The work will be carried out in the facilities of the community center “La Ceiba, the heart of Chemuyil” in open and closed spaces such as halls, courts, palapas and the garden. The volunteers will participate in the development of recreational and educational activities focused on sensitizing children participating in the camp and in the community through environmental education.
They will also carry out activities in the garden that sometimes involve physical work in the loading of land, planting, harvesting and maintenance in general of plants such as oregano, basil, epazote, habanero pepper and papaya, among others. Volunteers can contribute with ideas and activities to be developed in the camp.
: Volunteers will stay in a small house where they will have to share a room for a dormitory, it is important to bring their own sleeping bags. They have an equipped kitchenette and a dining room. They will have access to basic services, they will also have access to the internet and cell phone coverage. The project includes three meals a day in standard quantities (300 grams per serving), additional amounts to this must be covered by the volunteer. Any special dietary requirement must be informed before the beginning of volunteering.
The project is carried out in the community of Chemuyil, at an altitude of 0m above sea level, 40 minutes from the city of Playa del Carmen and 20 minutes from the town of Tulum, Quintana Roo in the Riviera Maya, area recognized for the beauty of its beaches and its surroundings full of nature and archaeological richness. It is a point internationally recognized as part of the Mexican Caribbean to depart to different tourist places such as beaches, cenotes, lagoons, mangroves, archaeological sites and other nearbycities.
Community center “La Ceiba, the heart of Chemuyil” located in the Chemuyil community inthe municipality of Tulum in Quintana Roo, Mexico, was born in 1997 after the Xel-Há Park detects the need to contribute to the welfare of its inhabitants with actions focused on the provision of basic services and the management and solution of needs.
The Center is responsible for coordinating summer camps aimed at girls and boys of the community, as well as offering different activities for the rest of the year to the inhabitants of Chemuyil, with the purpose of generating a sense of belonging and appreciation for the place where they live, and at the same time offering them tools for a better life.
It is hot and rainy season, it is important to bring a repellent because of the large amount of mosquitoes and clothing for warm areas but be sure to cover most of your body if necessary to avoid insect bites, proper clothing, and always the adequate behavior in front of children in a community, the place of lodging is not comfortable, space is shared, it is important to bring your sleeping bag and be prepared for the high temperatures that Summer implies in this community, they can be approximately 27ºC up to 37ºC with a thermal sensation of 48ºC.
It is important to remember that the fauna of the area is jungle so you must have an open mind for insects or animals that you can find in the surroundings…