved with Misión México

I was first introduced to Misión México by Ere Perez, the beautiful natural cosmetics company that donates to Misión México through their Rosehip Oil Lipbar named “HOPE”. I initially met Deborah Grossman through email and I offered her my graphic design business services. We eventually met in person at the “Somewhere Near Tapachula” screening in Sydney. People as enthusiastic like Deborah, who is completely dedicated to Misión México inspire me to continue giving my support.

What being involved means to you/what you get from it

I love it! I believe we all can find a few hours to spare a week to a life changing organisation like Misión México, no matter where you are in the world, there is always a way one can help. If Pam and Alan have given their entire lives to the children in Mexico, I don’t see how I could ever have an excuse to not share my work.

Graphic design is of key importance to give a out a clear, beautiful and professionally set up message. Helping Misión México to get through to their donators and sponsors through my designs of flyers, photos and brochures is an honour for me.

My husband and I had the opportunity to go to Tapachula in 2010 to meet Pam and Alan the kids. We just loved them all and were amazed at how Pam and Alan are working with the children.


Care McBrien

  • Education: Masters in Public Communications Management at the University of Stirling.
  • Volunteering since: 2011

Why I became involved with Misión México

From a young age I have developed a passion for International Development. My undergraduate degree in Spanish and French, along with the various voluntary and professional experiences it gave me at both a local and international level, left me with the ambition to work in the Non-for-Profit sector. Misión Mexico (UK) offered me the opportunity to combine my passion for the Spanish language and Latin American culture and my current studies in Public Communications. When I heard about the Mission Mexico’s incredible work I was determined to be involved and delighted to be given the chance to contribute to its UK launch.

What being involved means to you/what you get from it

First and foremost, Misión Mexico (UK) allows me to use the skills I have gained in a meaningful way. It gives me the opportunity to support Pam and Alan Sukse in their mission to transform the lives of over 50 children.  I gain invaluable work experience, receive professional mentoring and meet and work alongside people from all corners of the UK. It is incredibly exciting to be involved.


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.


Marianne from Norway

Every day at the house was different; laughter, tears, problems that needed to be solved and many hugs and kisses from the kids. I will always look back on my experience at Mission Mexico with good thoughts about hope and love, and I wish that I one day will be able to make such a positive impact on someone’s lives. Thanks to all the kids for being themselves, I miss them all everyday!


Sandra from Ireland

Every day was different at Mission Mexico there were days with tears, laughter and lots of joking but also utter exhaustion. Some days you felt so drained from the heat and constant attention you have to give to the kids and also frustrated with situations you may find difficult to handle, but for all the trying days there were so many fulfilling ones that made you remember why you were there and that it was a once in a lifetime opportunity to help.